Physical Therapy (PHTH)

Courses

PHTH 8101. Introduction to Physical Therapy. 1 Credit Hour.

This course introduces students to the concepts of professionalism, advocacy and the role of the physical therapist in the American health care system. Students will learn about the American Physical Therapy Association, its role in advancing the profession of Physical Therapy, and the resources available through the organization. In preparation for clinical practice students will be introduced to various documentation strategies including electronic health records.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8102. Teaching, Learning, Group Dynamics. 2 Credit Hours.

The course is designed to assist the student physical therapist in improving his/her clinical and behavioral teaching, learning, and group dynamics skill sets through activities, lectures, and group projects. The first part of the course provides instruction to the student about group dynamics. Therapists, regardless of employment location, must work in harmony with many disciplines to achieve patient goals. Teamwork and inter-professional communication are critical factors in accurate clinical decision making. Trust, leadership, dependency, group dynamic theory, and inclusion are explored in the first half of the course within the framework of the inter-professional team approach to the provision of health care. The second part of the course focuses on behaviors and teaching skills associated with the therapist-patient interaction. Students are also encouraged to reflect on their individual learning preferences and strategies for optimizing success in the classroom and clinical environments. Topics explored include the patient-therapist collaborative clinical decision model, patient education, the FOG index of teaching, verbal and written clinical teaching methodology, teaching pedagogy, distance medicine, interaction with patient families, long and short term goal setting, clinical objectives and clinical education.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8103. Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills I. 1 Credit Hour.

This is the first course in a 3-part sequence of Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills (CEIS). The CEIS course sequence provides instruction in and practice of examination and intervention skills that can be applied to a wide variety of clinical settings and patient populations. The CEIS I course content includes examination and intervention skills related to bed mobility, transfers, and ambulation as well as a general review of systems assessments including vital signs, sensory testing, and basic cognitive screening. Students also learn and practice skills of patient draping and positioning and safety, including safe body mechanics for both therapist and client. Client history taking and basic documentation skills are introduced. The course also incorporates concepts of customer service, infection control, and confidentiality. The course focuses on building a foundation of skills that foster increasingly complex clinical-decision making throughout the next two courses in the CEIS sequence.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8104.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8104. Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills I - Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This is the lab component of the first course in a 3-part sequence of Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills (CEIS). The CEIS course sequence provides instruction in and practice of examination and intervention skills that can be applied to a wide variety of clinical settings and patient populations. The CEIS I Lab course content involves the psychomotor practice of examination and intervention skills related to bed mobility, transfers, and ambulation, vital signs assessment, sensory testing, and basic cognitive screening. Students also practice skills of patient draping and positioning and safety, including safe body mechanics for both therapist and client. The course focuses on building a foundation of clinical skills that foster increasingly complex clinical-decision making and skill application throughout the next two courses in the CEIS sequence.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8103.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8105. Human Anatomy I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course represents the lecture component of the regional study of the gross structure of the human body. It includes classroom lectures regarding anatomical considerations for the back, upper and lower limbs, thorax, head and neck, abdomen, pelvis and perineum. Emphasis is on the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and peripheral nervous systems, including their embryologic development. Students must learn the origins, insertions, actions and both spinal cord level and peripheral innervations. In addition, students must know all bony landmarks, ligaments, and tendons that support the joints under study.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8106.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8106. Human Anatomy I - Lab. 3 Credit Hours.

This course represents the lab component of the regional study of the gross structure of the human body. It includes laboratory and dissection activities regarding anatomical considerations for the back, upper and lower limbs, thorax, head and neck, abdomen, pelvis and perineum. Emphasis is on the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and peripheral nervous systems, including their embryologic development. Students must learn the origins, insertions, actions and both spinal cord level and peripheral innervations. In addition, students must know all bony landmarks, ligaments, and tendons that support the joints under study.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8105.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8107. Functional Biomechanics. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides an initial bridge between anatomy and physiology of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and the biomechanics of movement. The course is designed to help the student understand the complex nature of human movement by using various types of models to establish a biomechanical foundation from which movement can be analyzed. Students will be expected to identify, comprehend, and apply some movement models that can be appropriately generalized across multiple portions of the body and do likewise for specific movement models of specific joints, body segments or tasks such as posture, standing and basic movement patterns.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8108.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8108. Functional Biomechanics Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is the laboratory component of Functional Biomechanics. It provides an initial bridge between anatomy and physiology of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and the biomechanics of movement. The course is designed to help the student understand the complex nature of human movement by using various types of models to establish a biomechanical foundation from which movement can be analyzed. Students will be expected to identify, comprehend, and apply some movement models that can be appropriately generalized across multiple portions of the body and do likewise for specific movement models of specific joints, body segments or tasks such as posture, standing and basic movement patterns.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8107.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8109. Human Physiology and Pathology I. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the first in a two-course series designed to provide first-year doctor of physical therapy students with a basic understanding of the following: normal adult human physiology, basic pathology (injury, inflammation, healing and adaptation), normal microanatomy of skin, bone and connective tissue and pathology of the cardiac, pulmonary, immune, endocrine, musculoskeletal and integumentary systems. The topics to be discussed will provide a frame of reference for the various pathophysiological states encountered by the contemporary, practicing physical therapist.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8111. Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills II. 2 Credit Hours.

This is the second in a 3-part sequence of courses that includes theory and evidence for, and practice of, examination and intervention skills that can be applied to a wide variety of client populations seen by physical therapists. The CEIS II course provides a framework for musculoskeletal assessment and intervention. Techniques such as manual muscle testing and goniometry are discussed based on the biomechanical concepts involved, with specific attention paid to anatomy and the reliability and validity of examination techniques. Students are expected to synthesize content from the first CEIS course to expand critical thinking and problem-solving with respect to clinical decision making. Additionally, this course provides the student a foundation in the basic theory and science of exercise and a central framework by which to prescribe and modify therapeutic exercise to a variety of clients. The student will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of how exercise impacts physiology, and how to prescribe, perform and progress therapeutic exercise programs with the goal of optimizing health.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8112.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8112. Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills II Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is the lab component of the second of a 3-part sequence of Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills (CEIS). The CEIS II course provides a framework for musculoskeletal assessment and intervention based upon body region. Emphasis throughout the course is on professional behavior and safety for both the client and clinician, as the students begin to practically experience palpating their classmates and performing techniques such as range of motion (ROM), flexibility, strength, and manual therapy assessment. Additionally, this course provides the student a foundation in the basic theory and science of exercise and a central framework by which to prescribe and modify therapeutic exercise to a variety of clients. The student will be provided the opportunity to design, assess, and manipulate the key aspects of an exercise program for a variety of individuals with the intent of designing safe, effective and optimally progressed therapeutic interventions that will have the highest likelihood of adherence. Students spend their time in the laboratory practicing psychomotor examination and intervention techniques with specific attention paid to anatomy, biomechanics, and integration of concepts from the CEIS I course. Laboratory activities will also focus on clinical decision-making regarding appropriate monitoring of clients in a clinical setting.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8111.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8113. Evidence Based Practice I. 2 Credit Hours.

This is the first course in a three-course series. Evidence Based Practice I provides an introduction to the critical analysis of professional literature in preparation for practical implementation evidence based practice. Students will learn how to conduct searches of scientific and professional literature on specific topics related to physical therapy, judge the validity of information obtained through both print and electronic media, and assess the internal and external validity of research articles as sources of information on which to base clinical decisions. Students will also learn how to use web-based technology to maintain a personal database of references and prepare reports of research-based literature.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8114. Neuroscience. 3 Credit Hours.

Students will first learn basic neuroanatomical and brain vascular structures, their relationships to other neuroanatomical structures as well as basic neuroembryology, neurohistology and neurophysiology. Next, students will learn regional neuroanatomy and the main function of each regional structure, building on their new knowledge of neuroanatomy using case histories as a learning tool. Lastly, students will learn systems neuroscience, which focuses on how the regional brain structures connect and function as integrated sensory, motor, cognitive, and emotional processes, again using case histories as a learning tool. Thus, lectures, computer based labs and wet brain labs, interactive sessions and case histories comprise this course.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8115. Human Physiology and Pathology II. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the second in a two-course series designed to provide first-year doctor of physical therapy students with a basic understanding of the following: normal adult human physiology, basic pathology (injury, inflammation, healing and adaptation), normal microanatomy of skin, bone and connective tissue and pathology of the cardiac, pulmonary, immune, endocrine, musculoskeletal and integumentary systems. The course work is didactic with no laboratory component. The topics to be discussed will provide a frame of reference for the various pathophysiological states encountered by the contemporary, practicing physical therapist.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8116. Motor Control and Learning. 2 Credit Hours.

