PTR 425 Fundamentals of Patient Management I

This course provides a foundation for examination and diagnostic skills relevant to orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary pathologies. The student is introduced to the Nagi model of disablement and to the five elements of patient/client management as described in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Primary areas of emphasis in this course are examination procedures including history taking, systems review, and basic tests and measures such as assessment of vital signs, reflexes, joint range of motion, and strength. In addition, the student will also learn documentation using a SOAP note format. This course serves as a foundation for Clinical Education I: PTR700. PREREQUISITE(S): PTR700