PHTH Physical Therapy

PHTH   7101   Functional Anatomy of the Cardiopulmonary System

5 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

The development, anatomy, physiology and imaging of the cardiopulmonary system as it relates to physical therapy practice. Also includes anatomy, physiology and imaging of the back and scapulothoracic regions.

PHTH   7111   Intro to Pathophysiology 1

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Basic histopathology, pathophysiology, pharmacology , imaging and selected medical and surgical interventions of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.

PHTH   7131   Basic Cardiopulmonary Patient Care

6 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Fundamental physical therapy examination, evaluation, and intervention for persons with cardiovascular and/or pulmonary dysfunction. Also includes the use of physical agents, electrotherapy and other selected therapeutic modalities.

PHTH   7161   Phys Therapy Practice Issues 1

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Discussions of professional socialization, cultural issues in health care, legal and ethical aspects of health care, psychosocial aspects of illness, quantitative terminology in clinical practice and clinical documentation.

PHTH   7181   Clinical Practicum 1

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Preparation for and exposure to healthcare settings related to acute care through didactic, laboratory and half-day, on-site observational experiences.

PHTH   7202   Functional Anatomy of Axial and Appendicular Regions

6 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Gross anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and imaging of the axial and appendicular regions.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7101.

PHTH   7212   Intro Pathophysiology 2

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Histopathology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, imaging and selected surgical interventions of the musculoskeletal system.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7111.

PHTH   7232   Basic Orthopedic Patient Care

4 Credit Hours.   4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Fundamentals of physical therapy care of persons with musculoskeletal dysfunction. Includes clinical reasoning and documentation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7131.

Corequisite(s): PHTH   7232L.

PHTH   7232L   Basic Orthopedic Patient Care Lab

4 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   8 Lab Hours.

Fundamental patient/client manual skills including basic examination and treatment for patients/clients with musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7131.

Corequisite(s): PHTH   7232.

PHTH   7262   Evidence-based Practice 1

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Skill development for assessing rehabilitation research, including methodology, statistical analyses and other quality indicators.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7161.

PHTH   7282   Clinical Practicum 2

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Exposure to health care settings through on-site observational experiences.

PHTH   7303   Functional Anatomy of the Nervous System

4 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

The development, anatomy, physiology and imaging of the central and peripheral nervous systems as related to physical therapy practice.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7202.

PHTH   7313   Intro Pathophysiology 3

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The pathophysiology of the neuromuscular and integumentary systems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7212.

PHTH   7333   Basic Neurologic and Integumentary Patient Care

8 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Fundamental physical therapy skills including examination, evaluation and intervention in persons with neuromuscular and integumentary dysfunction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7232.

PHTH   7363   Evidence-based Practice 2

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Students will learn procedures for implementing evidence-based practice.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7262.

PHTH   7383   Clinical Practicum 3

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

A one-week full-time clinical exposure to patient care in a physical therapy setting, which may include specialty clinics, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and school systems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7282.

PHTH   7390   Phys Ther Case Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Simulated clinical experiences with the management of specific cases from referral to discharge.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7232.

PHTH   7502   Clinical Medicine 2

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, and the clinical perspective of the aging individual with an emphasis on geriatric disorders, including orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary disorders and amputation.

PHTH   7532   Adv Exam Eval Intrvnt Pt 2

8 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   8 Lab Hours.

Advanced techniques in evaluating, assessing, designing and implementing appropriate treatment strategies for the middle aged and elderly adults with neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and medical conditions. Problem-solving case studies approach for linkage to other courses this term.

PHTH   7682   Adv Exam Eval & Inter II-Mcg

10 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   40 Lab Hours.

Ten week full-time clinical field experience in general, acute care, rehabilitation, or other specialty settings. Demonstration of the ability to integrate information from all didactic and clinical components of the curriculum in patients with all physical therapy diagnoses, including multiple diagnoses.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7532.

PHTH   8400   Evidence-based Practice 3

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Application of evidence-based practice to the physical therapy clinical setting.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7363.

PHTH   8481   Supervised Clinical Educ 1

8 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   32 Lab Hours.

Eight weeks of full-time clinical affiliation in general care settings providing an opportunity for students to practice in the clinical setting the skills learned in all preceding courses.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7333.

PHTH   8491   Patient Care Synthesis 1

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Patient case construction and presentations integrating didactic and clinical information based on experiences in PHTH   8481 - Supervised Clinical Education I.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7333.

