NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

406 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy Fourth Year—Fall Semester (16 weeks) Credits PHTT 6941 Clinical Experience I** (12 weeks) 6 PHTT 6951 Clinical Experience II** (12 weeks) 6 Total 12 Fourth Year—Winter Semester (18 weeks) Credits PHTT 6930 Wrap Up and Review^ 2 PHTT 6904 Evidence in Practice Capstone Project 2 PHTT 6961 Clinical Experience III** (12 weeks) 6 Total 10 Total Hours for Graduation 118 * This course includes patient experiences or an integrated clinical experience. ‡ This course includes a one-week, integrated clinical experience. **Students do not attend classes in Tampa Bay during Clinical Experience I–III. ^ This course will include one week when students will have to return to Tampa Bay to prepare for graduation and licensure examination. The course sequence outlined is preliminary and subject to revision. The final approved curriculum sequence will be posted online at nova.edu/pt. Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Course Descriptions PHY 5400—Physiology This foundational course will provide students in the Physical Therapy Program with an understanding of the basic physiochemical concepts and physiological principles underlying the development, maintenance, and propagation of human life. It provides an examination of the essential physiological processes with reference to clinical applications where appropriate. Topics covered include basic examinations of subcellular processes, membrane mechanisms, muscle physiology, the cardiovascular system, connective tissue matrices, the nervous system, renal physiology, the respiratory system, endocrinology, reproductive physiology, and gastrointestinal physiology. (3 credits) PHT 5420—Anatomy for Rehabilitation Professionals This foundational science course develops the knowledge of human anatomy necessary for the practice of the rehabilitation professions. It presents the anatomy of the human body in both lecture and lab format. Teaching and learning methods involve models, prosected cadavers, basic imaging, and virtual laboratories and is performed in an active learning and collaborative environment. The course addresses gross structures and systems of the human body and integrates topographic and radiographic anatomy, stressing the importance to clinical practice. (5 credits) PHT 5609—Medical Terminology for Physical Therapists This blended-learning course introduces students to basic medical terminology. It includes understanding elements used to build and define medical words; pronunciation of commonly used terms in physical therapy practice; and understanding the meaning of commonly used prefixes, root words, and suffixes. Students will identify terminology used to organize the human body and learn to diagram and interpret the meaning of medical terms used in each body system (including the integumentary; digestive; respiratory; cardiovascular; blood,