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PHYSICAL THERAPY (P-T)

 

P-T 521/BIO 501/CSC 421      Cr. 7

Human Gross Anatomy

A comprehensive consideration of the human anatomy including both neuro-musculoskeletal components and internal organ systems. Systems included are musculoskeletal, neurological, urogenital, gastrointestinal, skeletal, and cardiopulmonary. The course includes the complete regional dissection of the human cadaver. Biomechanical function, topographic and radiographic correlations, and clinical applications are emphasized. Provides an in-depth understanding of the gross anatomy of the human body through lecture, audiovisual, computer and gross cadaver dissection. Lect. 5, Lab. 12. Prerequisite: admission to Physical Therapy Program. (Cross-listed with BIO 501 and CSC 421. May only earn credit in BIO 501, CSC 421, or P-T 521.) Offered summer session.

 

P-T      522      Cr. 3

Physiology

A comprehensive study of physiological principles, exercise interaction of various body systems and discussion of implications for physical therapy. Offered summer session.

 

P-T      523      Cr. 3

Kinesiology and Biomechanics of Normal and Abnormal Movement

The principles and theories of the biomechanics of human motion presented to develop analytical skills in normal and abnormal movement. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: P-T 521 and 561. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      524      Cr. 3

Physiological Regulation of

Exertion and Disease

Designed to provide the student with an overview of the physiological basis of activity. Exercise in different environments, gender differences in exercise in the elderly and children, concepts of strength and aerobic conditioning and anaerobic tests. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: P-T 522. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      525      Cr. 3

Neuroanatomy

This course will introduce the student to the anatomical basis of neuroscience on physical therapy. Structure and physiological function of the central nervous system will be correlated for normal and abnormal processes. Patient examples and research literature will be utilized to foster appropriate decision-making skills in students. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: P-T 521 and 561. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      526      Cr. 2

Pathophysiology

This course will provide the student with information about the general inflammatory and specific pathologies of the various organ systems. Orientation will be toward developing the ability for differential diagnosis in a physical therapy setting and determination of when further diagnostics may be indicated. Patient problems will be utilized as appropriate. Prerequisite: P-T 522. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      527      Cr. 3

Life Span Motor Development

A study of life span motor development beginning with embryological development of the neurological, muscular and skeletal systems birth to death. Students study the movement characteristics of five different age groups (infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and seniors) performing activities of daily living. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      531      Cr. 2

Basic Handling in Patient Care

Fundamental skills used by physical therapists in a clinical setting. These include positioning transfers, elementary exercise programs, gait training. Lect. 1, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: P-T 521 and 561. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      532      Cr. 3

Physical Agents I

An introductory course to physical agents including a discussion of the inflammatory process. Theories, procedures, and methods of application of massage, hydrotherapy, cryo-therapy, thermal therapy, and mechanical compression will be presented. Laboratory time is scheduled for practice of physical agents. This course also details the basis of wound management using various dressings and physical agents. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: P-T 521. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      533      Cr. 3

Cardiopulmonary Evaluation and Treatment

This course will provide the student with background in cardiopulmonary anatomy. Instruction in techniques to evaluate both the cardiac and pulmonary systems will be followed by medical and other therapeutic strategies for the cardiac and/or pulmonary patient. Laboratory time will be available for practice of cardiopulmonary evaluation and intervention skills. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: P-T 524. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      534      Cr. 3

Physical Agents II

The use of electrotherapy to reduce edema, facilitate tissue healing, re-educate muscle, treat pain, and vascular or neurological impairment. Treatment with ultra-violet light, diathermy and surface EMG biofeedback will also be included. Laboratory time is scheduled for practice of physical agents. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite:

P-T 532. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      541      Cr. 1

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

A series of learning experiences related to interpersonal and communication skills; verbal, non-verbal and professional documentation will be emphasized. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      549      Cr. 1

Physical Therapy Practice

Designed to introduce the student to the profession of physical therapy and its relationship to health care. Content will provide the student with an overview of a standardized approach to patient assessment, documentation, and goal setting. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      551      Cr. 3

Neural Basis of Movement I

The primary emphasis of this course is the evaluation and assessment of impairments in patients sustaining neurological insults. The reflex, hier-archical, and systems models of body-brain interaction will be presented as a basis for evaluation and treatment of the neurologically impaired patient. Classical treatment approaches will be discussed relative to the model upon which each was originally based. Students will learn to plan and perform a neurological examination. Assessment of neurological exam results and initial treatment planning will be instructed using a systems based approach. Students will analyze typical movement patterns in non-impaired subjects and compare to movement dysfunctions characteristic of patients following central and peripheral nervous system impairments. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: P-T 525. Offered summer session.