In this course theories and basic principles of motor control and learning will be integrated and related to motor behaviors observed in individuals with or without sensory and motor impairments. The course will focus on human motor behavior that are most relevant to physical therapy practice including postural control, locomotion and goal-directed manual tasks. The students will learn to perform task analysis on motor skills as a method to analyze movement behavior and allow them to apply practice principles to enhance motor learning in individuals with or without sensory or motor impairments.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8117.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8117. Motor Control and Learning - Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This is the laboratory component of Motor Control and Learning where students will gain understanding of motor control and learning through participation in simulations of motor control and learning experiments and direct practice of physical therapy skills. The students learn how to use observation and measurement of motor behaviors to make decisions related to underlying impairments in the human systems. They will utilize task analysis to exam motor skills related to postural control, ambulation and UE function. They will apply motor learning principles to practicing of motor skills to enhance learning in individuals with and without sensory or motor impairments.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8116.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8118. Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills III. 2 Credit Hours.

This course is the third of a 3-part sequence of Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills (CEIS). This CEIS III course provides a continuation of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular assessment and intervention initiated in CEIS II through a systematic progression through body regions. Techniques such as manual muscle testing and goniometry are discussed based on the biomechanical concepts involved, with specific attention paid to anatomy and the reliability and validity of examination techniques. Students are expected to synthesize content from the first two courses in the CEIS sequence to expand critical thinking and problem-solving with respect to clinical decision making. This course will further build upon the theory and science of exercise and prescription and modification of exercise based upon client presentation. The student will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of how exercise impacts physiology, and how to prescribe, perform and progress therapeutic exercise programs with the goal of optimizing health. Students will additionally incorporate thorough neurologic screening and balance assessment within the scope of physical therapy practice. Application of standardized outcome measures relevant to client presentation will facilitate the examination, evaluation, assessment, and development of an appropriate plan of care across various patient populations.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8119.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8119. Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills III Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is the lab component of the third of a 3-part sequence of Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills (CEIS). The CEIS III course provides a framework for musculoskeletal assessment and intervention based upon body region. Emphasis throughout the course is on professional behavior and safety for both the client and clinician, as the students begin to practically experience palpating their classmates and performing techniques such as range of motion (ROM), flexibility, strength, and manual therapy assessment. Additionally, this course provides the student a foundation in the basic theory and science of exercise and a central framework by which to prescribe and modify therapeutic exercise to a variety of clients. The student will be provided the opportunity to design, assess, and manipulate the key aspects of an exercise program for a variety of individuals with the intent of designing safe, effective and optimally progressed therapeutic interventions that will have the highest likelihood of adherence. Students spend their time in the laboratory practicing psychomotor examination and intervention techniques with specific attention paid to anatomy, biomechanics, and integration of concepts from the CEIS I and II courses. Laboratory activities will also focus on clinical decision-making regarding appropriate monitoring of clients in a clinical setting.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8118.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8121. Clinical Electrophysiology and Biophysical Agents. 2 Credit Hours.

Clinical Electrophysiology and Biophysical Agents presents the known physiologic and physical effects of select thermal and electrical modalities (therapeutic modalities). A problem-solving approach is used to assist the student to integrate basic physiologic, physical and medical science aspects for the safe application of the modality. Electrodiagnostic testing in the context of physical therapy practice will be presented. Validity, reliability, sensitivity and specificity of select clinical tests and the effectiveness of each thermal modality/electrotherapeutic device will be addressed.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8122.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8122. Clinical Electrophysiology and Biophysical Agents Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

Clinical Electrophysiology and Biophysical Agents focuses on the psychomotor usage and clinical decision making of select thermal and electrical modalities (therapeutic modalities). A problem-solving approach is used to assist the student to integrate basic physiologic, physical and medical science aspects for the safe application of the modality. Electrodiagnostic testing in the context of physical therapy practice will be presented. Validity, reliability, sensitivity and specificity of select clinical tests and the effectiveness of each thermal modality/electrotherapeutic device will be addressed.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8121.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8123. Development Across Lifespan. 1 Credit Hour.

This course represents the integration of the skills and knowledge acquired from Biomechanics and Motor Control and Learning. It builds upon the basic science and theory of previous coursework to allow an understanding of the mechanisms that define human movement and allow for interaction of the individual with their environment across the lifespan. A large focus of the course will be the typical trajectory of motor development (pediatrics through geriatrics) and pathologic effects which occur through the lifespan on an individual's ability to move and interact with their surroundings.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8124.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8124. Development Across Lifespan - Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This course represents the integration of the skills and knowledge acquired from Biomechanics and Motor Control and Learning. It builds upon the basic science and theory of previous coursework to allow an understanding of the mechanisms that define human movement and allow for interaction of the individual with their environment across the lifespan. A large focus of the course will be the typical trajectory of motor development (pediatrics through geriatrics) and pathologic effects which occur through the lifespan on an individual's ability to move and interact with their surroundings.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8123.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8125. Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions I. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the first in a series of 3 courses in the clinical musculoskeletal management sequence. The course will build upon material from previous courses in the basic sciences and foundational clinical examination and intervention skills. Students will become proficient in a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach to the management of patients with lower quarter musculoskeletal disorders using the current best evidence to inform clinical decision making. Students will learn a comprehensive lower quarter musculoskeletal examination scheme utilizing the most valid and reliable tests and measures. Students will learn to develop and carry out a plan of skilled physical therapy treatment interventions with an emphasis on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and patient education.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8126.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8126. Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions I Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This is the first in a series of 3 courses in the clinical musculoskeletal management sequence. This is the laboratory component of PHTH 8125. The course will build upon material from previous courses in the basic sciences and foundational clinical examination and intervention skills. Students will become proficient in a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach to the management of patients with lower quarter musculoskeletal disorders using the current best evidence to inform clinical decision making. Students will learn a comprehensive lower quarter musculoskeletal examination scheme utilizing the most valid and reliable tests and measures. Students will learn to develop and carry out a plan of skilled physical therapy treatment interventions with an emphasis on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and patient education.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8125.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8127. Clinical Management of Neuromuscular Conditions I. 2 Credit Hours.

This is the first in a series of 2 courses in the clinical neuromuscular management sequence. The course will build upon material from previous courses in the basic sciences and foundational clinical examination and intervention skills. The student will apply the elements of examination, history, systems review, test and measures, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions to individuals with various neuromuscular diseases and conditions. An emphasis will be placed on designing effective interventions for individuals with stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injury (SCI). Clinical case examples will highlight the acute and subacute rehabilitation patient management environments; however students will be introduced to prevention and long term management of chronic impairments and loss of function in these individuals. The course content will include pathophysiology, epidemiology, medical and physical therapy management of stroke, TBI, and SCI. Physical therapy examination principles and skills will be presented and practiced, including disease specific and generalized tests and measures utilized with these patient populations. Students will apply content to clinical case studies to demonstrate integration within the cognitive and psychomotor domains of learning.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8128.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8128. Clinical Management of Neuromuscular Conditions I - Lab. 2 Credit Hours.

This is the first in a series of 2 courses in the clinical musculoskeletal management sequence. This is the laboratory component of PHTH 8127. This laboratory course prepares the students to examine and treat individuals with neuromuscular disorders. Students will gain skills in examining and identifying impairments of the human movement system and limitations in functional activities associated with neuromuscular disorders. Students will learning general and disease specific intervention techniques to optimize functional recovery and enhance participation and quality of life in individuals after stroke and brain injury. A strong emphasis will be placed on task-oriented examination and intervention approaches for physical therapy management. Case study scenarios and clinical practical examinations will be utilized to assess knowledge translation to psychomotor and clinical reasoning skills.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8127.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8129. Psychosocial Aspects. 2 Credit Hours.

