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Physical Dysfunction I (OCTA 226)

Credit Course

3 credits

$122 per credit

in-county, fees apply

Introduces students to the theory and application of occupational therapy treatment for patients/clients with orthopedic and medical dysfunctions and disabilities. Emphasis is on the skills necessary for prevention, remediation, and compensation for deficits. Areas covered include arthritis, hip fractures and lower extremity joint replacement, amputation, spinal cord injury, acute hand injuries, burns, and cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction. Students develop skills in splinting, measuring vital signs, range of motion, muscle testing, analysis of activities of daily living, and professional documentation. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory. Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite(s): OCTA 201 and OCTA 220.
Lab Fee: $275.00.