NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 413 to the business perspective of health care service delivery, including leadership and managerial skills related to direct patient care and organizational operations. Topics covered include the continuum of care, regulatory and reimbursement mechanisms, coding, billing, documentation, compliance, the Triple Aim, interprofessional collaborative practice, leadership, management, ethical practice, quality improvement, health informatics, risk management, marketing, and public relations. (2 credits) PHT 6907—Clinical Education Experience Orientation This course will include all final preparation necessary for students to begin their Clinical Education Experience series. In the orientation course, students complete compliance requirements and review behavior and professional expectations during clinic time. Students are also oriented to the weekly reporting and assessment tools that will be utilized during the series, including the CPI instrument. Additionally, students develop initial goals and communication strategies for the clinical series. (1 credit) PHT 6914—Neuromuscular II Neuromuscular II integrates concepts from Neuroscience and Neuromuscular Systems I to engage students in the patient/client management of patients with neuromuscular dysfunction. Students are exposed to a variety of case studies, representing all adult neuromuscular practice patterns in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, to integrate and apply previously learned neuromuscular skills to patient scenarios. Emphasis is placed on clinical reasoning during all steps of patient/client management; the ability to apply evidence in practice, design, and execution of patient/clientrelated instruction; delegation to support personnel; and documentation of all aspects of care. This class also addresses primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention for patients with neuromuscular conditions. (2 credits) PHT 6914L—Neuromuscular II Lab This course is the laboratory component of Neuromuscular II. In it, students will perform all aspects of patient/client management including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, development of a plan of care, procedural interventions, and outcome measurement. Students will apply these techniques to a variety of case studies, representing the scope of adult practice patterns in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Neuromuscular II culminates in an intense, one-week laboratory experience, the Neuro Boot Camp, in which students work with real patients who have complicated neuromuscular disorders in a faculty-supervised setting. Students are responsible for performing a thorough examination, writing a comprehensive plan of care, performing procedural interventions, providing patient instruction, and communicating with caregivers. (2 credits) PHT 6915—Prosthetics and Orthotics In this course, students will acquire the skills necessary to evaluate need, analyze pathological gait, develop a plan of care, and treat patients for whomprosthetic or orthotic devices are indicated from a medical or rehabilitation standpoint. Students will learn how to manage movement-related problems in patients with amputations because of diabetes, burns, trauma, cancer, or genetic conditions. They will learn about the components, fabrication, and application of upper and lower extremity prosthetic and orthotic devices and spinal orthoses. The course includes a full-day laboratory experience in which students work with real patients with amputations in a faculty-supervised setting. Students will also explore the contemporary literature to facilitate an evidence-based approach to orthotic and prosthetic rehabilitation. (3 credits) PHT 6917—Clinical Education Experience A The Clinical Education Experience series consists of three consecutive, full-time, supervised experiences for senior D.P.T. students. Students are provided with opportunities to practice clinical decision-making based on evidence and develop entry-level physical therapy skills for patient/client management in inpatient and outpatient settings. Students will apply their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors, in various community-based settings representative of the common practice settings in which physical therapists work. Clinical Education Experiences encompass campus orientation in the summer of year three, followed by a total of 32 weeks of full-time clinical education during fall and winter semesters. Students will typically rotate through three clinical placements—10, 12, and 10 weeks—in a variety of health care organizations; schedule modifications may be made to accommodate facility requirements or other needs. The goal of all placements is student achievement of entrylevel competency and professional behaviors in all settings. Students must complete at least one experience in an acute care/inpatient, or the equivalent, such as an LTACH; subacute inpatient or outpatient with a neurorehabilitation component; and outpatient. During the full-time experiences, students will focus on patient/client management models by performing patient examinations, evaluations, determination of diagnoses, prognoses, and interventions (POC) within the context of the clinical setting, utilizing the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. It is expected that, through the clinical experiences, students will demonstrate appropriate management skills of patients/clients across adulthood or the life span and across the continuumof care commonly seen in physical therapy practice. They will also demonstrate progressively greater independence in effectively managing less medically complex to more medically complex patients in each practice setting. Students are expected to demonstrate effective communication and documentation skills, professionalism consistent with the APTA core values, cultural competence, and ethical and legal practice. (5 credits)