University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Physical Therapy (PT)

PT 302 - Quality in Health Care
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to apply quality improvement approaches to the design and management of health care services. Pre/co-requisite: Graduate Standing. Cross-listed with: CTS 302, NH 302.
Credits: 3.00
PT 303 - Hlth Promotion & Disease Prvnt
Examines the value of and barriers to health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention, factors that influence personal health decisions, and preventive interventions. Prerequisite: Doctor of Physical Therapy students only.
Credits: 3.00
PT 306 - Pro Sem1:Intro to PT&Hlth Care
Explores professionalism, ethics, the healthcare environment, interprofessional education, leadership, and clinical education practices. The focus is on preparing for the first clinical internship. Prerequisites: Doctor of Physical Therapy students and APTA members only.
Credits: 1.00
PT 307 - Pro Sem 2:Prep for PT Practice
Examines selected professional topics including the development of reflective practices and self-assessment skills. Health literacy is also explored in preparation for clinical practice. Prerequisites: PT 306 or Instructor permission; Doctor of Physical Therapy students and APTA members only.
Credits: 1.00
PT 308 - Pro Sem3: Ethics & Career Prep
Utilizes frameworks to analyze ethical issues in healthcare. Topics also include preparation for the national PT examination, professional license issues, continuing competence expectations and career planning. Prerequisites: PT 307 or Instructor permission; Doctor of Physical Therapy students and APTA members only.
Credits: 1.00
PT 319 - Movt Sci 2: Lifespan Mtr Devel
Lecture and laboratory experiences related to theory, concepts, and measurement of normal motor development, motor control, and motor learning across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NSCI 302, PT 318, PT 344; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.
Credits: 3.00
PT 328 - Independent Study
Students work with faculty member to assist in research, applying previously learned skills in critical appraisal, library searches, research methods and writing. Pre/co-requisites: RMS 220 or PT 320 or equivalents; enrollment in DPT program.
Credits: 3.00
PT 329 - Knowl Imp Trans & Exch of EBPT
Develops skills to disseminate evidence from the scientific literature to facilitate knowledge transfer and exchange. The field of implementation science will also be introduced. Prerequisite: PT 322 or PT 328 or equivalent.
Credits: 1.00
PT 330 - Psychosocial Issues in Health
Psychosocial dimensions of health, illness and disability will be examined from lifespan and multicultural perspectives. Pre/co-requisites: Psychology course; enrolled as DPT student.
Credits: 3.00
PT 331 - Hlth Care Plcy & Pract Mgmt PT
Explores the structure and function of physical therapy practice management and health care policy and strategies for changing at state and national levels. Pre/co-requisite: Doctor of Physical Therapy student.
Credits: 3.00
PT 344 - Patient Mgmt Musculoskeletal 1
Lecture/Lab experiences in which students will apply fundamental biomechanical and kinesiology principles of the trunk, spine, and extremities. Prerequisites: PT 305, PT 318, PT 340; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.
Credits: 8.00
PT 345 - Patient Mgt-Neuromuscular 1
Lecture and laboratory experiences re evidence-based medical and physical therapy management of adults with neuromuscular conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury. Prerequisites: NSCI 302, PT 305, PT 319; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.
Credits: 6.00
PT 346 - Patient Mgt-Neuromuscular 2
Lecture and laboratory experiences re evidence-based medical and physical therapy management of children with neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy and adults with developmental disabilities. Prerequisites: PT 345; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.
Credits: 5.00
PT 347 - Patient Mgt:Cardiopulmonary
Explores disease risk and prevention, as well as medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapies in the management of individuals with cardiopulmonary related diseases. Prerequisites: PT 305, PT 340; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.
Credits: 5.00
PT 348 - Patient Mgt:Medical/Surgical
Explores medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapies in the management of individuals with vascular, integumentary, lymphatic disorders and cancer. Pre/co-requisites: PT 305, PT 347; DPT student.
Credits: 4.00
PT 349 - Patient Mgt:Musculoskeletal 2
Lecture/lab applying foundational and advanced biomechanical, neurophysiological, kinesiological, and anatomical principles of the trunk, TMJ, spine, and extremities. Pre/co-requisites: PT 242; Enrolled as DPT student.
Credits: 4.00
PT 352 - Intl Collaborative in PT
This Travel Study Program Abroad is an elective for PT students and licensed PTs interested in learning advanced manual physical therapy skills while studying abroad. Pre/co-requisites: PT 349 or PT license.
Credits: 3.00
PT 360 - Integrated Patient Mgmt Sem
Integrates information learned in prior clinical and foundational science courses, as well as contemporary research findings, into a comprehensive model of physical therapy for individuals with complex and multi-system conditions. Pre/co-requisites: DPT student standing; successful completion of all previous DPT courses.
Credits: 1.00
PT 370 - Clinical Internship 1
Full-time (six weeks) Clinical Education Internship in an out-patient Orthopedic clinical setting. Pre/co-requisite: Completion of year one DPT curriculum.
Credits: 3.00
PT 371 - Clinical Internship 2
Full-time (ten weeks) Clinical Education Internship in various practice settings including out-patient, acute care, rehabilitation, home health, pediatric, long term care and specialty practices. Pre/co-requisite: Completion of all academic courses in DPT curriculum.
Credits: 5.00
PT 372 - Clinical Internship 3A
Full-time (four weeks) Clinical Education Internship in various practice settings including out-patient, acute care, rehabilitation, home health, pediatric, long term care and specialty practices. Pre/co-requisite: Completion of all academic courses in DPT curriculum.
Credits: 2.00
PT 373 - Clinical Internship 3B
Full-time (two weeks) Clinical Education Internship in various practice settings including out-patient, acute care, rehabilitation, home health, pediatric, long term care and specialty practices. Pre/co-requisite: Completion of all academic courses in DPT curriculum.
Credits: 1.00
PT 374 - Clinical Internship 3C
Full-time (four weeks) Clinical Education Internship in various practice settings including out-patient, acute care, rehabilitation, home health, pediatric, long term care and specialty practices. Pre/co-requisite: Completion of all academic courses in DPT curriculum.
Credits: 2.00
PT 375 - Clinical Internship 4
Full-time (ten weeks) Clinical Education Internship in various practice settings including out-patient, acute care, rehabilitation, home health, pediatric, long term care and specialty practices. Pre/co-requisite: Completion of all academic courses in DPT curriculum.
Credits: 5.00
PT 422 - Research Proj- Systematic Rvw
Develops advanced skills in critically analyzing research literature, including systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines. Students analyze clinical data and apply results to clinical decision-making. Prerequisite: PT 420.
Credits: 2.00
PT 428 - Research Pro- Non systemtc rvw
Students work with faculty member to assist in research, applying previously learned skills in critical appraisal, library searches, research methods and writing. Prerequisite: PT 420. Co-requisite: Doctor of Physical Therapy student.
Credits: 2.00
PT 496 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific title.
Credits: 3.00