PT 602 Clinical Neuroscience 5 credits. Study of structure and function of the human nervous system at the cellular and systemic levels. Specific application to clinical physical therapy management of neurological problems and pathology. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586.
PT 603 Lifespan Development I 4 credits. Normal and abnormal development of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary systems; cognitive/perceptual and psycho-social behavior associated with life through early adulthood. Evaluation, program planning and treatment strategies for pediatric management. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586.
PT 604 Lifespan Development II 4 credits. Study of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary systems; cognitive/perceptual and psycho-social behavior associated with early adulthood, maturity and old age. PREREQ: PT 602, PT 603, PT 622, PT 623.
PT 605 Clinical Exercise Physiology 2 credits. Study of physiological response to specific exercise regimes in the rehabilitation of various patient types. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586, PT 601, PT 621 (COREQS).
PT 611 Patient-Therapist Interaction 3 credits. Overview of psychological response of patients and family to acute and chronic physical dysfunction. Patient-therapist management of grief, changes in social status, sexuality in patients. Management of stress.
PT 612 Professional Communication 3 credits. Introduction to standard forms of professional communication within physical therapy and among health care professions in general. Medical terminology, physical therapy records, referral mechanism. Principles of education.
PT 613 Physical Therapy Profession 2 credits. Survey of current status of the physical therapy profession in health care systems. Professionalism, ethics, legal issues, validation of practice. Future projections and historical perspective.
PT 614 Research Methodology 4 credits. Application of principles of research design in the biological, psychological and social sciences to clinical and laboratory research in physical therapy. Preparation of professional project proposal. PREREQ: STATISTICS, PT 613.
PT 615 Physical Therapy Resource Management 4 credits. Application of business and health care administration principles to the practice of physical therapy; resource management strategies with emphasis on rural health care delivery. PREREQ: PT 612, PT 613, PT 621, PT 632.
PT 616 Professional Project 1-2 credits. Individual in-depth study of a treatment, administrative or education problem in physical therapy. Preparation and public presentation of a report of this study in format suitable for submission for publication. PREREQ: PT 614. Graded S/U.
PT 621 Manual Evaluation and Treatment 6 credits. Study and practice of theory and application of basic manual techniques of patient evaluation, handling and treatment in physical therapy.
PT 622 Musculo-Skeletal System Management I 5 credits. Physical therapy evaluation, treatment, and management of patients with muscle, skeletal, and connective tissue problems. Overview of orthopedic pathology. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586, PT 621, PT 601, PSCI 318 (CONCURRENT).
PT 623 Musculo-Skeletal Systems Management II 3 credits. Continuation of 622 with emphasis on evaluation and treatment of specific joint injuries and special treatment techniques. PREREQ: PT 622.
PT 624 Cardiac and Pulmonary Systems Management 3 credits. Physical therapy management of persons with dysfunction of the cardiac and/or pulmonary systems and related pathologies. Management by other health professional team members. PREREQ: BIOS 586, PSCI 318 (CONCURRENT), PT 605.
PT 625 Multi-System Management 5 credits. Physical therapy management of persons with problems affecting multiple systems; burns, wounds, amputations, neoplasms, metabolic disorders. PREREQ: PT 621, PT 622, PT 623, PT 624.
PT 626 Neurological System Management 6 credits. Physical therapy management of patients with central and peripheral neural and neuro-muscular dysfunction. Survey of management by other health professionals. PREREQ: PT 602, PT 603 (CONCURRENT), PT 605.
PT 631 Clinical Affiliation I 2 credits. Application of physical therapy manual evaluation and treatment skills in acute and rehabilitation settings. PREREQ: BIOS 574, BIOS 586, PT 601, PT 621. Graded S/U.
PT 632 Clinical Affiliation II 2 credits. Clinical management practicum related to orthopedics, sports medicine, and/or cardiopulmonary problems. PREREQ: PT 622, PT 623 (CONCURRENT), PT 624, PT 631. Graded S/U.
PT 633 Clinical Affiliation III 2 credits. Clinical management practicum related to patients with orthopedic, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary problems. PREREQ: PT 626 (CONCURRENT), PT 632. Graded S/U.
PT 634 Clinical Affiliation IV 3 credits. Clinical management practicum related to patients with orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary and/or multi-systems problems. PREREQ: PT 615, PT 625, PT 633. Graded S/U.
PT 640 Physical Management of Young Children with Movement Disorders 2 credits. Biological and environmental factors, medical conditions that place a child at risk for abnormal development; characteristics of developmental disabilities leading to movement disorders; developmental intervention in the classroom.
PT 648 Graduate Special Topics 1-3 credits. Individual or group critical analysis and study of a specific area of physical therapy patient management, administration, or research. PREREQ: 2ND-YEAR PT STUDENTS, AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.