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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 09, 2021
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course is the study of the structure and function of the human body, with special emphasis on the musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous systems. Cadavers and anatomical models will be utilized. Palpation of anatomical landmarks, actions of individual muscles and muscle groups, and normal joint motions will be studied using the students’ own surface anatomy. The concepts of measuring muscle strength and length, measurement of joint range of motion, and identification of postural or structural deviations will be introduced. The roles of muscles and types of muscle contraction during movement and exercise will be discussed. The basics of normal gait will be studied, and some common pathological gaits will be discussed.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PLAN: Prosthetics and Orthotics (MS)

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