Jan 16, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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OT 430 - Biomechanical Aspects of Occupational Performance

Cr Hrs: 3
The course will integrate the study of the structure and function of muscles and joints, using concepts of biomechanics. The students will be prepared to consider occupations for therapeutic intervention based on biomechanical analysis. It will examine properties of muscles and muscle contractions, range of motion, strength and joint structure to address occupational performance dysfunction. The course will help apply posture and body mechanic principles to practice. The course will help formulate and apply determination of manual muscle range of motion normative data, goniometry measurement and functional range for clinical application, explore joint structure, function and joint categories; and analyze biomechanical principles with emphasis on human skeletal levers. The course will introduce wound care, assistive devices and wheelchair management and will also provide skilled practice of bed mobility and transfers.

Grade Mode: Standard
Instructional Method: Lecture, Lab
Term offered: Spring

Spring - Instructor of Record: Weisser-Pike

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