Who is this lesson for?

This lesson is suitable for pupils in Key Stage 4.

What is included in the lesson?

The teaching resources include:

  • KS4 Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries Lesson Plan (doc) - 159 KB
  • KS4 Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries Presentation (ppt) - 7.7 MB
  • KS4 A45 Label the Musculoskeletal System (doc) - 1.35 MB
  • KS4 A46 Match the Injury (doc) - 123 KB
  • KS4 A47 Recognise Fractures (doc) - 65 KB
  • KS4 Your Turn Fractures (ppt) - 315 KB
  • KS4 Your Turn Sprains and Strains (ppt) - 304 KB

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By the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

  1. identify a bone, muscle, or joint injury
  2. give first aid to a casualty who has a musculoskeletal injury
  3. identify when it is necessary to call for help and do so effectively.

Related first aid advice and techniques...

Strains and sprains

Injuries to the soft structure around the bones and joints are commonly called strains and sprains. They are often associated with sports activities.

Broken bones and fractures

A break or crack in a bone is called a fracture. Find out what to look for and what to do.

Dislocated joints

Dislocated joints happen when bones are pulled out of normal position. Find out what to look for and what to do.