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PRO 3000C   INTRODUCTION TO ORTHOTICS, PROSTHETICS, AND REHABILITATION

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Orthotic & Prosthetic BAS Program. This course focuses on the development of knowledge necessary to understand the rehabilitation process as it relates to the delivery of orthotic/prosthetic care. The prosthetic and orthotics professions are presented in terms of the integration of the biological, medical, and engineering sciences. Students will develop a solid foundation of the principles and practice of orthotics and prosthetics and the materials and technology associated with the manufacture of custom devices. The laboratory component section will develop psychomotor skills for the application of contemporary technology at the introductory level. 62 contact hours.

PRO 3100   BIOMECHANICS

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course examines the application of mechanics on living organisms. It includes the application of engineering principles to and from biological systems producing movement and stabilization. The student will learn the mechanics of orthotic and prosthetic applications as they relate to human movement and stabilization, and the joint mechanics that hinder or restrict these movements. The student will be introduced to biomechanical measurement instruments (i.e. force plates, pressure transducers, temporal, spatial, and video analysis) used to quantify the kinetic effects associated with physical activity. 32 contact hours.

PRO 3110   CLINICAL PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course focuses on the pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms associated with numerous diseases and traumatic injuries as they relate to the practice of orthotics and prosthetics. Clinical Pathophysiology provides a comprehensive foundation to build the students knowledge of specific clinical disorders commonly seen in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. Each condition is presented in terms of the diagnoses, tests, treatment regimes, rehabilitation, prognosis and its morbidity. Students will learn the proper method to review case materials (history, physical exam, laboratory data, etc), to develop differential diagnoses for a specific patient presentation. Relevant case studies are presented to develop an understanding of the role of the prosthetist and orthotist in the rehabilitation process. Students will also participate in weekly literature reviews and online discussions to provide an in-depth study of recent research on the major diseases encountered in a clinical orthotic/prosthetic practice. 47 contact hours.

PRO 3120C   GAIT ANALYSIS AND PATHOMECHANICS

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course focuses on normal human locomotion and pathological gait. The students will learn the mechanics of human locomotion and the kinematics associated with all phases of gait; identify the events that occur during the gait cycle; and identify gait deviations due to clinical pathologies or compensations. Laboratory portion will augment the learning with temporal, spatial, and video analysis of normal and pathological gait. 62 contact hours.

PRO 3200C   HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course focuses on examination of the human body as it is relevant to orthotics and prosthetics. Specific systems focused on will be cardiovascular, skeletal, neurological, and muscular. Particular emphasis will be placed on the extremities and the spine. 92 contact hours.

PRO 3301C   TRANSTIBIAL PROSTHETICS

credits: 5  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course will present prosthetic treatment modalities of the lower extremity distal to the knee. Students in this course will receive instruction on the assessment, formulation, implementation and follow up of a prosthetic treatment plan for transtibial and symes amputation levels. Concurrent lower extremity lab activities with patient models will allow the student to correlate clinical findings with evidence based practice to synthesize the significance of the appropriate choice of components, principles, material properties, socket design, prosthetic alignment and medical management. Application of technology, including CAD/CAM imaging will be incorporated throughout the course projects. Relevant case studies will be discussed to facilitate clinical problem solving skills. 167 contact hours.

PRO 3310C   LOWER EXTREMITY ORTHOTICS I

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program and completion of PRO 3100, PRO3200C. This course will present orthotic treatment modalities of the lower extremity distal to the knee. Students in this course will receive instruction on the assessment, formulation, implementation, and follow up of an orthotic treatment plan for common foot and/or ankle disorders affecting pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Concurrent lower extremity lab activities with patient models will allow the student to correlate clinical findings with evidence based practice to synthesize the significance of the appropriate choice of components, principles, material properties, and medical management. The student will interact with multiple orthotic systems. 122 contact hours.

PRO 3311C   LOWER EXTREMITY ORTHOTICS II

credits: 5  

Prerequisites: PRO 3310C and Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course will present orthotic treatment modalities of the lower extremity proximal to the knee. Students in this course will receive instruction on the assessment, formulation, implementation, and follow up of an orthotic treatment plan for common knee, hip and/or total lower extremity disorders affecting pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Concurrent lower extremity lab activities with patient models will allow the student to correlate clinical findings with evidence based practice to synthesize the significance of the appropriate choice of components, principles, material properties and medical management. The student will interact with multiple orthotic systems. 137 contact hours.

PRO 3500C   CLINICAL METHODS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS Program. This course focuses on understanding the role of a prosthetist-orthotist as it relates to the patient and other healthcare professionals. Students will learn sound clinical evaluation skills using standardized assessment methods and skilled observations to formulate a comprehensive assessment of a patient. Students will utilize various assessments to produce written documentation that includes the formulation, implementation and effective follow up plans for clinical settings using evidence based practice. The laboratory portion will focus on patient assessment skills and documentation procedures. 77 contact hours.

PRO 3505   CLINICAL PROBLEM SOLVING

credits: 2-3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program or permission of the Dean. This course will focus on the development and presentation of comprehensive orthotic/prosthetic treatment plans through the analysis and synthesis of information gleaned through the clinical evaluation and assessment process. Formulation of the treatment plan is one of the six practice domains of the orthotist prosthetist. 32 contact hours.

