Sep 22, 2020
OPCA 1010 - Introduction to the Orthotic and Prosthetic Lab Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course introduces the roles within the orthotic and prosthetic profession and the safety practices and habits required by the profession. Students become familiar with the tools, equipment, materials, and components commonly used in orthotic and prosthetic fabrication. Lab work concentrates on basic metal-working skills necessary to fabricate a properly functioning device.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent
- Roles within the orthotic and prosthetic profession.
- Credentialing requirements from the American Board for Certification.
- The role/responsibilities of orthotic and prosthetic professionals.
- Lab safety
- Safety precautions while working with tools and equipment
- Components and materials that are used in orthotic and prosthetic fabrications
- Fabrication techniques
- Riveting exercises
- Sewing practice
- Cut, polish, and sandblast metal components
- Contouring metal
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate ability to safely operate tools and equipment.
- differentiate between different materials and components.
- explain the roles within the orthotic and prosthetic profession.
- perform basic metal-working skills related to orthotic and prosthetic fabrication.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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