NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 407 lymphatic, and immune; musculoskeletal; urinary; male and female reproductive; endocrine; and nervous systems). The course is delivered through interactive, online instruction and in-person classroom interaction. By the end of the course, students will be able to define and pronounce commonly used terms in physical therapy practice and diagram and interpret the meaning of medical terms in context of body systems and pathology. Students will also begin usingmedical terminology in documentation of health-care activities. (1 credit) PHT 5610—Clinical Anatomy for Physical Therapists This course addresses anatomical knowledge specific to the practice of physical therapy. It is an in-depth study of joint anatomy including muscular attachments, ligamentous structures, neutral innervations, and contribution tomovement. Palpation of key bony- and soft-tissue structures will be introduced. Corequisite: ANA 5420 (2 credits) PHT 5611—Introduction to Physical Therapy This course introduces PT students to the physical therapy profession, its state and national associations, and the multiple roles assumed by physical therapists historically and in current practice. Students will grow professionally by utilizing relevant medical terminology, beginning the development of a student portfolio, and gaining familiarity with the core values and ethical standards for physical therapy. Professional standards for conduct are developed by applying ethical principles, theories, and the APTA Code of Ethics, as well as using ethical decision-making. Students will gain a working knowledge of the more common state and federal laws, rules, and regulations that impact physical therapist practice, patient/ client rights, responsibilities related to patient-centered care, and risk management strategies to avoid medical errors and reduce legal liability. Cultural competency is introduced and promoted by students identifying and exploring their own biases, diversity dimensions, and factors that affect health care outcomes. Students will start preparing for clinical experience by exploring the concepts of patient-client management, the ICF model, clinical decision making, therapeutic presence, and interprofessional education in health care. (3 credits) PHT 6705—Essentials of Exercise Physiology Exercise physiology describes the response to exercise and training on the cardiac, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, neural, and endocrine systems of the human body. Nutritional considerations, as well as enhancing supplements, will be discussed as they relate to exercise, athletics, and physical therapy. The various methods of training for increased strength, hypertrophy, power, cardiovascular fitness, and endurance, and the effects of physical activities and workrelated stress on the human organismwill be discussed. Energy liberation, circulation and respiration, physical work capacity, physical training, energy cost of various activities, nutrition and performance, temperature regulation, factors affecting performance and fitness, and the physiology of various sport activities will be covered. Students will gain the knowledge required for designing exercise programs in the general and special populations based on established needs for function and performance. This course will also explore the professional role of physical therapists as advocates of health, wellness, and prevention, including the following topics: Healthy People 2020 initiative, APTA’s Vision 2020, wellness theory/ models, dimensions of wellness, holistic versus conventional medicine, outcome measurements of wellness and quality of life, screening for health/fitness/wellness, and considerations for special populations. Upon completion of this course, students are encouraged to prepare for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Examination. (3 credits) PHT 6707—Gerontology Theories, research, and unique characteristics and behaviors related to aging, geriatric medicine, and physical therapy intervention will be explored in light of current health care trends, reimbursement, clinical practice, and predictions. Students will gain an understanding of relevant laws impacting PT practice with elderly populations and the obligations of PTs with respect to suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of elderly and dependent adults. Students will appropriately incorporate this content into interactions with patients/clients, facility staff, and administration. (1 credit) PHT 6710—Clinical Skills I This course introduces students to basic physical therapy clinical examination, assessments and evaluation in accordance with the patient/client management model found in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Students will learn to safely interact and communicate with clients/patients, including history taking and documentation. The course will provide students with an understanding of cultural competence as an integral part of the clinical evaluation. An overview of documentation terms related to CPT-coding, ICD 9 & 10 coding, and reimbursement will be provided. Safe performance of psychomotor skills, such as assessing patient posture, vital signs, sensory assessment, positioning/draping, goniometry, manual muscle testing, functional mobility, gait assessment, assistive devices, and patient guarding and handling techniques will be emphasized. In partial fulfillment of this course, students will attend a service-learning activity that has been preidentified by faculty members to supplement classroom and clinical education experiences. Service learning experiences provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and clinical skills to benefit the local community with follow-up reflection on the impact of their service. (4 credits) PHT 6715—Essentials of Biomechanics and Kinesiology This is a basic science course to introduce physical therapy students to the study of biomechanics and kinesiology. The