PRO 3801L   ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS CLINICAL ROTATION

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) BAS program. This course is part of a series of clinical rotations in which students observe, assist, and practice patient care and device fabrication in an environment that prepares them for an orthotic or prosthetic residency. Students study traditional and emerging topics related to the O&P field and are then placed at a clinical agency to practice skills under close supervision of an American Board Certified (ABC) prosthetist/orthotist. The topic of concentration in each clinical rotation is different; however, students are required to demonstrate mastery of patient and clinical assessments; the design, implementation, and follow-up of comprehensive treatment plans; technical skills; and communication skills with increasing competency as they progress through the series. Students are required to document patient interactions and case analysis of their clinical experiences, and to present case studies to an audience of peers. 110 contact hours.

PRO 4001C   ADVANCED TOPICS AND LAB

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. The course builds on current prosthetic and orthotic design principles by introducing additional available technologies and research trends. Topics to include: image capture and computer aided design; osseointegration; limb regeneration; direct neural control and limb transplants; recreational and high activity devices; adaptive sports equipment; and sensory feed back. 77 contact hours.

PRO 4130   MATERIAL SCIENCE

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course focuses on the mechanical properties of various materials used in orthotics and prosthetics. Some of the materials discussed will include metals, thermoset plastics, thermoplastics, and composites. 32 contact hours.

PRO 4190   RESEARCH METHODS

credits: 2-3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS Program. This course provides the student with an understanding of the research process. The student will develop techniques used in scientific research to critically evaluate scientific papers with regard to the measurements and methods used. The student will learn to formulate a simple research project and employ quantitative testing methods to reach conclusions. 32 contact hours.

PRO 4331C   TRANSFEMORAL PROSTHETICS

credits: 5  

Prerequisites: PRO 3301C and admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course will present prosthetic treatment modalities of the lower extremity proximal to the knee. Students will receive instruction on the assessment, formulation, implementation, and follow up of a prosthetic treatment plan for knee disarticulation, transfemoral, hip disarticulation and hemipelvectomy amputation levels. Concurrent lower extremity lab activities with patient models will allow students to correlate clinical findings with evidence based practice to synthesize the significance of the appropriate choice of components, principles, material properties, socket design, prosthetic alignment and medical management. Relevant case studies will be discussed to facilitate clinical problem solving skills. This course requires comprehensive integration of the student’s knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and prosthetic principles. 137 contact hours.

PRO 4350C   SPINAL ORTHOTICS

credits: 5  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course will present orthotic treatment modalities of the spine and cranium. Students will receive instruction on the assessment, formulation, implementation and follow up of an orthotic treatment plan for common spinal and cranial disorders affecting pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Concurrent lab activities with patient models will allow the student to correlate clinical findings with evidence based practice to synthesize the significance of the appropriate choice of components, principles, material properties and medical management. The student will interact with multiple orthotic systems. 137 contact hours.

PRO 4361C   UPPER EXTREMITY PROSTHETICS

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course focuses on anatomy, biomechanics and prosthetic principles and materials to solve clinical problems affecting patients with upper extremity amputations. The student will learn to measure, cast, fabricate, design, and manufacture prostheses for partial hand, wrist disarticulation, transradial, elbow disarticulation, transhumeral, shoulder disarticulation, and thoraco-scapular amputation levels. The student will learn biomechanics of the socket fit and prosthetic alignment, and upper limb prosthetic control strategies. This course requires comprehensive integration of the students' knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and prosthetic principles. 92 contact hours.

PRO 4371C   UPPER EXTREMITY ORTHOTICS

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course will present orthotic treatment modalities of the upper extremity. Students in this course will receive instruction on the assessment, formulation, implementation, and follow-up of an orthotic treatment plan for common finger, wrist, elbow and/or shoulder disorders affecting pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Concurrent upper extremity lab activities with patient models will allow the student to correlate clinical findings with evidence based practice to synthesize the significance of the appropriate choice of components, principles, material properties and medical management. The student will interact with multiple orthotic systems. 92 contact hours.

PRO 4410   CAD/CAM FOR ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course focuses on the utilization of computer automated design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) in orthotics and prosthetics. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to measure and manufacture orthoses and prostheses through the tools of CAD/CAM including computers, digitizers, scanners, lathes, and milling machines. 32 contact hours.

PRO 4600   PRACTICE MANAGEMENT ORTHOTICS AND PROSTHETICS

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program. This course will expose students to business fundamentals and development skills needed to manage an orthotic and prosthetics practice. The student will learn different billing software systems available for electronic billing. The students will be introduced to Medicare and other reimbursement systems in orthotic and prosthetics. The student will learn about the American Board of Certification (ABC) code of ethics, professionalism and how to apply those skills to current coding techniques in orthotics and prosthetics. 32 contact hours.

PRO 4850   SENIOR CAPSTONE

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Orthotics and Prosthetics BAS program or permission of the Dean of College of Health Sciences. This course is designed to assess the student’s comprehensive knowledge of orthotics and prosthetics. Prior course work is synthesized and facilitated through patient interactions and cumulating, comprehensive examinations to emphasize clinical problem solving skills, patient management and professional/personal development. Students in this course are required to successfully complete and pass all culminating exam materials. 32 contact hours.


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