PHYSICAL THERAPY

PTR403 - Scientific Writing in Physical Therapy (2)

This is an advanced writing course for doctorate of physical therapy students that focuses on scientific research, writing, and documentation. Students learn to gather and explore research to prepare for writing in the American Medical Association manual of Style (AMA) scientific research papers. The course will also emphasize the fundamentals of English and the manner in which students communicate various concepts and professional issues common to the physical therapy profession. Student will be exposed to different types of research reviews through the use of library and electronic sources. PREREQUISITES: ENG103, ENG104, or equivalents.

PTR405 - Gross Anatomy I (4)

This course is designed to present an in-depth examination of the musculoskeletal system of the human body, with limited consideration of pertinent aspects of other body systems. The course material will be presented in lecture format and supplemented with laboratory experience with human cadaver dissection, computer programs, audiovisual tapes, and anatomical models. Topics covered include the spine, neck, thorax, and upper extremity. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR406 - Gross Anatomy II (4)

This course is an extension of Human Gross Anatomy I. The course will continue its in-depth examination of the musculoskeletal system of the human body. There will be limited consideration of pertinent aspects of other body systems. The materials will be presented in lecture format, supplemented with laboratory experience with human cadaver dissection, computer programs, audiovisual tapes, and anatomical models. Topics covered include the lower extremity, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, head, and neck. PREREQUISITES: PTR405

PTR407 - Neuroscience I (2)

Neuroscience I and II will introduce the students to the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the central nervous system. Emphasis will be placed on the sensory and motor functions of the human nervous system. The application of basic neuroscience to clinical practice will be included. Current research topics and methodology will be discussed to foster an ongoing ability to integrate new information. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR408 - Neuroscience II (2)

Neuroscience I and II will introduce the students to the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the central nervous system. Emphasis will be placed on the sensory and motor functions of the human nervous system. The application of basic neuroscience to clinical practice will be included. Current research topics and methodology will be discussed to foster an ongoing ability to integrate new information. PREREQUISITES: PTR407

PTR422 - Scientific Inquiry I (1)

Evidence-based medicine is the process of finding, appraising, and using research findings in order to make sound patient management decisions. This course introduces the learner to the basic concepts of EBM and is the first in the Scientific Inquiry series. Students will learn how to formulate relevant clinical questions, search and critically appraise the medical literature, and implement useful findings into clinical practice. Students will also be introduced to the research requirements and process necessary to attain the doctor of physical therapy degree. Teaching methods will include web-based instruction, case studies, small group discussions, and lecture. PREREQUISITE(S): None

PTR425 - Fundamentals of Patient Management I (4)

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

PTR426 - Musculoskeletal Patient Management I (4)

This course continues the series on management of the patient with musculoskeletal dysfunction, with an emphasis on patient examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and prognosis. Emphasis is given to the Cyriax-based examination scheme and also includes basic McKenzie principles for diagnosis of spinal disorders, gait, and postural analysis. This course serves as a foundation for Clinical Education I: PTR700. PREREQUISITE(S): PTR700

PTR432 - Musculoskeletal Clinical Medicine (3)

This is the second in a series of four clinical medicine courses designed to acquaint the student with medical aspects and pathologies of diseases and disabilities. The first orthopedic unit follows Patient Evaluation I: PTR435, for basic orthopedic clinical terminology and runs concurrently with Musculoskeletal Patient Management II: PTR446. Also included are special units on management of hand problems, maternal adaptations to pregnancy, burn management, and abuse/neglect/domestic violence across the lifespan. This course prepares the students for their first clinical internship: PTR700. PREREQUISITE(S): None

PTR435 - Foundations of Clinical Medicine (3)

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

PTR445 - Fundamentals of Patient Management II (4)

This is one of two fundamental courses in which the student will begin to acquire clinical skills. It is intended to serve as an introduction to the profession of physical therapy. The course will cover basic clinical techniques such as bandaging, positioning, and transferring patients, advancing to gait training components, wheel chair assessment, application of various heat and cold modalities, hydrotherapy, paraffin, ultrasound, and nerve and muscle stimulating currents. This course is designed to prepare the student to critically analyze the patient and provide appropriate interventions to those patients in the acute, sub acute, rehabilitation, and homecare settings. PREREQUISITE(S): PTR426, PTR432 and PTR700

PTR446 - Musculoskeletal Patient Management II (4)

This course focuses on treatment intervention techniques such as therapeutic exercise, massage, extremity mobilization, and spinal traction, and prepares the student for the design, implementation, and evaluation of treatment programs. This course is designed to prepare students to perform patient interventions specifically in the outpatient setting, and can also be adapted to the acute care, sub acute, rehabilitation, and home care setting. This course is integrated with Patient Evaluation II, Anatomy II, Clinical Science II, and Kinesiology, and requires sound knowledge of material previously presented in Anatomy I, Exercise Physiology, and Clinical Medicine II. PREREQUISITE(S): PTR641 and PTR700

PTR456 - Exercise Physiology (3)

