PT 659 - Advanced Clinical Decision-Making
(4 cr.) The course, which is designed as a small group, problem-based learning, discussion course integrates patient clinical information from the major areas of PT practice outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary and integumentary. Students research and discuss cases and generate the following information: pathology (including significant contributing factors), PT evaluation, PT problem list, PT goals, PT assessment and treatment, both PT and any appropriate medically based interventions. Topics such as pharmacology, X-ray interpretation, differential diagnosis and delegation of treatment are integrated into case discussion as appropriate. (2 lecture hrs.; 2 lab hrs.) Every Year, Spring

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