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Physical Therapy (PHT)

Chairperson: Professor Marcoux

440 (or CMD 440) Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy (3)

Study of structure and function of human head and neck anatomy, supplemented by dissection laboratory. Emphasis on the musculoskeletal, visceral, nervous, and vascular systems related to communicative disorders. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: BIO 121 or equivalent.

500 Human Anatomy and Histology (5)

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, Lab. 2) Pre: first-year standing or permission of chairperson.

501 Applied Human Anatomy Laboratory (3)

Surface anatomy, palpation, introduction to forces and torques, stretching and strengthening. (Lab. 6) Pre: 500 and first-year standing in D.P.T., or permission of chairperson.

505 Introduction to Physical Therapy (2)

Introduction to the profession of physical therapy including concepts related to disability, rehabilitation, evidence based practice, models of care and introduction to the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Characteristics and history of the profession and professional expectations for practitioners will be included. Pre: admission to the D.P.T. program.

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 of chairperson.

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 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: second-year standing in D.P.T. or permission of chairperson.

512 Physical Examination and Evaluation I (3)

Provides students with basic skills for physical examination and evaluation in the provision of physical therapy. Focus will be on strength testing, range of motion, and sensation. (Lec. 3). Pre: 500 and first-year standing in the D.P.T. program.

513 Directed Study in Physical Therapy (1-3)

Subject matter arranged to meet the individual needs of graduate students in physical therapy under the supervision of. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of instructor.

518 Communication and Education in Physical Therapy (3)

Topics include teaching in classroom and clinic, psychomotor skills and home exercise programs; increasing patient adherence; and community health. Communication development focuses on verbal/non-verbal, conflict management, assertiveness. (Lec. 3) Pre: second-year standing in D.P.T. or permission of chairperson.

519 Pathophysiology in Physical Therapy (1)

Physical Therapy cases will be used to facilitate the application of pathophyiological concepts in the examination, evaluation, and interventions in physical therapy. Pre: first-year standing in D.P.T.

520 Medical Management of Disease I (2)

Physiological systems, methods of diagnosis and rationale for physical therapists interventions. Topics include physiology of pain, inflammation, healing, impact of exercise and common conditions on the vascular, musculoskeletal, metabolic, and endocrine systems. (Lec. 2) Pre: 500 and first-year standing in D.P.T., or permission of chairperson.

521 Medical Management of Diseases II (2)

Pathophysiologic mechanisms, methods of diagnosis, and rationale for interventions which entry-level physical therapists need to understand. Common conditions of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, integumentary and nervous systems discussed. Pre: 520 and second-year standing in D.P.T., or permission of chairperson.

522 Physical Examination and Evaluation II (4)

A continuum of 512, this course will cover posture, functional mobility, gait, balance, assistive devices, wheelchair fitting, and home evaluation. Practice of basic skills through course content using role modeling and patient cases. Pre: 512 and first-year standing in the D.P.T. program.

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 Physical Agents I (2)

Theory, practice, and current research regarding application of physical agents. Diagnostic methods, interventions, and personnel supervision and administration of mechanical, thermal, and hydrotherapeutic agents. (Lec. 2) Pre: first-year standing in D.P.T. or permission of chairperson.

533 Physical Agents II (2)

Theory, practice, and current research on physical agents in PT. Electrotherapeutic agents including ultraviolet, primary forms of electrical stimulation, laser and others. Pre: 532 and first-year standing in D.P.T., or permission of chairperson.

535 Advanced Pathophysiology

See Nursing 535.

537 Management Theory in Physical Therapy (2)

An overview of health policy and management theory and its relationship to health care settings. Competent managers need to have a comprehensive understanding of how health care delivery is regulated. This topic will be covered in relationship to third party reimbursement, state regulations, health policy formulation roles of government and politics in health care. Pre: second-year standing in the D.P.T. program or permission of the chairperson.

538 Management and Administration in Physical Therapy (2)

Practical managerial and supervisory techniques and theory in physical therapy settings with emphasis on application in a variety of settings are presented. Topics: strategic planning, consultation, performance improvement, professional development planning, resumes and interviews, management, and performance appraisal, the health care continuum, budgeting, productivity, outcomes and patient satisfaction. Pre: third-year standing in D.P.T. or permission of the chairperson.

544 Health Promotion in Physical Therapy (4)

Presents physical therapists’ role in wellness and health promotion across gender, systems, and the lifespan. (Lec. 4) 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: second-year standing in D.P.T. or permission of chairperson.

570 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (4)

Physiological basis, testing and evaluation, treatment, and administration of programs for cardiac and pulmonary-diseased patients requiring physical therapy. (Lec. 4) Pre: second-year standing in D.P.T., 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 (4)

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: second-year standing in D.P.T. or permission of chairperson. S/U credit.

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 (2)

Physical Therapy assessment, care planning, and treatment of the pediatric population in diverse practice settings. Some hands-on experience with infants and children with a variety of diagnoses. (Lec. 2) Pre: 511 and third-year standing in D.P.T., or permission of chairperson.

585 Physical Therapy Internship II (4 or 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. S/U credit. Offered for 4 credits beginning spring 2012.

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.

592 Comprehensive Cases in Physical Therapy (4)

Cross-curricular integration of physical therapy evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and outcome assessment applied to complex cases. Consideration of modifications necessary for different stages of development/age, different cultures, and across the continuum of care. Pre: third-year standing in D.P.T. program.

595 Physical Therapy Internship III (4 or 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. S/U credit. Offered for 4 credits beginning spring 2012.

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 (1-3)

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 or permission of chairperson.

620 Evidence-Based Inquiry II (1-3)

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 (1-3)

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 or permission of chairperson.

640 Evidence-Based Inquiry IV (1-3)

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 or permission of chairperson.

655 Diagnostic Imaging (2)

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. 2) Pre: 500 and first-year standing in D.P.T. or permission of chairperson.

672 Pharmacological Considerations in Physical Therapy (2)

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. 2) Pre: second-year standing in D.P.T. or permission of chairperson.


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