NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 409 patient education—will be reviewed and practiced. The use of evidence-based practice to guide clinical decision-making will be emphasized. (2 credits) PHT 6725—Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy This course provides an overview of the related pathologies and diagnostic and medical-surgical procedures of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Physiological principles of exercise will be applied to cardiovascular and pulmonary examination and intervention for given pathologies. Students will demonstrate PT cardiovascular and pulmonary examination, interventions, treatment planning, documentation, and outcome measurement across all clinical settings and explore interventions related to exercise, functional activities, and airway clearance. The relevance of clinical laboratory values andmedical/surgical diagnostics and interventions associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunctions will also be covered. Prerequisites: PHT 6705 Exercise Physiology and PHT 6717 Systems Management I (4 credits) PHT 6807—Systems Management II: Medical Issues in the Acute Setting This course is a continuation of PHT 6717—Systems Management I: Medical Pathology and Pharmacology. Systems Management II has a two-fold purpose: 1) to present those body system pathologies not covered in PHT 6717, and 2) to specifically address medical and treatment issues found in acute care settings. Renal, urologic, hepatic, pancreatic, biliary, and gastrointestinal systems will be presented first. Students will gain knowledge of signs/symptoms, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis, and pharmacological aspects of treatment related to disorders in these systems. The second half of the course addresses physical therapy examination and management of the acute care patient. Included in this section are patient testing, condition diagnosis/prognosis, and patient disposition. Concomitant attention is given to issues of patient safety, management of the treatment environment, and proper use of specialized equipment. Treatment precautions, recognition of adverse responses, and emergency procedures will be emphasized. Case studies and laboratory sessions will focus on patient mobilization principles; interprofessional coordination of care; and acute nonsurgical, acute postsurgical, and medically complicated patient management. Adding further depth to the course will be discussions of biopsychosocial and cultural factors affecting the rehabilitation process. (3 credits) PHT 6810—Musculoskeletal I This is the first of three courses designed to introduce the entry-level D.P.T. student to the elements of patient/client management in the orthopedic setting. This course emphasizes the musculoskeletal system and follows both the sequence and nomenclature outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and outcomes. Specific areas to be coveredwill include communication and history taking, systems review, symptom physiology, selection and administering tests and measures, principles of manual therapy, soft tissue/ myofascial intervention, extremity and spine mobilization (non-thrust), common disorders and injuries, musculoskeletal radiology, and principles of musculoskeletal disorder/injury management. Students will acquire the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills necessary to conduct a general musculoskeletal examination and perform interventions relevant to physical therapy practice. At completion of this course, students will have acquired the requisite knowledge to learn advanced diagnoses and interventions covered in PHT 6820, PHT 6820L, PHT 6821, and PHT 6821L. Case studies will be utilized in conjunction with lecture, laboratory skill practice, and interactive teaching and learning methods to integrate didactic knowledge into real-life clinical scenarios. (2 credits) PHT 6810L—Musculoskeletal I Lab This lab course will emphasize the psychomotor and affective skills required when providing the associated musculoskeletal examination and interventions addressed in PHT 6810, Musculoskeletal I. Students are instructed andmentored in the selection and application of tests, measurements, and physical therapy interventions. Case studies are utilized in conjunction with interactive teaching and learning to assist students in integrating the techniques into simulated and real-life scenarios relevant to the musculoskeletal system. (2 credits) PHT 6814—Clinical Practicum I This course includes classroom instruction and integrated clinical education (ICE) experiences. It concludes with a fourweek, full-time clinical experience in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting. Classroom instruction focuses on orientation and preparation for both integrated and full-time clinical experiences. The ICE experiences employ a self-contained collaborative clinical education model in which academic faculty members directly supervise students in a clinical setting. Students practice examination/evaluation, screening, and treatment skills learned in the curriculum concurrently and cumulatively throughout the semester. They practice with underserved geriatric and other adult populations in an acute care hospital joint replacement unit, an outpatient clinic, and a skilled nursing facility. The course concludes with a four-week, full-time clinical education experience in the SNF setting with students directly supervised by community-based clinicians in a 1:1 or 2:1 model. The course focuses on application and integration of coursework to date including, but not limited to, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Anatomy, Clinical Skills, Cardiopulmonary, Integumentary, Gerontology, and Systems Management I. The students will develop confidence and skills in professional behavior; clinical safety; communication; therapeutic presence; assessment;

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