2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHTH 665 - Differential Diagnosis


Credits: Two (2)
This course will integrate previously learned concepts about differential diagnosis and apply this to complex multi-system patients seen by physical therapists. In this course the student will learn methods for screening the body organ systems when making a differential diagnosis in order to prepare students for direct access and primary care delivery models. The ability to relate the pertinent information from the subjective evaluation or history along with the physical examination and then deciding whether or not a patient should be treated or referred to another medical practitioner will be mastered. Therapists will determine a physical therapy diagnosis or decide if a patient history and or signs/symptoms raise red flags that suggest a referral to another practitioner.
Prerequisite: PHTH-628, and PHTH-632; For PT Students