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[1] Graduate Courses in Physical Therapy (PTHY)

5190 TOPICS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES SEMINAR Topics in physical therapy with relation to various aspects of international medical systems. Students will compare the US medical system and physical therapy services with those of other countries. Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

5290 TOPICS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: INTERNATIONAL STUDY FIELD TRIP/CLINICAL PRACTICUM Study in a selected country to enhance medical and cultural knowledge through organized field trip experiences.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

5310 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY The use of assistive technology to promote greater independence for individuals with disabilities. Domains presented will include vision, hearing, communication, mobility, cognition and environmental controls.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

5370 PATHOLOGY I Principles, pathogenesis, and mechanisms common in disease processes. Relevance of
mechanisms and consequences of clinical manifestations of disease to physical therapy practice and the impact of
disease processes across the life span stressed. Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

5403 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY A comprehensive survey of physiology as the scientific basis of clinical practice. Includes general principles and a systems approach as a basis for the processes of examination, evaluation, development of diagnoses and prognoses, and intervention for neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary disorders, and screening for disease in other systems.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

5505 GROSS ANATOMY Structured aspects of the human body. Lecture and lab of prosected cadavers.   Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6101-6301 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY Concentrated individual study of a particular topic in a specialty area of physical therapy under supervision. Designed to supplement regularly organized courses in physical therapy.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6104 PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH I Study of evidence-based physical therapy practice and research designs. Emphasis will be placed on the process of identifying and utilizing the best available evidence to support physical therapy practice and understanding of various research designs. The preparation of a research study proposal will also be initiated. Admission to the DPT Program.

6110 CLINICAL PRACTICUM: ADMINISTRATION A course which runs concurrently with Clinical Practica: Acute, Rehabilitation, and Specialty and provides an overview of professional presentations and the Continuous Quality Improvement Study process. At least a 3.00 GPA in courses required for the major in the professional curriculum.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6138-6338 DIRECTED GRADUATE STUDY IN PHYSICAL THERAPY Directed group in-depth study of a particular topic in physical therapy.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6199-6699 CONTINUING STUDIES This credit/no-credit course is required in subsequent semester(s) when an X grade is awarded in a specified graduate physical therapy course (specified courses will be determined by the department chair and the faculty member supervising the student). Students will enroll while working on completing requirements and until course requirements are met. This course will not count toward the MS, DPT, or PhD degrees; the course does, however, allow the student access to faculty guidance and university resources.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6204 PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH II Study of research methodology in physical therapy. Emphasis will be placed on the concept of measuring outcomes, reliability and validity of measurement tools, and statistical analyses of tests and measures utilized in physical therapy research. Admission to the DPT Program.

6240 PATHOLOGY II A continuation of Pathology I with concentration on diseases of organ systems. An understanding of the manifestations, impact on rehabilitation, and recognition of emergencies and conditions requiring medical intervention are emphasized in this course.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6250 PHARMACOLOGY IN PHYSICAL THERAPY Principles and application of medical therapeutics in a rehabilitation setting, emphasizing general principles and a systems approach to drugs used in patients receiving physical therapy.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6303 PATIENT MANAGEMENT AND DOCUMENTATION Introduction to evidence-based practice, theory, and different sources of knowledge in the management of the patient. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate documentation of the examination and evaluation of a patient through compilation of the history, subjective complaints, systems review, tests and measures and objective information, outcome tools, assessment of information, diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care as these relate to patient management. Legal/ethical requirements and reimbursement links to documentation in all rehabilitation settings will be explored. Admission to the DPT Program.

6307 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I Discussion of contemporary topics affecting and influenced by physical therapy. Issues that deal with professional development and socialization in the field of physical therapy will be discussed. Theoretical coonstructs of healthcare ethics and specific applications to physical therapy practice will be explored.  Admission to the DPT Program.

