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OCTH 470: Practicum I (2 )
This course will engage in the occupational therapy process and participate in service provision to individuals/families through level I fieldwork experiences. We will apply the components of documentation to the occupational therapy process with emphasis on note writing and goal development. Students will demonstrate command of occupational therapy knowledge through successful completion of professional growth assessment. LEC
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OCTH 472: Psychiatric Considerations in Facilitating Occupational Performance (3 )
This course will apply theory and evidence to occupational therapy practice in mental health settings. This course will consider selected psychiatric disorders and their impact on occupational performance in everyday life. LEC
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OCTH 482: Analysis and Adaptation of Occupations II (2 )
This course will apply the occupational therapy framework to understand occupation as a therapeutic means and end to occupational therapy practice. This course will use service learning as the context for understanding occupation, the occupational therapy process, and person-centered practice. LEC
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OCTH 490: Evaluation and Assessment of Occupational Performance (2 )
This course will apply the fundamentals of the evaluation process to understand occupational performance across the lifespan. We will examine how to select, interpret and document formal and informal measures within a person-centered, contextually relevant approach. LEC
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OCTH 680: Independent Study (1-6 )
An elective course to allow students to pursue areas of special interest under direction of faculty of his or her choice. Investigation of special issues relevant to an aspect of occupational therapy practice will include study of pertinent practice factors. Student will complete special projects relevant to the practice areas, such as oral presentation, written paper or case analyses. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of department and instructor (offered Spring, Summer and Fall). IND
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OCTH 704: Planning and Intervention in Occupational Therapy (2 )
This course will use professional reasoning to analyze cases across the lifespan. We will work in small groups using a problem-based format with faculty mentors as we develop an occupational profile, occupational analysis and evidence-based intervention plans for each case. LEC
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OCTH 710: Service Management: Delivery Systems (1 )
This course will explore how service delivery systems influence pragmatic reasoning and occupational therapy practice. We will examine American and global health care systems along with occupational therapy health care delivery settings with a focus on quality, cost, and access related to service delivery. Teaching and learning experiences occur through lecture, on-line materials, class discussion and small group activities. LEC
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OCTH 715: Supervision, Team Relations, and Management Communication (1 )
This course emphasizes entry level skills related to supervision, teamwork, and communication within practice environments. LEC
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OCTH 720: Occupational Therapy Practice Models (7 )
This course will use practice models to guide evaluation and intervention in occupational therapy practice. Students will gain an understanding of historical and contemporary models, learn the evidence underlying each model and conduct assessments with a consumer from each of the contemporary models. LEC
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OCTH 725: The Research Process (1 )
This course will transition from understanding and appraising research (OCTH 783) to generating research (OCTH 790). The purpose of this course is to guide students through planning research by introducing the components of research and describing ways in which research may be conducted. The course reviews research ethics, writing research questions and hypotheses, sampling, measurement and data collection, components of quantitative and qualitative research, and information about disseminating research. LEC
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OCTH 730: Practicum III (2 )
This course will build upon practicum and level I fieldwork experiences to continue developing necessary skills for level II fieldwork experiences. We will determine the relevant variables for intervention, work collaboratively with others within each setting, analyze, and reflect upon the experience. We will analyze principles of evidence-based practice and occupation-based intervention. LEC
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OCTH 738: Special Topics in Practice (1-2 )
Focused study of theory application, professional topics and skills, and emerging practice questions. Learning experiences may be in the form of guided readings and discussion, directed projects, seminars, or community/clinical experience with focus on advanced supplemental or exploratory learning. Specific topics and formats will vary as they are generated by student interest and faculty expertise. LEC
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OCTH 750: Case-Based Clinical Reasoning (2 )
This course will apply the professional reasoning process to understand individuals' occupational performance and analyze services provided based on cases from level II fieldwork experiences. We will participate in small group discussion using a problem-based format to conduct case analysis and develop evidence-based intervention plans. LEC
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OCTH 755: Issues and Trends Seminar (1 )
This course will analyze key professional, political, and cultural issues and trends that impact service provision and the populations served by occupational therapists. This seminar format incorporates student-driven service experiences, discussion forums, and small group work to examine issues/trends and recognize opportunties to shape the future of the occupational therapy profession. LEC
