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Physical Therapy (PHT)

Chairperson: Professor Marcoux

440 Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy

See Dental Hygiene 440.

500 Human Anatomy and Histology (4)

Structure and function of human anatomy as related to physical therapy. Emphasis on musculoskeletal, visceral, nervous, and vascular systems and tissue histology. Functional changes after injury also will be emphasized. (Lec. 4) Pre: first-year standing or permission of chairperson.

501 Applied Human Anatomy Laboratory (4)

Dissection of a cadaver to demonstrate structure and function of human anatomy. Accurate palpation of anatomic structures in parallel with dissection. (Lab. 8) Pre: first-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

508 Psychosocial Issues in Physical Therapy (2)

Behavioral and psychosocial issues relevant in physical therapy practice. Patient’s perception of care and interactions in the health care environment. (Lec. 2) Pre: first-year standing or permission ofchairperson.

510 Biomechanics and Pathokinesiology (5)

Principles, theories, and recent investigations of the biomechanics of human motion and posture are presented to develop analytical skills for normal and abnormal movement evaluation. (Lec. 5) Pre: 500 and 501 and 520 and first-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

511 Human Neuroscience and Neurology (5)

Anatomy, physiology, dysfunction, and evaluation of the human nervous system as a basis of therapeutic intervention. Gross and microscopic structure of the nervous system and the neurological examination (Lec. 4, Lab. 2) Pre: 500 and 501 and first-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

512 Basic Physical Evaluation, Therapeutic Exercise and Care (5)

Range of motion, posture, sensory, reflex, and manual muscle testing methods of physical examination. Soft tissue evaluation and introduction to functional mobility and therapeutic exercise prescription. Transfers and ambulation techniques. (Lec. 5) Pre: first year standing, or permission of chairperson.

518 Communication Issues in Physical Therapy (1)

Communication and professional issues that influence the practice of physical therapy. Verbal/non-verbal communication, professional dress and behavior, cultural competence, adult education principles, and professional association issues. (Lec. 1) Pre: first-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

520 Physiological and Pathophysiological Basis of Physical Therapy (5)

Physiological systems, pathophysiological mechanisms, methods of diagnosis, and rationale for safe and effective physical therapy interventions. (Lec. 5) Pre: first-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

528 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Clinical Practice (3)

Practice standards, interdisciplinary issues, ethical considerations, and legal implications of physical therapy practice. Professional development, expert practice, doctoring professions, informed consent, patient rights, standards of practice, advanced directives, malpractice, domestic violence, child and elder abuse. (Lec. 3) Pre: second-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

532 Clinical Electrophysiology and Physical Agents (5)

Theory, practice, and current research regarding application of clinical electrophysiology and physical agents. Diagnostic methods, interventions, and personnel supervision for mechano-, electro-, thermo-, hydro-, ionto-, and photo-therapy administration are covered. (Lec. 5) Pre: first-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

538 Management and Administration in Physical Therapy (4)

Practical managerial and supervisory techniques and theory in physical therapy settings. Third party reimbursement, state regulations, health policy formulation, roles of government and politics in health care. (Lec. 4) Pre: third-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

542 Primary Care and Clinical Diagnosis (2)

Clinical decision making underlying medical and therapeutic diagnostic methods to develop competencies in referral and evaluation of disorders. Diagnostic reasoning, medical and PT testing, documentation of billing, interdisciplinary chart review. (Lec. 2) Pre: second-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

544 Physical Therapy in Women’s Health (2)

Physical therapy issues and problems in special topics of women’s health. (Lec. 2) Pre: third-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

550 Musculoskeletal Therapeutics I: The Extremities (5)

Physical therapy management of individuals with, and the prevention of, impaired joint mobility, motor function, muscle performance, range of motion, and reflex integrity associated with musculoskeletal dysfunction in the extremities. (Lec. 5) Pre: 510 and second-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

552 Musculoskeletal Therapeutics II: The Spine (5)

Physical therapy management of individuals with, and the prevention of, impaired joint mobility, motor function, muscle performance, range of motion, and reflex integrity associated with musculoskeletal dysfunction in the spine. (Lec. 5) Pre: 550 and second-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

560 Neuromuscular Therapeutics (5)

Physical therapy management of individuals with, and the prevention of, impaired motor function and sensory integrity associated with neuromuscular dysfunction. (Lec. 5) Pre: 511 and second-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

570 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (5)

Physiological basis, testing and evaluation, treatment, and administration of programs for cardiac and pulmonary-diseased patients requiring physical therapy. (Lec. 5) Pre: 520 and second-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

574 Sports Physical Therapy (2)

Advanced knowledge and competency in sports injury evaluation and treatment are developed. Additional coverage of sports injury prevention, athletic screening, medical intervention, interdisciplinary coordination, and patient or public education is provided. (Lec. 1, Lab. 3) Pre: 550 or permission of instructor.

