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Anatomy & Physiology >> Skeleton


Axial and

Facial Bones

Cranial Bones




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The ITEC syllabus requires the following topics to be covered:

Understand and explain the function of the skeletal system

Supporting framework. Provides attachments for muscles. Forms joints to provide movement. Forms erythrocytes in the bone marrow. Stores calcium. Protects vital organs.

Understand and explain the structure of bone tissues

Compact. Cancellous.

Understand and explain the types of bone

Long, Short, Flat, Irregular & Sesamoid.
Give examples of where in the body they would be found.

Understand and explain the position of the bones of the skeleton

Understand and explain different types of joints

Fixed, Slightly moveable, Freely moveable, Ball and socket, Hinge, Pivot, Gliding, Saddle.

Understand, recognise and give possible causes of postural deformities

Kyphosis, Lordosis, Scoliosis.

Understand the different fractures and their causes

Simple, Greenstick, Compound, Impacted, Complicated and Comminuted.

Understand, explain and recognise the symptoms, causes and effects of the following diseases and disorders of the Skeletal System

Osteoarthritis, Rhematoid arthritis, Gout, Osteoporosis and Stress (mental)