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OCTH 760: Professional Development and Leadership in Service Management (3 )
This course will discuss professional responsibilities and career development opportunities as they relate to leadership, administration, and management of occupational therapy services. We will use reflective assessments to identify professional leadership strengths and career paths. Students working in small work groups will apply management principles to develop and propose community-based health promotion programs. LEC
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OCTH 765: Family and Community Service Systems (2 )
This course will use professional reasoning to examine occupational practice within various delivery systems. We will use lecture and small group seminars to analyze systems from level II fieldwork experiences and develop a program evaluation plan based on collaborations between students and fieldwork supervisors. LEC
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OCTH 770: Level II Fieldwork, Part 1 (6 )
A required full-time, three-month supervised experience in a facility meeting specified criteria. Qualified occupational therapists supervise the experience. Students will be exposed to a variety of age ranges and disabilities within different service delivery systems. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of required academic coursework. LEC
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OCTH 775: Level II Fieldwork, Part 2 (6 )
A required full-time, three-month supervised experience in a facility meeting specified criteria. Qualified occupational therapists will supervise this experience. Students will be exposed to a variety of age ranges and disabilities within different service delivery systems. Ages, disabilities, and service provision systems for this course will differ from the student's prior fieldwork experience. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of required academic coursework. LEC
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OCTH 776: Population-Based Clinical Reasoning (3 )
This course will consider population-based concepts and theories to identify, prioritize and meet the health and life participation needs of populations. Within an interprofessional online learning context, students collaborate to develop community-based assessment and intervention emphasizing promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and wellness and disease prevention for specific populations. LEC
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OCTH 780: Elective Level II Fieldwork (3-6 )
An elective (optional) supervised experience in a facility meeting specific criteria. Qualified occupational therapist will supervise this experience. This fieldwork would allow students to pursue areas of special interest. Length and time commitment of experience will be commensurate with credit hours (e.g. each credit requires 80 hours of fieldwork contact at specified site). Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of required academic coursework and OCTH 770.. LEC
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OCTH 783: Evidence-Based Practice (3 )
This course will review, appraise, and integrate various levels of evidence to inform occupational therapy practice. Students will learn where and how to find relevant evidence as well as what factors should be considered in the assessment of evidence. We will review statistics and their use in interpreting outcome data. Students will also learn to synthesize and translate evidence into useful information for practice. LEC
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OCTH 790: Research Practicum and Professional Writing (3 )
This course will explore how the process of conducting a faculty-mentored research project becomes a platform for developing occupational therapy principles and for guiding practice, and how conveying meaning through professional writing is essential for communicating outcomes, interpretations, and instructions. Prerequisite: OCTH 727. Students from programs outside the MS in Occupational Therapy or PHD in Therapeutic Science need to contact the Occupational Therapy Department for permission to enroll. LEC
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OTD 750: Clinical Reasoning and Problem Based Learning (3 )
Students will apply a clinical reasoning process to individuals with occupational performance needs. Cases will be presented from students' clinical experiences. In a problem solving format, students will evaluate models of service delivery, evaluation and intervention delivery and dissemination of information received by the individual. Students will identify and discuss alternatives given a variety of situations and environments. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department. LEC
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OTD 770: Knowledge For Specialty Practice Area (3 )
This course is designed to support and correspond with OTD 780. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor as they develop a literature review in an area of clinical interest. This experience is designed to supplement students' ongoing clinical practice as they develop a library of pertinent empirical readings. Students will be mentored as they develop skills in analytical reading and identification of information that informs best practice. PREREQUISITE: Admission to OTD Program or Permission of Instructor. LEC
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OTD 776: Population Based Health Care (3 )
This course will coordinate with OCTH 776. The purpose of this course is to introduce concepts and theories related to providing health care to complex systems and aggregates in the community, state and nation. Emphasis is placed on the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and wellness and the prevention of disease. Internal and external environmental components which include historical, political, social, cultural and economic factors are presented. The role of the health care provider in identifying, prioritizing and meeting the health and life participation needs of aggregates is discussed. PREREQUISITE: Permission of department. LEC LEC
