NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

414 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy PHT 6920—Systems Management IV: Applied Clinical Decision Making Students apply problem solving heuristics, analyze case presentations of multifactor movement dysfunction, synthesize patient problem lists from collected data, develop intervention strategies, and evaluate the outcome of assessment and intervention decisions. The course integrates material from the foundational medical and clinical sciences and student clinical experiences. Accordingly, students demonstrate differential diagnosis and treatment planning across the life span as well as select and justify interventions, recommend referrals, and establish discharge dispositions. Student learning and course participation is driven by mock and real clinical cases and clinical experiences. Content experts guide cognitive domain discussion and the decision-making process, assess the affective domain and compliance with professional ethical standards, and evaluate complex overt performance of psychomotor tasks. Students will develop initial plans for examination and assessment, perform assessments, analyze and interpret test results, prepare written intervention plans, perform interventions, and suggest potential outcome assessments. Students will justify andmodify treatment plans to account for changes in the patients’ status. In addition, students will prepare and present a clinical case report to the assembled class at the conclusion of the term. Topics for the clinical cases and clinical experiences will cover a broad spectrum of conditions seen by physical therapists in the clinical setting. (4 credits) PHT 6927—Clinical Education Experience B This is the second of three full-time clinical experiences for seniors. Students will complete an extended experience in multifaceted health care organizations with the goal of bringing their skills to entry level for both inpatient and outpatient care. Students may also have the opportunity to complete an experience in a specialty area in physical therapy practice. See PHT 6917 for complete description of Clinical Education Experiences.(6 credits) PHT 6947—Wrap-up This course is offered at the completion of the student’s clinical and didactic coursework. Students participate in a hybrid format, online and on-campus review of the curriculum, leading to the comprehensive examination. Activities include online reviewmodules, self-assessment, and practice examinations. Debriefing of the clinical education experiences takes place when students return to campus and participate in summative assessment of the curriculum and preparation for employment as a physical therapist. The comprehensive examination is also held when the students return to campus. (2 credits) PHT 6937—Clinical Education Experience C This is the third of three full-time clinical experiences for seniors. Students will complete an extended experience in multifaceted health care organizations with the goal of bringing their skills to entry level for both inpatient and outpatient care. Students may also have the opportunity to complete an experience in a specialty area in physical therapy practice. See PHT 6917 for a complete description of Clinical Education Experiences. (5 credits) PHT 6904—Independent Study Research Project This course requires students to complete a single or group research project with other students in the same class. The topic, methodology, and depth of the study will be determined by the supervising faculty member(s). Though this is an individual or group project, students receive individual grades for the work they contributed to the project. (1–5 credits) PHT 6910—Independent Study The topic and requirements of this course will be determined by the supervising faculty member(s). (1–6 credits)

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