6314 NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF MOTOR CONTROL Study of the neurological control of human movement from the level of the motor neuron to the cerebral cortex. Emphasis on the interaction of central nervous system mechanisms governing movement.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6330 TRANSDISCIPLINARY ASSESSMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN This course will address issues involved in transdisciplinary assessment of children with special needs, ages birth to five, and their families. Procedures for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment instruments will be discussed. Students will observe and participate in transdisciplinary assessments.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

6335 ADVANCED SPINAL CORD INJURY MANAGEMENT Course will include information necessary for students to independently perform an advanced client evaluation and intervention planning for persons with spinal cord injuries. Prerequisite: PTHY 6332. Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

6336 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL DISABILITY Study of the effect of illness and hospital environments on a patient and methods of maintaining effective therapist-patient relationships. Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6340 RESEARCH DESIGN IN PHYSICAL THERAPY Study of nomenclature and principles used in research.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6343 NEONATAL DEVELOPMENTAL INTERVENTION Roles and functions of a developmental specialist working with neonates. Major neonatal disorders and relevant theoretical approaches applicable to treating these disorders from a family-focused perspective will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Enrollment in graduate PT program or consent of instructor.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

6351 GERIATRIC NEUROLOGY A web-based graduate level course addressing the complex issues of neurological examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and management of neurological diseases in the aged.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

6353 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN PHYSICAL THERAPY Study of general principles through data collection, results, analysis, and the drawing of conclusions. Prerequisites: PTHY 6340 and admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

6354 TRANSDISCIPLINARY INTERVENTION WITH YOUNG CHILDREN This course will examine the development of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). Professionals from involved disciplines will discuss transdisciplinary strategies and materials used with young children with special needs in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: PTHY 6330 or permission of the instructor.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

6401 KINESIOLOGY I Study of selected structural and functional properties of anatomical structures of the human body. Biomechanical analyses and evaluation techniques of muscle testing, goniometry, and sensory testing all applied to normal and pathological human motion.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6402 KINESIOLOGY II Study of selected structural and functional properties of anatomical structures of the human body. Biomechanical analyses and evaluation techniques of muscle testing, goniometry, posture and gait analysis, applied to normal and pathological human motion. Continuation of PTHY 6401 Kinesiology I. Prerequisite: PTHY 6401 Kinesiology I;  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6403 PATHOLOGY Principles and pathogenesis of disease processes as related to physical therapy practice.  Includes study of pathologies of all major organ systems with an emphasis on the cardiovascular/respiratory, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and integumentary systems. Admission to the DPT Program.

6404 CLINICAL FOUNDATIONS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE The study and practice of body mechanics, patient transfers and positioning techniques, gait, bed mobility, use of special equipment in the patient care environment, activities of daily living, the prescription, fitting, application and use of wheelchair and other assistive devices, ADA Guidelines and home accessibility and other selected topics related to patient care in physical therapy. Admission to the DPT Program.

6405 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE Application and physiological principles of therapeutic exercise, biofeedback, and stretching in patient treatment.  Emphasis is on development of and progression through an exercise intervention based on patient diagnosis, practical applications, physiological effects, indications, contraindications, and scientific evidence.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6324 CLINICAL ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT The study of administration and management principles and practice. Lectures, discussion, independent study, and seminars will be used to support students in acquiring knowledge, skills, and appreciation for administration and management.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

6501 NEUROSCIENCE An analysis of the structure and function of the human peripheral, central, and autonomic nervous system, including laboratory study of specimens of human brain and spinal cord. A variety of neuropathologies are analyzed as a basis for understanding nervous system functions. Prerequisite: BIOL 3370 or equivalent.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7101-7901 ADVANCED RESEARCH (variable credit 1-9) Instruction and guidance of the student in all facets of the investigative process up to and including development of the dissertation proposal. The student will critically evaluate experimental research, become experienced with research tools commonly used in the student's area of focus, and develop and present the dissertation proposal.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7102-7902 DISSERTATION An original, substantial, and significant research project is carried out independently by the student in collaboration with the dissertation advisor and committee. The student must be able to complete a final oral examination or defense to demonstrate expertise in the research area.  Admission to Doctoral Candidacy.

