Provides lecture-style and hands-on training in physical assessment and pathology recognition for the upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand).

Included is the evaluation of common myofascial, articular, osseous, neurologic and vascular pathologies of the upper extremity.

A variety of core patient assessment methods are identified, including patient history, postural assessment, detailed palpation, range of motion assessment, orthopaedic testing, diagnostic imaging and basic patient management.

The principles and practice are also applied with patient simulation exercises and practical clinical examinations.

This course allows students to identify pathological dysfunction in the upper extremity, and to select appropriate treatment options given the specifics of each individual case.