This week’s journal topic is: Review the list of course objectives & outcomes from one of your ATR 340 course syllabus. Relate one of these course objectives to something you experienced this week. How has this experience enhanced your learning in that course? So when I looked at the syllabus I found this objective, “Use clinical reasoning skills to formulate an appropriate clinical diagnosis for common illness/disease and orthopedic injuries/conditions.” On Thursday I was clinically experiencing with Men’s basketball. After practice I was waiting for the men to come back, but the softball team came in first. A lot of girls came in so I decided to help them with getting ice. A girl asked me If I would look at her foot, and I thought I was going to have to do an evaluation, but it was just a bruise. I told Melissa, and she said it was fine, just give her ice which is what I figured I should do. I was ready to do a full ankle eval, so this experience change my view on clinical injuries. If it’s obvious, I should just use my best judgment to correct and help the situation.
This week I wrote a paper for exercise physiology on if fast twitch muscle fiber transplants are ethical. I said the procedure is not ethical due to no evidence based research on the procedure. There is also a high risk of injury and infection due to little to no physician certified to do the procedure. Finally, I compared the transplant surgery to blood doping that happened a lot in the 1960’s. I stated how the procedures both theoretically gave the person a physical advantage, while still technically using their own body tissue. Then I went on to talk about how the International Olympic Committee banned blood doping and set out rules and regulations. I said those rule should be applied to muscle fiber transplant surgery.
Also this week, I took a cervical thoracic eval practical. I feel like I did really well. This is going to give me about 30 masteries when I get the test back. I also got a mastery for lower extremity taping this week.
This is where I do my weekly clinical blog assignment. There is either a prompt I am responding to, or I just talk about something exciting I saw during the week.