2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 06, 2021  
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHTH 531 - SYSTEMS & DISEASE I


Credits: Three
Prerequisite: BIOL 396, HEPR 108, HEPR 370; For PT Students
This course is the first of a four-course series that focuses on diseases affecting systems of the body. This course emphasizes the physical therapy management of patients with immune, gastrointestinal, integumentary and hematological dysfunction throughout the lifespan. The course also explores a variety of other conditions including Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), various cancers and infectious diseases. Each condition will be presented with specific reference to etiology, pathology, and current medical management. Different levels of impairments, functional limitations (activities), and disabilities (participation) will also be examined. The course emphasizes the development of clinical decision making, differential diagnosis and effective physical therapy interventions for these patient populations.