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OTD 780: Practicum in Specialty Practice Area (3 )
This course is designed to support and correspond with OTD 770. Students will complete this course as they work in a clinical environment. They will meet with a faculty mentor to support the analysis and dissemination of their empirical information gathered during OTD 770. They will present their empirical literature findings to their professional colleagues via a clinical research forum. Students will be expected to create three forms of information dissemination and critically review the professional feedback they receive. PREREQUISITE: Permission of department. LAB
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OTD 783: Evidence Based Practice (3 )
This course will coordinate with OTCH 783. Students will address the parameters and criteria for evidence-based practice. They will build a library of information that facilitates their evaluation of the status, beliefs, and practice of Occupational Therapy. They will develop skill in the synthesis of empirical evidence and explore dissemination options to service recipients. Students' work will culminate in the formulation of a decision-making paradigm for their future practice decisions. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department. LEC
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OTD 799: Practice and Research (3 )
This is an elective course that allows students to pursue areas of special interest under the direction of a faculty member of his or her choice. This course is designed to support students' learning as they complete their pre-doctoral studies. Investigation of special issues relevant to an aspect of occupational therapy practice will include study of pertinent practice factors. Students will complete special projects relevant to the practice areas of interest, such as an oral presentation, written paper, or case analysis. May be repeated for credit. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department. LEC
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OTD 825: Qualitative Research Methods (3 )
This course is an introduction to qualitative research techniques. Students will have several opportunities to gain hands-on experience using fundamental qualitative research techniques to sharpen their data collection, analysis and write-up skills. The goals of this course are to better understand the role qualitative techniques play in research, identify various ethical issues, sharpen interview and observation skills, and develop foundation skills for collecting, analyzing and interpreting qualitative data. Prerequisite: Permission of Department. Lecture course. LEC
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OTD 835: Quantitative Research for Applied Science (3 )
Research relevant to therapeutic intervention comes from a variety of disciplines involving varied research designs and analysis strategies. Students in this course will examine selected research studies and gain skill in analyzing methods and results as well as in applying research findings to practical problems. Students will conduct a systematic review on a specific area of occupational therapy practice. LEC
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OTD 850: Teaching Practicum (1-3 )
The purpose of this course is to provide practical learning whereby students receive individual mentorship for the development, implementation and evaluation of a teaching experience. Students will be responsible for developing the material, instructing students, grading assignments and evaluating the teaching experience. The teaching experience is expected to include at least 12 hours of face to face instruction (or the equivalent in on-line teaching or written materials). Teaching experiences can include MOT program lectures or labs, continuing education workshops, patient education programs, or staff inservices or another experience that meets the time and competency requirements. Prerequisite: A graduate level teaching methods course such as NSG 873, NSG 874, C & T 740, C& T 840 PRA
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OTD 860: Theory and Practice in Occupational Therapy (3 )
This course will cover major theoretical frameworks and practice models in occupational therapy. The history of occupational therapy will be included to provide a basis for understanding the evolution of the profession as well as past and current issues and trends. Students will learn how to critically analyze theories, evaluate research evidence related to specific theories and practice models, and assess pragmatic issues in applying practice models to specific settings and populations. LEC
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OTD 865: Theory Based Practice (3 )
This course is designed to critically review Occupational Therapy theories, research, practice models and frameworks using the tenets of occupation based practice. Students will analyze seminal literature from occupational science and relate theory and evidence to practice. Students will review their specified area of practice to develop a proposed method of practice that incorporates empirical evidence and practice methods. Finally, students will select a mentor from their practice area to review their proposal. Critical feedback will be incorporated into a final presentation and paper. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department. LEC
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OTD 875: Professional Development (3 )
This course will explore professional development from an advanced practice perspective. Students will examine aspects of advanced practice such as leadership (both work and professional), management, group and system communication and change agency. They will explore these topics within their current practice settings and select an area of advanced skills to explore in more depth. Students will develop an understanding of how they can impact systems and contribute to the development of the occupational therapy profession. LEC
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OTD 880: Program Evaluation (3 )