575 Physical Therapy Internship I (5)

Assignment to various clinical settings that provide supervised experiences with practicing physical therapists and support personnel. Specific setting and rotational time schedule are determined by the student, academic clinical coordinator, and clinical site. (Practicum) Pre: permission of instructor.

576 Broadening Experiences in Physical Therapy (2)

Provision of physical therapy service in a non-traditional setting or with a unique population. Preparatory work and two-week hands-on experience. (Lec. 1, Practicum in approved setting) Pre: enrolled in D.P.T. Program and with permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

580 Pediatric Physical Therapy (3)

Physical therapy assessment, care planning, and treatment of the pediatric population in diverse practice settings. Psychosocial implications of working with children will be addressed. Laboratory sessions will provide some hands-on experience with infants and children with a variety of diagnoses. (Lec. 3) Pre: 511 and second-year standing, or permission of the chairperson.

585 Physical Therapy Internship II (5)

Assignment to various clinical settings that provide supervised experiences with practicing physical therapists and support personnel. Specific setting and rotational time schedule are determined by the student, academic clinical coordinator, and clinical site. (Practicum) Pre: permission of instructor.

586 Physical Therapy in Geriatric Populations (2)

Geriatric and aging issues related to physical therapy practice. Evaluation and treatment strategies for disorders affecting adults, including biology, cognition, and motor function. Exposure to geriatric populations. (Lec. 2) Pre: second-year standing or permission of chairperson.

595 Physical Therapy Internship III (5)

Assignment to various clinical settings that provide supervised experiences with practicing physical therapists and support personnel. Selection of clinical specialty area of student’s interest is considered in determination of the setting. (Practicum) Pre: permission of instructor.

600 Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice (3)

Presentation and application of principles of evidence-based practice as related to current physical therapy practice, theory development, and scientific literature. Preparation of proposal through literature review. (Lec. 3) Pre: first-year standing or permission of chairperson.

605 Special Topics and Professional Preparation in Physical Therapy (2)

Integration of the art and science of physical therapy with the delivery of services. Comprehensive review of systems, including evaluation and interventions as they relate to physical therapy. (Lec. 2) Pre: third-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

610 Evidence-Based Inquiry I (1)

Introduces the student to the concept of evidence-based inquiry and its importance in the physical therapy profession. Initial stages of an evidence-based inquiry project formulated with the guidance of a faculty advisor. (Independent Study) Pre: 600 and second-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

615 Differential Diagnosis (3)

Development of skill in differential diagnosis and referral focusing on level of decisions, triage, and interaction with other diagnostic professionals. Medical diagnostics, test considerations, and referral strategies are developed through practical diagnostic clinical rotation. (Lec. 3) Pre: 542 and second-year standing or permission of chairperson.

620 Evidence-Based Inquiry II (3)

Guides the student through the refinement and focusing of a previously identified multi-phase inquiry project in which evidence is the critical feature. Identification of target audience, delineation of scope of evidence to be gathered occurs along with initial evidence collection. (Independent. Study) Pre: 610 and second-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

630 Evidence-Based Inquiry III (3)

Final data gathering, analysis/synthesis, and documentation aspects of a multi-phase inquiry project in which evidence is the critical feature. Statistical analysis and literature synthesis are potential techniques to be utilized. (Independent. Study) Pre: 620 and third-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

640 Evidence-Based Inquiry IV (1)

Formal dissemination of a multi-phase inquiry project in which evidence is the critical feature. The form this dissemination takes will be individual to the specific project, but may include a research poster, scholarly publication, newsletters or other professional scholarly sources. (Independent Study) Pre: 630 and third-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

655 Diagnostic Imaging (3)

Referral and interpretation of diagnostic images relevant in musculoskeletal assessment and management. Radiologic anatomy, normal variants, and pathological and traumatic conditions reviewed. CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, angiography addressed. (Lec. 3) Pre: second-year standing, or permission of chairperson.

672 Pharmacological Considerations in Physical Therapy (3)

Pharmacological actions, interventions, and interactions that physical therapists encounter in their treatment of patients undergoing physical rehabilitation. Drug administration appropriate to physical therapy practice. (Lec. 3) Pre: third-year standing, or permission of chairperson.


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