7103 OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT IN PHYSICAL THERAPY Assessing clinical quality outcomes for the purpose of preparing the students for reflective practice. Students will perform collection and analysis of outcomes data. The student will then formulate plan of care recommendations based on the findings of the data analysis. Admission to the DPT Program.

7104 PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH III Study of clinical research principles and practice through review of institutional regulations, data collection, and data management. Admission to the DPT Program.

7106 EDUCATIONAL ROLES IN PHYSICAL THERAPY Prepares students for educational roles in (a) patient/client related instruction (the process of informing, educating, and/or training patients-clients, families, caregivers and others); (b) clinical instruction for students; (c) professional/community-related instruction; and (d) emerging instructional technologies.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7109 OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT IN PHYSICAL THERAPY Assessment of clinical management outcomes for
the purpose of preparing the student for reflective practice. Includes a capstone project of a written and orally
presented case report incorporating scientific evidence for all aspects of patient management (examination, evaluation,
diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and outcomes). Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7199-7699 CONTINUING STUDIES This credit/no-credit course is required in subsequent semester(s) when an X grade is awarded in a specified graduate physical therapy course (specified courses will be determined by the department chair and the faculty member supervising the student). Students will enroll while working on completing requirements and until course requirements are met. This course will not count toward the MS, DPT, or PhD degrees; the course does, however, allow the student access to faculty guidance and university resources.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7204 PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH IV Study of research principles through results analysis, drawing of conclusions, and dissemination of findings. In addition, several methods of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis will be studied. Admission to the DPT Program.

7207 PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT  This course will emphasize contemporary clinical practice and issues attendant to quality of patient care through outcomes measurement and assessment.  This course will be delivered on-line.

7208 PATIENT MANAGEMENT II Builds on the information on the patient management model presented in Patient Management I by placing the emphasis on documentation, including the influence of the different reimbursement entities. Introduces students to examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care as these relate to patient management and appropriate documentation in the health care environment. Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7209 COMPLEX PATIENT MANAGEMENT IN PHYSICAL THERAPY Study of complex patient cases across the lifespan and the continuum of care with an emphasis on clinical decision making related to physical therapy management of patients with multisystem interactions. Admission to the DPT Program.

7210 INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE Systemic approach to the examination of the integumentary system.  Prevention, pathology and diagnosis related precautions will be examined.  Analysis of wound etiology and management will be emphasized in the classroom and laboratory.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7211 DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING Diagnostic imaging is the application of the principles of radiology in the study of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal system. This online course attempts to assist students to understand the importance of imaging in the patient's diagnostic evaluation through lecture, observation of the various modalities including conventional radiographs, CT, and MRI as they relate to the decision making process in patient/client management.

7215 PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT This course is presented fully on-line.  A course developed for assessing and addressing management of the business of physical therapy and the administration of services in all settings across the health care continuum.  The student will examine varying healthcare delivery systems, comparisons of practice business models, liability issues and risk management, business planning and expectations, and the technology available to increase efficiency and effectiveness in all areas of practice.  The students will also develop strategies for effective marketing for all practice settings and consultation skills for the physical therapy professional.

7217 PROFESSIONAL SELF-ASSESSMENT This course provides for the use of a portfolio process for self-assessment of professional knowledge and skills, for decision-making regarding course work to be completed in a post-professional curriculum, and for communication of assessment results with faculty. Prerequisites: Acceptance into a graduate program in physical therapy or permission of instructor. This course will be delivered on line.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7220 WELLNESS AND ADVANCED HEALTH MANAGEMENT This course is presented fully on-line.  A course developed for assessing and addressing wellness and the advanced management of human health.  The student will explore components of wellness including, but not limited to, lifestyle, social, environmental, mental, spiritual, and physical needs of the client.  The student will be exposed to assessment tools for each of the components of wellness and healthful living.  Intervention plans that will include modification and implementation of proper patterns of exercise and behavior will also be developed.  Advanced concepts of exercise prescription and performance enhancement will be developed by the student for application to the appropriate populations.

