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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
REHABILITATION MEDICINE
REHAB MED - PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS

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RHB PO 501 Prosthetics and Orthotics Skills (1) Cooper, Spaulding
Emphasizes the development of psychomotor skills for the application of contemporary technology uses. Practice and discussion of material and design theories related to durability, weight, and ease of fabrication to encourage problem-solving skills for independent practice. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.

RHB PO 502 Professional and Practice Issues (1) Cooper, Spaulding
Provides an overview of professional and practice issues in prosthetics and orthotics. Includes discussion of healthcare, policy, and systems; introduction to reimbursement, Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations; practice management; bioethics; professional organizations; legislative issues; and medical ethics and compliance. Offered: Sp.

RHB PO 511 Upper Limb Prosthetics I (4) Spaulding
Covers upper limb prosthetics providing students with background knowledge of rehabilitation planning and principles of below elbow prosthetic management and prescription consideration. With direct patient contact, students assess and then formulate, implement, and evaluate a prosthetic treatment plan. Offered: A.

RHB PO 512 Upper Limb Prosthetics II (4) Spaulding
Integrates principles from upper limb prosthetics I, focusing on above-elbow prosthetic management. Encourages critical thinking and appropriate clinical decision-making through discussions and case study exercises that include body-powered, externally-powered, and hybrid systems. Offered: Sp.

RHB PO 521 Lower Limb Prosthetics and Orthotics I: Theory and Application (5) Cooper, Yamane
Integrates prior core foundational knowledge (anatomy, kinesiology, medical science, gait analysis, patient evaluation procedures, and functional skills) with new knowledge of prosthetic and orthotic theory, patient evaluation, and clinical practice. Analyzes, evaluates, and synthesizes principles and theories in developing intervention plans for individuals with lower limb dysfunction or amputation. Offered: S.

RHB PO 522 Lower Limb Prosthetics I: Clinical Practice (4) Cooper
Explains and applies biomechanical principles of prosthetic gait and alignment to treatment of individuals with amputations below the knee. Students develop individualized treatment plans that demonstrate analysis of client needs, application of transtibial socket design, prescription principles, and components. Integrates knowledge of available research and protocols into the planning process. Offered: S.

RHB PO 523 Lower Limb Orthotics I: Clinical Practice (4) Yamane
Utilizes patient evaluation skills and applies knowledge of pathology, anatomy, biomechanics, and orthotic theory and principles to evaluate and provide orthotic treatment plans for individuals with lower extremity dysfunction. Students refine professional skills and behavior and develop psychomotor and cognitive skills required for patient care. Offered: S.

RHB PO 524 Lower Limb Prosthetics and Orthotics II: Theory and Application (5) McCoy, Yamane
Integrates prior foundational knowledge acquired in RHB PO 521 with new knowledge and skills of prosthetic and orthotic theory and practice. Students actively analyze, evaluate, and synthesize principles and theories in the development of prosthetics/orthotics intervention plans for individuals with lower limb dysfunction or amputation. Prerequisite: RHB PO 521. Offered: A.

RHB PO 525 Lower Limb Prosthetics II: Clinical Practice (4) Cooper
Includes advanced instruction in concepts and skills developed in Lower Limb Prosthetics I. Offered: A.

RHB PO 526 Lower Limb Orthotics II: Clinical Practice (3) Yamane
Utilizes patient evaluation skills and applies knowledge of pathology, anatomy, biomechanics, and orthotic theory and principles to evaluate, develop, and provide orthotic treatment plans for individuals with lower extremity dysfunction. Students refine professional skills and behavior and develop psychomotor and cognitive skills required for patient care. Offered: A.

RHB PO 527 Pediatric Prosthetics and Orthotics (2) Okumura, Yamane
Focuses on the integration of information from previous coursework focusing on specific pediatric medical conditions and interventions. Includes discussion of pathology/pathophysiology, etiology, clinical presentation, natural history, and surgical and medical management. Discusses implications of various medical interventions and their functional considerations based on the available literature. Offered: ASp.

