University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

Subject: Doctor of Physical Therapy

DPT 401 - Health Systems I - Policy

Explores U.S. health systems including the role of public and private sectors. Federal and state health policy and legislation are examined in relationship to physical therapy. Examine mechanisms of health care delivery in the US in comparison to international systems. Prerequisites: ANNB 301, DPT 410, DPT 450; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 402 - Health Sys II-Quality Improvmt

Principles and practices of health care quality, quality improvement, and design and management of continual improvement activities. Topics will include quality measurement, management, and patient safety and their application in a variety of health care delivery settings and organizations. Prerequisites: DPT 421, DPT 423, DPT 426, DPT 452, DPT 492; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 405 - Clinical Medicine

Foundational knowledge and application of pathophysiology as it pertains general health and systemic disease and its relationship to the role of the physical therapist as a movement system expert and a primary care practitioner. Prerequisites: ANNB 301, DPT 410, DPT 450; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 406 - Exercise Science

Principles and applications of exercise assessment/testing, prescription and progression of the exercise program, including response to exercise. Course will emphasize understanding and application of the ACSM guidelines to exercise testing and prescription to individuals across the lifespan. Prerequisites: ANNB 301, DPT 410, DPT 450; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 411 - Movement System I

Application of kinesiology and biomechanical principles to the analysis and management of human movement, posture, joint structure and function, and gait. Examination of mechanical properties of tissue with respect to lifespan, injury and healing, and principles of diagnostic imaging. Prerequisites: ANNB 301, DPT 410, DPT 450; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 414 - Clinical Reasoning

Fundamental clinical-decision making frameworks in contemporary physical therapy practice, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the Hypothesis Oriented Algorithm for Clinicians within the context of patient/client management model. Prerequisites: ANNB 301, DPT 410, DPT 450; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 415 - Psychsoc Aspcts Hlth Wellbeing

Psychosocial dimensions of health, illness, and disability across the lifespan and in consideration of diverse perspectives. Consideration of physical therapy implications for management of common mental health conditions and integrate patient and family-centered communication skills in simulated clinical situations. Prerequisites: ANNB 301, DPT 410, DPT 450; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 422 - Musculoskeletal Management III

Screening, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and outcomes for patients with complex musculoskeletal system dysfunction are covered. Case management as movement system experts of patient/client populations with complex primary or underlying conditions across the lifespan are explored. Prerequisites: DPT 421, DPT 423, DPT 426, DPT 452, DPT 492; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 424 - Neurological Management II

Screening, examination, diagnosis, prognosis, management and outcomes for individuals with neurological impairments across the life span are covered. Evaluation and interventions of the movement system deficits considering pathophysiology and biopsychosocial framework will be addressed through case-based learning. Prerequisites: DPT 421, DPT 423, DPT 426, DPT 452, DPT 492; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 427 - Integmnt, Endocrine, Multi Sys

Screening, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, management and outcomes for patients with integumentary, endocrine, lymphatic, oncology, autoimmune and multisystem conditions are covered. Topics include pathophysiology, risk appraisal, medical and surgical management, and biopsychosocial considerations across the lifespan. Prerequisites: DPT 421, DPT 423, DPT 426, DPT 452, DPT 492; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 460 - Clinical Edu Experience I

Eight week supervised clinical experience in one of the following settings: outpatient, inpatient, or specialty clinics. Experience will include safe, effective, and comprehensive patient care. Students will demonstrate proficiency with skills applying foundational knowledge associated with patient care and management. Prerequisites: DPT 423, DPT 421, DPT 426, DPT 452, DPT 493, DPT 422, DPT 427, DPT 424, DPT 402, DPT 494; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 494 - Doctoral Research Project II

Implementation of research proposal including data collection and analysis. Research question might be systematic reviews, intervention, diagnostic, or prognostic studies; and may utilize qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods design Prerequisites: DPT 421, DPT 423, DPT 426, DPT 452, DPT 493; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.