University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Physical Therapy (PT)

PT 095 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PT 203 - Professional Seminar 1
Framework for students' becoming excellent practitioners, focusing on values, principles and core documents of the physical therapy profession, and contemporary issues related to the profession. Pre/co-requisite: DPT majors only.
Credits: 2.00
PT 204 - Professional Seminar 2
Students discuss professional issues and practices encountered in the clinical environment, allowing them to build a framework of knowledge and skills that supports excellent practice. S/U grading only. Pre/co-requisites: PT 203; Enrollment in DPT program.
Credits: 0.00
PT 205 - Professional Seminar 3
Students discuss professional issues and practices encountered in the clinical environment, allowing them to build a framework of knowledge and skills that supports excellent practice. S/U grading only. Pre/co-requisites: Enrollment in DPT program.
Credits: 0.00
PT 206 - Professional Seminar 4
Students discuss professional issues and practices encountered in the clinical environment, allowing them to build a framework of knowledge and skills that supports excellent practice. S/U grading only. Pre/co-requisite: Enrollment in DPT program.
Credits: 0.00
PT 207 - Professional Seminar 5
Students discuss professional issues and practices encountered in the clinical environment, allowing them to build a framework of knowledge and skills that supports excellent practice. S/U grading only. Pre/co-requisite: Enrollment in DPT program.
Credits: 0.00
PT 213 - Movement Science I
Students learn to apply kinesiology and biomechanical principles and concepts to the analysis of human movement, posture, joint structure and function, and gait. Pre/co-requisites: ANNB 201; enrollment in DPT program.
Credits: 3.00
PT 215 - Movement Science 2
Lecture and laboratory experience re theory, concepts, and measurement of normal sensory motor development, motor control, and motor learning across the lifespan. Pre/co-requisites: ANNB 302 , PT 242, and RMS 213. Enrolled as a DPT student.
Credits: 3.00
PT 241 - Patient Mngmt Fndmntl Skills
Introduction to principles and practices of patient/client management including fundamental patient handling skills, physical examination techniques, history taking and interviewing skills, and clinical documentation. Prerequisites: ANNB 201; Enrolled as DPT student. Co- requisite: Pharmacology and Pathophysiology.
Credits: 6.00
PT 242 - 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 241, RMS 213, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology; Enrolled as DPT student. Co-requisite: RMS 244, RMS 251.
Credits: 8.00
PT 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 15.00
PT 301 - Clin Ethics for Hlthcare Prof
Students will analyze clinical and organizational healthcare issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Ethical decision-making skills will be developed. Pre/co-requisite: Graduate Standing.
Credits: 3.00
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
Students learn the value of and barriers to health prmotion, health protection, and disease prevention, factors that inlfuence personal health decisions, and preventive interventions.
Credits: 2.00
PT 305 - Pathophysiology/Pharmacology
Study of diseases of the human body and their pharmacological treatments. Emphasis on common diseases in USA populations and most germane to physical therapy practice. Pre/co-requisite: Enrolled as DPT student.
Credits: 6.00
PT 320 - Undrstdng Evidence in PT Pract
Students critically analyze and interpret research in terms of applicability to practice, examine methods for measuring practice outcomes and apply data to answer clinical questions. Pre/co-requisites: Statistics course; enrollment as DPT student.
Credits: 3.00
PT 322 - Adv Evidence Based Pract Sklls
Students gain advanced skills in critically analyzing research literature, including systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines. Students analyze clinical data and apply results to decision-making. Pre/co-requisite: PT 320.
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: 1.00 to 4.00
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 - Practice Management in PT
This course introduces students to the fundamental nature and functions of general business organizations, particularly physical therapy practices. Pre/co-requisite: Enrollment in DPT program.
Credits: 3.00
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. Pre/co-requisites: PT 215, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology; Enrolled as DPT student.
Credits: 0.00 or 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. Pre/co-requisites: PT 345, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology; Enrolled as DPT student.
Credits: 0.00 or 5.00
PT 347 - Patient Mgt:Cardiopulmonary
Students explore disease risk and prevention, as well as medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapies in the management of individuals with cardiopulmonary related diseases. Pre/co-requisites: ANNB 201, PT 241, GRNU 303, RMS 251, pathophysiology; enrollment in DPT program.
Credits: 4.00
PT 348 - Patient Mgt:Medical/Surgical
Students explore medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapies in the management of individuals with vascular, integumentary, lymphatic disorders and cancer. Pre/co-requisites: PT 241, PT 347, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology; Enrolled as DPT student.
Credits: 2.00
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: 0.00 or 4.00
PT 351 - Community Health in PT
DPT students travel internationally to experience and reflect on structures, processes and outcomes of healthcare for patients receiving rehabilitation services in another country. Pre/co-requisite: second year DPT student.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
PT 352 - Intl Collaborative in PT
This Faculty Lead Program Abroad is an elective for PT students and licensed PT's 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
Students integrate information learned in prior clinical and foundational science courses, as well as contemporary research findings, into a comprehensive patient management model. Pre/co-requisites: DPT student standing; successful completion of all previous DPT courses.
Credits: 2.00
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 395 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00