Primary Care Orthopedics
Catalog Description: This course is designed for students who wish to learn more about the care of patients with musculoskeletal problems in the ambulatory setting; primary care, pediatrics, emergency medicine, etc. 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.
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Required session attendance:
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm
Direct patient care: Yes
Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling
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.
- Final rotation evaluation, Master GRS Form, 80%
- Presentation evaluation, 20%
Grading Scale: P/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Limited to Student Type: No
Course equivalency: N/A
Related curricular experience:
Course evaluation: MedHub