Physical Dysfunction I

OCTA 226

Physical Dysfunction I prepares students in theory and application of occupational therapy treatment for patients with orthopedic and medical dysfunctions and disabilities. Emphasis is on the skills necessary for prevention, remediation, and compensation for deficits. Areas covered include, but are not limited to arthritic disease, hip fractures and lower extremity joint replacement, amputation, spinal cord injury, acute hand injuries, burns, cardiac dysfunction, and pulmonary dysfunction. Activity labs introduce the student to splinting, range of motion, muscle testing, activities of daily living, vital sign assessment, case studies, and professional reporting.This course contains 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory and 24 hours of Level I fieldwork. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

  • Prerequisite(s) : OCTA 201 and OCTA 220 with a grade of "C" or higher Lab Fee: $275.00
  • Credits: 3
  • Cost: $122/billable hour + fees (in county)
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