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Physical Therapy Program

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Course Name

ANAT 1551

Human Anatomy and Embryology (with Gross Anatomy Lab)

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This course presents the anatomy of the human body and relevant embryological development in a lecture and laboratory format. The emphasis is on the relationship of form and function and the use of anatomy in physical diagnosis. Laboratory sessions include dissection of human cadavers. Student progress is evaluated through written and practical examination.

Credits: 7

CORE 1560, 1570, 1580

Interdisciplinary Healthcare

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The Interdisciplinary Healthcare course involves the Colleges of Dental Medicine, Health Sciences, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, and Pharmacy. The course is designed to teach all clinically-based students about each other's clinical programs and how they interact together as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team: cardiovascular sciences, clinical psychology, dental medicine, nurse anesthesia, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy and podiatry students learn about the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. The class consists primarily of online presentations that are delivered by interdisciplinary team members from each of the clinical programs. Associated quizzes will also be completed online. Occasional lectures will also be given in the classroom in a seminar format or in conjunction with panel presentations.

Credits: Each 0.5

PHYS 1571, 1582

Human Physiology I, II

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In this two-quarter series, students are introduced through didactic instruction and clinical case sessions to the basic physiologic principles that underline the normal function of the various organs and organ systems. These core principles provide the foundation through which the student develops an understanding of health in physiologic terms and appreciation of diverse regulatory processes that maintain the homeostasis of the human body.

Credits: Each course 4

PTHE 1502

Scientific Foundations of Tissue Rehabilitation

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Students will have an understanding of the structure, function, mechanical properties and repair phases of cellular and extracellular matrix of skin, bone, ligaments, tendons, skeletal muscle, cartilage and peripheral nerves. Concepts of physical stress theory and staging for rehabilitation will be used as a guide for clinical decisions in the case of injury to any of the tissues discussed.

Credits: 3

PTHE 1510

Health Professionalism I

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This course explores professionalism in physical therapy practice. Students will gain knowledge about the attributes of a professional association membership, professional association positions and policies, principles of ethics, ethical codes, jurisdictional law, and professional development.

Credits: 2

PTHE 1517

Life Span Human Development

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This course explores human development across the life span, as related to the acquisition and maintenance of optimal health and participation in meaningful activities. The development of movement and the developmental changes of the body tissues and systems supporting movement are analyzed in depth. The interrelationships and management of physical and cognitive domains are briefly examined for individuals of different ages.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

ANAT 1551 Human Anatomy I/Embryology; PHYS 1571,1582 Human Physiology I, II; PTHE 1580,1581 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I, II

PTHE 1525

Clinical Conditions I

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Students are introduced to the general pathology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical signs and symptoms, imaging, medical management, and the role of physical therapy. Topics include the immune and lymphatic systems, infectious diseases, oncology, hematology, renal, gastrointestinal, biliary, endocrine, genital/urinal, reproductive, and hepatic disease. Lectures in medical imaging will be introduced and various methods and descriptions of medical imaging will be presented.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites

ANAT 1551 Human Anatomy I/Embryology; PHYS 1571,1582 Human Physiology I, II; PTHE 1580,1581 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I, II

PTHE 1530

Research

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Physical therapy practice embraces an evidence-based approach since the profession is dependent on the efficacy of methods and practices employed in patient treatment. This course provides students with a basic understanding of the research process from an evidence-based perspective. Traditional course content is supplemented with an introduction to data analysis software and select research design methods. Students also select a research topic they will develop for presentation in their final academic year.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1501 Clinical Problem Solving I

PTHE 1550

Health Promotion I

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Health promotion and disease/injury prevention are primary roles fulfilled by physical therapists. This course will provide a conceptual framework for health promotion and disease/injury prevention across the life span. The foundation for the conceptual framework is built on public health policy and basic epidemiological principles. Course content focuses on health promotion and disease/injury prevention, risk and its relation to disease, assessment of risk, interventions to minimize risk/promote health.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