Leadership in areas of specialty practice will require our graduates to critically evaluate their practice programs. In this course, students will explore the traditional and innovative ways to evaluate professional services and systems, and they will develop skills to conduct program evaluations. Students will examine the purpose and process of program evaluations in a variety of clinical settings. Through lecture, discussion and a project they will develop and execute a program evaluation in their area of practice. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department. LEC
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OTD 885: Advanced Practicum (1-3 )
This practicum is designed to span 400 hours. Students will identify an area of practice through which they want to develop clinical initiatives and leadership. Selected field experiences will provide opportunities for program development, leadership, and information dissemination. Upon completion, the students will provide his or her clinical team with a program, or research based initiative, along with specified program evaluation methods. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department and continuous enrollment until completion of competencies. LAB
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OTD 890: Capstone Project (1-3 )
The capstone project will comprise a written report that involves both literature and field research activity. A capstone project report represents the application of knowledge as well as the search for it, and differs from a thesis such that student opinion and experience is involved. The student must negotiate capstone objectives, evaluation standards and any potential approvals prior to his or her practicum. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department and continuous enrollment until competencies totaling 6 credit hours are completed. IND
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OTD 899: Special Projects (3 )
This is an elective course that allows students to pursue areas of special interest under the direction of a doctoral faculty member of his or her choice. This course is designed to support doctoral training. Academic options range from research based studies and/or activities to critical analysis of clinical practice methods. Students will complete special projects relevant to their designated practice area of interest. Students must negotiate learning objectives, academic projects and evaluation standards with their mentor. May be repeated for credit. PREREQUISITE: Permission of department. LEC RSH
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OTMS 699: Special Projects (1-6 )
(1-6) An elective course to allow student investigation of special issues or problems relevant to applied research and/or practice, under the direction of a faculty member chosen by the student. Systematic coverage of current issues may include a research investigation or study related to pertinent sociocultural trends, practice factors, or emerging issues in service provision. Students will complete special projects such as oral presentations, written papers, or case analysis as negotiate with the faculty mentor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a non-degree seeking student and permission of the instructor. IND
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OTMS 701: Professional Development (3 )
With an emphasis on leadership skills and professionalism, this course will include mentoring, supervising, managing, organizing presentations, and teaching, writing, and contributing through professional organizations (interdisciplinary and occupational therapy). Students professionalism on issues of concern to administrators, staff therapists, educators, or those in private practice. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. LEC
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OTMS 705: Multidisciplinary Theoretical Perspectives (3 )
Students will identify and explore the key theories in occupational therapy and those more specific to their emphasis area with an emphasis on those currently influencing clinical reasoning. Students will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary theories and be able to compare and contrast key theories. Students will develop rationales for theory guided interventions. Furthermore, they will develop an impact summary in their identified area of emphasis. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. LEC
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OTMS 735: Practice Models for Applied Science (3 )
Issues and trends relative to advanced application of theory, assessment and intervention with emphasis on pediatrics will be presented in lecture and discussion. Special projects will emphasize the student's special interests. Although faculty directed, student presentation will be emphasized. LEC
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OTMS 799: Special Topics in Occupational Therapy (1-6 )
An elective course to allow student investigation of special issues or problems relevant to applied research and/or practice, under the direction of a faculty member chosen by the student. Systematic coverage of current issues may include a research investigation or study related to pertinent sociocultural trends, practice factors, or emerging issues in service provision. Students will complete special projects such as oral presentations, written papers, or case analyses as negotiate with the faculty mentor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. IND
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OTMS 800: Research Proseminar (1 )
A proseminar conducted by the core graduate faculty in Occupational Therapy and Therapeutic Science. Twice-monthly meeting will involve student and faculty presentations of their current research, as well as provide more opportunities to obtain feedback on research proposals. May be taken more than once for a total of fours credits. (Same as TS 800.) RSH
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OTMS 801: Applied Neuroscience (3 )