The goal of this course is for students to develop a greater appreciation of the psychosocial aspects of disability and wellness. We will examine models of disability, systems affecting individuals with disabilities, psychosocial factors related to adjustment, and treatment and health-promotion models. Psychopathology and psychiatric disabilities will be examined, as well as mental health issues related to disease, chronic and acute illness, and injury.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8131. Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions II. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the second in a series of 3 courses in the clinical musculoskeletal management sequence. The course will build upon material from previous courses in the basic sciences and foundational clinical examination and intervention skills. Students will become proficient in a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach to the management of patients with upper quarter musculoskeletal disorders using the current best evidence to inform clinical decision making. Students will learn a comprehensive upper quarter musculoskeletal examination scheme utilizing the most valid and reliable tests and measures. Students will learn to develop and carry out a plan of skilled physical therapy treatment interventions with an emphasis on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and patient education.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8132.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8132. Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions II Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This is the second in a series of 3 courses in the clinical musculoskeletal management sequence. This is the laboratory component of PHTH 8131. The course will build upon material from previous courses in the basic sciences and foundational clinical examination and intervention skills. Students will become proficient in a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach to the management of patients with upper quarter musculoskeletal disorders using the current best evidence to inform clinical decision making. Students will learn a comprehensive upper quarter musculoskeletal examination scheme utilizing the most valid and reliable tests and measures. Students will learn to develop and carry out a plan of skilled physical therapy treatment interventions with an emphasis on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and patient education.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8131.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8133. Clinical Management of Neuromuscular Conditions II. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the second of two courses that cover evidence based practice for individual with neuromuscular system disorders. The course focuses on selected non-progressive and progressive neuromuscular disorders including Spinal Cord Injury, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, post-polio, Guillain Barre, myasthenia gravis, cerebellar and vestibular disorders. Examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and application of intervention will be addressed utilizing case studies to enhance application of cognitive and psychomotor skills within the lectures and laboratory experiences. The course will include epidemiologic data, pathophysiology, and medical management and lifespan changes typically seen in these disorders. Students will develop strategies to reduce barriers in the community and enhance optimal participation in patients with chronic neuromuscular conditions by identifying resources, preventing secondary impairments, addressing wellness, and personal issues. Students will learn to select appropriate outcome measures based on psychometric properties and patient related factors. The efficacy and effectiveness of interventions to address impairments and activity loss in individuals with neuromuscular disorders will be examined.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8134.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8134. Clinical Management of Neuromuscular Conditions II Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This is the second in a series of 2 courses in the clinical neuromuscular management sequence. This course will build upon material from previous courses in the basic sciences and foundational clinical examination and intervention skills as well as the initial course in the sequence. The course focuses on the application of generalized and disease specific clinical management skills to non-progressive and progressive disorders including Spinal Cord Injuries, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, post-polio, Guillain Barre, myasthenia gravis, cerebellar and vestibular disorders. Examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and application of intervention will be addressed utilizing case studies to enhance application of cognitive and psychomotor skills within the laboratory experiences. Students will develop intervention strategies to reduce barriers in the community and enhance optimal participation in patients with chronic neuromuscular conditions by identifying resources, preventing secondary impairments, addressing wellness, and personal issues. Students will learn to apply appropriate outcome measures and interventions with improved efficacy and effectiveness to case studies with added complexity and address multi system impairments with individuals in these diagnostic groups. This course focuses mainly on acquisition of psychomotor skills to working with these populations.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8133.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8135. Clinical Management of Cardiopulmonary Conditions. 3 Credit Hours.

The course challenges students to translate information learned in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Decision Making into clinical scenarios that will represent their future practice as it relates to rehabilitation and management of individuals with cardiopulmonary conditions. Because of the evolving role of physical therapists in the health care system (including primary care), students will be expected to recognize signs and symptoms of cardiovascular and pulmonary primary and secondary diseases as they impact on the patient/client's plan of care. Students are challenged to anticipate the consequences of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease based on data collected during clinical practice. Students will gain experience in the clinical monitoring of cardiovascular and pulmonary signs and symptoms through the use of the Clinical Simulation Center. Through the use of case studies, students will need to collect and interpret clinical data from robotic mannequins programmed to display a variety of clinical scenarios that will require clinical decision making.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8136. Bioethics. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides an overview of the field of bioethics, with special emphasis on areas of applicability for future physical therapists, including: methods for decision making and problem solving; informed consent and health literacy; professionalism and codes of ethics; the role of physical therapists in policy and health promotion; disability ethics; and the social determinants of health.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8137. Evidence Based Practice II. 2 Credit Hours.

This is the second course in a three course series. In Evidence Based Practice II, students will practice performing focused literature searches, documenting search strategies, evaluating the validity of clinical research studies using standard metrics and knowledge gained during Evidence Based Practice I, synthesizing multiple studies to answer a clinical foreground question, and providing a clinical bottom line. Students will work both independently and as part of a group to complete the course objectives. This course refines and allows for practice of skills needed to locate, understand, and critique research literature for clinical decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on methods used to find relevant literature and assess the validity of individual articles, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. As a result of the activities within this course, students will be able to conduct and document a focused search of the literature to answer a specific clinical question.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8138. Management and Healthcare Systems. 2 Credit Hours.

Management and Healthcare Systems is an introduction to the American Healthcare system and management of physical therapy practice. The component of the Healthcare Systems will emphasize the interconnections between the various segments of the health care system and the impact of health literacy, access, safety, reimbursement, legislation and regulation. The course will also look at the impact of consumerism and its unique characteristics in health care. It will also explore and integrate the role of physical therapy as a profession and physical therapists as professionals in the system. Further emphasis will be on class participation as a method of modeling professional behavior. Management of Physical Therapy Practices (MPTP) represents a transitional learning experience by allowing the translation of bench and clinical knowledge gained during the first year of the DPT curriculum to the procedural and management framework of developing and maintaining a physical therapy clinical practice. The student will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of how patient care assessment and intervention algorithms can meld with the parameters of reimbursement, compliance, management hierarchy, ethics, and regulatory issues in the inpatient, wellness, and outpatient settings while allowing for individual and group therapist provision of quality care and the attainment of personal and professional goals.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8139. Medical Diagnostics. 2 Credit Hours.

Students will gain an appreciation for and begin to develop strategies to integrate data from medical diagnostic procedures. These data will include results obtained from imaging, laboratory chemistry tests as well as data derived from vascular, neurologic, cardiac and pulmonary testing. The focus will be on utilizing clinical data that documents the status as well as the progression of disease and its impact on differential diagnosis, prognostication, and physical therapy interventions. The course focuses on diagnostic imaging with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and medical diagnostic procedures such as blood, fluid, gas analysis.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8141. Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions III. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the final course in a series of 3 courses in the clinical musculoskeletal management sequence. The course will build upon material from previous courses in the basic sciences and foundational clinical examination and intervention skills. Students will become proficient in a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach to the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders of the spine using the current best evidence to inform clinical decision making. Students will learn a comprehensive musculoskeletal examination scheme for the spine utilizing the most valid and reliable tests and measures. Students will learn to develop and carry out a plan of skilled physical therapy treatment interventions with an emphasis on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and patient education.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8142.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8142. Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions III Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

This is the final course in a series of 3 courses in the clinical musculoskeletal management sequence. This is the laboratory component of PHTH 8141. The course will build upon material from previous courses in the basic sciences and foundational clinical examination and intervention skills. Students will become proficient in a patient-centered, biopsychosocial approach to the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders of the spine using the current best evidence to inform clinical decision making. Students will learn a comprehensive musculoskeletal examination scheme for the spine utilizing the most valid and reliable tests and measures. Students will learn to develop and carry out a plan of skilled physical therapy treatment interventions with an emphasis on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and patient education.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8141.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8143. Management of the Medically Complex Patient. 2 Credit Hours.

Management of the Medically Complex Patient is for students to gain exposure to and develop strategies and skills in working with individuals with both medical/surgical acuity as well as complexity. Students will be challenged to interpret medical and/or surgical events/data and anticipate the impact of that information on an individual's function. Students will be challenged to develop plans of care while dealing with medical/surgical equipment and treatments that might be necessary for the patient's safety. Students will be challenged to anticipate the impact of past medical/surgical history, pharmacology, social history, and resources in developing a plan of care. Since individuals with medical acuity and/or complexity are typically encountered in institutional environment, students will develop strategies for collaboration and coordination of services with other health professionals. Because of the evolving role of physical therapists in the health care system students will be expected to provide safe, effective, patient-centered, equitable, timely, coordinated and evidence-based care for these individuals.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8144.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8144. Management of the Medically Complex Patient - Lab. 1 Credit Hour.

Management of the Medically Complex Patient is for students to gain exposure to and develop strategies and skills in working with individuals with both medical/surgical acuity as well as complexity. Students will be challenged to interpret medical and/or surgical events/data and anticipate the impact of that information on an individual's function. Students will be challenged to develop plans of care while dealing with medical/surgical equipment and treatments that might be necessary for the patient's safety. Students will be challenged to anticipate the impact of past medical/surgical history, pharmacology, social history, and resources in developing a plan of care. Since individuals with medical acuity and/or complexity are typically encountered in institutional environment, students will develop strategies for collaboration and coordination of services with other health professionals. Because of the evolving role of physical therapists in the health care system students will be expected to provide safe, effective, patient-centered, equitable, timely, coordinated and evidence-based care for these individuals. Laboratory sessions will include clinical simulations to gain experience in working with specialized equipment utilized with medically complex patients. Students will also participate in group presentations that will investigate complex case studies. There will be guiding questions in order to develop plans of care and to make triage decisions about the next level of care required for the individual.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8143.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8145. Pharmacotherapeutics. 2 Credit Hours.