PTHE 1510 Health Professionalism I; PTHE 1501 Clinical Problem Solving I; PTHE 1640 Biopsychosocial Issues

PTHE 1560

Educational Principles for Physical Therapists

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This course provides the foundation for systematically designing, implementing, and evaluating learning experiences used in the education of patients, students, colleagues, community members, and self. Students will gain knowledge in the role of the healthcare professional in education, principles of learning, teaching and learning models, goal setting, writing behavioral objectives, instructional strategies, strategies for group facilitation, patient and family education, and teaching in both the clinical and academic settings.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1510 Health Professionalism I; PTHE 1570 Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues I; PTHE 1550 Health Promotion I

PTHE 1570

Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues I

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The multiple roles of the physical therapist across the healthcare delivery system as a patient/client manager, educator, administrator, consultant, and critical inquirer are described and the implications for physical therapy practice are discussed. Current issues in physical therapy practice, healthcare policy, regulation, healthcare reimbursement, patient advocacy, and contemporary practice concepts are analyzed. Ongoing professional development is emphasized.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

PTHE 1501 Clinical Problem Solving I; PTHE 1510 Health Professionalism I; PTHE 1640 Biopsychosocial Issues

PTHE 1573

Human Neuroscience

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This course addresses the neuroscience of the human nervous system with emphasis on pathological conditions and basic physical therapy examination of the human nervous system. Students will have the opportunity to correlate nervous system lesions with neurological deficits/dysfunction seen in clinical practice, and correlate neurological examination results with structural components of the nervous system.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

ANAT 1551 Human Anatomy I/Embryology; PHYS 1571, 1582 Human Physiology I, II

PTHE 1575

Physical Therapy Evaluation I

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This course provides the foundation for the evaluative process in physical therapy. Course topics include history, systems review, range of motion measurements, manual muscle testing, among other basic assessment techniques. Students are taught to use these assessment techniques to identify patient impairments and perform a basic examination of non-complex patient problems. Students have the opportunity to practice documentation and goal writing.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites

PTHE 1501 Clinical Problem Solving I; PTHE 1510 Health Professionalism I; ANAT 1551 Human Anatomy I/ Embryology; PTHE 1526 Medical Terminology; PTHE 1640 Biopsychosocial Issues

PTHE 1576

Physical Therapy Evaluation II

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In this course, students will continue to refine their ability to take a patient history and plan for the evaluation of persons with a primary musculoskeletal disorder. Skills that will be developed in this course include medical screening, special tests for orthopedic dysfunctions, differential diagnosis, making a physical therapy prognosis and diagnosis, generation of long term and short term goals, and the development of a foundation for intervention planning. Signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal pathology will be introduced.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites

PTHE 1575 Physical Therapy Evaluation I; PTHE 1560 Educational Principles for Physical Therapists; PHYS 1571,1582 Human Physiology I, II; PTHE 1525 Clinical Conditions I; PTHE 1590 Physical Therapy Interventions I

PTHE 1580

Kinesiology/Biomechanics I

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Physical therapists must understand the biomechanics of normal movement and the pathomechanics of the musculoskeletal system in order to prevent, evaluate, and recommend appropriate intervention for patients with movement dysfunction. Course content includes the basic theories of mechanics applied to normal tissues in static and dynamic states. Students will learn to recognize normal and abnormal alignment and movement of the upper extremity, temporomandibular joint, and cervical spine.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

ANAT 1551 Human Anatomy I/Embryology

PTHE 1581

Kinesiology/Biomechanics II

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This course is a continuation of the principles, theories, and analysis covered in Kinesiology/Biomechanics I. Students will be able to recognize and describe the normal components of alignment and movement as it relates to the thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and lower extremity. The biomechanical principles of gait and posture will be presented, and students will learn to identify normal and abnormal posture and normal gait.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1580 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I