RHB PO 528 Lower Limb Prosthetics III: Theory and Application (5) Cooper
Develops individualized prosthetic treatment plans based on a comprehensive knowledge of prosthetic gait, alignment, transfemoral socket design, and component principles. Develops support treatment plans by integrating knowledge of available research and treatment protocols into the decision-making process. Offered: W.

RHB PO 529 Lower Limb Prosthetics III: Clinical Practice (6) Cooper
Advanced instruction in application of biomechanical principles of prosthetic gait and alignment to treatment of individuals with amputations above the knee. Includes obtaining histories, assessing physical function, and taking residual limb impressions and measurements to prove prosthetic care. Offered: W.

RHB PO 531 Lower Limb Orthotics III: Clinical Practice (4) Yamane
Integrates prior knowledge of design principles, material science, and fabrication process; acquires knowledge of components and design options; and analyzes efficacy of orthotic treatment plans in achieving desired biomechanical goals and outcomes. Offered: Sp.

RHB PO 532 Spinal Orthotics (5) Yamane
Integrates competencies gained from core foundational courses with additional theories and principles of orthotic management of spinal pathologies including scoliosis, trauma, and congenital and degenerative etiologies. Offered: Sp.

RHB PO 533 Spinal Orthotics I (2)
Integrates prior knowledge (anatomy, physiology, patient evaluation skills) obtained in the foundational courses with knowledge and skills of orthotic theory and practice related to trauma and degenerative etiologies. Learning is achieved through lectures, discussion, and laboratory experiences.

RHB PO 534 Spinal Orthotics II (3)
Integrate prior knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and clinical evaluation with knowledge and skills of orthotic theory and practice related to scoliosis and kyphosis. Learning is achieved through lectures, discussion, and laboratory experiences.

RHB PO 541 Engineering Concepts (2) Price, Spaulding
Solves problems based on principles of mechanics, strength of materials, force analyses, and fatigue that are related to prosthetic and orthotic design. Applies basic science to component failure. Discusses fiber reinforced materials, thermoforming plastics and hydraulic knee units. Offered: Sp.

RHB PO 561 Clinical Rotation I (2)
Students actively observe patient care, perform patient histories and evaluation procedures, and develop clinical patient care psychomotor skills under the guidance and mentorship of clinical preceptors. Offered: S.

RHB PO 562 Clinical Rotation II (1)
Students actively observe patient care, perform patient histories and evaluation procedures, and develop clinical patient care psychomotor skills under the guidance and mentorship of clinical preceptors. Offered: A.

RHB PO 563 Clinical Rotation III (1)
Students actively participate in the provision of prosthetics and orthotics treatment services and develop clinical patient care skills under the mentorship of clinical preceptors. Offered: W.

RHB PO 564 Clinical Rotation IV (1)
Students actively participate in the provision of prosthetics and orthotics treatment services and refine clinical patient care, decision-making, and problem-solving skills under the mentorship of clinical preceptors. Offered: Sp.

RHB PO 581 Outcome Measures for the Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic (2) Hafner, Spaulding
Examines development and use of health-related outcome measures. Focuses on the relationship between measurement constructs and patient populations as well as psychometric properties. Students select, implement, and critically evaluate patient outcome measures. Offered: Sp.

RHB PO 582 Critical Evaluation of the Prosthetics and Orthotics Literature (1) Hafner
Examines and applies appropriate methods of analyzing prosthetics/orthotics literature. Offered: A.

RHB PO 583 Evidence Based Practice I (3) Hafner
Focuses on the use and critical evaluation of evidence to answer clinical problems. Encourages students to become consumer of evidence by developing an understanding of how to acquire and incorporate evidence into routine clinical practice. Offered: W.

RHB PO 584 Evidence Based Practice II (3) Abrahamson
Covers developing a treatment plan based on theory, evidence, and experience; and proposing a quantitative and qualitative assessment strategy to evaluate the developed treatment. Encourages students to become consumers of evidence to answer clinically relevant questions. Offered: Sp.