 

P-T      561      Cr. 3

Applied Anatomical Assessment

A course designed to acquaint the student with the clinical significance of anatomical landmarks and soft tissue testing procedures.Lect. 3, Lab. 5. Offered summer session.

 

P-T      562      Cr. 2

Scientific and Clinical Foundation

for Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions

A course designed to present the scientific and clinical foundation for evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions with emphasis on a review of the clinical and research literature. Prerequisites: P-T 521 and 561. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      563      Cr. 3

Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment: Lower Extremity

Course content emphasizes the orthopaedic and sports physical therapy evaluation and treatment aspects of musculoskeletal problems of the lower extremities. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: P-T 521, 561, and 562. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      571      Cr. 1

Clinical Fieldwork I

A clinically based learning experience with an emphasis on extended care as typically provided through a skilled nursing facility or a home health agency. May include a pediatric residential facility as well. Pass/Fail grading. Offered J-Term.

 

P-T      642      Cr. 1

Clinical Teaching

Discussion and small group work related to principles of learning and teaching with emphasis on patient training, staff development, community teaching, and life-long learning. Prerequisite: P-T 541. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T 643/O-T 443                    Cr. 2

Health Care Systems

This course reviews the present state of the health care industry. The course focuses on the departmental fiscal management as well as assistant/ employee supervision. The operation of a therapy department is discussed in relation to fee structure, equipment acquisition, professional liability, and reimbursement issues. Quality assurance and practice issues are also discussed. Prerequisites: admission to the P-T program or O-T program. (Cross-listed with O-T 443; may only earn credit in OT 443 or PT 643, not both.) Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      644      Cr. 2

Psychological and Social Issues of Disability

A course designed to familiarize students with psychological and social aspects of illness. The course will focus on the inter-relation of patients, the surrounding environment and socioeconomic factors which affect the physical manifestation of illness. The course also discusses the professional interactions of members of the health care team. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      645      Cr. 1

Advanced Seminar I

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to follow a patient from the initiation of therapy to their discharge from therapy. The course is also designed to give the student the opportunity to integrate the basic sciences and the clinical sciences relevant to physical therapy. This course will use problem-based learning as an instructional method. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      646      Cr. 1

Professional Ethics

Exploration of the ethics of professional practice with strategies for ethical decision making. Offered Sem. I.

 

 

P-T      652      Cr. 4

Neural Basis of Movement II

The primary emphasis of this course is on evaluation and management of the pediatric patient with neurologic impairments. Information about a variety of pediatric neurologic pathologies and developmental disabilities will be presented. In the course, the student will be introduced to standardized pediatric assessment tools and will plan and practice modifications of the neurologic examination for pediatric patients. Management of the pediatric client in a variety of locations will be covered. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: P-T 551. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      653      Cr. 4

Neural Basis of Movement III

The primary emphasis of this course is the physical therapy treatment of motor problems in neuro-logically impaired adult and pediatric patients. Students will learn to plan treatment of patients with neurological impairments based on the results of the neurological examination. Students will learn to perform a variety of treatment techniques to remediate movement dysfunction in various areas of the body as well as learning how treatment of distant body sites can impact on remote areas. Hierarchically-based treatment approaches will be re-evaluated based on a systems-based model of body-brain interaction. Lect. 2, Lab 4. Prerequisite: P-T 652. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      664      Cr. 3

Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment: Upper Extremity

Course content emphasizes the orthopaedic and sports physical therapy evaluation and treatment aspects of musculoskeletal problems of the upper extremities. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: P-T 562. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      665      Cr. 3

Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment: Spine

This course will train students in evaluation and treatment techniques for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and dysfunction. Students will learn basic subjective, objective and functional evaluation techniques and clinical decision making skills to plan appropriate treatment and discharge parameters. Laboratory time will be utilized to learn and practice technique. Lect. 3, Lab. 3. Prerequisite P-T 562. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      672      Cr. 2

Clinical Fieldwork II

Supervised clinical practice in a general-acute care hospital setting with emphasis on care of the medically fragile, the acutely ill and the post-surgical patient. Prerequisite: P-T 571. Pass/Fail grading. Offered summer session.

