Prosthetics and Orthotics

PHTH 308 Prosthetics and Orthotics

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:         Prosthetics and  Orthotics.
Code:                   PHTH 308.
Hours:                  Lec – 1 Hr.    Lab – 0 Hr.        Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr – 1.
Prerequisite:         PHTH 202.
Level/Semester:    3th level - Spring.
Department offering the course:    Physical Therapy

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers general concepts of orthotics and prosthetics, upper limb orthoses and prosthetic devices, lower limb orthoses and prosthetic devices, and spinal orthoses, in addition to physical therapy intervention in cases of need for orthotics or prosthetics. Adhesive taping is also discussed.

COURSE AIM:
At the end of this course the student will be able to demonstrate different procedures for orthotic and prosthetic evaluation, establish short as well as long term goals of treatment, list the steps in training patients to use orthosis or prostheses, and educate the patient regarding the case of amputated limb and the prostheses.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Illustrated lecture using white board, personal computer and data show.
Group discussion.
Research work.

LIST OF REFERENCES
R. Seymour, Prosthetics and Orthotics: Lower Limb and Spinal, 1st edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2002.
M. Lusardi, Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 2nd edition, Elsevier, 2006.
Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
http://cascadepoclinics.com/patient-resources/medical-web-sites.phpCached