PTR 690 The Complex Patient: Integrative Seminar

The Complex Patient will integrate both clinical and basic science knowledge and skills acquired throughout the curriculum by analyzing patients with multiple diagnoses and physical therapy problems. Students will have the opportunity to apply clinical decision-making skills to the dynamic interaction of multiple system variables (physiological, biomechanical, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental) and their impact on the disease and recovery process. Tests, measures, and interventions will be discussed related to the diagnostic categories described in the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. The format of this course will include a variety of learning experiences including presentations by expert clinicians, small group discussions, panel discussion, student presentations, patient demonstrations, video demonstrations, and written assignments. PREREQUISITES: None