PTR 435 Foundations of Clinical Medicine

This course is the first in a series of courses designed to provide the physical therapy student with a general knowledge of human pathology of selective body systems including implications for patient management. Topics addressed are inflammation, wound healing, immune, and endocrine systems. The beginning series of lectures integrates with Fundamentals of Patient Management I for management of integumentary disorders and prepares the student for the specialty unit on burn management in Musculoskeletal Clinical Medicine. This is a foundational course; it introduces the student to medical terminology, promotes an understanding of disease processes, and guides the student in application and analysis of medical pathology in patient care. Teaching methods will include lecture, reading, written assignments, and an oral presentation with peer review. The course prepares the students for their first clinical internship: PTR700. PREREQUISITES: None