ORSU 7192

Primary Care Orthopedics


Alyssa Boos
Course Coordinator

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    Catalog Description: The students will be observing and assisting orthopedic surgeons in a general orthopedic practice. The student's interest and initiative will determine the level of responsiblities and the extent of participation in surgical procedures. Students are responsible for weekly case conference presentations.

    Sites: MT: Park Nicollet-Methodist Hospital, 6500 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55426

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm

    Direct patient care: Yes

    Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling 

    Course Objectives: 

    Successful completion of this course should allow the student to:

    • take an orthopedic history and perform a general and regional physical examination of the musculoskeletal system;
    • develop a differential diagnosis and management plan for joint diseases;
    • gain an understanding of appropriate primary care of musculoskeletal diseases and referral to specialists;
    • feel comfortable with common plaster splinting and casting techniques, including indications and possible complications; and
    • participate as an assistant in common orthopedic surgical procedures, having identified the indications and describing expected results and possible complications.

    Graded Components: 

    • Clinical assessment by faculty

    Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

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    Course evaluation: MedHub