ME:120.716 :: Medical Sculpture

Course Description

Offered: 3rd Quarter, 1st Year
Instructors: Juan Garcia, Associate Professor
Credits: 2 Credits
Materials and processes of creating facial prosthetic appliances.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of facial prosthetic appliances, patient types, and various considerations for prosthetic reconstruction
  • Understand the range and physical properties of materials used in facial prosthetic work
  • Understand the various steps involved in creating a facial prosthesis: including impression, sculpting, mold-making, intrinsic color mixing, casting, and extrinsic coloration
  • Understand the various methods used for prosthesis retention
  • Confidently work with a patient creating full and partial face castings using hydrocolloid and silicone-based materials
  • Use scientific terminology for surface nasal and auricular anatomy
  • Accurately replicate nasal and auricular anatomy
  • Understand various custom mold-making designs including flexible and rigid molds
  • Understand various custom cast-making options including silicone, acrylic, and stone

Resources

Class lectures, handouts, reference books, journal articles, product literature, and instructor.

Course Assignments

Students will further develop their skills through class lectures/demonstrations, and class exercises, including:

  • Full-face mold/cast
  • Hand/instrument cast
  • Auricular impression, prosthesis construction

Course Evaluation

  • 1:1 faculty-student interface
  • Successful completion of above-mentioned assignments
  • Final grade

Schedule

Refer to 1st year calendars.


All students with disabilities who require accommodations for this course should contact Catherine L. Will, Disability Services Coordinator for Graduate Biomedical Education (cwill@jhmi.edu or 410-614-3781) at their earliest convenience to discuss their specific needs. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.

 

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