Jun 26, 2022  
2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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ATH 540 - Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis

This course is a continuation of Orthopedic Assessment and Diagnosis I.  It will focus the injury evaluation process, and the assessment of injury/illness of the lower extremity. It provides the student with hands on application of skills used to evaluate athletic injuries and special problems of the lower extremity 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 use their acquired assessment techniques to fully evaluate gait.  In addition, students will learn pathological and etiological information for a variety of injuries and observe surgeries.

4 Semester Credit(s)

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

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