DPT 721 – Clinical Biomechanics II (4 credits)
This course is a second in a two-course sequences investigating biomechanics including bone, dense connective tissues, muscle, nerve and skin. Emphasis is on quantitative and qualitative analysis of human movement including use of technology to examine motion.
DPT 722 – Therapeutic Interventions I (3 credits)
This course will focus on four primary areas of therapeutic interventions: Exercise Prescription, Biophysical Agents (modalities), Integumentary repair and protection, and Manual Techniques. Exercise prescription will introduce and address basic concepts in exercise science and principles of tissue repair, recovery, and strength using current literature. Biophysical agents will introduce the modalities used in the practice of physical therapy, including indications for use, safety considerations, and a critical review of the literature concerning efficacy. Integumentary repair and protection will address principles of tissue repair and protection commonly seen in physical therapy and health related fields, as well as specific interventions used by physical therapists to treat integumentary issues including debridement. Manual techniques will introduce soft tissue and joint mobilization principles and indications for their use in physical therapy. Each area of focus will have associated lab experiences which will focus on development of therapeutic intervention skills through peer interaction, simulation experiences, instructor demonstrations and competency skills checks. In addition, there will be select activities on campus and in the community with adult clients representative of those seen in physical therapy practice.
DPT 731 – Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (4 credits)
This is the second of a three-part series on musculoskeletal physical therapy, reinforcing and advancing the concepts presented in DPT 730 (Musculoskeletal PT I). In this course students will be introduced to principles of physical therapy examination, evaluation, and management of common pathologies of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. The lab portion of the course will focus on development of physical examination and treatment skills through peer interaction, simulation, instructor demonstrations and competency skills checks. In addition, there will be select activities on campus and in the community with uncomplicated adult clients representative of those seen in physical therapy practice.
DPT 741 – Movement System Diagnosis II (3credits)
Advanced preparation for the direct access practitioner to develop diagnostic skills across a broad range of conditions including integumentary, gastrointestinal, behavioral health, endocrine and urogenital conditions. Includes integration of imaging, emergency responder and medical responder training.
DPT 762 – Integrated Clinical Practice III (3 credits)
This course will reinforce and build on basic client handling and safety skills that were introduced in DPT 660 Integrated Clinical Practice I as well as the advanced communication and patient interaction skills and clinical practice skills developed in DPT 661 Integrated Clinical Practice II. The curriculum will focus on progression of professional identity formation and clinical practice skills. As part of the course requirement, students will be placed in an integrated clinical practice environment for supervised experiential learning and reinforcement of concepts and techniques learned in instructional lecture and lab courses.