Term: Spring 2022

Subject: Doctor of Physical Therapy

DPT 403 - Health Sys III-Business Mgt

Physical therapist practice management including evidence-based business and financial management, administration, and health informatics. Topics will incorporate business management from a physical therapist perspective, while expanding knowledge on health systems and the role of physical therapist in various practice settings. Prerequisites: DPT 402, DPT 422, DPT 424, DPT 427, DPT 460, DPT 493; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 404 - Health Sys IV-Health Promotion

Fundamental concepts of health behavior, health education, and health promotion. Examination of health promotion programs at the level of policy, community, social spheres, and individuals. Experiential learning through health promotion in consideration of health behavior science and evidence-based practice. Prerequisites: DPT 402, DPT 422, DPT 424, DPT 427, DPT 460, DPT 493; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 407 - Pharmacology and Nutrition

Foundational knowledge of pharmacology and nutrition pertinent to physical therapist practice. Introduction to pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, mechanisms of action of various drugs, and adverse reactions. Topics will also include nutrition in relation to primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Prerequisites: DPT 401, DPT 405, DPT 406, DPT 411, DPT 414, DPT 415; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 408 - Fundamentals Critical Inquiry

In-depth application of scientific inquiry inclusive of research design, statistical methods, research question development, critical appraisal and interpretation of evidence related to clinical practice are explored. Diagnostic, intervention, and prognostic studies are used in the application of the inquiry process. Prerequisites: DPT 401, DPT 405, DPT 406, DPT 411, DPT 414, DPT 415; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 412 - Movement System II

Motor control/learning and development across the lifespan, and a theoretical framework to develop intervention strategies. Principles of examination and evaluation of normal and dysfunctional movement will be discussed, including posture, gait, reach and grasp. Electrodiagnostic testing will also be covered. Prerequisites: DPT 401, DPT 405, DPT 406, DPT 411, DPT 414, DPT 415; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 416 - Rehabilitation Technology

Evaluation, prescription, and patient / client education of rehabilitation technology used in physical therapy management of individuals to address or enhance movement across the lifespan. Topics will include prescription of and training with technology, devices, and environmental modifications. Prerequisites: DPT 402, DPT 422, DPT 424, DPT 427, DPT 460, DPT 493; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 420 - Musculoskeletal Management I

Screening, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, management and outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction of the extremities are covered. Topics include pathophysiology, risk appraisal, medical and surgical management, and biopsychosocial considerations in the management of these conditions across the lifespan. Prerequisites: DPT 401, DPT 405, DPT 406, DPT 411, DPT 414, DPT 415; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 425 - Neurological Management III

Incorporate advanced clinical decision making in the plan of care of complex patients across the lifespan. Consideration of differential diagnosis, patient environment and case management will be discussed. Prevention, risk reduction strategies and continuum of care will be emphasized. Prerequisites: DPT 402, DPT 422, DPT 424, DPT 427, DPT 460, DPT 493; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 451 - Prof Formation/Leadrshp II-ICE

Advanced study of professional formation and personal leadership development within the role of a doctoring professional. Focuses on role identity, professional practice expectations within ethical/legal standards of practice, teaching-learning, supervision/delegation, and introduces IPE role within Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICE). Prerequisites: DPT 401, DPT 405, DPT 406, DPT 411, DPT 414, DPT 415; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 453 - Prof Form/Leadrshp IV-ICE/IPE

Integrates professional formation and leadership development as a doctoring professional. Emphasizes interprofessional practice, education and support of health and well-being of others. Justifies ethical/legal decisions, social responsibility and advocacy. Expands Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICE) to community engagement and health promotion. Prerequisites: DPT 402, DPT 422, DPT 424, DPT 427, DPT 460, DPT 493; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.

DPT 495 - Doctoral Research Project III

Completion of research project inclusive of comprehensive analysis, synthesis of findings based on research question, implications to practice and dissemination of finding via manuscript and presentations. This project fulfills a component of the Doctoral Comprehensive Examination. Prerequisites: DPT 402, DPT 422, DPT 424, DPT 427, DPT 460, DPT 494; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.