DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDICS

 
    1. KNOWLEDGE

      At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

      1. Explain the principles of recognition of bone injuries and dislocation.
      2. Apply suitable methods to detect and manage common infections of bones and joints.
      3. Identify congenital, skeletal anomalies and their referral for appropriate correction or rehabilitation.
      4. Recognize metabolic bone diseases as seen in this country.
      5. Explain etiogenesis, manifestations, diagnosis of neoplasm affecting bones.
    2. SKILLS

      At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

      1. Detect sprains and deliver first aid measures for common fractures and sprains and manage uncomplicated fractures of clavicle, Colles's, forearm, phallanges etc.
      2. Techniques of splinting, plaster, immobilization etc.
      3. Management of common bone infections, learn indications for sequestration, amputations and corrective measures for bone deformities.
      4. Aspects of rehabilitation for Polio, Cerebral Palsy and Amputation.
    3. APPLICATION

      Be able to perform certain orthopedic skills, provide sound advise of skeletal and related conditions at primary or secondary health care level.

    4. INTEGRATION

      Integration with anatomy, surgery, pathology, rediology and Forensic Medicine be done.