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Doctor of Physical Therapy: Cardiovasc and Pulmonary Mgt

DPT 426 Z1 (CRN: 61805)

3 Credit Hours

About DPT 426 Z1

Screening, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, management and outcomes for patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions 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 407, DPT 408, DPT 412, DPT 420, DPT 451, NSCI 302; Doctor of Physical Therapy student.



Dates: May 20 - August 9, 2019; Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM; Lab meets Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Section Description

Foundational knowledge of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy evaluation and management. Students will gain experience in physical therapy examination, evaluation, treatment planning, interventions, prognosis and outcomes for patients with cardiac and pulmonary disease. Students learn and apply anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathology as they explore the issues of disease risk and prevention for individuals across the lifespan with various cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions. They also will explore and study the medical, surgical, pharmacological, psycho-social and physical therapies in the management of these patient populations. This course includes lecture, laboratory, and case discussion/analysis. Emphasis is on history-taking, systems review, physical therapy examination, diagnosis, prognosis, evaluation, and development of a plan of care for individuals with common cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions seen by physical therapists in all settings.

Section Expectation

Attendance in all lectures and participation in all laboratory sessions expected. Students should expect to spend 6 - 9 hours of work per week on coursework outside of class and laboratory periods. Text Required: Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Hillegass 3rd edition, American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription 9th edition


Students will be evaluated from written and practical exams, quizzes, and evidence based paper presentation.




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