Orthopedic Technology

ORTT 1010 ORTHOPEDIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Corequisites: ORTT 1020, ORTT 1030
This course offers a detailed study of the skeletal-muscular systems with emphasis on soft tissue injuries, fractures, fracture healing, as well as relevant complications. The study of other body systems as they relate to the treatment of orthopedic injuries is also included.

ORTT 1020 ORTHOPEDIC TECHNIQUES I (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Corequisites: ORTT 1010, ORTT 1030
This course serves as an introduction to the cast room to include different types of supplies, instruments, techniques for the application of basic types of splints and casts. Introduction to traction set-ups. This course will include the application of casts and traction in the laboratory setting.

ORTT 1030 INTRODUCTION TO ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL TECHNIQUES (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Corequisites: ORTT 1010, ORTT 1020
This course provides an overview of the surgical techniques utilized by the orthopedic technology profession and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary to successfully participate on an orthopedic surgical team. Topics include: orientation to orthopedic surgical techniques, asepsis and the surgical environment, basic orthopedic instrumentation and equipment, principles of sterilization process and application.

ORTT 1040 ADVANCED ORTHOPEDIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: ORTT 1010
Corequisites: ORTT 1050, ORTT 2010
This course provides advanced instruction on orthopedic anatomy, physiology, injuries and diseases. Topics will include the evaluation and treatment of specific orthopedic injuries. Orthopedic diseases will be discussed along with pediatric orthopedics and congenital diseases.

ORTT 1050 ORTHOPEDIC TECHNIQUES II (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: ORTT 1020
Corequisites: ORTT 1040, ORTT 2010
This course will have emphasis on advance casting techniques, assessment and treatment of casting complications, application of specialty casts, advanced traction configurations. The evaluation and treatment of the orthopedic trauma patient will also be covered.

ORTT 2010 ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL I (0-225-5)
Prerequisite: ORTT 1020
Corequisite: ORTT 1050
This course provides the opportunity for students to put into practice, the orthopedic technology procedures through participation in and/or observation of actual orthopedic patients in a hospital setting and/or in an orthopedic physician's office. Topics will include the placing of splints, cast removal, basic casting, dressing changes. Participation and/or observation of fracture manipulations. Setting up overhead frame and trapeze will be included.

ORTT 2020 ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGY CLINICAL II (0-315-7)
Prerequisites: ORTT 1010, ORTT 1020, ORTT 1030, ORTT 1040, ORTT 1050
Corequisite: ORTT 2010
This course provides the opportunity for students to complete all required orthopedic technology procedures through participation in and/or observation in a hospital setting or an orthopedic physician's office. Procedures will include cast cutting, cast applications, splinting, brace applications, setting up traction configurations, surgical procedures. This course will also provide an opportunity for students to participate in the role of the orthopedic technologist in the operating room.

ORTT 2030 ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE (15-60-3)
Prerequisites: Program Admission
This course provides opportunities for students to organize themselves for entry into professional careers as orthopedic technologists. Topics include professional roles and credentialing (including preparation of resumes, interview techniques, and occupational demeanor); all-hazards preparation; professional workplace administrative functions (including professional documentation and medical billing and coding; review for the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists (NBCOT) Orthopaedic Technologist Certified examination; and test-taking skills.