PT 402 - Introduction to Clinical Decision Making
(3 cr.) This course is designed to integrate basic information obtained through case study information, student experience in PT 300 and 301 (Introduction to PT Process I and II) and their previous four week clinical experience. Students will generate in small group problem based learning experience, a basic problem list and therapy goals utilizing the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. Students will discuss sets of pre-written clinical cases in the presence of a faculty advisor who will utilize the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice as a framework for discussion, evaluation and treatment intervention appropriate to the problems and goals identified. This case-based learning experience will allow the student to gain a basic understanding of clinical protocol and its application to effectively prepare them for their clinical course work in the spring of the fourth year. Every Year, Spring

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