Orthopedic Technology

Courses In The Program

Fall Courses Title Units
OT 110 Orthopedic Anatomy & Physiology
Prerequisite: A "C" or "pass" grade or higher in BIO 140 or 144 or equivalent.
Corequisite: OT 111
5
OT 111 Orthopedic Techniques I
Prerequisite: A "C" or "pass" grade or higher in BIO 140 or 144 or equivalent.
Corequisite: OT 110
4
Spring Courses Title Units
OT 210 Advanced Orthopedic Anatomy / Physiology
Prerequisite: A "C" or "pass" grade or higher in OT 110 or 111 or equivalent.
Corequisite: OT 211 and 212
5
OT 211 Orthopedic Techniques II
Prerequisite: A "C" or "pass" grade or higher in OT 110 or 111 or equivalent.
Corequisite: OT 210 and 212
4
OT 212 Supervised Hospital Clinical Practicum I
Prerequisite: A "C" or "pass" grade or higher in OT 110 or 111 or equivalent.
Corequisite: OT 210 and 211
2
Summer Courses Title Units
OT 214 Supervised Hospital Clinical Practicum II
Prerequisite: A "C" or "pass" grade or higher in OT 210, 211, and 212.
4
 

Total

24

Please see Pre-requisite Alert page in the class schedule.

Associate in Science Degree

Leg in a Cast Associate in Science Degree requires additional units in general education and electives.

Prerequisites

Completion of a college level course in Human Anatomy or Anatomy/Physiology (with a grade of "C" or better) is required for application to the program. Prerequisite course work must have included a lab and must have been taken at an institution accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges. Grossmont College Biology 140 (Human Anatomy) or Biology 144 (Anatomy and Physiology) are acceptable prerequisites. For information on equivalent courses at other colleges in the San Diego area, contact the CTE Office (644-7550). Prerequisites must be documented by an official transcript.

Certification

Successful completion of the Orthopedic Technology program leads to a certificate of achievement from Grossmont College and eligibility for NBCOT certification. Students who successfully complete the program for college credit are eligible for an Associate in Science degree from Grossmont College if general education requirements are also met. Refer to the current college catalog for specifics.

Course Description:

Orthopedic Technology 110
Orthopedic Anatomy and Physiology

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in Biology 140 or 144 or equivalent.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Orthopedic Technology 111.

A study of the development of the muscular-skeletal systems with the emphasis divided between gross anatomy, the cellular detail (Histology) of tissues, arterial and venous perfusion, as well as relevant nervous innervation of these systems as they relate to the treatment of orthopedic injuries.

Orthopedic Technology 111
Orthopedic Techniques I

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in Biology 140 or 144 or equivalent.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Orthopedic Technology 110.

An introduction to cast room protocols, including instrumentation, the techniques for the application of the basic types of casts and the special  considerations required for treatment of orthopedic trauma cases. The course will include the application of orthopedic casts in the laboratory setting.

Orthopedic Technology 210
Advanced Orthopedic Anatomy and Physiology

 

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in Orthopedic Technology 110 and 111 or equivalent.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Orthopedic Technology 211 and 212.

This course provides advanced instruction in a systems approach to the evaluation and treatment of specified orthopedic injuries and disease. Topics include the development, function and interrelationships of the muscular and skeletal systems with emphasis on gross anatomy, cellular structure, vascular perfusion, neural innervation, and congenital and acquired orthopedic pathophysiology.

Orthopedic Technology 211
Orthopedics Techniques II

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in Orthopedic Technology 110 and 111 or equivalent.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Orthopedic Technology 210 and 212.

This course is a continuation of Orthopedic Technology 111 with emphasis on advanced cast room protocols, instrumentation, orthopedic casting techniques and the assessment and treatment of casting complications. Emphasis will be on the application of special casts, pediatric casts, full-body casts and various traction configurations and techniques.

Orthopedic Technology 212
Supervised Hospital Clinical Practicum I

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in Orthopedic Technology 110 and 111 or equivalent.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Orthopedic Technology 210 and 211.

This course is designed to provide clinical application of orthopedic technology in a hospital environment. Students participate in the normal day-to-day activities of an orthopedic service where they develop and refine their skills in the application of orthopedic casts, set up and application of traction devices and the pre and post operative care of the orthopedic patient. The student is required to demonstrate clinical orthopedic competencies as part of this course.

Orthopedic Technology 214
Supervised Hospital Clinical Practicum II

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in Orthopedic Technology 210,211 and 212 or equivalent.

This course is a continuation of Orthopedic Technology 212, Supervised Clinical Practicum I, and is designed to teach the clinical application of orthopedic techniques in the clinical environment. Students will apply casts, assist in the reduction of fractures, apply and maintain traction configurations and devices, apply total body casts, and assist the orthopedic surgeon in minor and major surgical procedures.

 

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