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Athletic Training 340

ATTR 340: General Medical Conditions and Concerns of the Athlete (Athletic Training)

Prerequisites: ATTR 250, ATTR 323, and cumulative GPA of 2.75; or permission of the instructor
Corequisites: ATTR 345

Credit Hours (3)

Introduction to illnesses and disease processes common in athletic populations. Emphasis will be placed on prevention, recognition, immediate care and appropriate referral techniques.

Note(s): Students cannot receive credit for both ESHE 340 and ATTR 340.

 

Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course is designed to provide students with experience in both the didactic and psychomotor aspects of illness evaluation. Special emphasis is given to the decision-making processes involved with illness assessment. For each condition studied in this class students will review the anatomical structures associated with the condition, signs and symptoms of common illness and disease processes, and common medical procedures used to identify them.  In addition, students will learn how to use an otoscope and opthalmascope.

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Students will be taught in a variety of situations including lecture, problem solving sessions and hands on experiences.  Students work in groups to learn skills and assess the skills of other class members.

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

1. Use appropriate medical terminology to relate signs and symptoms of illness to other health care providers.
2. Develop accurate concepts regarding the role and responsibilities of various medical specialties (dermatology, urology, gastroenterology, etc.).
3. Identify signs, symptoms and appropriate treatment and referral strategies for dental injuries.
4. Palpate the four abdominal quadrants for injury.
5. Use a stethoscope to identify pathological breath sound, hear sounds, and bowel sounds.
6. Use an otoscope and opthalmascope to identify common eye and ear maladies.
7. Identify signs, symptoms and appropriate treatment and referral strategies for respiratory ailments (e.g., asthma, bronchitis etc.).
8. Identify signs, symptoms and appropriate treatment and referral strategies for general medical ailments (e.g. appendicitis, chicken pox, etc.).
9. Identify signs, symptoms and appropriate treatment and referral strategies for ailments associated with the immune system (e.g., AIDS).
10. Identify signs, symptoms and appropriate treatment and referral strategies for skin conditions (e.g., eczema).
11. Identify signs, symptoms and appropriate treatment and referral strategies for conditions associated with menstruation (e.g. oligomenorrhea).

 

Assessment Measures

1. Written examination.
2. Oral/practical examination.

Additional Course Information

None

 

Review and Approval

Revised 2012

September 2002 New Course Jon Poole

March, 2010