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PESS 314. Athletic Injury Assessment--Upper Extremity

Credits: 3
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: Assessing the severity of athletic injuries and illnesses with emphasis placed on recognizing and evaluating signs and symptoms associated with illnesses and injuries to the upper extremities.
Prerequisites: PESS 307, PESS 313
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss a systematic assessment and evaluation of an on-field upper extremity injury and an upper extremity injury seen in a clinical setting.
2. Demonstrate the ability to document results of an on-field evaluations and clinical evaluations of the upper extremity, head, abdominal, thorax, and spinal injuries.
3. Use proper nomenclature for soft tissue injuries, bony injuries, and neuropathologies.
4. Discuss the clinical anatomy of the cervical spine.
5. Perform a systematic clinical and on-field evaluation of the cervical spine.
6. Analyze the findings of a clinical or on-field evaluation of the cervical spine and design a plan of care based upon the injury assessment.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical anatomy of the shoulder and upper arm.
8. Perform a systematic clinical and on-field evaluation of the shoulder and upper arm.
9. Analyze the findings of a clinical or on-field evaluation of the shoulder and upper arm, and design a plan of care based upon the injury assessment.
10. Discuss the clinical anatomy of the elbow and forearm.






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