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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PTR 632 - Integumentary Prosthetics Orthotics

Building upon previous coursework, students will gain knowledge in disorders of the Integumentary system as well as knowledge in prosthetics/orthotics. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to a variety of patient populations across the lifespan. This course provides the application of the Patient Management Model and other components of the “Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.” It encompasses evaluation and intervention of the Integumentary system, burns, pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, infections, and individuals with amputations. Specific interventions include, but are not limited to; universal precautions, wound healing, diseases of the skin, and prosthetics/orthotics. Prosthetics/orthotics; principles of normal biomechanics, patho-mechanics, physiology, and pathophysiology are used for evaluation and intervention with the patient with vascular, neuromuscular, and/or musculoskeletal compromises. Properties of various materials and the relationship to patient/client functions are explored.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prereq: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

Credits: 4

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