7228 CLINICAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM I IN PHYSICAL THERAPY The first in a series of full-time supervised clinical education experiences with emphasis in professional behaviors and physical therapy practice patterns.  The clinical experiences are designed to allow the student to practice didactic and clinical skills in a variety of practice environments.

7303 DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND CLINICAL REASONING IN PHYSICAL THERAPY Emphasis on
selected components of professional practice in physical therapy related to performance of medical screening,
differential diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care; engaging in evidence based practice; and making use of frameworks
of clinical reasoning and decision making. Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7304 SPORTS I Provides the knowledge and skill required to treat the injured athlete successfully and to develop/implement a sports physical therapy program. Also presented are topic areas which have been identified as advanced clinical competencies, including analyzing evidence-based intervention.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7305 SCIENTIFIC BASES FOR MOTOR CONTROL AND DEVELOPMENT An advanced course addressing theories of motor development from birth to death. Students combine concepts regarding movement pattern changes during the life span with research evidence regarding physiological and anatomical systems.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7306 SPORTS II Provides advanced knowledge and skill including anatomy, biomechanics, pathomechanics, evaluation, specific pathologies, immediate management, rehabilitation, prevention, and sport/injury relationship of the hip, knee, ankle, foot, and related soft tissue.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7307 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT II This course is designed to continue facilitation of the socialization process by exploring the importance of communication and education in healthcare. Students will contemplate the psychosocial issues related to patients engaged in physical rehabilitation. In addition, students will apply ethical principles to clinical situations. Admission into the DPT Program.

7308 UPPER QUARTER AND CERVICAL SPINE Study of advanced evaluation and treatment of the cervical spine. An eclectic approach to the cervical spine will be presented with specific emphasis on the osteopathic model as an approach to spine function and dysfunction. Treatment will emphasize manual interventions such as muscle energy and direct and indirect mobilization.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7309 LUMBOPELVIC DYSFUNCTION Study of advanced evaluation and treatment of the lumbar spine. An eclectic approach to the lumbar spine will be presented with specific emphasis on the osteopathic model as an approach to spine function and dysfunction. Treatment will emphasize manual interventions such as muscle energy and direct and indirect mobilization. In addition, strengthening, lumbar stabilization, and neuro-dynamics will be discussed.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7310 PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IN PHYSICAL THERAPY An advanced course addressing current and future professional, legal, and ethical issues related to physical therapy practice, education, and research. Students will examine evolving roles of professional leadership as affected by such factors as changing societal demands, trends in health care, government regulations, and the expanding body of knowledge. These experiences will prepare students for leadership roles as change agents in the profession.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7311 DEVELOPMENTAL ANATOMY A course in developmental anatomy with special emphasis on the interrelationships inherent in developing systems, including molecular, morphogenic, genetic, and neural aspects of control mechanisms.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7312 SPORTS III Presents a regional perspective of upper extremity function as it relates to athletes. Students analyze research related to physical therapy for upper extremity sports injuries.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7314 APPLIED HISTOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY This course contains content related to normal and abnormal histology and physiology concerning varied body systems and interrelationships between the systems.  This course also includes content on appropriate histological findings, laboratory values and diagnostic tests for pathologies common in physical therapy practice.  This course will be delivered on-line.

7315 COLLEGE TEACHING IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: PROBLEMS AND ISSUES An advanced course addressing problems and issues in teaching physical therapy course work. Students will explore the literature on college teaching in general and then focus specifically on the uniqueness of the professional roles of faculty members in physical therapy. Students are expected to have clinical or academic teaching experience prior to enrollment.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7316 ADVANCED BIOMECHANICAL AND KINESIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS This course emphasizes electromyographic (EMG) recording instruments and techniques commonly used in kinesiological and biomechanical studies and include the use of EMG in motor unit training, biofeedback, and myoelectrics. Students perform, compare, and evaluate intramuscular and surface EMGs relative to variables such as muscle length, tension, and type of contraction.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7320 RESEARCH METHODS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY An advanced course designed to examine clinical research as a method of answering questions in a systematic and objective way to analyze clinical outcomes, methods of practice, and relationships among clinical phenomena. This course will be delivered on line.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7321 EFFICACY IN PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE This course provides a supervised advanced clinical experience in physical therapy using research-based assessment and intervention.