The course will address the major functions of the systems within the central nervous system and how they interact to produce responses to environmental demands. Sensory input, central processing, and output mechanisms will be analyzed. The student will then appraise human behavior in relation to function and dysfunction of the nervous system, both in formulating potential behavioral signs when a specific neurological site is presented, and in hypothesizing about neurological involvement when analyzing a particular individuals problems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate neuroscience course or permission of instructor. LEC
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OTMS 835: Interpreting Research for Applied Science (3 )
This on-line course examines selected research studies, analysis methods and results employed, and applies research findings to practical problems. Students will design their own research project reflecting their area of interest. RSH
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OTMS 890: Graduate Research (1-6 )
Students investigate an empirical question relevant to occupational therapy and write a literature review and a research proposal under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Pending approval of the proposal, the student will carry out initial phases of the project, including materials preparation and data collection. RSH
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OTMS 899: Thesis (1-6 )
Course requires data analyses, interpretation, and scholarly writing based on individual original research carried out under the guidance of the student's adviser. These activities, along with an oral presentation of research, must meet with approval of the student's advisory committee to complete thesis requirements. Prerequisite: OTMS 890. THE
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PTRS 701: Professional Interactions (1 )
Introduces the student to the physical therapy profession and professional role expectations. The history of physical therapy as it relates to the professionalization process, including ethical and legal obligations, as well as student responsibilities. It also addresses the development of effective communication and interpersonal skills and appreciation for individual and cultural differences within clinical settings. Professional responsibilities in physical therapy are introduced, including codes of ethical conduct and awareness of appropriate professional behaviors directed by organizational and legislative regulations. The development of medical terminology recall and recognition skills is also covered in the course. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 702: Physical Therapy Documentation (1 )
Emphasizes the development of effective documentation skills, including exposure to a variety of documentation formats and implications for proper reimbursement. Disablement classification models, behavioral objectives, and functional outcome concepts are applied to organize patient data and identify treatment goals. With an emphasis on physical therapy practice, delivery of health care, various team structures used in providing health care, and the roles of the physical therapist assistant are provided. This course includes multiple homework assignments to develop both hand-written and electronic documentation skills in the student. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 703: Physical Therapy Tests and Measures (2 )
Students will be introduced to some of the tests and measures that physical therapists use as a means to gather information about the patient/client. The tests and measures covered include: vital signs, goniometry, manual muscle testing, sensory testing, reflex testing and palpation of surface anatomy. Learning opportunities include: lecture, laboratory, demonstration and patient interaction. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 704: Physical Therapy Interventions I (3 )
Skills required by the physical therapist in the generalist acute care environment. A series of patient care related lectures, demonstrations, videotapes and laboratories are integrated to teach proper body mechanics, infection control and sterile technique, basic assessment, transfers, positioning, tubes, ostomies, clinic safety procedures, tilt table usage, prescribing a proper wheel chair, applying proper therapeutic range of motion exercises, and using appropriate assistive devices for gait and transfers. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 705: Physical Therapy Interventions II (3 )
Students will apply the skills obtained in Physical Therapy Test and Measures, Physical Therapy Documentation, Physical Therapy Interventions I and begin clinical problem-solving using common physical therapy treatment interventions. Topics include integumentary management for wound healing interventions, therapeutic modalities with an emphasis on the healing process and electrical modalities. Learning opportunities include lecture, laboratory, demonstration and patient interaction. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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PTRS 710: Advanced Topics in Human Anatomy (6 )
The student will obtain a basic understanding of human gross anatomy with specific knowledge of upper and lower extremities, head and neck, back and neural structures. At the end of this course the student will be able to apply this knowledge of anatomy to functional and clinical situations. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 711: Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics (4 )
The course involves a study of joint structure, joint function, and the biomechanical principles underlying the kinetics and kinematics of human motion, including normal gait and selected pathological gait patterns. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between biomechanical and physiological factors in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular function, and the application of kinesiological principles to clinical physical therapy situations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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PTRS 712: Pathophysiology and the Physical Therapy Diagnosis (4 )
Review of integrative human physiology and pathophysiology with an emphasis upon homeostatic mechanisms and etiologies of disease. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the physical therapist with an emphasis on PT-specific diagnoses. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 715: Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy (3 )
