Description
INTRODUCTION TO ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS
This will be a lecture, seminar, and laboratory course introducing some of the applied science and clinical aspects of the orthotics and prosthetics professions. Topics include: an overview of the profession; introduction to some basic anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics related to orthotics and prosthetics; some pathologies, disabilities, injuries treated with orthoses or prostheses; introduction to patient evaluation and measurement; and introduction to fabrication of custom orthotics and prosthetics, using laboratory equipment. The course will be taught using hypothetical or actual case studies.
Details
Grading Basis
Letter Grade
Units
2
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
HRS 1701
Academic Group
Sch of Hlth & Rehab Scs
Academic Organization
SHRS - Graduate Education
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall