NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 419 across the life span and the broad range of health care settings. Case studies are utilized in conjunction with lecture to assist students in integrating the didactic knowledge into simulated and real-life scenarios. (2 credits) PHTT 6821L—Musculoskeletal III Lab Laboratory sessions will emphasize the psychomotor and affective skills required to perform the examination and interventions addressed in PHTT 6821. (2 credits) PHTT 6813—Gender-Specific Issues in Physical Therapy This course is an overview of pathology and musculoskeletal issues that impact the male and female body. Students will gain knowledge of anatomy and physiology, disease processes, and medical management of gender-specific pathology, as well as physical therapy interventions. Students will be educated on the musculoskeletal changes to the female body and other body systems during normal pregnancy. The topics that will be covered will include anatomy and physiology, urologic and colorectal dysfunction, pregnancy-related musculoskeletal issues, prostate disease, the female athlete, osteoporosis, and other gender-specific issues. The students will gain entry-level knowledge on how to interview and perform a basic evaluation and how to develop a plan of care particular to gender-specific health issues. They will gain efficiency in recognizing what treatment strategies they can implement and when it is appropriate to refer a patient to another professional for a more precise pelvic floor examination. (2 credits) PHTT 6817—Pediatrics This course introduces students to the physical therapy management of pediatric patients within the frameworks of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice; ICF; the HypothesisOriented, Pediatric-Focused Algorithm; and reflective practice. Course content incorporates the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy essential core competencies for entry-level pediatric physical therapy education: human development; ageappropriate patient/client management; family-centered care for all patient/client and family interactions; health promotion and safety; and legislation, policy, and systems. Topics include family-centered care, common pediatric health conditions/diagnoses, interview/history, tests and measures, diagnosis and prognosis, plan of care, procedural interventions, child/family-related instruction, assistive technology, health and wellness, interprofessional collaborative practice, pediatric health care settings, IDEA, environmental safety considerations, and legal/ethical issues. Students will be guided through the clinical decision-making process using a combination of lectures, simulations, cases, and integrated clinical experiences with pediatric patients. Common pediatric physical therapy examination and intervention techniques will be practiced in lab sessions with peers and performed during integrated clinical experiences with pediatric patients. (3 credits) Winter PHTT 6830—Neuromuscular I Neuromuscular Systems I addresses the examination and interventions for adults with neuromuscular disorders. Students will apply knowledge from Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology and Motor Control Across the Life Span to the clinical management of patients with neuromuscular disorders. Neuromuscular Systems I provides the foundational concepts and clinical reasoning for choosing tests and outcome measures used during the PT examination of the neurological patient. These include sensory and motor tests, examination of motor function, motor learning, coordination, cranial nerve integrity, functional mobility, self-care, activities of daily living, community function, mental function, balance, and gait. The foundational concepts and clinical reasoning for procedural interventions related to neurorehabilitation will be addressed. These include indications; precautions; evidence-based recommendations for therapeutic exercise; balance and gait retraining; facilitation; electric stimulation; mobility training; upper extremity reach, grasp, and manipulation training; positioning, supportive, and protective devices; wheelchairs; and community re-entry. (3 credits) PHTT 6830L—Neuromuscular I Lab This is the lab component of Neuromuscular Systems I. This course will allow students the opportunity to practice what they learned in that course. (2 credits) PHTT 6835—Systems Management III: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists This course reviews information related to differential diagnosis of the major body systems—including cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological, gastrointestinal, renal and urinary, hepatic and biliary, endocrine, and immune systems. It provides students with the opportunity to recognize and identify patients with medical conditions outside the scope of physical therapy practice. The focus is on differential diagnosis through thorough history taking and physical examination. The course will also discuss the findings of special tests in screening for diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system, including cancer, infection, cardiovascular disease, and inflammatory arthritis. Students are expected to apply the information learned in this course to their clinical internships and future practice. This course is taught under the assumption of direct access practice. (3 credits) PHTT 6812—Topics in Clinical Education This course is designed to prepare students for the full-time clinical experiences that take place in the fall and winter semesters of their fourth year. Topics such as professional expectations related to the clinical setting, legal practice, and professional behaviors will be covered. Students will be trained in the use of the clinical performance instrument (CPI) and educated on how to effectively use it for self-assessment and

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