Learning outcomes of the course unit
acquire knowledge on osteometabolic diseases and on the relationship between bone tissue and muscle tissue.
Course contents summary
knowledge of the phosphocalcium and bone metabolism relative to the correlations between skeleton and muscular mass, knowledge of X-ray densitometric methods for evaluating body composition, bone mass, fat mass and muscular mass. Overview of osteometabolic diseases with a high social impact (post-menopausal osteoporosis, senile osteoporosis, male osteoporosis, glucocorticoid osteoporosis).
- Rugarli "Medicina Interna Sistematica" 5th ed. 2005, Masson ed.
- Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases & Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, ASBMR ed. 2005, USA