2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 07, 2021  
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHTH 630 - SPECTRUM OF CARE THROUGHOUT THE LIFE SPAN


Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PHTH 628, PHTH 631, PHTH 632, PHTH 633, PHTH 634; For PT Students
This course examines geriatric and aging issues across the lifespan as related to physical therapy practice. Common aging theories and the effects of aging on all body systems, as well as the influence of these changes on client health, function, and ability to respond to therapy interventions, will be explored. All systems (musculoskeletal, neurological, genitourinary, integumentary, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and endocrine) will be investigated. Students will integrate this knowledge through case studies. The impact of lifespan issues, family/cultural/ societal support systems and expectations, and health care resource limitations will also be considered. Clinical decision-making skills will be enhanced through the assimilation of  client information and physical therapy examination, resulting in the development of appropriate plans of care.