Term: Fall 2017
Subject: Physical Therapy
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.
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.
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.
Psychosocial dimensions of health, illness and disability will be examined from lifespan and multicultural perspectives. Pre/co-requisites: Psychology course; enrolled as DPT student.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.