NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

420 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy goal-writing. Federal and state practice regulations will be reviewed to ensure compliance in the clinic. Students will be introduced to the capstone project and expectations related to the clinical experiences, including CPI assessments, in-service presentations, and completing the APTA PT Student Evaluation. The clinical education handbook will be reviewed and discussed in detail during this class. (2 credits) Year Four Summer PHTT 6914—Neuromuscular II Neuromuscular Systems II integrates concepts from Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology, Motor Control Across the Life Span, and Neuromuscular Systems I to engage students in the patient/client management of individuals with neuromuscular diseases and dysfunction. Students are exposed to a variety of case studies, in order to integrate and apply previously learned neuromuscular skills. Emphasis is placed on disease-specific tests and measures and application of clinical reasoning during all steps of patient/client management and throughout the course of management (acute to chronic); the ability to apply evidence in practice; the design and execution of patient/ client-related instruction; delegation to support personnel; and documentation of all aspects of care. This class also continues to address primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention for patients with neuromuscular conditions. (2 credits) PHTT 6914L—Neuromuscular II Lab This course is the laboratory component of Neuromuscular Systems 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 for individuals with various neuromuscular diseases and conditions. Students will apply these techniques to a variety of case studies. Neuromuscular Systems II culminates in an intense, one-week laboratory experience, the Neuro Boot Camp, in which students work with real clients who have complicated neuromuscular disorders in a faculty-supervised setting. Students are responsible for performing a thorough examination, writing a comprehensive plan of care and daily notes, performing procedural interventions, providing patient instruction, and communicating with caregivers. (2 credits) PHTT 6920—Systems Management IV: Applied Clinical Decision Making of Complex Patients This course focuses on strengthening students’ clinical reasoning skills in the physical therapy management of complex patients in different health care settings utilizing the Physical Therapist Patient/Client Management model, ICF model, and reflective-practice framework. Students integrate content from foundational and clinical courses to make clinical decisions under complex, ambiguous, and unpredictable situations. Online and face-to-face learning activities mimic real-life clinical scenarios where students are required to demonstrate their ability to formulate hypotheses, select appropriate tests and measures, interpret findings, select evidence-based interventions, modify the plan of care based on patient responses and/or changes in status, and reflect on their clinical decision-making processes. Synchronous, case-based discussions led by expert clinicians utilize probing questions to foster clinical reasoning and develop critical thinking routines. Students engage in authentic simulation experiences to practice making real-time clinical decisions while managing complex patients in different health care settings. (4 credits) Fall–Winter PHTT 6941—Clinical Experience I The clinical experiences consist of three consecutive, full-time, supervised clinical education experiences for fourth-year D.P.T. students. Students are provided with the opportunities to practice clinical decision-making based on evidence and the experience of their clinical instructor(s). They will develop entry-level physical therapy skills required for patient/client management in a variety of settings. Additionally, they will apply their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors, in a variety of patient care settings across the life span. The clinical experiences occur following the completion of the didactic portion of the curriculum and total 36 weeks, which will span from the fall semester through the winter semester of the fourth year. During the full-time experiences, students will focus on patient/client management models by performing patient examinations and evaluations and determining diagnoses, prognoses, and interventions within the context of the clinical setting. It is expected that, through these 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 within each practice setting. (6 credits) PHTT 6951—Clinical Experience II This is the second of three consecutive, full-time, supervised clinical education experiences for fourth-year D.P.T. students. Students are provided with the opportunities to practice clinical decision-making based on evidence and the experience of their clinical instructor(s). They will develop entry-level physical therapy skills required for patient/client management in a variety of settings. Additionally, they will apply their knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors, in a variety of patient care settings across the life span. The clinical experiences occur following the completion of the didactic portion of the

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