PTHE 1590

Physical Therapy Interventions I

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This course covers the implementation and modification of basic interventions for existing/potential mobility problems at both the impairment and disability levels. This course addresses patient handling, positioning and draping, transfers, bed mobilities, gait training, basic wheelchair prescription, positional/transitional equipment use, bandaging, range of motion and soft tissue mobilization. This course applies early mobilization principles, sterile and non-sterile techniques, standard and isolation precautions, safety, and concepts related to acute care, the ICU, incidents and emergencies.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

ANAT 1551 Human Anatomy I; PHYS 1571 Physiology I; PTHE 1501 Clinical Problem Solving I; PTHE 1575 Physical Therapy Evaluation I; PTHE 1580 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I; and concurrent enrollment in PTHE 1560 Educational Principles for the Physical Therapists

PTHE 1591

Physical Therapy Interventions II

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This course provides students with the theoretical principles and skills of therapeutic exercise and joint mobilization as physical therapy interventions. Theories of exercises pertaining to isometric, isotonic, isokinetic, eccentric and concentric strengthening activities, active and passive stretching, and principles of musculoskeletal treatment will be discussed.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

PTHE 1590 Physical Therapy Interventions I; PTHE 1580,1581 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I, II; PTHE 1560 Educational Principles for Physical Therapists; PTHE 1525 Clinical Conditions I

PTHE 1597

Simulated Physical Therapy Clinic I

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Simulated Physical Therapy Clinic I is the first of two courses in the Simulated Physical Therapy Clinic series. Prior to three weeks of full-time supervised clinical practice in a healthcare environment, students practice skills in communication, time management, patient evaluation, infection control/standard precautions, and mobility training in a simulated physical therapy practice environment with simulated patients.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of all coursework through fall quarter in the first professional year

PTHE 1602

Clinical Problem Solving II

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This course is designed to reinforce and enhance the reasoning process used to make clinical decisions. The course includes in depth analysis of planning subjective interviews, tests and measures including formal functional outcome assessments, forming physical therapy diagnosis and developing an intervention plan as applied to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Students will be expected to describe their clinical reasoning process for comprehensive patient management.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

PTHE 1501 Clinical Problem Solving I; PTHE 1525 Clinical Conditions I; PTHE 1580,1581 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I, II

PTHE 1603

Scholarship in Physical Therapy

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This course is a continuation of the basic research design and methods content introduced in PTHE 1530 Research. The course is intended to help students refine content, organization and presentation skills as they develop their final research product to be presented in PTHE 1706 Scholarly Development in Physical Therapy.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

PTHE 1530 Research; PTHE 1570 Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues I

PTHE 1604

Clinical Conditions III

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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate and treat clients with cardiopulmonary disorders. The level of evidence for various techniques, the effect of exercise on the cardiopulmonary system, exercise prescription, and indications for physical therapy are discussed.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites

PTHE 1637 Exercise Physiology; PTHE 1576 Physical Therapy Evaluation II; PTHE 1626 Clinical Conditions II; PTHE 1690 Physical Therapy Interventions III

PTHE 1611

Simulated Physical Therapy Clinic II

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Simulated Physical Therapy Clinic II is the second of two courses in the Simulated Physical Therapy Clinic series. Prior to ten weeks full-time supervised clinical practice in a healthcare environment, students practice skills in communication, time management, patient evaluation, examination, infection control/standard precautions, treatment planning, intervention, and patient education in a simulated physical therapy practice environment with evaluation of simulated patients.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of all coursework through fall quarter in the second professional year

PTHE 1626

Clinical Conditions II

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Students are introduced to the general pathology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical signs and symptoms, imaging, medical management, and the role of physical therapy concerning the orthopedic/musculoskeletal and integumentary systems.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1525 Clinical Conditions I

PTHE 1634

Physical Agents I

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This course addresses the theoretical principles of physiological changes that occur as a result of the application of thermotherapeutic, cryotherapeutic, hydrotherapeutic, and therapeutic application of traction and compression pumps. Students will develop skills in application of these modalities and will study the normal and abnormal responses of tissue following the application of these modalities. Wound care and the management of chronic wounds will be covered as a unit in this course.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites

