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Musculoskeletal Abnormalities of an Iceman

Course #: 03-462

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

***This course will be expiring on 06/27/2019. After this date you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

CEU Course Description

A deceased human male, found frozen in a glacier pool in the Italian Alps, is now carefully preserved in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.  The bodily tissues of the 5,300 year old male (colloquially referred to as the Iceman or Otzi) were well preserved despite damage related to freezing and glacial movements.  Clinical examination and imaging investigations have shown that the Iceman had experienced possible illnesses in his lifetime and had identifiable areas of arthritis and musculoskeletal injury.  This CEU course provides key observations on the musculoskeletal state of Otzi.  Some aspects about the etiology of his abnormalities and inflammatory arthritis are considered along with possible treatments that he might have employed.


CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the clinical signs that the Iceman would show if it were possible to observe him today.

2.  Enumerate the musculoskeletal abnormalities that have been identified on X-ray and CT for the Iceman.

3.  Investigate the injuries for which the tattoos mark the site of possible treatment.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Background and Overview     0.22 CEUs  
  Methods and Results   0.22 CEUs
  Discussion and Conclusion   0.56 CEUs

Total = 1 Contact Hour

Instructional level:  Basic

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