Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
PT 732 Physical Therapy Management of Multi-System Impairment 4 sem. hrs.
Many patients that Physical Therapists encounter often have multiple systems that are impaired that ultimately affect their functional capabilities. This course integrates the many areas that have been discussed previously in the curriculum and aims to help the student focus their management strategies in the areas of medical screening and differential diagnosis. Complex patient cases involving multi-systems will be utilized throughout the course and the student will be responsible for demonstrating sound decision making processes based on best available evidence. In essence this course will help prepare the student physical therapist for autonomous practice.
The course offers learning experiences presented using the problem/case study approach, organized around the study of body systems, with an orientation toward clinical decision-making. Concepts are cumulative throughout the system(s) and continued enrollment depends upon mastery and use of previous concepts. Students expected to apply previously learned concepts, skills, and abilities toward the resolution of problems of patients presented in this course
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