This course emphasizes the etiology, pathology, prevention, data collection, and appropriate physical therapy interventions related to orthopaedic conditions. Application of orthotic devices, braces and splints for orthopedic conditions is discussed. Evidence based practice, clinical research, and justifying interventions based on clinical literature is integrated in the study of musculoskeletal system conditions. Critical thinking skills are developed as the student applies data in clinical decision making. During student-to-student practice in the on-campus laboratory setting students use simulated patient scenarios to demonstrate competency attainment.