Corequisites: PHTH   8481.

PHTH   8501   Clinical Medicine 1

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the pathophysiology, medical differential diagnosis and pharmacological and surgical treatment of medical diseases and disorders.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8481.

PHTH   8531   Advanced Patient Care 1: Geriatrics

8 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Advanced physical therapy examination and intervention for problems commonly seen in but not limited to geriatric rehabilitation. Topics include stroke and other neurologic disorders, as well as orthopedic injuries and disorders, including amputation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8481.

PHTH   8561   Implmt Life Concpts Phy Ther 1

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Discussion of clinical implications and healthcare issues from a lifespan approach.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8481.

PHTH   8602   Clinical Medicine 2

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the pathophysiology, medical differential diagnosis and pharmacological and surgical treatment of medical diseases and disorders.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8501.

PHTH   8632   Advanced Patient Care 2: Adults

8 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Advanced physical therapy intervention including spinal and pelvic dysfunction. Includes an introduction to sports physical therapy.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8531.

PHTH   8662   Implemt of Lifespan Concepts 2

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Continued discussion of clinical perspectives and healthcare issues form a lifespan perspective.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8561.

PHTH   9001   Special Topics in Physical Therapy

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

These courses address a number of topics relevant to contemporary physical therapy practice or research.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8531.

PHTH   9500   Leadership & Management in Physical Therapy 1

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to leadership topics in physical therapy and practical application of management strategies specific to physical therapy settings. Management topics include but are not limited to quality improvement, healthcare law, and payment policies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8632.

PHTH   9501   Leadership and Management in Physical Therapy 2

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the practical application of management strategies specific to physical therapy settings, including but not limited to budget and finance, employment law and workplace behaviors.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   9882.

PHTH   9551   Therapeutic Exercise 1

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This lab course emphasizes the application of musculoskeletal physical therapy exercise principles in a variety disorders common to older adults.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   7232L.

PHTH   9562   Therapeutic Exercise 2

1 Credit Hour.   0 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This lab course emphasizes the application of musculoskeletal physical therapy exercise principles in a variety of adolescent and adult disorders.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   9551.

PHTH   9703   Clinical Medicine 3

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Continued study of the pathophysiology, medical differential diagnosis and pharmacological and surgical treatment of medical diseases and disorders.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8602.

PHTH   9733   Advanced Patient Care 3: Pediatrics

6 Credit Hours.   6 Lecture Hours.   4 Lab Hours.

Advanced physical therapy examination, evaluation and intervention in children with neurologic, orthopedic, genetic, and other chronic disorders.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8632.

PHTH   9763   Implemt of Lifespan Concepts 3

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Continued discussion of clinical perspectives and healthcare issues from a lifespan perspective.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   8662.

PHTH   9804   Clinical Medicine 4

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

Integration of the medical concepts in the examination and treatment of medically complex patients.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   9703.

PHTH   9834   Advanced Patient Care 4: Complex Patients

2 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   2 Lab Hours.

Integration of patient care skills in the physical therapy management of critically ill and complex patients. Also includes neurodiagnostics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   9733.

PHTH   9882   Supervised Clinical Educ 2

10 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   40 Lab Hours.

Eleven-week full-time clinical field experience in general, acute care, rehabilitation, or other speciality settings. Demonstration of the ability to integrate information from all didactic and clinical components of the curriculum in patients with all physical therapy diagnoses, including multiple diagnoses.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "B" in PHTH   9733.

PHTH   9900   Leadership & Management in PT

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the practical application of management strategies specific to physical therapy settings, including finance, personnel management, quality assurance, and accreditation/licensure processes with an emphasis on hospital, private practice, rehabilitation and home care settings.

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of PHTH   9882.

PHTH   9904   Physical Therapy Project 4

1 Credit Hour.   1-99 Lecture Hours.   1-99 Lab Hours.

Completion of a research project as part of the project advisor's ongoing research activities.

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of PHTH 9903.

PHTH   9983   Supervised Clinical Educ 3

10 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   40 Lab Hours.

Eleven-week full-time clinical field experience with demonstration of the ability to independently evaluate and treat complex patients as would be appropriate for a new graduate working at the facility.

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of PHTH   9882.

PHTH   9992   Patient Care Synthesis 2

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Writing, presenting and discussing case studies developed based on experiences in Supervised Clinical Education 2 and 3.

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of PHTH   9882.