|(1 cr.) This lab course provides students with practical,
hands-on learning experience in splinting.
Students evaluate and fabricate splints for
specific diagnoses and client populations.
Students apply biomechanical principles to splint
construction, analyze the cost of splints
(prefabricated versus custom-made), and discuss
the role of splinting as part of an overall
intervention plan for clients. In addition,
students are introduced to various prosthetic
devices and the role of occupational therapy
during pre-prosthetic and prosthetic training for
clients with amputations. An integrated case study
links the clinical reasoning process involved in
all three components of this course: fieldwork,
ergonomics, assistive technology and orthotics.
Every Year, Spring|