Marfan Syndrome - OT487

Marfan Syndrome

Inherited Disorder Has Far-Reaching Effects

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN and Debora A Davidson, PhD, OTR/l
(4.4 / 224 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Marfan syndrome is an autosomal-dominant inherited disorder of the connective tissue, occurring once in every 10,000 to 20,000 births in the United States. Patients experience involvement of the eyes, skeleton and major blood vessels. Health problems vary among those affected. Healthcare providers who work in diverse settings should be well informed about Marfan syndrome so they can promote early diagnosis and appropriate treatments for this population. By knowing the importance of screening, early diagnosis, treatment, and measures to prevent injury, occupational therapists can help children and adolescents with Marfan syndrome to participate fully and safely in school and other activities.


The course will be discontinued on December 31, 2016. Please plan to finish the course by December 30th if you wish to earn credit for it.
The goal of this module is to provide occupational therapists with information about the pathology, manifestations and interventions for Marfan syndrome. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify pathological changes associated with Marfan syndrome
  • Discuss major criteria needed for a diagnosis
  • Describe ways to meet the occupational needs of school-aged children and adolescents with this syndrome

Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain 1: Client factors
Domain 2: Activity demands
Process 3: Intervention


Accreditation Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 5/21/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/21/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Victoria H - mancos, CO  ·  Dec 05, 2016
never have treated a patient with this disease very informative
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Susan L - Arlington, VA  ·  Nov 17, 2016
This was something I had never heard of and work with a young pediatric population so may not come across it but very interesting. The first person I thought of was Michael Phelps.
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Diane I - manalapan, NJ  ·  Sep 06, 2016
Informative course. Pertinent information for this condition with important concerns for children that could be undiagnosed.
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Stacey F - Matthews , NC  ·  Jun 06, 2016
Interesting material, helpful to know about this diagnosis and to be aware it is out there, possibly not yet diagnosed. Also, it is helpful to know the seriousness of the disease and limitations to physical activity for patient/student safety.
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portia p - winston-salem , NC  ·  May 31, 2016
Very informative article to use in my practice.
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