University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Physical Therapy

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.

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.

PT 318 - Movt Sci 1: Kinesiology

Application of kinesiology and biomechanical principles and concepts to the analysis of human movement, posture, joint structure and function, and gait. Prerequisite: ANNB 201; Doctor of Physical Therapy students only.

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.

PT 340 - 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; Doctor of Physical Therapy students only. Co-requisite: PT 305.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PT 420 - Undrstandng Evidence 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.

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.

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.