PHYS 1582 Human Physiology II; PTHE 1517 Life Span Human Development; PTHE 1590,1591,1690 Physical Therapy Interventions I, II, III; PTHE 1673 Applied Neuroscience; PTHE 1675 Physical Therapy Evaluation III; and concurrent enrollment in PTHE 1602 Clinical Problem Solving II

PTHE 1635

Physical Agents II

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This is the second course in a series of two courses on physical agents. It focuses on the theoretical principles of electrotherapeutic modalities. Students will learn theory of nerve and muscle excitation as well as concepts of Electrodiagnosis applied to physical therapy practice. Electrotherapy for muscle strengthening, improved function, pain management and surface electromyography is discussed and practiced in laboratory sessions. Advanced concepts in wound management will be studied.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1634 Physical Agents I

PTHE 1637

Exercise Physiology

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Physiologic factors relevant to responses and adaptations to exercise across the life span are presented. Analysis of the metabolic, cardiorespiratory, and musculoskeletal systems to prescribe and modify exercise is emphasized. Laboratory experiences are utilized to facilitate integration of principles of exercise physiology with clinical practice.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PHYS 1571, 1582 Human Physiology I, II

PTHE 1640

Biopsychosocial Issues

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This course prepares students to recognize and respond with sensitivity to the biopsychosocial needs of patients, families and others during professional interactions. The biopsychosocial model is introduced with attention to its health related implications at the level of the person, family and society. The course explores the various theories and models that underline the biopsychosocial model. These models include Cognitive Theory and Therapy, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, theories of needs, beliefs and values.

Credits: 3

PTHE 1648

Management in Physical Therapy Systems

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This course will develop the knowledge and critical thinking skills required for students to evaluate and apply learned management concepts to the current healthcare environment. This course will specifically develop the student's ability to effectively serve in patient/client management and administrative roles. Specific course content includes professional development, case management, time management, organizational infrastructure and delivery systems, reimbursement and payment models, risk management, outcomes and quality improvement/assurance.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites

PTHE 1570 Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues I; PTHE 1696 Clinical Experience I

PTHE 1657

Essentials of Pharmacology for Physical Therapists

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This course will introduce physical therapy students to pharmacological intervention in patient/client management. The impact that pharmaceuticals have on physical therapy as well as the impact that physical therapy intervention may have on drug metabolism is highlighted. The course will describe basic pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, identify general categories of drugs affecting individual body systems and explore potential interactions of physical therapy treatments and pharmacokinetics.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

PHYS 1571,1582 Human Physiology I, II; PTHE 1525,1626 Clinical Conditions I, II; PTHE 1573 Human Neuroscience; PTHE 1673 Applied Neuroscience

PTHE 1673

Applied Neuroscience

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Course is a continuation of the study of human neuroscience with an emphasis on pathological conditions and physical therapy clinical applications.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PHYS 1571,1582 Human Physiology I, II; ANAT 1551 Human Anatomy I/Embryology; PTHE 1573 Human Neuroscience

PTHE 1675

Physical Therapy Evaluation III

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Course addresses the examination and evaluation of body structure and function impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions of children and adults with neurological dysfunction. Students are introduced to various standardized examination tools and outcome measures.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1517 Life Span Human Development; PTHE 1626 Clinical Conditions II; PTHE 1576 Physical Therapy Evaluation II; PTHE 1581 Kinesiology/Biomechanics II; PTHE 1673 Applied Neuroscience

PTHE 1690

Physical Therapy Interventions III

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This course builds on the principles of exercise theory introduced in Physical Therapy Interventions II. Exercise principles commonly utilized within the clinical environment will be presented and demonstrated. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) will be introduced. Students will learn how to develop and implement an exercise program for individuals across the life span. Clinical conditions and impairments affecting performance will be discussed as they relate to physical therapy intervention.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1517 Life Span Human Development; PTHE 1576 Physical Therapy Evaluation II; PTHE 1581 Kinesiology/Biomechanics II; PTHE 1573 Human Neuroscience

PTHE 1691

Physical Therapy Interventions IV

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This course focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive treatment plans for adult and pediatric patients with neurological dysfunction. General as well as pathology specific intervention strategies and tactics are addressed.