7322 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE This course examines sources of knowledge for effectiveness in patient/client management for the four practice areas: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary. Students study systems for evaluating evidence and knowledge--through online activities, readings, lectures/discussions--and applying concepts to patient screening, examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, and prognosis. This course will be delivered on line.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program

7323 EFFICACY IN PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE This course examines sources of knowledge for effectiveness in patient/client management for the four practice areas: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary. Students study systems for evaluating evidence and knowledge--through networked activities (requiring computer), readings, lectures/discussions--and for applying concepts to the plan of care, interventions, and outcomes assessment. This course will be delivered on line.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7324 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EVIDENCE BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY An advanced course for physical therapists which focuses on the theory and practice of making clinical decisions by integrating best available evidence with clinical judgment and patient/client values in the quest for efficacious and effective physical therapy practice.  Concepts related to critical appraisal of literature are reviewed and then applied to clinical practice topics of interest to the learners by the acquisition, analysis, synthesis, and discussion of information by the learners.  The context of the clinical practice topics will relate to the essential elements of patient/client management in each of the four practice pattern categories, as defined by the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.  The goal of the course is for the learners to advance as clinical scholars in their ability to collect and analyze existing information on focused clinical questions, to formulate evidence based clinical decisions, and to mentor and role model evidence based physical therapy practice.  The course is delivered electronically via the university's web based platform and students need computer and high-speed Internet resources.  Prerequisite: Admission to PhD Program or consent of instructor.  Offered annually.

7328 CLINICAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM II IN PHYSICAL THERAPY The second in a series of full-time supervised clinical education experiences with emphasis in professional behaviors and physical therapy practice patterns.  The clinical experiences are designed to allow the student to practice didactic and clinical skills in a variety of practice environments.