This course investigates the principles of exercise physiology, including physiologic function, muscle architecture, and biological responses to various forms of exercise. Lecture sessions will focus on the basic principles and expected responses to exercise. Selected topics will include aerobic and anaerobic metabolism, muscle structure, and physiological responses to exercise. PREREQUISITES: PTR426, PTR446, PTR686, and PTR700

PTR457 - Kinesiology (3)

This course introduces the student to basic concepts of biomechanics as applied to human functional anatomy and motion. Primary areas of study will include kinematics, kinetics, muscle function, and anthropometry. This course prepares the student for further study of movement dysfunction across the curriculum and as an entry level physical therapist. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR458 - Professional Foundations I (1)

This course will introduce students to methods and processes in clinical reasoning and decision-making that relate to patient management. The course will explore the patient care environment, social, cultural, medical, and psychological issues experienced in patient management. The course will introduce students to the issues of involving cultural diversity and why therapists must be sensitive to the patient's perception of health, illness, and rehabilitation. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR459 - Professional Foundations II (1)

This course is the second in a series of professional foundation courses. The emphasis is placed on cultural diversity of patients and how the physical therapist must be sensitive to cultural differences, various perceptions of health, illness, and rehabilitation. The course will familiarize students to the expectations of their clinical internship experiences. PREREQUISITE(S): PTR458

PTR500 - Scientific Inquiry II (3)

This course addresses research designs and statistical analyses used in physical therapy and rehabilitation research. Students learn to conduct, interpret, and analyze descriptive and inferential statistics, including group comparisons and regression, for original data or in the literature. PREREQUISITES: successful completion of all previous coursework

PTR510 - Scientific Inquiry III (3)

This research course is a continuation of Scientific Inquiry I and II, which critically explores the concepts, problems, needs, and issues involved in conducting and evaluating research in physical therapy. The nature, relevance, and application of qualitative and quantitative research methods will be examined as they relate to assessment and intervention outcomes in the context of evidence-based practice. Students will demonstrate competencies in preparation and development of a PowerPoint presentation and a proposal for a scholarly project. PREREQUISITE(S): None

PTR520 - Scientific Inquiry IV (1)

This research course is a continuation of Scientific Inquiry I, II, and III that requires the student to perform data collection and analysis in conducting and evaluating research in physical therapy. PREREQUISITE(S): PTR510

PTR530 - Scientific Inquiry V (1)

This research course is a continuation of Scientific Inquiry I, II, III, and IV that requires the student to accurately document the results of data analysis and prepare a research product for presentation. Each student is ultimately responsible for the completion of the scholarship work and adhering to stated deadlines as they are presented. It is the expectation that each scholarly product is suitable for publication. PREREQUISITE(S): PTR520

PTR600 - Pharmacology (1)

This course reviews pharmacology as it is relevant to physical therapy practice. Basic mechanisms of drug action are described followed by the drug benefits and detrimental side effects relevant to specific disorders. Focus is on the impact of selected drugs on patient treatment. This course prepares students for their second clinical internship. PREREQUISITE(S): None

PTR610 - Introduction to Ergonomics (1)

This course will introduce students to ergonomic principles, and processes, govern ergonomics in its application to basic ergonomic principles to the home and work settings. Selected topics will include job site analysis, work capacity evaluations, and intervention planning. Students will conduct a job/home sites analysis and formulate an intervention plan. PREREQUISITE(S): None

PTR620 - Principles of Teaching and Learning (2)

This course will examine the principles of teaching and learning within the health-care system. Students will discuss issues regarding teaching peers, patients, caregivers, and the community. Learning theory and styles and the interactive use of technology will be emphasized. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR630 - Differential Diagnosis and Imaging (3)

The course will explore the principles of differential diagnosis in which the student will develop a systematic method of distinguishing between disorders of similar character by comparing their signs and symptoms. A case-based approach will be used in this course. Principles of imaging, including radiography, CT scans, MRI, special studies, and arthrography will also be discussed. The course prepares students for their final clinical internships. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR640 - Neuromuscular Clinical Medicine (3)

This course is the third in a series of three clinical medicine courses and provides an overview of pathological conditions affecting the central and peripheral neuromuscular systems. Physicians, rehabilitation specialists, and healthcare professionals supplement class presentations. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of pathology, recognition of clinical signs and symptoms as well as implications for patient management. This information will establish a foundation for management of patients with neuromuscular dysfunction. The student integrates this knowledge with physical therapy patient examination in Neuromuscular Patient Management I, and patient treatment planning in Neuromuscular Patient Management II. This course prepares students for their second summer internship. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR641 - Neuromuscular Patient Management I (4)

This course examines the theoretical and clinical basis for the examination and treatment of patients with neurological impairments. Historical and current theories of CNS function, motor control, motor learning, and motor development will be used as the framework for this process. Examination procedures and findings, and their implications for therapeutic interventions will be explored based on the Nagi Model of Disablement and evidence based practice. The format of this course will be lecture/laboratory style, including patient demonstrations, movement analysis, and examination procedures. PREREQUISITES: PTR644, PTR710, and PTR720

PTR644 - Neuromuscular Patient Management II (4)

