Physical Therapy

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34.501 Pharmacology Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 33819
Status Active

An introduction to the chemistry, biochemistry ad physiological actions of vaious pharmaceuticals. Fundamental concepts will be stressed and will include a discussion of drug receptors, drug recepto interactions, pharmacokinetics, enzyme induction, drug metabolism, drug safety and effectiveness and idiosyncratic reactions. Several major groups of drugs will be studied including: central nervous system stimulants, hypnotics, narcotic analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, cholinergics, adrenergics, adrenergic blocking drugs, antihypertensives, antihistamines, diuretics, adrenal steroids, anti-anemic drugs and antibiotics. Articles from the current literature will be discussed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.510 Models and Measurement in Disability Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33437
Status Active

This course will introduce students to the World Health organization's International Classification of Function and discuss its implications for models and measurement of disability. Discussion will focus on defining and measuring disability based on the enabling-disabling process with both temporal and spatial dynamics. Temporal dynamics will include both short cycle dynamics (days to weeks) as well as longer range cycles (i.e. the life cycle). Spatial dynamics will include multi level - bidirectional interactions that emerge through cell, organ, system, organism, and environmental scales. The multi level structure will be emphasized as mechanism to link disciplines and the need for diverse strategies required for examining, evaluating and intervening for reducing disability. There will be an emphasis on the important recurrent feedback loops between human and environment in long-term health trajectories and transitions from health to disability and from acute disturbances to chronic conditions. These discussions will occur in two primary areas: musculoskeletal and cardiovascular system dynamics. Open to: Undergraduate Seniors and Graduate Students It is recommended that students have completed at least a year of upper division exercise physiology, biological science, engineering or psychology coursework. In addition, a year of general physics and a semester of statistics or research methods is recommended but not required.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.601 Clinical Anatomy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4684
Status Active

Clinical Anatomy is a study of the structures of the human body, utilizing lectures, demonstrations and A.V. materials. It is a foundation course for physical therapy procedures courses. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.602 Neuroscience: Anatomy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4685
Status Active

Neuroscience anatomy presents the structural features of the central nervous system as they relate to problems encountered in clinical neurology. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.603 Anatomy Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4686
Status Active

Clinical Anatomy Laboratory is a visualization of the structures of the human body utilizing laboratory dissection of prosected parts and human cadavers. The laboratory also incorporates the recognition of underlying structures using surface anatomy and palpation of body and soft tissues. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.605 Physical Therapy Interventions I Lecture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4688
Status Active

This course introduces the student to the principles of patient evaluation and treatment utilizing case studies to integrate didactic information into practical clinical situations. The appropriate use of evaluation procedures and the rationale for safe and effective use of treatment procedures are emphasized. Topics include: principles of biomechanical analysis, body mechanics, principles of goniometry and muscle testing, patient positioning and transfers, gait training and activities of daily living with assistive devices, wheelchair prescription and mobility, isolation/sterile technique, wound care, monitoring vital signs, heat and cold modalities, aquatic therapy, and evaluation of normal gait. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.606 Neuroscience Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4689
Status Active

This course introduces the student to the principles of patient evaluation and treatment utilizing case studies to integrate didactic information into practical clinical situations. The appropriate use of evaluation procedures and the rationale for safe and effective use of treatment procedures are emphasized. Topics include: principles of biomechanical analysis, body mechanics, principles of goniometry and muscle testing, patient positioning and transfers, gait training and activities of daily living with assistive devices, wheelchair prescription and mobility, isolation/sterile technique, wound care, monitoring vital signs, heat and cold modalities, aquatic therapy, and evaluation of normal gait. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.607 Physical Therapy Interventions I Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4690
Status Active

This laboratory course develops the psychomotor skills necessary to apply the didactic knowledge presented in the Physical Therapy Interventions I Lecture to clinical situations. The safe and effective performance of various evaluation and treatment techniques is emphasized. Topics include: patient interviewing; isolation/sterile techniques; wound care and bandaging; monitoring vital signs; patient positioning and bed mobility; transfers; gait training and activities of daily living with assistive devices; wheelchair mobility; massage/soft tissue mobilization/lymph edema management; heat and cold modalities; gait analysis; goniometry and strength testing; postural analysis and anthropometry. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.608 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4691
Status Active

This course is the first of a three-course series which explores physical therapy management of musculoskeletal dysfunction. In this first course, general models for physical therapy intervention will be presented. The evaluation, treatment and prevention of pathological conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of the lower extremity will be emphasized. Normal function will be included as a basis for recognizing and therapeutically resolving dysfunction of skeletal and joint structures, muscles and soft tissues. A problem-solving approach to resolve impairments, contributing to functional limitations and disabilities, will be stressed.All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.610 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4693
Status Active

