NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

410 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy examination; screening; basic treatment planning; and performance of basic interventions, patient/client education, interprofessional collaborative practice, documentation, and reimbursement/billing. Students will self-assess and reflect on their clinical performance. Academic and clinical faculty members will provide students with real-time feedback with formative and summative assessment regarding their clinical skills and professional behavior. In partial fulfillment of this course, students will complete pre-identified, servicelearning activities selected by faculty members to supplement classroom and clinical education experiences. Service learning experiences will provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge and clinical skills to benefit the local community, with reflection on the impact of their service required following the activity. (3 credits) PHT 6815—Physical Agents This course will emphasize both cognitive and psychomotor knowledge related to appropriate use of physical agents within the context of the Patient/Client Management Model of Physical Therapy Practice. Basic science information related to physiological effects, indications, and contraindications for physical agents will be discussed. Course content will be delivered through classroom lectures, video demonstrations (student lead), and lab practice to facilitate integration of the didactic knowledge into simulated and real-life scenarios. (2 credits) PHT 6802—Evidence-Based Practice II In this course, students will be exposed to Sackett’s model of evidence-based medicine in order to lay a foundation for understanding the global concept of evidence-based practice (EBP). Students will learn to use the PICO format to ask clinically relevant questions. Students will learn to locate sources of evidence, evaluate the evidence, and make recommendations based on the evidence. Students will also explore the work of the Philadelphia Panel, the Pedro scale, and Hooked on Evidence as methods for critiquing the literature. Lastly, students will contribute to APTA’s Hooked on Evidence database. (3 credits) PHT 6816—Neuroscience In this course, students will acquire the foundational knowledge of human neurophysiology, motor control, andmotor learning. Students will also learn the underlying neuropathology that manifests into clinical signs and symptoms of common neuromuscular dysfunctions, which is necessary for the physical therapy examination and management of patients with neuromuscular dysfunctions. Emphasis will also be placed on understanding of principles of normal human motor control andmotor learning and its relation to movement dysfunctions resulting from common neuromuscular dysfunctions. The classroom learning of students will be facilitated using lecture, small and large group discussions, case studies, literature review, and simulations. Prerequisite: ANA 5423 (3 credits) PHT 6817—Pediatrics I This is the first of two pediatrics courses. This course introduces students to pediatrics as a specialty practice area in physical therapy. Students gain an understanding of typical infant and child development as it relates to movement and have the opportunity to practice observation and evaluation skills, including the use of standardized tools, to screen children for atypical and delayed development. Typical development is presented in the context of applying current motor control theories to predictable developmental sequences, motor progressions, and achievement of motor milestones. Using this foundation, students begin to analyze movement dysfunction exhibited in high-risk infants and children who have common childhood pathologies. Content is presented through lecture, lab, large and small group discussion, and community-based activities. (1 credit) PHT 6819—Pediatrics II This course is the second part of a series that focuses on the physical therapy management and family-centered care for the pediatric patient/client. In Pediatrics I, students have gained an understanding of typical infant and child development related to movement and how to use the ICF model as a framework to determine assessment/intervention needs and goals. Students also practiced observation and interaction skills through projects and lab experiences. Using this foundation, students in Pediatrics II will analyze movement dysfunction exhibited in high-risk infants and children who have common childhood pathologies. Atypical child motor dysfunction related to developmental delays; CNS damage; orthopedic conditions; respiratory conditions; sensory processing dysfunction; multisystem impairments; and congenital, neurological, and neuromuscular disorders content is covered to promote critical thinking and establishment of appropriate physical therapymanagement principles. Students will become familiar with commonly used pediatric tests and measurements. The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, and the ICF framework are applied in context. Management incorporating use/need for assistive devices, technologies, adapted equipment (i.e., wheelchair prescription and seating), orthotics, and bracing and use of newer interventions for the pediatric patient/client are presented. Delegation and supervision of support personnel, legal/ethical issues related to delivery of care, documentation, interprofessional team management, cultural issues, reimbursement, and patient/ family and teacher education will be explored. Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with students in other disciplines for case analysis and treatment planning. Content is presented through lecture, lab, case studies, large and small group discussion, and community-based activities. (3 credits)