NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physical Therapy 425 practice making difficult decisions. Students will synthesize and implement strategies for applying morals, values, and ethics systematically in the various settings in which health care is delivered. Considering the perspectives of all stakeholders and the role of the health care provider, patient advocate, professional, and consumer of medical care, students will gain workable knowledge of contemporary ethical issues and appreciate that ethics permeate the majority of decisions made in health care. (3 credits)* PHT 7112—Measurement Issues in Physical Therapy Research The course is designed for the health professionals to gain an overview of measurement theory and methods. It will focus on problems and challenges of validity and reliability of measurement, and emphasize development, testing, and refinement of norms and criteria-referenced data collection instruments. It will help the student in the development of an analytical view of measurement issues. (3 credits)* PHT 7113—Advanced Methods and Design The focus of this course is to introduce the research design and analysis that is involved in advanced and multivariate statistical methods. Topics include multiple and logistic regression, multivariate analysis of variance, factor analysis, discriminate analysis, and time series analysis. Single subject design and research synthesis will also be introduced. Emphasis is on understanding and applying statistical concepts and techniques to research data as well as developing the ability to critically analyze research methods used in the scientific literature. (3 credits) PHT 7114—Essentials of Clinical Trials in Physical Therapy Clinical trials play a pivotal role in evidence-based medicine. This course will provide an introduction to the scientific, statistical, and ethical aspects of clinical trials research. All aspects of the development of a study protocol will be addressed, including criteria for the selection of participants, treatments, multicenter collaboration, clinical trial registration, randomization procedures, implementation across facilities, use of electronic medical records, data analysis, and study interpretation. The ethical issues that arise at each phase will be explored. Specific requirements from related professional and federal funding agencies will also be discussed. (3 credits) PHT 7120—Critical Inquiry Students are required to evaluate research literature in a scientific and systematic way. Knowledge gained in this course will help in developing research proposals using different designs. This course is required for students entering with a bachelor’s degree. Prerequisites: HPH 7300 and HPH 7310 (3 credits) PHT 7130—Dissertation Research Seminar The purpose of this course is to prepare students for writing their dissertations as the final requirement for completion of the Ph.D. Students will be guided in the development of a research question, related research design, data collection, and the appropriate statistical methods as steps toward developing an idea paper and a dissertation proposal. Attention will also be paid to how results of research might be presented and how the discussion portion of a dissertation should be approached. Various referencing methods will be discussed and the advantages and disadvantages of each presented. A variety of writing styles that are appropriate for scientific writing and various ways to improve dissertation writing will be examined. Students will be required to investigate the application of research designs to research problems in physical therapy by analyzing classmates’ research questions, proposed research designs, data collection methods, and proposed statistics. (3 credits)* PHT 7140—The Therapist and Cultural Diversity In this course, the impact of ethnocultural issues, policies, and procedures on the therapist will be assessed and analyzed. The complex issues of policy implementation and planning in dealing with ethnocultural issues will be explored. Continuation of PHT 6140. No prerequisite. (3 credits) PHT 7200—Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy Examines the complexity of learning and behavioral change. Students explore their own learning styles as well as a variety of learning theories, including computer-based learning. (3 credits)* PHT 7210—Patient Education Applies teaching-learning theories to patient education issues. Students will complete a project related to teaching and learning for patient groups or for individual patient care. Offered as independent study as needed. Prerequisite: PHT 7200 (3 credits) PHT 7300—Consulting Skills The roles and skills of consultants. Students complete a paper on selected topics in consultation. (3 credits) PHT 7400—Independent Study Individualized study under the supervision of assigned instructor. Requires permission of program director. (1–10 credits) PHT 7401—Independent Study Individualized study under the supervision of assigned instructor. Requires permission of program director. (1–4 credits)

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