The course exposes student to the importance of incorporating a patient's pharmacologic management into clinical decision making, prognosis and progression. Because of the evolving role of the physical therapist in the health care system, including primary care, students must recognize the importance and impact of pharmacologic effects on safe patient management. This course explores the essential principles of clinical pharmacology. Content includes pharmacokinetics, indications and contraindications of various drugs relative to their effect on diagnosis, prognosis and interventions in physical therapy. Specific pharmacologic categories covered in the course are cardiovascular medications, chemotherapeutic agents, NSAIDs, antirheumatic agents, pulmonary medications, pain management strategies, neuromuscular medications, ionto/phonophoresis agents, different classifications of steroids and diabetes management agents. Through interactive teaching-learning lecture and online methodologies, students critically review and analyze various clinical pharmacology issues at both the individual and societal levels. Discipline-specific assignments are used to correlate pharmacologic principles of particular relevance to a variety of health professions.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8146. Clinical Management of Pediatrics. 2 Credit Hours.

Pediatric physical therapy is practiced across a wide range of ages and developmental levels, within specialized environments spanning complex medical care to non-clinical setting such as school systems. The physiological changes associated with normal and atypical development, the interpretation of standardized assessments of development, imaging, and clinical decision making in the pediatric population will be discussed. The course content will also include pathophysiology, epidemiology, medical and physical therapy management of common pediatric conditions including neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular/pulmonary conditions across a variety of pediatric practice settings. Physical therapy examination principles and skills will be presented and practiced, including disease specific and generalized tests and measures utilized with these pediatric patient populations. Evidence based practice and clinical practice guidelines in pediatric physical therapy will be discussed and compared to adult physical therapy practice. The student will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of how physical therapy assessment and intervention strategies must be adapted to meet the unique needs and settings of the pediatric population. Students will be introduced to prevention and long term management of chronic impairments and loss of function across development. Topic content will be provided in seminar form with a short lecture followed by discussion and group work. Students will apply content extensively to case studies to demonstrate integration within the cognitive and psychomotor domains of learning.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8147. Clinical Pain Sciences. 1 Credit Hour.

One in five individuals within the United States live with chronic pain. Physical therapists are well positioned to take a leading role in addressing the societal and individual burden of chronic pain. This course will equip the physical therapy student with contemporary knowledge and critical thinking to enhance their understanding, assessment, and management of patients with complex and persistent pain disorders. Using a combination of lecture and group discussions/activities this course will build upon foundational knowledge from physiology, neuroscience, psychosocial issues, bioethics, and the clinical management course series. The course will emphasize a person-centered assessment process using a biopsychosocial framework. Students will learn the clinical application of non-invasive, conservative management strategies including: pain education, self-management principles, cognitive behavioral techniques, and graded motor imagery.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8148. Assistive Technologies. 2 Credit Hours.

This course represents a transitional learning experience for the third year student by allowing for the synthesis of clinical knowledge learned during the first two years of the DPT curriculum with technology meeting the needs of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model. The student will be expected to demonstrate how patient care paradigms for the individual with a disability are not restricted to episodic care, but are tied into long term care and quality of life issues as well. The methods employed will explain to the student the concepts of AT within the traditional role of the physical therapist in assessing, prescribing, and adapting AT for mobility issues (prosthetics and orthotics). The course will also expand upon this foundation by explaining the concept of universal design and by expanding the discussion of AT to encompass such concepts as communication and cognitive aids, recreation, telerehabilitation and robotics, and most importantly, finding funding for AT. At the conclusion of the course, the student should be well prepared for the evolving role of the physical therapist to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement, functional ability, and quality of life throughout the lifespan.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8150. Elective - Special Topics. 1.5 Credit Hour.

This elective experience will provide the third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student with material related to special topics including (but not limited to): Research methodology or Community Based Interprofessional Educational opportunities.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 8151. Evidence Based Practice III. 2 Credit Hours.

This is the third course in a three course sequence. This course is designed to encourage use of the principles of evidence-based practice, integrating clinical expertise, patients' preference/values, and research evidence to produce a therapeutic alliance. In this course, students will develop a clinical question based on a case scenario, search the literature for research pertaining to the question, critically appraise the research, develop a clinical bottom line, and apply the research, along with sound clinical decision making taking into account the clinical context and individual patient preferences, to the case scenario. The students will develop a capstone presentation and deliver it during the Annual Temple DPT Student Presentation Day.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8152. Elective - Musculoskeletal. 1.5 Credit Hour.

This laboratory-based experience will provide students with instruction, practice, and peer reviewed evidence concerning orthopedic manual physical therapy. This course will build upon basic techniques learned in the Musculoskeletal Management courses and address advanced clinical decision making. All of the major regions of the musculoskeletal system will be addressed including the spine and extremities. Techniques will include joint manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, and complementary exercise. All classes will be instructed by physical therapists with fellowship training in manual physical therapy.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8153. Elective - Vestibular. 1.5 Credit Hour.

This elective experience is designed to advance the student understanding and clinical decision making to beyond entry level in the specialty practice area. The content will cover pathophysiology, epidemiology, medical and physical therapy management of vestibular and balance disorders that benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation. The course will cover 5 primary diagnostic groups: vestibular hypofunction or imbalance, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), chronic subject dizziness, central disorders and post concussive syndromes. Students will refine and further develop testing and treatment skills. An emphasis will be placed on clinical decisions for diagnosis, need for referral, and selecting interventions and setting appropriate level of intervention that is specific to the severity of presentation and the needs of the individual. The students will be exposed to diagnostic utility of vestibular functions testing and additional testing to problem solve atypical presentation in these populations. The students will discuss and practice treatment progressions specific to the impairments, and the functional and participation deficits seen in these individuals. Students will present case studies and journal club to demonstrate integration and application of clinical evidence in individuals with vestibular and balance disorders.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8154. Elective - Clinical Simulation. 1.5 Credit Hour.

The goal of this experience is to expose students to "real time" clinically simulated physical therapy situations where they will have to interpret or collect examination data, react to changes in patient status, perform or plan interventions, and document clinical findings and conclusions. The clinical situations will be of increasing complexity with different levels of clinical decision making. The student will be exposed to documentation strategies that match the clinical environment of the simulated case. The topic content will include preparatory paper-based case studies, the utilization of clinical simulation interactions that involve interactions with robotic simulators as well as actual standardized patients, and debriefing sessions.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8155. Elective - Pediatrics. 1.5 Credit Hour.

This elective experience will provide the third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student with a comprehensive overview of the process of normal and pathological development from prenatal to late adolescence. The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Children and Youth version (ICF/CY) will serve as the course's health classification framework. Physical therapy practice across common pediatric conditions and settings will be discussed and compared to adult physical therapy practice. This seminar experience represents a translational learning experience: taking the previously learned clinical science, assessment and interventional strategies from the first two years of the DPT program and directing them toward a specific age-defined cohort of individuals. The student will be expected to demonstrate a complex understanding of how physical therapy assessment and intervention strategies must be adapted to meet the unique needs and settings of the pediatric population. Topic content will be provided in seminar form with a short lecture followed by discussion and group work. Outside experts and experimental learning will also be utilized.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8156. Elective - Geriatrics. 1.5 Credit Hour.

As America continues to age (in 1900 only 4% of all Americans were age 65 or older; in 2050 the number will be 20%), the need for physical therapists with expert knowledge in this content area continues to grow. The course will open with a lecture discussing values of the geriatric cohort. Discussion will then move to the physical assessment of the geriatric patient utilizing the HOAC II as an assessment model. Additional lectures will target the physiological changes associated with normal aging, the interpretation of imaging, cardiovascular, and laboratory testing, and the impact of the results on clinical decision making in the elderly. Since the typical older patient is taking four medications per day a discussion will be provided as to the impact of these medications on the physical therapy intervention. Two classes will be dedicated to the writing of an exercise prescription and outcome measures for the medically complex geriatric patient. The final class will be a case study discussion of a medically complex patient utilizing actual radiographic, laboratory and imaging data along with the results of the comprehensive physical examination. This experience will provide the third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student with a comprehensive overview of the process of normal and pathological aging: physiology, cognition, pathology, societal interaction, and functional adaptation. This seminar experience represents a translational learning experience: taking the previously learned clinical science, assessment and interventional strategies from the first two years of the DPT program and directing them toward a specific age-defined cohort of individuals. The student will be expected to demonstrate a complex understanding of how physical therapy assessment and intervention strategies must be adapted to meet the unique needs of this vulnerable population. Topic content will be provided in seminar form with a short lecture followed by discussion and group work. Outside experts and experimental learning will also be utilized.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8160. Special Topics - Integrated Learning Experience. 1 Credit Hour.

The course serves as a "capstone" in which students continue to develop complex clinical reasoning by using a faculty-designed critical thinking scaffold. Student groups are assigned cases designed to demonstrate systematic clinical decision making. The student groups investigate the assigned cases and respond to the corresponding questions presented with each case scenario. Each group then provides a teaching module on their case (which includes practice of psychomotor skills relevant to the case) to their peers. The course culminates in an integrated learning experience that provides an opportunity for students to self-assess and receive individual feedback on their ability to examine and evaluate a simulated patient in either an inpatient or an outpatient environment.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 8161. Integrated Clinical Experience 1. 1 Credit Hour.

The Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) 1 course is the first in a series of five. This course implements approaches to develop the clinical reasoning scaffold in patient care, while enhancing opportunities for growth of professional behaviors and peer learning. The aim of the ICE course series is to integrate concurrent didactic coursework with experiential learning activities in varying settings. The ICE 1 course emphasizes the development of the patient-therapist interaction surrounding basic clinical skills and aims to present clinical decision making strategies at a linear and beginner level. The course activities take place in simulated patient environments, clinical settings, and in the classroom and aim to foster professional behavior, communication, and patient interaction skills. Guided self-reflection is utilized to illustrate the interactions within the reasoning process, appropriate for students at this beginning level. Students perform self and peer reflection within learning activities related to basic skill development occurring simultaneously in the didactic curriculum. Students will be expected to act in a professional manner and practice skills learned in laboratory sessions of 1st year DPT courses during this experiential learning course. Presented clinical and simulated cases highlight typical attributes of the health condition, body structure/function, activities, and participation.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8162. Integrated Clinical Experience 2. 1 Credit Hour.

The Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) 2 course is the second in a series of five. This course implements approaches to develop the clinical reasoning scaffold in patient care, while enhancing opportunities for growth of professional behaviors and peer learning. The aim of the ICE course series is to integrate concurrent didactic coursework with experiential learning activities in varying settings. The ICE 2 course emphasizes the development of the patient-therapist interaction surrounding basic clinical skills and aims to present clinical decision making strategies at a linear and beginner level. The course activities take place in simulated patient environments, clinical settings, and in the classroom and aim to foster professional behavior, communication, and patient interaction skills. Guided self-reflection is utilized to illustrate the interactions within the reasoning process, appropriate for students at this beginning level. Students perform self and peer reflection within learning activities related to basic skill development occurring simultaneously in the didactic curriculum, as well as skills learned across semesters in the 1st year. Students will be expected to act in a professional manner and practice skills learned in laboratory sessions of 1st year DPT courses during this experiential learning course. Presented clinical and simulated cases highlight typical attributes of the health condition, body structure/function, activities, and participation.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8163. Integrated Clinical Experience 3. 1 Credit Hour.

The Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) 3 course is the third in a series of five. This course implements approaches to develop the clinical reasoning scaffold in patient care, while enhancing opportunities for growth of professional behaviors and peer learning. The aim of the ICE course series is to integrate concurrent didactic coursework with experiential learning activities in varying settings. The ICE 3 course further develops patient-therapist interaction surrounding basic clinical skills and aims to present clinical decision making strategies at a linear and beginner level. The course activities take place in simulated patient environments, clinical settings, and in the classroom and aim to foster professional behavior, communication, and patient interaction skills. Guided self-reflection is utilized to illustrate the interactions within the reasoning process, appropriate for students at this beginning level. Students perform self and peer reflection within learning activities related to basic skill development occurring simultaneously in the didactic curriculum, as well as skills learned across the entire 1st year didactic curriculum. Presented clinical and simulated cases highlight typical attributes of the health condition, body structure/function, activities, and participation. Students will synthesize examination and evaluation findings to expand upon the linear clinical decision-making process. This synthesis facilitates the development of an appropriate physical therapy prognosis and plan of care with a focus on the ICF model.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8164. Integrated Clinical Experience 4. 1 Credit Hour.

The Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) 4 course is the fourth in a series of five. This course implements approaches to develop the clinical reasoning scaffold in patient care, while enhancing opportunities for growth of professional behaviors and peer learning. The aim of the ICE course series is to integrate concurrent didactic coursework with experiential learning activities in varying settings. The ICE 4 course emphasizes the integration of the ICF model and its complex interactions and aims to foster more comprehensive and multi-faceted clinical decision-making strategies. ICE 4 expands upon the foundations established during the first year based upon the concurrent body systems course work. The course activities take place in simulated patient environments, clinical settings, and in the classroom and aim to foster professional behavior, communication, and patient interaction skills. The ICE 4 course helps to further develop the framework of clinical reasoning processes and strategies, integrating material between the courses in the Fall semester of the 2nd didactic year, and between the first and second academic years. Additional complexity is incorporated into clinical scenarios and patient/client interactions that involve patient-related environmental factors such as motivation, family support, beliefs and expectations. It is the expectation that students begin to develop more complex and nonlinear clinical reasoning skills in the ICE 4 course.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8165. Integrated Clinical Experience 5. 1 Credit Hour.

The Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) 5 course is the fifth in a series of five. This course implements approaches to develop the clinical reasoning scaffold in patient care, while enhancing opportunities for growth of professional behaviors and peer learning. The aim of the ICE course series is to integrate concurrent didactic coursework with experiential learning activities in varying settings. The ICE 5 course emphasizes the integration of the ICF model and its complex interactions and aims to foster more comprehensive and multi-faceted clinical decision-making strategies. ICE 5 expands upon the foundations established during the first year based upon the concurrent body systems course work. The course activities take place in simulated patient environments, clinical settings, and in the classroom and aim to foster professional behavior, communication, and patient interaction skills. The ICE 5 course helps to further develop the framework of clinical reasoning processes and strategies, integrating material between courses in the Spring semester of the 2nd didactic year, across semesters in the 2nd didactic year, and between the first and second academic years. Additional complexity is incorporated into clinical scenarios and patient/client interactions that involve patient-related environmental factors such as motivation, family support, beliefs and expectations. At the end of the ICE 5 course, students should demonstrate readiness to enter the full-time clinical education curriculum.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8502. Human Anatomy I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course represents the lecture component of a regional study of the gross structure of the human body. It includes classroom lectures regarding anatomical considerations for the back, upper and lower limbs, thorax, head and neck, abdomen, pelvis and perineum. Emphasis is on the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and peripheral nervous systems, including their embryologic development. Students must learn the origins, insertions, actions and both spinal cord level and peripheral innervations. In addition, students must know all bony landmarks, ligaments, tendons that support the joints under study.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8503.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8503. Human Anatomy II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course represents the lab component of a regional study of the gross structure of the human body. It includes laboratory and dissection activities regarding anatomical considerations for the back, upper and lower limbs, thorax, head and neck, abdomen, pelvis and perineum. Emphasis is on the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and peripheral nervous systems, including their embryologic development. Students must learn the origins, insertions, actions and both spinal cord level and peripheral innervations. In addition, students must know all bony landmarks, ligaments, tendons that support the joints under study.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Co-requisites: PHTH 8502.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8512. Human Physiology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides D.P.T. students with an opportunity to learn basic facts and principles of physiology. The course focuses on cellular, skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary, renal, endocrine, and metabolic physiology. The discussed clinical topics are relevant to the modern practicing physical therapist.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8513. Movement Science I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course begins with recognition of the external forces and factors that affect movement and then moves on to the interaction between biological structures, the forces they generate and encounter, and how the body assesses and coordinates the variables responsible in the production and control of movement. Tissue mechanics relevant to bone, skeletal muscle, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments provide a basis for understanding the contribution of these tissues to movement, not only at a specific joint in the body, but also across multiple joints in the body. In addition, students are required to recognize the implications of environmental conditions associated with movement, including statics, dynamics, reaction forces, and the effect of cognitive intent by the person performing the movement.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8514. Clinical Decision Making. 2 Credit Hours.

This course presents evidenced-based models and exemplars of clinical decision making, including the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model, decision making bias and heuristics, patient management, documentation styles, interdisciplinary care, teamwork, and interview/evaluation algorithms. This course provides the student physical therapist with the tools to utilize a patient-therapist collaborative model to develop a goal-directed, team-centered intervention that encompasses the physical, psychological, social, and psychomotor status of the patient.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8516. Introduction to Physical Therapy. 1 Credit Hour.

This course introduces students to the concepts of professionalism, advocacy, and the role of the physical therapist in the American health care system. Students learn about the American Physical Therapy Association, its role in advancing the profession of Physical Therapy, and resources available through the organization. In preparation for clinical practice, students are introduced to various documentation strategies, including electronic health records. Students complete a medical terminology self-study prior to the beginning of the semester to help enhance documentation skills.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8517. Clinical Examination & Intervention Skills I. 3 Credit Hours.

This Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills (CEIS) course provides an introduction to appropriate patient/client and clinician positioning/draping to preserve the modesty of the patient/client as well as the safety of the patient/client and clinician. The practices of appropriate positioning and draping for both the patient/client and clinician are emphasized throughout the course as the students begin to practically experience palpating their classmates and performing techniques such as soft tissue mobilization. Techniques such as manual muscle testing and goniometry are discussed based on the biomechanical concepts involved. Students spend their time in the laboratory practicing these techniques with specific attention paid to anatomy and the reliability and validity of manual muscle testing and range of motion measurements. Additionally, screening techniques (both gross motor and neurological) are addressed with time to practice these techniques assigned to the laboratory component of the class in order to help facilitate the student's developing decision-making processes.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8518. Psychosocial Aspects. 2 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on thoughtful critical thinking regarding the needs of human beings during illness and disease states and the related specific skills the student will require to successfully interact with and enhance wellness of patients and families in health care settings. To accomplish this, a variety of topics are presented through required readings, lectures, discussions, and experiential activities.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8521. Neuroscience. 3 Credit Hours.

This course offers a study of the anatomy of the human nervous system with special attention to the brain and spinal cord. It includes histology, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system. Examples are given of the cause-effect relationship between lesions and symptoms, albeit complex.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8522. Rehabilitative Pathophysiology. 3 Credit Hours.

There are three components of this course: basic pathology (injury and adaptation); normal microanatomy of skin, bone, and connective tissue; and pathology of the cardiac, pulmonary, immune, endocrine, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8523. Movement Science II. 4 Credit Hours.

Theories and basic principles of motor control, development, and learning are integrated and related to motor behavior across the human lifespan. Examples of both typical and atypical behavior are used to demonstrate the influence of impairments on control, development, and learning. Introductory concepts related to recovery of function following central nervous system damage are included.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8524. Clinical Examination & Intervention Skills II. 2 Credit Hours.

The Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills (CEIS) course sequence contains theory and evidence for and practice of examination and intervention skills that can be applied to a wide variety of clinical settings and patient populations. The CEIS II course content includes examination and intervention skills related to bed mobility, transfers, and ambulation. It also provides a general review of systems assessments, including vital signs, sensory testing, cognitive assessment, and tests of dynamic posture, reflexes, and tone - all within a context of functional intervention, safety, customer service, infection control, and confidentiality. The development and advancement of the patient-therapist therapeutic relationship within the patient-practitioner collaborative model is emphasized in this course.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8525. Clinical Electroneurophysiology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course includes the known physiologic and physical effects and application of select thermal and electrical therapeutic modalities. A problem-solving approach is used to assist the student to integrate basic physiologic, physical, and medical science aspects for the safe application of the modality. Electrodiagnostic testing in the context of physical therapy practice is presented. Validity, reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of select clinical tests and the effectiveness of each thermal modality/electrotherapeutic device are addressed.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8528. Critical Inquiry I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the critical analysis of professional literature in preparation for evidence-based practice. Students learn how to conduct searches of scientific and professional literature related to physical therapy, how to judge the validity of information obtained through both print and electronic media, and how to assess the internal and external validity of research articles as sources of information on which to base clinical decisions. Students also learn how to use web-based technology to prepare reports of research-based literature.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8529. Exercise. 3 Credit Hours.

Course content begins with an introduction of peripheral neurophysiology that functions as both a feedback system and instigator of human movement. Studied next is the physiologic response of connective tissue to exercise, including tissue irritability and plasticity, and how each relates to the goals of increased range or mobility through stretching and increased strength or stability from exercise progression. The decision-making rationale of exercise prescription is then discussed within the context of these goals regarding the use of exercise to augment performance in the areas of strength, power, and endurance, plus the progression and monitoring of the physiologic response to exercise for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. Specific attention is paid to the concept of isometric, isotonic, and isokinematic (or any other) forms of exercise, including the incorporation of neural influences through proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF).

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8531. Pro Bono Clinical Practice. 0 Credit Hours.

This elective course provides students actively enrolled in a health/health care program with opportunities to practice and learn new clinical skills from licensed community-based practitioners in their respective fields who will serve as their clinical mentors. Students have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills that they are currently learning in a real practice setting. The clinical services are delivered in the College of Public Health's North Broad Physical Therapy Center which is a pro bono clinic providing health and health care services to individuals who are uninsured, under-insured, or do not have the financial means to make their copays. The Center emphasizes the importance of inter-professional education and collaboration for students in the College of Public Health and the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Public Health, Medicine, Lewis Katz School, Pharmacy, Social Work.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 8532. Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions I. 4 Credit Hours.

The goal of the three-course musculoskeletal management series is for students to become proficient in the physical therapy management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Evidence-based practice serves as a foundation for this course. Students learn a comprehensive examination scheme utilizing the most valid and reliable tests and measures. Using the current best evidence, students learn to develop a plan of skilled interventions for patients with selected musculoskeletal disorders. Psychomotor skills are emphasized and practiced to proficiency during laboratory sessions for selected physical examination tests and manual therapy techniques. This course begins with an overview of the examination and intervention process for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The focus of the remaining material is on the lower quarter regions of the musculoskeletal system: lumbar spine, pelvis, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8533. Movement Science III. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides D.P.T. students with an opportunity to learn basic facts and principles of physiology. The course focuses on cellular, skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary, renal, endocrine, and metabolic physiology. The discussed topics are relevant to the modern practicing physical therapist.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8534. Clinical Management of Neuromuscular Conditions I. 4 Credit Hours.

This course introduces evidence-based practice for adults and children with neurologic dysfunction. Using the International Classification of Function (ICF) model and the Hypothesis Oriented Algorithm for Clinicians (HOAC), students focus on evaluation and treatment for impairments of the human movement system and limitations in functional activities. Emphasis is placed on designing effective interventions for individuals with stroke, cerebral palsy (CP), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injury (SCI). Epidemiologic data and clinical medicine topics related to these diagnostic groups are presented. Issues related to the psychometric properties of measures and treatment efficacy and effectiveness are emphasized. The concept of diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders by physical therapists is introduced.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8535. Clinical Management of Cardiopulmonary Conditions. 3 Credit Hours.

This course includes presentation of advanced pathophysiology, examination techniques, and therapeutic interventions specific to the cardiac, vascular, and pulmonary systems. The course begins with the functional applications and implications of primary and secondary cardiovascular and pulmonary anatomy and dysfunction as it relates to movement dysfunctions. Throughout the course, students gain knowledge of disease pathology and progression, appropriate interventions, tests and procedures, plan of care progressions, and management of the acutely ill patient. The course emphasis is on impairments related to primary or secondary dysfunction of the cardiac and ventilatory pumps. Topics include aging, diabetes, cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, the use of supplemental oxygen as a clinical drug, and rehabilitation strategies for management of patients with co-morbidities affecting the cardiac, vascular, and pulmonary systems. This course includes wellness and prevention care, cultural issues, epidemiological data, and outcome measures. Issues of validity, reliability, sensitivity, and specificity are addressed with all examination techniques.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8536. Teaching Learning & Group Dynamics. 3 Credit Hours.

The focus of this course is the development of the teaching, learning, and group dynamics knowledge and skills needed by health care professionals to serve as effective change agents with patients/clients and students, as well as effective collaborators with colleagues across disciplines and health care administrators. In addition, the course provides insight on the skills needed to evaluate the impact of the teaching, learning, and group dynamic initiatives to bring about change through the presentation of a variety of topics, required readings, lectures, seminars, and experiential activities.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8542. Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions II. 4 Credit Hours.

The second course in the musculoskeletal management series emphasizes the same concepts as PHTH 8532 with a focus on the upper quarter regions of the musculoskeletal system: cervical and thoracic spine, shoulder girdle, elbow, wrist, and hand.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8546. Bioethics. 2 Credit Hours.

This 10-week course focuses on the complexity of clinical and research scenarios. It requires health care expertise and an understanding of bioethical principles and values, within the context of a decision-making process. This course allows the student to increase understanding of ethics within the context of ethical dilemmas, understand more about one's own values and preferences when collecting information and making decisions, and value the gifts of collaboration when making bioethical decisions. Students explore scenarios that require ethical decision-making and develop some expertise with using an ethical decision-making matrix and applying the APTA Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8547. Management and Health Care Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to the American health care system, using a model proposed by Kissick, which identifies four major system components: resources, delivery systems, planning/regulatory infrastructure, and consumers. The course looks at all four of these components with less emphasis on consumers as this area is addressed in the Behavioral Science Series and again in the Management course. This course emphasizes the interconnections between the various segments of the health care system. It also explores and integrates the role of physical therapy as a profession and physical therapists as professionals in the system. Further emphasis is on class participation as a method of modeling professional behavior.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8548. Critical Inquiry II. 1 to 2 Credit Hour.

This course continues the fall semester Critical Inquiry I course by providing practice of skills needed to locate, understand, and critique research literature for clinical decision-making. Emphasis is on methods used to find relevant literature and assess the validity of research articles, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. As a result of the activities in this course, students are able to conduct and document a focused search of the literature, effectively examining and interpreting the validity of research reported in the literature to enable appropriate judgments about the application of research evidence to clinical questions. Students are also able to document the analysis of research studies' validity.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8550. Special Topics in Physical Therapy. 4 Credit Hours.

