Dec 10, 2023  
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHTH 552 - Patient/Client Management 6 - Clinical Integration

(3 credits)
This course for physical therapy majors will study movement dysfunctions that occur in complex patient situations. A clinical decision-making format and simulated case studies will be utilized to emphasize the physical therapist’s assessments and interventions for patients who present with complex movement dysfunctions that result from multiple pathologies and/or involvement of multiple body systems. Advanced clinical decision-making and integration of theory into practice will be applied to selected case analyses. Emphasis will be on integrating information from cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems. The course will consist of a lecture and guided discussion/ analysis component. The guided analysis/ discussion component will allow students, under direction of faculty and clinicians, to develop skill in patient examination and treatment, and plan patient-directed therapeutic interventions through simulated patient-therapist situations resembling the clinical setting. Patient-practitioner interaction will be stressed as being as important as the therapeutic intervention. Summer