The course involves a study of joint structure, joint function, and the biomechanical principles underlying human motion. All major peripheral joints and the spine will be studied. Application of functional anatomy to clinical physical therapy situations will be emphasized. Prerequisite: admission into post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 720: Clinical Education I (2 )
This course consists of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and preliminary opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills in the clinical setting, as well as documentation and physical therapy skills and procedures that have been introduced in classes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of course work in the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. CLN
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PTRS 730: Clinical Education II (2 )
This course consists of a four week internship practicum at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills in the clinical setting, as well as documentation and physical therapy skills and procedures that have been introduced in classes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of course work in the DPT curriculum (including PTRS 720 - Clinical Education I), or permission of instructor. CLN
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PTRS 740: Evidence-Based Orthopedic Rehab (3 )
Students will apply the concepts taught in PTRS 715 (Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy) and skills obtained in their individual clinical practice. This course will include discussion related to current treatment approaches effecting peripheral and spinal joints. The course activities include review of the current evidence based scientific literature related to orthopedic conditions and interventions, web-based discussion related to individual patient case scenarios and lab activities associated with treatment techniques including mobilization/manipulation, self-mobilization and therapeutic exercise. Prerequisite: Entry into post-professional DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 745: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I (4 )
Builds on the foundation in PTRS 710 (Advanced Human Anatomy), PTRS 703 (Physical Therapy Tests and Measures), PTRS 711 (Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics). Examination skills and treatment interventions that apply specifically to the musculoskeletal system are provided. Basic examination skills for all peripheral joints, abnormal gait, and therapeutic exercise are discussed and reviewed. A problem-solving wrap-up session, guided by a local clinician will allow small groups of students to perform an evaluation of a patient with a musculoskeletal disorder. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 746: Orthopedic Medicine (3 )
Mastery of physical therapy subjective and objective examination and treatment intervention for patients of all ages who present with a musculoskeletal problem with emphasis on amputation, prosthetics, upper and lower extremity orthoses, fracture management and connective tissue disorders. Emphasis will be placed on the most common clinical problems and physical therapy diagnoses. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 750: Research in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice (3 )
An introduction to research in the evidence-based physical therapy practice including the Scientific Method, library and multimedia resources, research process, measurement theory (reliability and validity), research designs, experimental design principles, research ethics, critical review and analysis of research publications, statistical concepts, and writing of a research report and/or research proposal. Throughout, emphasis is placed on clinical research pertinent to physical therapy. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 810: Case Studies in PT Diagnosis (2 )
This course will provide students with the applied knowledge to medically screen patients for symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. Patient cases currently treated by the practicing physical therapist will be used to compare diagnostic tests and values. The course will focus on comorbidities and their implications in diagnosis and treatment. The course will be delivered via the web. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or approval by the instructor. LEC
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PTRS 815: Case Studies in Pathophysiology (2 )
Physical therapists need skills to relate human pathophysiology to its clinical presentation. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the patient population served by the therapist. Prerequisite: Admission into post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 817: Ethics in Health Care (3 )
Basic ethical concepts, principles, relevant theories and ethical decision making models applied to major contemporary health care issues and dilemmas facing allied health professionals. Development of skills for ethical clinical decision making is the focus. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 820: Clinical Education III (2 )
Comprised of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills (701), the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills (711, 712, 745, 756, 750, 855, 785), preliminary documentation (702), differential diagnosis of general medical conditions (880), evidence based physical therapy practice (750) and basic physical therapy skills and procedures in the clinical setting (703, 704, 705). Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. CLN
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PTRS 825: Exercise Physiology (3 )
This course will provide entry-level DPT students with the knowledge of the physiological functions and adaptations of the human body with exercise. Emphasis will be placed on familiarizing students with sound medical rationale and the basis for treatment considering the immediate and long-term effects of exercise. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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PTRS 826: Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (4 )
