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2020 - 2021 Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ATH 540 - Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis II

This course is a continuation of Orthopedic Assessment I.  An emphasis placed on the injury evaluation process, and the assessment of injury/illness of the upper extremity.  The student kinesthetic application of skills used to evaluate injuries and special problems of the upper extremity and cervical spine with an emphasis in clinical reasoning skills for injury diagnosis and management. Students will develop proficiency in palpation methods, manual muscle tests, neurological tests and special tests for differential assessment, immediate action plan and referral plan during the integrated laboratory experience. This course will also require students to use their acquired assessment techniques to fully evaluate posture and gait for abnormalities.  In addition, students will learn pathological and etiological information for a variety of injuries and observe surgeries.

4 Semester Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): N/A
Corequisite(s): N/A
Repeatable for Credit No
Core Course No
Grade Type LT
Typically Offered

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