7329 APPLICATION OF PHYSICAL THERAPY IN GERIATRICS Study of physical therapy considerations for the geriatric population with emphasis on the physical and psychological changes associated with the aging process. The course surveys the wellness needs of the older individual, the special needs of the disabled aged, and the role physical therapy plays in maintaining functional independence for these populations. The course will add depth and breadth to the concept of life span aging.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7333 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND WORK INJURY MANAGEMENT An integrated approach of service, programs, and treatment regimes provided by physical and occupational therapists for the treatment and prevention of work-related injuries.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7334 AQUATIC THERAPY Study of the basic physical properties of water and their application in therapeutic treatment of patients in a water medium. Proper safety precautions, infection control, and pool maintenance will also be studied.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7337 WOUND MANAGEMENT IN PHYSICAL THERAPY A comprehensive survey of integumentary practice patterns, including examination (history of taking tests and measures), evaluation for integumentary disorders, developing a diagnosis and prognosis, applying rational interventions for wounds, primary prevention of integumentary impairment, and secondary prevention of functional limitations and disability related to impaired integumentary integrity. Prerequisite: PTHY 6332 or equivalent.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7340 INTERDISCIPLINARY TRAINING AND INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION IN FAMILIES I This course presents foundation didactic information and clinical/community experiences necessary to develop leadership and research skills in delivery of interdisciplinary family-centered health care to children with special needs and their families. Emphasis is on development of skills needed to successfully work with children and families as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Post-professional students will develop knowledge of research design and implementation.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7341 INTERDISCIPLINARY TRAINING AND INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION IN FAMILIES II This course is a continuation of PTHY 7340 I. Emphasis is on integrating and applying the clinical and leadership skills learned in PTHY 7340 I to interdisciplinary clinical experiences. Post-professional students will apply research knowledge and skills to an actual project.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7345 ADVANCED ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT Advanced study in the use of nerve conduction and electromyographic techniques in the assessment and evaluation of selected patients.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7350 CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM COMPROMISE FOR THE SPORTS, ORTHOPEDIC, AND INDUSTRIAL THERAPIST Advanced study in assessment of the peripheral nervous system for differentiation of peripheral compromise, radiculopathies, and plexopathies. Localization of peripheral lesions and sites of compromise.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7360 ADVANCED EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION IN PEDIATRICS I A transdisciplinary course to consider the theories and applications of advanced measurement and assessment instruments and procedures used in pediatrics (birth to adolescence). The course is open to students enrolled in graduate study in physical or occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, nursing, and early childhood special education or by permission of the instructor. Students will participate in the selection of relevant assessment instruments to be studied based on current best practice in their respective fields.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7361 ADVANCED EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION IN PEDIATRICS II A continuation of PTHY 7360 Advanced Examination and Evaluation in Pediatrics I with emphasis on administration of selected assessment instruments to pediatric clients.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7365 DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY This course presents advanced information that will enable a physical therapist to function more efficiently as a primary care giver in the biomedical community. Emphasis will be placed on the advanced integration of information obtained from examination and assessment procedures in order to differentiate conditions appropriate for treatment by physical therapists from pathologies that warrant referral to appropriate specialists. Advanced examination procedures that allow the differentiation of pathological conditions that present with similar symptoms will be stressed.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7380 GERIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS Study of the complexities involved in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems in the older adult with an emphasis on injury prevention, wellness, and functional independence. The course is an advanced-level analysis of the current practice guidelines and research to address the orthopedic specificity of the older population.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7385 TEACHING PRACTICUM IN PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION Students will be involved in classroom experiences that include developing teaching strategies, selecting content, writing tests, using media, and managing student behaviors. Students will discuss the faculty issues of workloads, tenure, research, service, faculty development and assessment, and accreditation as necessary for functioning in a physical therapy educational environment.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7387 LIFESPAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS Examination of various research tools designed to analyze human movement in individuals throughout the life span.  Students will develop skills in three-dimensional motion analysis and the use of advanced gait and balance assessment tools.  Admission to the PhD Program or consent of instructor.  Offered annually.

7388 LIFESPAN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT Study of development from birth to death with emphasis on movement pattern changes. Students demonstrate skill in movement assessment of normally developing children and adults, in recognition of pathological development occurring in various diagnostic categories, and in age-appropriate treatment regimens for specific movement disorders.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7390 ADVANCED ANATOMY Advanced study of anatomy with emphasis on clinical anatomy of the musculoskeletal system. Students will correlate regional and systemic anatomical knowledge with clinical applications. Students will be introduced to imaging technology and will use cadaver dissection, prosection use, and interpretation of anatomical images to enhance their understanding of diagnostic and treatment techniques.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program or consent of Instructor.

7403 PHYSICAL AGENTS A study of the instrumentation, application, physiological principles, and clinical uses of physical agents (thermal, mechanical, and electrical modalities and massage) in physical therapy intervention for selected impairments and conditions. Emphasis is placed on clinical decision making regarding selection and application of a physical agent in an effective and clinically acceptable manner based on patient diagnosis, knowledge of the instrumentation, indications, contraindications, physiological effects of the physical agent, goals of the patient, and scientific evidence. Admission to the DPT Program.

