The objective of this semester’s IPRO 309 will be to incorporate three seminars into the framework proposed by last year’s IPRO 309. Fall 2010’s IPRO 309 proposed an educational curriculum that helped train individuals in Orthotics and Prosthetics in Categories I, II, and III. The goal is to... Show moreThe objective of this semester’s IPRO 309 will be to incorporate three seminars into the framework proposed by last year’s IPRO 309. Fall 2010’s IPRO 309 proposed an educational curriculum that helped train individuals in Orthotics and Prosthetics in Categories I, II, and III. The goal is to improve on last year’s IPRO proposal and bring it closer to completion. Although the awareness of medical advancements is central, the well-being of patients is also of equal importance. Compatibility of medical devices and their psychological impacts on patients need to be understood by people involved in orthotics and prosthetics. Also related to a better patient care, it is beneficial to create a feasible way of tracking patient information. To emphasize these, seminars will be introduced consisting of materials compatibility, patient well-being, and electronic medical record keeping. Material compatibility will explore aspects such as patient-device interaction and minimizing negative reactions due to the orthotic and prosthetic devices, which includes rashes or other sorts of discomfort. Patient well-being will evaluate the psychological impact of said devices on the patient and help them incorporate the devices into their daily lives. Electronic medical record keeping will introduce technology that will enable practitioners to gather and track the patient’s medical records with ease. The main technology to explore for this course would be the Quick Response (QR) Technology that is incorporated in many smartphones today. These seminars will help increase awareness that orthotics and prosthetics are not just medical fields, but instead a series of professional relationships with patients to help them endure the difficulties and pains they are going through. The goal is that medical professionals will be able to provide the best care possible to patients, both physically and mentally. Additional improvements will also be made on the capstone design course, introduced in previous IPROs, by incorporating methods being used in capstone courses at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
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Helping in Orthotics and Prosthetic Education (Semester Unknown) IPRO 309 (5 objects)