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Traction

Students will learn the basic terminology and basic bio-mechanical principles of orthopaedic traction, different types of traction, traction set-up and application, necessary equipment needed for orthopaedic traction, complications and contraindications. Students will also learn various custom orthopaedic devices, positioning of the patient, complications and contraindications of custom back bracing, and different brace fitting techniques. Modifying, customizing, […]

Introduction to Orthopaedics

In this class students will be introduced to the world of Orthopaedics. Students will get an in depth look into diverse Orthopaedic settings, learn appropriate social skills and how to communicate effectively with Orthopaedic surgeons, patients and colleagues. They will also learn time management, stress relief, geriatric care, pediatric care, patient awareness and ethical diversity. […]

Senior Externship and Capstone Experience

This capstone experience provides students with an opportunity for concentrated clinical experience in an orthopaedic office or hospital setting, in which students will practice the skills they have learned in the classroom and laboratory on real orthopaedic patients under the direct supervision of an orthopaedic clinical supervisor and orthopaedic provider. Clinical placement will be provided […]

Casting and Splinting II

This Course is a continuation of Casting & Splinting I.  Students will learn advanced casting techniques along with windowing of a cast, uni/bivalving techniques, wedging of cast, protection of pins and external hardware, pin care and wound care. Cast removal and safety will be taught along with cast saw maintenance. This lab will also cover […]

Spring Externship

This externship provides students with an opportunity for initial concentrated clinical experience in an orthopaedic office or hospital setting.  Students will practice the skills they have learned in the classroom and laboratory on real orthopaedic patients under the direct supervision of an orthopaedic clinical supervisor and orthopaedic provider. Clinical placement will be provided by the […]

Orthopaedic Patient Care

This course is an introduction to patient care in an orthopaedic environment. Topics will include communication skills, practical skills associated with assisting the orthopaedic surgeon, an understanding of surgical procedures, aseptic techniques, surgical instrumentation, OSHA standards, medications, patient safety, patient transfers, and patient education. In the lab setting, students will learn to take blood pressure, […]

Traction

This lecture and lab course will teach students the basic principles of traction, different types of traction, traction set-up and application, and complications and contraindications.

Casting and Splinting I

This area is an integral part of the practice of an orthopaedic technologist. Topics to be covered will include the types, application, functions, and materials of the various casts and splints, as well as basic terminology related to the subject. Students will acquire a working knowledge of anatomy specifically relating to casting and splinting, the […]

Physical Assessment of the Orthopaedic Patient

A comprehensive course that provides integration of knowledge and terminology utilized for orthopaedic patient physical assessment. Included are life span differences and assessment of acute and chronic patient orthopaedic problems. Lab time covering the application and use of various orthopaedic devices, their complications, and contraindications is an intrinsic part of this course, allowing students hands-on […]

Basic Radiology Interpretation

This course will cover the history of radiology, and gives the student the basics of radiographic image production. Students will be introduced to the viewing and interpretation of plain orthopaedic radiographs, MRI’s, and other types of permanent imaging relating to orthopaedics, terminology relating directly to the skeletal system and fracture healing, and describing a fracture […]

Orthopaedic Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is a continuation of Orthopaedic Anatomy & Physiology I with a focus on common orthopaedic injuries and conditions of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves, and their treatments. Also covered will be the disruption to continuity to the musculoskeletal system and related structures resulting from congenital, emergent, or opportunistic diseases and trauma and their […]

Orthopaedic Anatomy & Physiology I

This course is an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system and related structures. Attention will be directed toward structural make-up, group composition, relationships, and location of each bone. Common fractures and treatments will be discussed in detail. Also covered will be normal and abnormal growth and development and the response to […]