This laboratory course develops the psychomotor skills to allow clinical application of didactic knowledge gained in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I Lecture. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.612 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4695
Status Active

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy provides instruction in a variety of pathological cardiopulmonary conditions encountered by physical therapists. The course emphasizes examination, evaluation and interventions employed by the physical therapist in dealing with these conditions. Students will be expected to integrate and synthesize information from related courses in a variety of cardiopulmonary problem solving experiences. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.614 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy I Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4697
Status Active

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Laboratory is taken concurrently with Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 34.612. The Laboratory experiences are designed to provide an opportunity to practice examination, evaluation, and interventions as discussed in lecture and demonstrate psychomotor proficiency in each procedure. The course emphasizes procedures employed by the physical therapist in dealing with cardiopulmonary conditions. In addition, students will be expected to integrate and synthesize information from related courses in a variety of cardiopulmonary problem solving experiences. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.615 Clinical Education I Seminar Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4698
Status Active

This course is the first in a series of two one-credit weekly seminars. The class will continue to explore the professional issues and clinical practice begun in 34.611 in various settings. Requirements include successful completion of the one week Clinical Education Fieldwork Experience I in Spring, Year 1. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.616 Research Methods Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4699
Status Active

This course presents the role of research in the development and critical analysis of physical therapy clinical practice. Students are guided through the process of clinical scientific research including the following content areas: philosophy of science and causation, problem and hypothesis identification, review and analysis of scientific literature, methods of hypothesis testing, data analysis and interpretation and critique/ evaluation of research results.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.617 Neurological Physical Therapy Lecture I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4700
Status Active

This course is the first of two courses dealing with the physical therapy management of adult patients/clients with neurological dysfunction. Concepts, practical applications, and strategies based on theories of motor skill development, motor control, and motor learning will be discussed. A variety of neurological conditions with different levels of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities will be examined. Emphasis is on the development of clinical decision making skills using a problem solving approach. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.619 Neurological Physical Therapy Laboratory I Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4702
Status Active

This laboratory course must be taken concurrently with Neurological Physical Therapy I, 34.617. Emphasis is on the development of problem solving and psychomotor skills necessary for successful management of the patient/client with neurological dysfunction. Videotapes and patient demonstrations are used to develop skills in examination, evaluation, and clinical decision making. Peer practice is used to promote the development of psychomotor skills in advanced therapeutic exercise and functional training. Problem solving in the application of interventions for different levels of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities is stressed. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.620 Neurological Physical Therapy II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4703
Status Active

This course is the second of two courses dealing with physical therapy management of adult patients with neurological dysfunction. Concepts, practical applications, and strategies based on theories of motor skill development, motor control, and motor learning will be discussed. A variety of neurological conditions with differing levels of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities will be examined. Emphasis is on the development of clinical decision making skills using a problem-solving approach. Practice is offered in the development of appropriate plans of care. Concurrent laboratory sessions emphasize the development of assessment and intervention skills. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.621 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II Lecture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4704
Status Active

This course is the second of a three-course series which focuses on physical therapy management of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Treatment of the ankle and foot will be included as a continuation of the first course. The evaluation, treatment and prevention of pathological conditions affecting the upper extremity will be emphasized. Normal function will be included as a basis for recognizing and therapeutically resolving dysfunction of skeletal and joint structures, muscular and soft tissues. A problem-solving approach to resolve impairments, which contribute to functional limitations and disabilities, will be stressed. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.622 Neurological Physical Therapy II Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4705
Status Active

This course is the second of two lab courses dealing with physical therapy management of adult patients with neurological dysfunction. Videotapes and patient demonstrations will be used to promote clinical decision making skills in examination and evaluation of patients with neurological dysfunction. Classroom laboratory experiences (peer practice) will be used to provide the student with the opportunity to gain mastery of psychomotor skills in advanced therapeutic exercise. Problem solving in the application of interventions for different levels of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities will be stressed. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.623 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4706
Status Active

This laboratory course develops the psychomotor skills to allow clinical application of didactic knowledge gained in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II Lecture. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.625 Physical Therapy Interventions II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4708
Status Active

This course is a study of advanced physical therapy procedures which utilize electrophysics and electrophysiology in evaluating and treating a variety of physical impairments. The course will emphasize theories and techniques used in electrodiagnosis, electromyography, functional electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, transcutaneous electrical stimulation, biofeedback, laser and therapeutic electrical currents including light and radar waves. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.626 Geriatric Physical Therapy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4709
Status Active