This course examines the theoretical and clinical basis for the treatment of patients with neurological impairments. Evidence for historical and current intervention approaches will be discussed. Students will design, and implement a plan of care, and analyze functional outcomes. The format of this course will be lecture/laboratory style, including patient demonstrations, movement analysis, and exploration of handling skills. PREREQUISITE(S): PTR710 and PTR720

PTR645 - Gait, Orthotics and Prosthetics (4)

This course introduces the student to the components of normal and pathological gait across the lifespan. The normal mechanics of gait are the basis for the biomechanical assessment of the foot and ankle, and patient management for orthotic and prosthetic prescription and training. PREREQUISITES: PTR644

PTR650 - Musculoskeletal Patient Management III (4)

This course requires integration of material previously learned in Gross Anatomy, Kinesiology, and the Patient Management and Clinical Medicine series. The focus of this course is on advanced examination and intervention skills for the patient with spinal and TMJ musculoskeletal impairments, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. Interventions will include muscle energy techniques, mobilization, and manipulation as well as therapeutic exercise and patient education. Teaching methods for this course will include lecture, discussion, lab experience, on-site ergonomic analysis, patient demonstrations, case studies, student presentations, and online lectures and discussions. There will be written and group assignments. Lab participation is a requirement for this course. All students participating in this course must sign an informed consent form prior to participating in labs. This course prepares the student for Clinical Internship II and III. PREREQUISITES: successful completion of all previous coursework

PTR651 - Integumentary Patient Management (2)

This is an advanced integumentary patient management course in which students study patient/client management concepts pertaining to disorders of the integumentary system across the lifespan. This integumentary course is an introduction to wound care that expands the concepts in Foundations of Clinical Medicine, PTR435, and burn management in Musculoskeletal Patient Management, PTR432. Major topics include physical therapy assessment and management of integumentary dysfunction associated with burns, traumatic injury, infections, vascular disease, and pressure/mechanical wounds. Current trends in the treatment of acute and chronic wounds are explored and practiced. Students are expected to use scientific evidence to support patient management strategies. This course prepares students for their final internship, PTR710.

PTR660 - Psychosocial Elements of Illness and Disability (2)

This course examines the relationship of the psychosocial aspects of illness and disability. Students will discuss topics regarding ageism, cultural diversity, gender issues, death and dying, elder and child abuse, and domestic violence. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR664 - Health and Wellness (2)

This course will investigate a variety of topics pertinent to the current practice of physical therapy. These topics may include health and wellness and complimentary approaches and issues regarding the examination of the geriatric patient. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR671 - Health Policy and Administration (3)

Review of management styles with topics related to healthcare, emphasizing current and future trends, management, communication, group dynamics, program development, outcomes, and ethical and legal issues. Teaching methods include lecture, in-class discussion, article presentation, individual homework assignments, and class assignments. PREREQUISITES: successful completion of all previous coursework

PTR674 - Pediatric Patient Management (4)

The pediatric patient management course will integrate knowledge from core curriculum courses as it relates to normal development and pediatric disorders. The course will examine the clinical decision making process involved in pediatrics with regards to musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and neonatal impairments. The student will be knowledgeable in the tests, measures, and examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies as described in the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. The student will explore evidence-based medicine for further investigation of the efficacy of physical therapy outcome measures in pediatrics. The student will also recognize and internalize the psychosocial impact on children and families with disabilities. A variety of learning experiences will be provided to develop critical thinking skills in the student. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR686 - Cardiopulmonary Patient Management (4)

This course focuses on management of the patient with cardiopulmonary dysfunction or disease with an emphasis on patient examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and effective physical therapy prescription. Students will examine the normal function of the cardiopulmonary system across the life span as the basis for the development of pathology and the application of physical therapy treatment management. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR690 - The Complex Patient: Integrative Seminar (2)

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

PTR700 - Clinical Internship I (12 weeks) (7)

Clinical Internship I is the first in the series of three clinical internships in which the student will have the opportunity to practice skills in a clinical setting. The assignment will be 40 hours a week for a 12-week period, beginning at the end of the first academic year in the professional program. The experience is designed to permit progressive responsibility in patient evaluation and treatment based on didactic instruction in the professional program. PREREQUISITES: None

PTR710 - Clinical Internship II (12 weeks) (7)

PTR710 is the second in a series of three clinical internships in which the student will have the opportunity to practice skills in a supervised clinical setting. The focus should be on adult learning and decision making. The assignment will be 40 hours/week for a 12-week period, following the completion of all didactic instruction in the professional program. PREREQUISITE(S): PTR700

PTR720 - Clinical Internship III (12 weeks) (7)

PTR720 is a continuation and the final 12-week clinical internship experience in the clinical setting. The assignment will be 40 hours/week for a 12 week period. Registration in this course is contingent upon the successful completion of PTR710. Instruction is primarily experiential and will emphasize the affective, cognitive, and psychomotor domains in the clinical setting. Successful completion of this course and the prerequisite curriculum provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter into the professional practice of physical therapy. PREREQUISITE(S): PTR710