7404 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY I The management of the patient/client with dysfunction in the extremities including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention (including manual therapy). Instruction will also consist of planning and implementing intervention programs including prevention, wellness, exercise, manual therapy, and other orthopedic physical therapy concepts.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7405 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY II The management of the patient/client with spinal dysfunction and peripheral nerve injury including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention (including manual therapy). Instruction will also consist of planning and implementing intervention programs including prevention, wellness, exercise, manual therapy, industrial, and other orthopedic physical therapy concepts.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7406 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY III The study of advanced and intervention of the extremity and spinal areas. Complex case presentations will be presented with intent to allow the student to diagnose patient problems and find solutions to real life cases. Students will be expected to explore relevant evidence to find solutions to the complex scenarios, building clinical reasoning skills. Review of clinical prediction rules, manual interventions (including high velocity low amplitude thrust techniques) for all appropriate spinal and extremity areas, stabilization programs, neuro-dynamics, advanced functional progressions and return to activity, analysis of gait in running and walking, and specialized intervention skills will be included. Admission to the DPT Program.

7408 CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL INTERVENTION A study of the instrumentation, techniques of application, and clinical uses of electricity and electrotherapeutic modalities in physical therapy intervention for selected impairments and conditions.  Emphasis is placed on clinical decision making regarding selection and application of an electrotherapeutic device in an effective and clinically acceptable manner based on patient diagnosis, knowledge of the instrumentation, indications, contraindications, physiological effects of the treatment, goals of the patient, and scientific evidence.  Course includes introduction to electroneuromyography.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7409 CLINICAL REASONING AND DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS Emphasis on selected components of professional practice in physical therapy related to performance of medical screening, differential diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care; engaging in evidence based practice; and making use of frameworks of clinical reasoning and decision making. Diagnostic imaging as a means of enhancement of the diagnosis given by the physical therapist will be included. Admission to the DPT Program.

7410 NEUROMUSCULAR PHYSICAL THERAPY: COMPLEX Evaluation and treatment of patients with multiple trauma, generalized weakness, and specific disabilities or disease processes including multiple trauma, amputations, spinal cord injuries, diabetes mellitus, Guillain-Barre) Syndrome, post-polio syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cancer, Charocot-Marie Tooth, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The principles of orthotics and prosthetics design and management are also presented.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7411 PHYSICAL REHABILITATION Evaluation and treatment of patients with multiple trauma, generalized weakness, and specific disabilities or disease process including multiple trauma, amputations, spinal cord injuries, diabetes mellitus, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, post-polio syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cancer, Charocot-Marie Tooth, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The principles of orthotics and prosthetics design and management are also presented. Admission to the DPT Program.

7515 NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION IN PEDIATRICS Physical therapy management of children with birth or acquired conditions affecting motor control and function. Focus placed on motor development, conditions, patient examination, evaluation, motor diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions. Theoretical foundations are reviewed. Environmental contexts are considered. Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7516 ADULT NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION Study of specific progressive and non-progressive neuromuscular disorders and appropriate examination and treatment strategies based on the patient/client management model. A systems approach to examination and intervention in the adult will be used. Neuromuscular aging will be discussed as related to locomotion and recovery following a neuromuscular insult or injury.  Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7520 CARDIOPULMONARY PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE A comprehensive survey of cardiopulmonary practice patterns, including examination (history taking, tests, and measures), evaluation for cardiopulmonary disorders, developing a diagnosis and prognosis, applying rational interventions for cardiopulmonary disorders, and secondary prevention of functional limitations and disability related to cardiopulmonary disorders. Admission to Graduate Physical Therapy Program.

7528 CLINICAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM III IN PHYSICAL THERAPY The third in a series of full-time supervised clinical education experiences with emphasis in professional behaviors and physical therapy practice patterns.  The clinical experiences are designed to allow the student to practice didactic and clinical skills in a variety of practice environments.

7529 CLINICAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM IV IN PHYSICAL THERAPY The fourth in a series of full-time supervised clinical education experiences with emphasis in professional behaviors and physical therapy practice patterns.  The clinical experiences are designed to allow the student to practice didactic and clinical skills in a variety of practice environments.

7530 CLINICAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM V IN PHYSICAL THERAPY The fifth in a series of full-time supervised clinical education experiences with emphasis in professional behaviors and physical therapy practice patterns.  The clinical experiences are designed to allow the student to practice didactic and clinical skills in a variety of practice environments.