Credits: 5

Prerequisites

PTHE 1517 Life Span Human Development; PTHE 1581 Kinesiology/Biomechanics II; PTHE 1602 Clinical Problem Solving II; PTHE 1626 Clinical Conditions II; PTHE 1673 Applied Neuroscience; PTHE 1675 Physical Therapy Evaluation III; PTHE 1690 Physical Therapy Interventions III

PTHE 1697

Clinical Experience II

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This course is a ten-week, full-time, supervised clinical experience. Students practice patient management skills in the clinical environment under the direct supervision of an experienced physical therapist. Students perform patient examination techniques, the evaluation and interpretation of examination results, determine a physical therapy diagnosis and prognosis, design and safely implement a plan of care, and evaluate patient outcomes. Students will develop and provide an in-service presentation to physical therapists at the clinical site.

Credits: 11

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of all coursework through winter quarter in the second professional year.

PTHE 1700

Human Anatomy II

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This course will examine in detail the anatomical joint structures of the extremities and trunk. Muscles, joint structure and function, nerves, tissue and relationship to joint movement will be emphasized. Information about these structures and their function will be applied to surgical and clinical issues that relate to physical therapy intervention and management. Self-directed learning is an expectation of this course.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

ANAT 1551 Human Anatomy I/Embryology; PTHE 1580,1581 Kinesiology/Biomechanics I, II; PTHE 1575,1576, 1675 Physical Therapy Evaluation I, II, III; PTHE 1590, 1591, 1690, 1691 Physical Therapy Interventions I, II, III, IV

PTHE 1705

Clinical Problem Solving III

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This course is designed to reinforce and enhance the reasoning process used to make clinical decisions. In this course, clinical problem solving and patient management decisions focus on children and adults with neurologic, cardiopulmonary, integumentary or musculoskeletal dysfunction. The course format emphasizes efficient use of evidence-based practice within the context of clinical physical therapy practice. The course includes a combination of independent study, group discussions, student projects, and individual rationale defense through case study documentation assignments.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1501,1602 Clinical Problem Solving I, II; PTHE 1675 Physical Therapy Evaluation III; PTHE 1691 Physical Therapy Interventions IV; PTHE 1573 Human Neuroscience; PTHE 1530 Research

PTHE 1706

Scholarly Development in Physical Therapy

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This course is the culmination of the group research project initiated and nurtured in two prior courses: PTHE 1530 Research and PTHE 1603 Scholarship in Physical Therapy. This course will focus on class presentation of completed research projects. Groups will also format projects for poster display at the annual MWU Dr. Kenneth A. Suarez Research Day event. In addition, students will be encouraged to submit their work for either poster or platform presentation at a professional meeting or conference.

Credits: 2

Prerequisites

PTHE 1530 Research; PTHE 1570 Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues I; PTHE 1603 Scholarship in Physical Therapy

PTHE 1719

Pediatric and Geriatric Interventions

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This course introduces principles of physical therapy practice with older adults and children. This course will focus on comprehensive physical therapy management of children and older adults incorporating evidence-based practice, critical decision making, and service delivery across the continuum of healthcare. Adult and neonatal intensive care unit, early intervention and educational settings, geriatric rehabilitation/care settings, and issues related to legislation and reimbursement will be applied to outcomes measures and patient management plans.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1517 Life Span Human Development