This course will focus on the special needs of the elderly and on the physical therapy management of the geriatric client. The physical changes associated with normal aging as well as pathological changes will be discussed and analyzed. Program planning will stress holistic consideration of the rehabilitative, cognitive/behavioral, and psychosocial needs of the elderly. (Re)Evaluation including functional evaluation, treatment planning (and treatment plan evaluation), treatment cost effectiveness, documentation, reimbursement issues will be analyzed as they relate to the physical therapy management of the geriatric client. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.627 Physical Therapy Interventions II Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4710
Status Active

This course is a practical application of theories and principles presented in 34.625, Physical Therapy Interventions II Lecture. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.628 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4711
Status Active

This course provides the second-year physical therapy student with an introduction to physical therapy evaluation and management of dysfunction of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, ribcage, and pelvis. The development of evaluation strategies, documentation skills, organized clinical decision making, and effective patient management techniques will be emphasized. Discussions and exercises will focus on developing patient diagnoses, functional problems lists, long and short-term goals, and treatment strategies. Critical thinking/problem solving strategies will be incorporated into all aspects of patient management. Emphasis will be on creating a climate that encourages learning. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.629 Directed Research Credits: 1-3

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4712
Status Active

The directed research experience provides students with the opportunity to develop a research project with the guidance of a faculty advisor. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.630 Musculoskeletal III Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4713
Status Active

This laboratory course provides the student the opportunity to apply the didactic knowledge gained in the Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II Lecture through a problem solving approach. Additionally, specific evaluation and functional management techniques for the spine and pelvis will be demonstrated by instructors and practiced by students. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.631 Pediatric Physical Therapy Lecture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4714
Status Active

This laboratory course provides the student the opportunity to apply the didactic knowledge gained in the Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II Lecture through a problem solving approach. Additionally, specific evaluation and functional management techniques for the spine and pelvis will be demonstrated by instructors and practiced by students. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.633 Pediatric Physical Therapy Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4716
Status Active

Through classroom and clinical laboratory experiences, the student will be given the opportunity to gain introductory level skill in the examination, evaluation , intervention, and development of a physical therapy plan of care for infants, children, and adolescents who have disabling problems requiring physical therapy intervention. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.635 Clinical Education II Seminar Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4718
Status Active

This course is the second in a series of two one-credit weekly seminars. The class will continue to explore the professional issues and clinical practice begun in 34.611 and 34.615 in various practice settings. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.637 Integrating Clinical Practice Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4720
Status Active

This course will focus on integrating clinical reasoning skills in physical therapy with an emphasis on evidence-based research and current concepts of disablement. Students will share clinical experiences focusing on utilization of best practices and Clinical Practice Guidelines. Students will evaluate the use of diagnostic imaging in making clinical decisions based on evidence. Finally, students will utilize knowledge of functional movement deficits in developing effective patient evaluation and management strategies.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.640 Professional Prep in PT Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4723
Status Active

This course will focus on facilitating the students transition into the Physical Therapy Profession including successful completion of the professional licensure examination, the National Physical Therapy Exam: Student groups will outline and present review materials for the exam to each other including a list of sources for further study. The faculty facilitator will oversee the development and content of the presentations and supervise practice examinations. Students are guided through reflection in practice, development of a personal professional development plan, a Vision and Mission Statement including continuing education, pro bono and community service and participation in the American Physical Therapy Association. Other topics will include strategies for successful interviewing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.641 Business Skills in Physical Therapy Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4724
Status Active

This course provides an overview of the operation of physical therapy services. The course will emphasize a micro approach concerning issues and trends related to the delivery of health care and their implications for the management of physical therapy services. Key issues will include facilities design and clinic organization, personnel management, budgeting, and operations management. Topics related to the key issues will include: marketing, quality improvement, utilization review, legal and ethical issues such as sexual harassment, and integration of the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice and the LAMP (Leadership, Administration, Management, and Professionalism) document with respect to these topics. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.642 Health Policy & Admin Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4725
Status Active

This course explores the social, political, and economic policies that impact the delivery of physical therapy services and health. The course underscores the issues of professionalism, leadership, management, and the advocacy to foster excellence in autonomous practice for the benefit of members and society. The course emphasizes leadership in promoting cultural competence, global health initiatives, social responsibility, effective application of technology, and health services research.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.643 Evidence Directed Care Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4726
Status Active

This course presents the role of evidence in the development and critical analysis of physical therapy clinical practice guidelines and practice recommendations. Students are guided through the process of analyzing, weighting, comparing and integrating sources of evidence. Methods of integrating various forms of evidence that will be specifically covered include literature reviews, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, clinical prediction rules and clinical practice guidelines.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.644 Clinical Education Fieldwork II Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4727
Status Active