 

P-T      673      Cr. 2

Clinical Fieldwork III

Clinical experience with emphasis on the patient with musculoskeletal involvement. Prerequisite: P-T 672. Pass/Fail grading. Offered J-Term.

 

P-T      681      Cr. 3

Research Methods

Research methodology with an emphasis on clinical research is the focus of this course. Methods for critically evaluating the literature, literature search strategies, ethics in research, development of methodology, and types of research designs will be included. Students will prepare a research proposal. Offered summer session.

 

P-T      682      Cr. 2

Statistical Methods

A survey of statistical methods including simple and multiple regression, ANOVA, and multiple comparisons. Experimental design, type I and II errors, and concept of power of a research design will also be addressed. Computer use is an integral part of the course.

 

P-T      683      Cr. 2

Instrumentation

Development of skills and experience necessary for neuromotor data collection in the laboratory. Topics will include methods of data acquisition using the force plate, EMG, motion analysis, and isokinetic dynamometers as well as methods of processing, analyzing, and interpreting the data. Laboratory time will be available to collect and process data using experimental equipment. Prerequisite: P-T 523. Offered summer session.

 

P-T      690      Cr. 3

Advanced Clinical Skills:Orthopaedics I

This course provides advanced training in manual therapy skills used in the treatment of orthopaedic problems. Additional examination and treatment skills based upon orthopaedic problems involving the neuromusculoskeletal systems will be the primary focus. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in P-T 665. Offered

Sem. II.

 

P-T      691      Cr. 3

Advanced Clinical Skills:Orthopaedics II

This course is designed to build on and augment skills acquired in P-T 690, Advanced Clinical Skills: Orthopaedics I. This course provides treatment skills based primarily on conditions related to the neuromusculoskeletal system. Prerequisite: P-T 690.

 

P-T      692      Cr. 3

Advanced Clinical Skills:Sports Physical Therapy I

This course is designed for individuals ultimately seeking specialization in the area of sports physical therapy and working toward APTA — Sports P.T. Section Board Certification. This course includes in-depth study of the APTA — Sports P.T. Section Advanced Clinical Competencies. Prerequisites: P-T 563 and 663. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      693      Cr. 3

Advanced Clinical Skills:Sports Physical Therapy II

This course is a continuation of Sports Physical Therapy I. Enrollment in Professional Physical Therapy Program required. Prerequisite: P-T 692. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      694      Cr. 1

Community Experience in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Provides the student with opportunity to observe cardiac patient education, cardiac surgery, and cardiac diagnostic procedures. Students will also have practical experience in Phase II and Phase III cardiac rehab programs. Students will complete a log summarizing their semester activities and prepare both a written and oral case report of a patient followed during cardiac rehabilitation. Prerequisite: P-T 533. Offered occasionally.

 

P-T      695      Cr. 1

Community Experiences in Long Term Care/Neurological and Geriatric Populations

Provides students the opportunity to work in neurology and internal medicine with geriatric physicans, physican assistants, and nurse clinicians with the objective to better understand the types of long term diseases and illnesses as well as the interventions that affect the neurologically involved and the population of older adults. Students will have the opportunity to observe surgery, bone density studies, and participate in an array of community services offered to patients diagnosed with neurological and long term diseases. Prerequisite: P-T 527. Offered occasionally.

 

P-T      696      Cr. 2

Clinical Biomechanics Research Emphasis

Biomechanics research methods and instrumentation practical experience with an emphasis on working on a research project directly under the guidance of the principal investigator(s). Students will be required to search and critique the literature concerning the research problem; collect analyze and format data; and develop a poster for presentation.Lect. 1, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: P-T 523.