Offered as a 10-week, 4-credit course during the Fall Semester of the third year of the DPT curriculum. The course is designed to introduce third-year student physical therapists to leading edge and niche areas of practice commonly encountered by the contemporary practicing physical therapist. The course utilizes a "two-pronged" approach, with faculty providing current, high-quality literature on which to base clinical decisions and treatment while clinical guest lecturers provide information regarding the "PT application" in the clinic.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 8551. Medical Diagnostics. 2 Credit Hours.

Students gain an appreciation for and begin to develop strategies to integrate data from medical diagnostic procedures. These data include results obtained from imaging and laboratory chemistry tests, as well as data derived from vascular, neurologic, cardiac, and pulmonary testing. The focus is on utilizing clinical data that documents both the status and the progression of disease and its impact on differential diagnosis, prognostication, and physical therapy interventions.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8552. Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions III. 3 Credit Hours.

The third musculoskeletal management course emphasizes advanced clinical decision making and integration of material from across the curriculum, body systems, and lifespan. Selected areas of the upper and lower quarter regions of the musculoskeletal systems are reviewed and updated. Special topics such as management of chronic pain, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, injury prevention, complex regional pain syndrome, and temporomandibular joint disorders are also covered.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8553. Clinical Medicine & Pharmacotherapeutics. 3 Credit Hours.

During the first half of the class, students gain an appreciation for the natural history, medical and/or surgical management of diabetes mellitus, HIV/AIDS, rheumatologic disorders, oncology, organ transplantation, and infectious diseases from the perspective of various health care practitioners, including nurses, physicians, and physical therapists. Students also gain an appreciation for the impact of these disorders on functional abilities and the role of the physical therapist in the coordination and management of care for individuals with these diseases. During the second half of the class, students are introduced to pharmacology as it relates to the practice of physical therapy. Discussions include pharmacokinetics and the indications and contraindications of various drugs relative to their effect on diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions in physical therapy. Specific pharmacologic categories covered in the course are cardiovascular medications, chemotherapeutic agents, NSAIDS, antirheumatic agents, pulmonary medications, pain management strategies, neuromuscular medications, ionto/phonopheresis agents, different classifications of steroids, and diabetes management agents.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8554. Clinical Management of Neuromuscular Conditions II. 3 Credit Hours.

The course covers evidence-based practice for children and adults with disorders of the neuromuscular system with an emphasis on progressive disorders and selected current topics in managing neuromuscular disorders. Examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of individuals with these disorders are addressed. The course includes epidemiologic data and medical management of progressive disorders, lifespan change in neurologic status, outcome measures, prevention of secondary impairments, wellness for individuals with neuromuscular dysfunction, and cultural issues related to the disorders presented. Issues addressed include validity, reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of measures as well as evidence of treatment efficacy and effectiveness.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8555. Assistive Technologies. 2 Credit Hours.

This course presents the theory, evidence for, and process of examination and interventions used in the management of patients with a variety of complex or multiple organ-system pathologies. Emphasis is on the rehabilitation management of patients with transient, prolonged, or residual impairments that affect functional and vocational performance. Students learn about home and workplace assessment, as well as assessment for and prescription of appliances and equipment used to maximize patients' functional abilities. These include wheelchairs, seating systems, alternative and adaptive equipment, aides, and prosthetic and orthotic devices.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8557. Management of Physical Therapy Practices. 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers a transitional learning experience for the third-year student by allowing the synthesis of clinical knowledge learned during the first two years of the D.P.T. curriculum with an administrative and procedural framework. The student is expected to demonstrate an understanding of how patient care paradigms can meld with the parameters of reimbursement, compliance, management hierarchy, and regulatory issues while allowing for individual and group therapist growth. The capstone project entails the students providing a local physical therapy clinical department with real-time assistance on a management issue germane to that department. The students are expected to meet with the assigned clinical staff, collect data, research the management issue, and provide a reasonable and effective solution utilizing evidenced-based practice guidelines where acceptable.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8558. Evidence-Based Practice I. 2 to 4 Credit Hours.

This is the first in a two-course sequence designed to encourage use of the principles of evidence-based practice, integrating clinical expertise, patients' values, and research evidence to produce a therapeutic alliance. In this course, students generate a systematic review of the literature to answer a specific clinical question. Students can choose either a review of therapeutic interventions or diagnostic tests. The key project for this course is a written systematic review in a standardized format. In addition, during the annual Temple PT Student Presentation Day, students present their research through either a poster or platform presentation format.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8559. Elective - Clinical Specialty. 3 Credit Hours.

The physical therapy profession is a dynamic profession responding to changes in practice settings, health care policy, societal issues, and knowledge advancements. This course will cover topics that reflect current and anticipated needs in our profession that have emerged in current physical therapy practice. PHTH 8559 is an elective course for third year Doctor of Physical Therapy students and is designed to contain content classified as above the standard of entry-level professional education in physical therapy. Topics offered vary across areas of specialized clinical practice and clinical research activities of departmental faculty members. The content associated with each offered topic fulfills the course metric requirement for a 1.5 credit course and each student must successfully complete two (2) topics over the duration of the semester.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8568. Evidence-Based Practice II. 2 Credit Hours.

This is the second in a two-course sequence designed to encourage use of the principles of evidence-based practice, integrating clinical expertise, patient values, and research evidence during clinical practice. This course is offered via a distance learning format utilizing the Blackboard courseware platform. Students complete several written assignments related to the application of evidence-based principles to their clinical practice. The primary project is an individual project in which the students apply the principles of evidence-based practice to a clinical problem encountered during the final clinical internship. The student then presents this process to colleagues in their clinical setting as an in-service.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8571. Phys Therapy Diagnostics. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Student Attribute Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Transitional-DPT.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8572. Clinical Pharmacology. 1.5 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Student Attribute Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Transitional-DPT.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8573. Diagnostic Imaging. 1.5 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Student Attribute Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Transitional-DPT.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8574. Ethics. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Student Attribute Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Transitional-DPT.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8575. Motor Contrl & Human Mov. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Student Attribute Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Transitional-DPT.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8576. Clinical Decision Making. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Student Attribute Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Transitional-DPT.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8577. Health Care System. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Student Attribute Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Transitional-DPT.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8578. Outcome Meas Epidemiolog. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Student Attribute Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Transitional-DPT.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8579. Teaching and Learning. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Student Attribute Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Transitional-DPT.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8581. Mslsklt Mgt I Residency. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 8582. Mslsklt Mgt II Residency. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9085. Mentorship I Residency. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9086. Mentorship II Residency. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9185. Clinical Experience 1. 8 Credit Hours.

Clinical Experience 1 is the first full-time clinical experience occurring after several part-time fieldwork experiences and most of the clinical management didactic content. The affiliation typically takes place off site and is coordinated, managed, and overseen by the Director of Clinical Education. This affiliation focuses on developing and integrating clinical skills and engaging in clinical decision making with various patient populations. The students will have the opportunity to problem solve and utilize their clinical decision making skills in examining, evaluating, assessing and developing plans of care with patients/clients with appropriate supervision as per the objectives of this course.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9285. Clinical Experience 2. 8 Credit Hours.

Clinical Experience 2 is the second full-time clinical experience occurring after all didactic content has been delivered. The Clinical Experience 2 is twelve weeks in length. The affiliation typically takes place off site and is coordinated, managed, and overseen by the Director of Clinical Education. The students will have the opportunity to problem solve and utilize their clinical decision making skills in examining, evaluating, assessing and developing plans of care for varied patient populations as per the objectives of the course. Students will be supervised in an affiliating clinical facility by a licensed physical therapist, using an experiential teaching format. Students will have the opportunity to work and learn in a physical therapy setting, and have the opportunity to integrate classroom didactic information with practical hands-on clinical experience. The student will have exposure to patient care, have the opportunity for clinical learning and teaching, administration, observation and/or participation in research, and practice and adopt professional socialization skills. Instructional methods will include online asynchronous Blackboard assignments and onsite clinical practical experience.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9385. Clinical Experience 3. 8 Credit Hours.

Clinical Experience 3 is the third and final full-time clinical experience occurring after all didactic content has been delivered. The Clinical Experience 3 is twelve weeks in length. The affiliation typically takes place off site and is coordinated, managed, and overseen by the Director of Clinical Education. The students will have the opportunity to problem solve and utilize their clinical decision making skills in examining, evaluating, assessing and developing plans of care for varied patient populations as per the objectives of the course. Students will be supervised in an affiliating clinical facility by a licensed physical therapist, using an experiential teaching format. Students will have the opportunity to work and learn in a physical therapy setting, and have the opportunity to integrate classroom didactic information with practical hands-on clinical experience. The student will have exposure to patient care, have the opportunity for clinical learning and teaching, administration, observation and/or participation in research, and practice and adopt professional socialization skills. Instructional methods will include online asynchronous Blackboard assignments and onsite clinical practical experience.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9585. Clinical Internship I. 6 Credit Hours.

