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PTRM 6025 Clinical Medicine for Physical Therapists (Fall and Spring)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide physical therapy students with a sufficient knowledge base in the various types of medical conditions that they will frequently encounter in the clinic and to manage patient rehabilitation in a safe and responsible manner. The conditions discussed include cardiac disease, metabolic disorders, oncological conditions, integumentary disorders, neurologic impairments, and inflammatory disorders. Through a series of lectures and discussion with physicians and other guest clinicians, students become aware of the common ways in which the medical care of patients is managed, and thus how to optimize patient rehabilitation. Common disease pathways, risk factors, clinical manifestations, surgical and pharmacological strategies, and contraindications of which the physical therapist should be aware are discussed in relation to the scope of physical therapy practice.