 

P-T      697      Cr. 3

Advanced Pediatrics I

This course provides in-depth evaluation and treatment of the person with developmental disabilities. The student will have the opportunity to practice physical therapy evaluation and treatment techniques for children with neurological disorders. The course will include an overview of standardized testing with specific training in one to two standardized tests. Qualitative evaluation and criterion-based testing will be practiced via video demonstrations and patient presentations. Students will practice goal setting and treatment planning relative to the evaluations performed. Students will practice implementation of advanced physical therapy treatment skills related to pediatric clients and associated neurological disorders. Students will perform a cumulative project allowing experience with standardized evaluation tools, goal setting, and treatment planning. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: P-T 551. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      698      Cr. 3

Advanced Pediatrics II

This course provides exposure to a transdisciplinary approach to patient care in the pediatric population within a variety of settings. The student will be exposed to experts from various medical and clinical disciplines to achieve a fuller understanding of each person’s role in the care of the child with developmental disabilities as well as share information from each specialist’s area of expertise. Students will have the opportunity to observe and interact with a variety of health care, educational, recreational and/or supportive service providers in various environments during interactions with pediatric clients. The course will culminate in a project concerning a family-centered approach to the changing needs of a person living with a developmental disability throughout the lifespan. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: P-T 697.  Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      699      Cr. 1-6

Independent Study

Independent research of a special topic or problem related to electromyography, electrotherapy, mechanotherapy, sports medicine, orthopaedics, pediatrics, neurophysiology, and long-term rehabilitation. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Open to advanced students.) Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

P-T 721           Cr. 7

Human Gross Anatomy

A comprehensive consideration of the human anatomy including both neuro-musculoskeletal components and internal organ systems. Systems included are musculoskeletal, neurological, urogenital, gastrointestinal, skeletal, and cardiopulmonary. The course includes the complete regional dissection of the human cadaver. Biomechanical function, topographic and radiographic correlations, and clinical applications are emphasized. Provides an in-depth understanding of the gross anatomy of the human body through lecture, audiovisual, computer and gross cadaver dissection.  Students will focus on a particular system based on their selected area of specialty. Not open to students who have completed P-T 521/BIO 501/CSC 421. Lect.5, Lab. 12. Prerequisite: admission to Physical Therapy Program. Offered summer session.

 

P-T      723      Cr. 3

Level II Biomechanics

The principles and theories of the biomechanics of human motion presented to develop analytical skills in normal and abnormal movement. Students will focus on a particular aspect of movement based on their selected area of specialty. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Not open to students who have completed P-T 523. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      725      Cr. 3

Level II Neuroanatomy

This course will present the anatomical basis of neuroscience with emphasis on physical therapy. Structure and physiological function of the central nervous system will be correlated for normal and abnormal processes. Patient examples and research literature will be utilized to foster appropriate clinical decision-making skills in students. Students will focus on a particular aspect of neuroanatomy based on their selected area of specialty. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Not open to students who have completed P-T 525. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      726      Cr. 2

Level II Pathophysiology

This course will provide the student with information about general inflammatory processes and specific pathologies of the various organ systems. Orientation will be toward refining the ability for differential diagnosis in a physical therapy setting and determination of when further diagnostics may be indicted. Patient problems will be utilized as appropriate and will be relevant to the students’ selected areas of specialty. Not open to students who have completed P-T 526. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      748      Cr. 1

Practice Issues

Study the multiple roles of the physical therapist as a professional and gain insight into the issues facing physical therapy today. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      762      Cr. 2

Level II Scientific and Clinical Foundation for Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions

A course designed to present the scientific and clinical foundation for evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions with emphasis on a review of the clinical and research literature. Students will focus on a particular part of the system or a condition based on their selected area of specialty. Not open to students who have completed P-T 562. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      763      Cr. 3

Level II Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment: Lower Extremity

Course content emphasizes the orthopaedic and sports physical therapy evaluation and treatment aspects of musculoskeletal problems of the lower extremities. Students will focus their study on a selected area of specialty. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Not open to students who have completed P-T 563. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      764      Cr. 3

Level II Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment: Upper Extremity