PTHE 1750

Health Promotion II

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This is the second of a two-course series focusing on wellness and prevention. In this course, students will have the opportunity to apply principles presented in Health Promotion I, as well as appropriate principles of teaching and learning presented in Educational Principles for Physical Therapists. Students are expected to plan, implement, and evaluate a health promotion and/or disease/injury prevention program for a community group in need of wellness or prevention services.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1550 Health Promotion I; PTHE 1560 Educational Principles for Physical Therapists

PTHE 1757

Prosthetics/Orthotics

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This course introduces students to the use of upper and lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics. Components, materials, design, fitting, alignment, prescription, training, and total patient management are discussed. Emphasis is placed on lower extremity prostheses, development of basic analytical and psychomotor skills for adapting tools, equipment, environments, and activities to enhance function and patient management.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1779 Applied Management Skills in Physical Therapy Systems; PTHE 1792 Physical Therapy Interventions V; PTHE 1719 Pediatric and Geriatric Interventions; PTHE 1700 Human Anatomy II

PTHE 1770

Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues II

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This is the second of three courses which expands upon the student's understanding of the roles of the physical therapist and contemporary practice issues. The impact of a variety of professional issues such as healthcare policy, ethics, reimbursement, socialized medicine, technology, and APTA initiatives on healthcare service delivery and physical therapy practice are discussed, analyzed and debated. Issues related to the transition from a professional preparation program to clinical practice are included.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1570 Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues I; PTHE 1560 Educational Principles for Physical Therapists; PTHE 1648 Management in Physical Therapy Systems; PTHE 1779 Applied Management in Physical Therapy Systems; PTHE 1696,1697 Clinical Experience I, II

PTHE 1771

Physical Therapy Roles and Professional Issues III

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This course illustrates the student's understanding of the role of the physical therapist in contemporary clinical practice. Each student completes a written case report, based on a client he/she managed during Clinical Experience III, which illustrates all the parts of the patient/client management model and multiple examples of evidence-based practice.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites

PTHE 1697,1798 Clinical Experience II, III

PTHE 1779

Applied Management Skills in Physical Therapy Systems

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As they enter the work force, physical therapists need the ability to apply management skills. Specifically, physical therapists are often called upon to develop and execute a plan to integrate a new product, program or service into an existing rehabilitation delivery system. This course is structured around the development of a strategic plan and budget proposal for a rehabilitation service line or business start-up. Concepts related to personnel and accounting regulations, contract law, consultation, sales and marketing, legal and ethical issues will be analyzed.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1648 Management in Physical Therapy Systems

PTHE 1792

Physical Therapy Interventions V

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Physical therapy assessment and interventions are addressed in the areas of home health, occupational health, acquatics, lymphedema, chronic pain, pregnancy, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Unique treatment approaches are examined from the perspective of evidence-based practice.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites

PTHE 1575,1576,1675 Physical Therapy Evaluation I, II, III; PTHE 1590,1591,1690,1691 Physical Therapy Interventions I, II, III, IV; PTHE 1604 Clinical Conditions III

PTHE 1798

Clinical Experience III

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This course is a ten-week, full-time, supervised clinical experience. Students practice patient management skills in the clinical environment under the direct supervision of an experienced physical therapist. Students perform patient examination techniques, the evaluation and interpretation of examination results, determine a physical therapy diagnosis and prognosis, design and safely implement a plan of care, perform interventions, and evaluate patient outcomes. Students will also practice a variety of professional skills critical to professional development.

Credits: 11

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of all previous coursework through fall quarter in the third professional year.

PTHE 1799

Clinical Experience IV

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This course is a ten-week, full-time, supervised clinical experience. Students practice patient management skills in the clinical environment under the direct supervision of an experienced physical therapist. Students perform patient examination techniques, the evaluation and interpretation of examination results, determine a physical therapy diagnosis and prognosis, design and safely implement a plan of care, perform interventions, and evaluate patient outcomes. Students will also practice a variety of professional skills critical to professional development.

Credits: 11

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of all coursework and clinical experience through winter quarter in the third professional year.