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ORTHO 095Q. Human Performance: Its Measurement and Analysis
Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to sophomores. Lab-based. Hands-on experience measuring and interpreting human performance data. Clinical problems using the tests such as VO2max, anaerobic power and endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, lactate threshold, exercise ECG and echocardiography, bone density, gait analysis, joint motion analysis, and nutritional analysis.
3 units, Spr (G. Matheson) Not offered 2009-10.

ORTHO 097Q. Sport, Exercise, and Health: Exploring Sports Medicine
(Same as HUMBIO 97Q) Stanford Introductory Serminar. Preference to sophomores. Sports medicine is the practice of clinical medicine at the interface between health and performance, competition and well-being. While sports medicine had its origins in providing care to athletes, medical advances developed in care of athletes exerted a great effect on the nature and quality of care to the broader community. Topics include sports injuries, medical conditions associated with sport and exercise, ethics, coaching, women's issues, fitness and health, and sports science. Case studies. WRITE-2
3 units, Win, Spr (G. Matheson)

ORTHO 102/202. Orthopaedic Surgical Anatomy
Student initiated course. Open to medical and undergraduate students. Opportunity to enhance knowledge of anatomy as it pertains to the practice of Orthopaedic Surgery and to improve dissection skills. Follows the operative anatomy syllabus used by the Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. Sessions led by Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery attendings and residents. Didactic sessions, prosection review, dissection. Open to medical and undergraduate students.
2 units, Sum (T. Castillo; sponsoring faculty J. Huddleston)

ORTHO 199. Undergraduate Research
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

ORTHO 201. Musculoskeletal Exam Practicum
(Enrollment limited to MD candidates) Student initiated course. Opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills for conducting musculoskeletal exams. Sessions led by Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery attendings and residents. Didactic introductions followed by hands-on practice of specific aspects of the musculoskeletal exam.
1 unit, Win (I. Corcoran-Schwartz, M. Wehner, N. Badowski; sponsoring faculty I. Cheng)

ORTHO 222. Anatomy of Movement
Musculoskeletal anatomy and neuromuscular physiology form the foundation of this multi-disciplinary course. Examines normal motor function and functional deficit from disease or injury. Clinical and scientific perspectives include Orthopaedic surgery, neurology, mechanical engineering, computer science, anthropology, and art. Bioengineering challenges that assist or emulate human movement, such as design of an artificial joint or simulation of tendon transfer surgery for cerebral palsy are discussed. Evolution of upright walking and hand anatomy, as it became an instrument of purpose are discussed along with the expression of human movement throughout history in art masterpieces, photography, and animation. Lecture only for 3 units; project for 4 units.
3 to 4 units, Win (A. Ladd, J. Rose)

ORTHO 260. Tissue Engineering
Biological principles underlying the use of engineering strategies and biocompatible materials for tissue repair and regeneration. Structure, physiology, and mechanics of articular cartilage, bone, and dense soft connective tissues. Current ideas, approaches and applications being implemented as therapeutic regimens for arthritis, spinal deformities, and limb salvage. Multidisciplinary constraints on the design and creation of tissue constructs. Prerequisite: familiarity with the basic tenets of cell and molecular mechanisms underlying tissue differentiation.
3 units, Win (R.L. Smith)

ORTHO 280. Early Clinical Experience in Orthopaedic Surgery
(Enrollment limited to MD and MSM candidates.) Provides an observational experience in a surgical specialty. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 2 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

ORTHO 299. Directed Reading in Orthopaedic Surgery
Consists of studies in progress including circulatory problems; hemostatic disorders; homotransplantation; Orthopaedic pathology; bone growth; radiation injury; immunology; bacteriology; nasal function; muscular and nerve disorders and their effect on function, hand kinetics and hand function. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

ORTHO 370. Medical Scholars Research
Provides an opportunity for student and faculty interaction, as well as academic credit and financial support, to medical students who undertake original research. Enrollment is limited to students with approved projects.
4 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

ORTHO 399. Graduate Research
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)



 

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