Course content emphasizes the orthopaedic and sports physical therapy evaluation and treatment aspects of musculoskeletal problems of the upper extremities. Students will focus their study on a selected area of specialty. Not open to students who have completed P-T 664. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      765      Cr. 3

Level II Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment: Spine

This course will train students in evaluation and treatment techniques for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine pain and dysfunction. Students will learn subjective, objective and functional evaluation techniques and clinical decision-making skills to plan appropriate treatment and discharge parameters. Laboratory time will be utilized to learn and practice technique. Students will focus their study on a selected area of specialty. Lect. 2, Lab 3. Not open to students who have completed P-T 665. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      774      Cr. 4

Clinical Fieldwork IV

Continue clinical mastery with emphasis on the client with long term disabilities usually caused by a neuromuscular problem. Prerequisite: P-T 673. Pass/Fail grading. Offered summer session.

 

P-T      775      Cr. 4

Clinical Fieldwork V

Progress the student to an entry-level physical therapist through a full-time post didactic clinical experience in an acute care hospital setting. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      776      Cr. 4

Clinical Fieldwork VI

Progress the student to an entry-level physical therapist through one eight-week post didactic clinical experience. Prerequisite: P-T 775. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      781      Cr. 2

Scientific Inquiry

Seminar course focusing on the critical analysis of clinical research. Students will be required to search and critique the literature concerning the chosen research problem, sample utilized, research design, methodology and instrument employed, interpretation of statistical and practical results, discussion of applications to therapy and suggestions for further research. Oral and written presentations are required.

 

P-T      783      Cr. 2

Level II Instrumentation

Development of skills and experience necessary for neuromotor data collection in the laboratory. Topics will include methods of data acquisition using the force plate, EMG, motion analysis, and isokinetic dynamometers, as well as methods of processing, analyzing, and interpreting the data. Laboratory time will be available to collect and process data using the experimental equipment. Students will focus on a particular application of instrumentation based on their selected area of specialty. Lect. 2, Lab. 3. Not open to students who have completed P-T 683. Offered summer session.

 

P-T      790      Cr. 3

Level II Clinical Skills:Orthopaedics I

This course provides advanced training in manual therapy skills used in the treatment of orthopaedic problems. Additional examination and treatment skills based upon orthopaedic problems involving the neuromusculoskeletal system will be the primary focus. Students will focus their study on a selected area of specialty. Lect. 2, Lab. 3. Not open to students who have completed P-T 690. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      792      Cr. 3

Level II Clinical Skills:Sports Physical Therapy I

This course is designed for individuals ultimately seeking specialization in the area of sports physical therapy and working toward APTA — Sports P.T. Section Board Certification. This course includes in-depth study of the APTA — Sports P.T. Section Advanced Clinical Competencies. Students will focus their study on a selected area of specialty. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Not open to students who have completed P-T 692. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      793      Cr. 3

Level II Clinical Skills:Sports Physical Therapy II

This course is a continuation of P-T 792 Level II Sports Physical Therapy I. Students will focus their study on a selected area of specialty. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Not open to students who have completed P-T 693. Offered Sem. II.

 

P-T      796      Cr. 2

Level II Clinical BiomechanicsResearch Emphasis

Biomechanics research methods and instrumentation practical experience with an emphasis on working on a research project directly under the guidance of the principal investigator(s). Students will be required to search and critique the literature concerning the research problem; collect analyze and format the data; and develop a poster for presentation based on their selected area of specialty. Not open to students who have completed P-T 696. Offered Sem. I.

 

P-T      798      Cr. 3

Graduate Project in Physical Therapy

This capstone experience provides the physical therapy level II master’s degree candidates with an opportunity for in-depth individual study of a topic that will allow them to become more effective therapists. The project will be planned and carried out under the guidance of the student’s level II program of study committee.

An oral and written project presentation is required. Prerequisite: P-T 681.

 

P-T                  799      Cr. 1-4

Research: Master’s Thesis

An independent research project is to be selected and executed under the direction of a physical therapy department faculty member (who has achieved mentor status) by those students electing to pursue the thesis option. The project may be in any area related to physical therapy. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.


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