This is the continuance of Directed Research experience providing students with the opportunity to complete and present a research project with the guidance of a faculty advisor. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.645 Physical Interventions III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4728
Status Active

All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.646 Complex Cases in Physical Therapy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4729
Status Active

This online course which runs concurrently with Clinical Education Experience III (34.653) is designed to promote evidence based practice, professional correspondence, and further socialization into the profession of physical therapy through sharing of complex clinical cases encountered during the clinical experience. Students will describe their clinical placement setting as well as several complex cases through Blackboard while following the confidentiality guidelines as set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.647 PT Interventions III Lab Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 4730
Status Active

All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.648 Service Learning in Physical Therapy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30345
Status Active

This three-credit course is designed to serve as a service-learning experience in the final year for doctoral physical therapy students. The course is designed to provide relevant and meaningful service opportunities for culturally competent physical therapy services with a focus on prevention, health promotion, fitness, and wellness to individuals, groups, and communities. The service learning experience will prepare students for active civic participation in a diverse society. Through the use of readings, discussion, reflection and presentations students will gain an understanding what it means to build the capacity of a community and develop the competency skills of an entry level physical therapy practitioner.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.650 Clinical Education Experience I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4732
Status Active

A ten-week full time clinical education experience designed to integrate basic physical therapy evaluation and treatment procedures with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems. Students are directly supervised by licensed physical therapists in acute care and outpatient settings.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.651 Sectional Human Anatomy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37338
Status Active

Sectional Human Anatomy is a study of the structures of the human body as revealed through Computed Tomographic images. It is a foundational course for the medical physics program.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-req: 34.659 Sectional Human Anatomy Laboratoroy.

34.652 Clinical Education Experience II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4733
Status Active

This twelve-week full time experience promotes the development of an autonomous professional through the synthesis and utilization of advanced academic theory in evaluation and treatment. Students are expected to use sound scientific rationale and a problem solving approach in all aspects of patient care. Students are allowed to explore areas of interest in a variety of settings.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.653 Clinical Education Experience III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4734
Status Active

The final, full time, twelve-week clinical experience is designed to promote full socialization into the profession of physical therapy. Students are expected to function as independently as possible utilizing the problem-solving process as a basis for all clinical decision making. Communication, coordination and consultation with other members of the health care team and responsibility for total client management is emphasized. Settings in pediatrics, neurological rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics and acute care facilities are appropriate for this experience.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.654 Clinical Education Experience IV Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4735
Status Active

(Spring, 3rd year) The final full time eight-week clinical experience is designed to promote socialization into the profession of physical therapy. Students are expected to function as independently as possible using the problem solving process as a basis for all clinical decision making. Communication, coordination and consultation with other members of the health care team and responsibility for total client management is emphasized. Settings in pediatrics, neurological rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics and acute care facilities are appropriate for this experience. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.658 Independent Studies Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4739
Status Active

All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

34.659 Sectional Human Anatomy Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 37337
Status Active

Sectional Human Anatomy Laboratory provides training in the recognition of anatomical structures from CT images, and the direct translations among CT images, Body surface features, and cadaveric structures.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-req: 34.651 Sectional Human Anatomy.

34.660 Directed Research Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 35040
Status Active

Directed Research toward the DPT degree.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.

38.501 Physiological Dynamics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36396
Status Active

This course will provide intermediate to advanced coverage of physiological dynamics. A myriad of complex dynamics underlie health and disease and represent highly integrated regulatory systems with cycles, oscillations and feedbacks across time and scale. Physiological Dynamics will teach students basic tools for analyzing the dynamics of the physiological systems; and to identify normal dynamics and relate altered dynamics to disease. The course will focus on the interpretation of physiological dynamics in understanding healthy response to exercise, stress, fatigue and disease. Topics will include physiological origins and implications of: the normal electrocardiogram (ECG); common ECG abnormalities, temporal variations in the physiological system (heart rate variability, blood pressure variability, blood flow, pulse transit time); and multi level relationships between components of physiological regulation. A common theme will be the added clinical information associated with understanding the temporal and spatial dynamics of the physiological systems. Temporal dynamics will include both short cycle dynamics (days to weeks) as well as longer range cycles (i.e. the life cycle). Spatial dynamics will include multi level - bidirectional interactions that emerge through cell, organ, system, organism, and environmental scales. There will be an emphasis on the important recurrent feedback loops between human and environment in long-term health trajectories and transitions from health to disease and from acute disturbances to chronic conditions. .