Clinical Internship I follows the first year of completed academic coursework. The internship takes place off-site and is coordinated by the Director of Clinical Education. This internship focuses on developing the professional clinical skills needed to work with various patient populations. Specifically, this internship gives students the opportunity to interact with patients in order to practice their interview skills, their interpersonal communication, their patient/client education, and their basic examination skills, including range of motion, manual muscle testing, palpation, and data collection.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9586. Clinical Internship II. 12 Credit Hours.

The second full-time clinical internship takes place over the course of twelve weeks. Clinical Internship II typically occurs during the summer semester of the student's second academic year. The internship typically takes place off-site and is coordinated, managed, and overseen by the Director of Clinical Education. This internship focuses on developing and integrating clinical skills and engaging in clinical decision-making with various patient populations. Students are evaluated by the Clinical Instructor using the APTA PT CPI Web (2006).

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9620. Human Movement Science I: Neural Factors. 3 Credit Hours.

Current theories and research pertaining to the neural mechanisms of motor control and sensorimotor integration are introduced as a foundation for the evaluation and treatment of movement and balance deficits. Studies involving lesions of the nervous system are discussed to demonstrate the impact of neural impairments on motor performance and motor learning. The course also introduces the neurophysiologic methods to evaluate the relationship between neural circuitry and human movement (e.g., MRI, EEG, single unit recording, and PET).

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9621. Human Movement Science III: Cognition and Learning. 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of theory and research concerning the cognitive processes of the human brain and motor behavior is conducted. Emphasis is on the developmental changes that underlie cognition as they relate to motor behavior. These objectives are approached by examining lifespan motor development and learning, attentional mechanisms, perceptual effects on motor output, implicit and procedural memory effects on motor control, automatic compensatory responses and/or strategies following injury or disease, and adaptation to long- and short-term changes in the body or environment.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9622. Instrumentation and Motion Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Current methodology appropriate to the study of normal and abnormal human movement is presented. Both technical and theoretical foundations of instrumentation use are included. Students have opportunities to develop skills in data acquisition, reduction, and analyses in the laboratory sessions.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9623. Atypical Human Movement. 3 Credit Hours.

An exploration of the theoretical perspectives used to interpret movement dysfunctions. Topics include overuse, developmental regression, limited repertoires, and external and internal constraints. Required for Ph.D. students.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
PHTH 9620|May not be taken concurrently.

PHTH 9624. Human Movement Science II: Mechanics and Models. 3 Credit Hours.

Application of the mechanical principles to static and dynamic models of human posture and movement and of the mechanical properties of the link-segment systems and biological tissues are introduced in this course. Dynamical systems framework are introduced as a basis for understanding the organization of complex movement patterns. Other systems, computational, and statistical models that are commonly used to analyze and describe the mechanisms of human posture and movement are discussed. Interpretation of the model predictions is based on healthy individuals in addition to those with movement deficits.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9625. Clinical Decision Making. 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of theory and research concerning the cognitive processes of the human brain and motor behavior is conducted. Emphasis is placed on the developmental changes that underlie cognition as they relate to motor behavior. These objectives are approached by examining lifespan motor development and learning, attentional mechanisms, perceptual effects on motor output, implicit and procedural memory effects on motor control, automatic compensatory responses and/or strategies following injury or disease, and adaptation to long- and short-term changes in the body or environment.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9626. Musculoskeletal Impairment: Evidence for Examination and Intervention Strategies. 3 Credit Hours.

Review of evidence from refereed literature and from expert clinical practice that supports reliability, validity, and utility of examination and intervention techniques used in the physical therapy management of patients with musculoskeletal impairment.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9627. Movement Sci & Cognitive. 3 Credit Hours.

Current theories pertaining to the control of movement and posture are reviewed as a foundation for the evaluation and treatment of movement and balance dysfunction. Required for Ph.D. students.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9645. Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced cadaver dissection and study. Students must have a basic understanding of human anatomy and cadaver dissection. The course integrates clinical and anatomical perspective of the human body. Individual projects are planned by each student.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9651. Theoretical Foundations of Physical Therapy. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines theories that underlie the discipline of Physical Therapy. Topics include neuronal regeneration, balance control, motor development, cumulative trauma disorders, health services research and expertise in clinical practice. Students examine empirical evidence that supports or refutes each theory. Required for Ph.D. in PT students.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
PHTH 9620|May not be taken concurrently.

PHTH 9653. Research Strategies. 3 Credit Hours.

Research in health care practice and education. Includes critical analysis of manuscripts, experimental and nonexperimental research designs, and overview of quantitative and qualitative analyses.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9654. Laboratory Rotations and Seminar in Human Movement Science. 3 Credit Hours.

Full-time work in the laboratory of a faculty member to learn instrumentation and techniques pertinent to the area of research the student wishes to pursue. Two rotations are required for Ph.D. in PT students. Health care problems are also presented.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9655. Qualitative Research Strategies for Health Care. 3 Credit Hours.

Qualitative research focusing on grounded theory and case analysis is the subject of this course. Combining qualitative and quantitative research strategies to study health care problems is also presented.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9673. Curricular Design and Teaching in the Health Professions. 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers philosophical orientations to and alternative curricular designs for professional health care academic and clinical education, as well as theories of learning, teaching strategies, and evaluation formats. Required for Ph.D. students.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9682. Independent Study. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

This course offers individual investigation in physical therapy practice or research under the guidance of a mentor.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9685. Clinical Internship III. 1 to 12 Credit Hour.

This course is designed as the third full-time clinical internship for each student and takes place over the course of 12 weeks. Clinical Internship III will typically start during the fall semester of the third academic year and run into the spring semester at an off-clinical site with coordination by the Director of Clinical Education. The students will have the opportunity to problem solve and utilize their clinical decision-making skills in examining, evaluating, assessing, and developing plans of care for varied patient populations as per the objectives of the course.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
(PHTH 8502|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8503|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8512|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8513|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8514|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8516|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8517|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8518|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8521|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8522|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8523|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8524|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8525|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8528|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8529|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8532|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8533|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8534|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8535|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8536|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8542|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8546|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8547|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8548|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8550|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8551|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8553|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8554|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8555|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8558|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 8559|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 9585|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
AND PHTH 9586|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently)

PHTH 9686. Clinical Internship IV. 12 Credit Hours.

This course is designed as the fourth full-time clinical internship for each student. Each student participates in a total of 42 weeks of clinical internship throughout the course of the DPT program; Clinical Internship IV takes place over the course of 12 weeks. Clinical Internship IV typically occurs during spring semester of the third academic year. The internship takes place off-site and is coordinated by the Director of Clinical Education. This internship focuses on developing the professional clinical skills needed to work with various patient populations. Additionally, the students have the opportunity to problem solve and utilize their clinical decision-making skills in examining, evaluating, assessing, and developing plans of care for the patients.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9687. Clinical Internship V. 9 Credit Hours.

The fifth and final full-time clinical internship takes place over the course of nine weeks. Clinical Internship V typically occurs during the spring semester of the student's third academic year. The internship takes place off-site and is coordinated by the Director of Clinical Education. This internship focuses on developing and integrating clinical skills and engaging in clinical decision-making with various patient populations. Students are evaluated by the Clinical Instructor using the APTA PT CPI Web (2006) and are expected to be at entry-level performance upon completion of this course.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9774. Administration of Health Professions Academic Programs. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the organization of universities with an emphasis on administration of professional graduate programs, program and faculty evaluation and development, funding, admissions, professional accreditation, clinical education, and state licensure. Required for Ph.D. students.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

PHTH 9787. Teaching Practicum. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Practicum in teaching in the professional physical therapy curriculum. Students contract with a faculty member for guided development, presentation and evaluation of a course segment based on principles and concepts covered in PHTH 9673.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9994. Preliminary Examination Preparation. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

This course is limited to Ph.D. students who have completed all their coursework and are finishing qualifying examinations.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9998. Dissertation Proposal. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Students are expected to prepare and submit a dissertation proposal in the form of a grant proposal and successfully defend it orally before their Dissertation Committee. As appropriate, they must obtain IRB approval for their proposed research, and submit a copy of the grant proposal to the Graduate School. Students are expected to have developed and defended their dissertation grant proposal within one year of successfully completing their preliminary examination.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

PHTH 9999. Dissertation Research and Colloquium. 1 to 4 Credit Hour.

This course is limited to Ph.D. students who have passed preliminary examinations. Continuous registration in the Fall and Spring semesters is required until the oral defense has been passed. Students are required to attend a colloquium held once a month to review and discuss progress to date.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate.
Student Attribute Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Dissertation Writing Student.

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.