OT 460: Prosthetics and Orthotics

Course Description This course is designed to provide students with the background and experience in orthotic fabrication and prosthetic management. The class is divided into lecture and lab. The lecture section incorporates anatomical, biological and kinesiological concepts, as well as biomechanical principles relating to orthosis design and fabrication. Common diagnoses and indications for selected orthoses are reviewed. The lab section focuses on orthotic design and fabrication. Students are exposed to a variety of orthoses equipment, tools, supplies, and low temperature thermoplastics
Prerequisites OT 302
Credits 3