NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

418 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy mobilization (non-thrust), common musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, assessment and management of pain, effects of injury and pain on human movement, musculoskeletal radiography/imaging, 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 across the life span and in various practice settings. At the completion of this course, students will have acquired the requisite knowledge to learn advanced diagnoses and interventions skills covered in PHTT 6820, PHTT 6820L, PHTT 6821, and PHTT 6821L. Case studies will be utilized with interactive teaching and learning methods to integrate didactic knowledge into real-life clinical scenarios. (2 credits) PHTT 6810L—Musculoskeletal I Lab Laboratory sessions will emphasize the psychomotor and affective skills required to perform the examination and interventions addressed in PHTT 6810. (2 credits) PHTT 5423—Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology This course introduces physical therapy students to the study of the human nervous system’s structures, pathways, connections, and functions. Students are introduced to basic anatomical and physiological principles of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system and relate these structures to the clinical signs and symptoms of neurological dysfunction. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology serves as the basic scientific foundation for subsequent physical therapy coursework including motor control, Neuromuscular Systems I, and Neuromuscular Systems II. Appropriate applications will be discussed. (3 credits) Year Three Summer PHTT 6816—Motor Control Across the Life Span This course provides the foundational knowledge about motor control theory and practice across the life span. Principles of motor control and motor learning are discussed as they relate to normal human movement from birth through older adulthood, as well as movement dysfunction that results from neurologic pathology. Concepts of neuroplasticity and the recovery of function are also addressed. This class provides the foundations for neurologic and pediatric physical therapy practice through a review of normal human development, as well as the development of body structure impairments and activity restrictions in postural control, mobility, and the control of reach/grasp/manipulation. Classroom activities include lectures, case studies, lab simulations, and observation /analysis of normal childhood development, mental functions (arousal, attention, cognition), postural control, mobility, and upper extremity. (3 credits) PHTT 6820—Musculoskeletal II This is the second of three courses designed to build upon the introduction to the elements of the musculoskeletal/ orthopedic patient/client management. This course will emphasize the musculoskeletal system of the upper quarter and uses nomenclature outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and outcomes. Specific areas to be covered will include upper-quarter-specific communication and history taking, selecting and administering tests to examine movement dysfunction; evaluation of the movement system according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health model; patient-centered care planning; principles of manual therapy such as advanced mobilization (thrust and non-thrust); common upper quarter musculoskeletal dysfunctions, injuries, and pain conditions; upper quarter radiography/imaging; and interventions to address pain and movement dysfunction in the upper quarter. Students will acquire the skills necessary to conduct an evaluation of the upper quarter, determine the need for interprofessional referral, and manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system at various levels of acuity across the life span. Case studies are utilized in conjunction with lecture to assist students in integrating the didactic knowledge into simulated and real-life scenarios. (3 credits) PHTT 6820L—Musculoskeletal II Lab Laboratory sessions will emphasize the psychomotor and affective skills required to perform the examination and interventions addressed in PHTT 6820. (2 credits) Fall PHTT 6821—Musculoskeletal III This is the third of three courses designed to build upon the elements of musculoskeletal/orthopedic patient/ client management and will emphasize an evidence-based approach to the management of musculoskeletal disorders of the lower quarter. This course 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 covered will include lower-quarter-specific communication and history taking, selecting and administering tests andmeasures, principles of manual therapy including advanced mobilization (thrust and non-thrust), specific musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, specific radiography/imaging, and selected specific interventions. Students will acquire the skills necessary to conduct an examination of the lower quarter and perform interventions relevant to physical therapy practice required to manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system

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