Anatomy, Physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems are studied and related to clinical signs and symptoms. Students are introduced to common evaluation and treatment techniques, as well as the rationale for including physical therapy in the management of cardiopulmonary conditions. These topics are discussed in conjunction with case studies and current research. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 828: Medical Imaging (3 )
An introduction to medical imaging and an overview of its role in the health care delivery system. Topics include an introduction to basic imaging equipment with an emphasis on digital acquisition and processing. Factors affecting the quality of images and limitations to the techniques are reviewed. Imaging techniques covered include: X-rays, CT scans, Nuclear medicine, ultrasound, MRI and PET. This course will also include a component covering the microscopic anatomy of cells. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 830: Clinical Education III (3 )
Is comprised of a six week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills, the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills, physical therapy documentation, clinical screening of general medical conditions, evidence based physical therapy practice, assessing patients with musculoskeletal conditions and basic physical therapy skills or procedures in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I & II), or permission of instructor. CLN
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PTRS 832: Health Promotion Through the Lifespan (2 )
This course focuses on the role of the physical therapist in health promotion across the lifespan and in specific populations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 833: Pediatric Physical Therapy (3 )
This course introduces fundamental concepts necessary for the entry-level physical therapist to examine, evaluate, and treat the pediatric client. Lecture and lab experiences emphasize a problem oriented approach to physical therapy management of children with musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary impairments. Students will learn to recognize components of normal and abnormal development, particularly during the first year of life. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 834: Management in Patient Care (1 )
Designed to familiarize the entry-level therapist with contemporary issues in healthcare which impact the delivery of physical therapy. Professionalism, management and administrative principles are focused on management of direct patient care. Financial management specifically reimbursement for patient services, personal risk management, information management, personnel management, compliance and ethics related to patient care will be discussed. Discussion of professional development is intertwined throughout the course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first three semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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PTRS 835: Rehabilitation Administration I (3 )
The first course of two three-credit hour management classes designed to review the American health care system as a whole, and to examine the specific areas that rehabilitation health care managers must understand in order to succeed in an increasingly competitive and financially driven system. Some of these areas include the system of health care delivery, legal issues, human resource principles, accounting, reimbursement, payors, Medicare/Medicaid, regulations, outcomes information management, etc. This course will apply all of the above items to real world examples in numerous health care settings so the student understands the complexities of many settings which physical therapy personnel may work. Each unit will build on the last so that at the end of the second management course the student will be capable of proposing, building, opening, and successfully running rehabilitation services in a multitude of settings. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 836: Rehabilitation Administration II (3 )
The second course of two three-credit hour management classes designed to review the American health care system as a whole and to examine the specific areas that rehabilitation health care managers must understand in order to succeed in an increasingly competitive and financially driven system. Some of these areas include the system of health care delivery, legal issues, human resource principles accounting, reimbursement, payors, Medicare/Medicaid, regulations, outcomes information management, etc. This course focuses on reimbursement, legal and regulation issues and will apply presented principles to real world examples in numerous health care settings so the student understands the complexities of many settings in which physical therapy personnel may work. Each unit will build on the last so that at the end of the second management course the student will have the tools to propose, build, open and successfully run rehabilitation services in a multitude of settings. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 838: Research Concepts in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice (3 )
An applied research course with emphasis on evidence-based physical therapy practice including library and multimedia resources, research process, measurement theory (reliability and validity), research designs, experimental design principles, research ethics, critical review and analysis of research publications, writing of a research report and/or research proposal, and statistical concepts and data analysis. Throughout, emphasis is placed on clinical research pertinent to physical therapy. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 839: Advanced Topics in Pediatric Practice (2 )
This web-based course will involve study of current clinical decision-making frameworks, service delivery models, and treatment approaches for children age birth through 21 with or at risk for developmental delay and/or disability. Course activities will include review of current scientific literature and online discussion of individual patient case scenarios. Prerequisite: For the DPT program: successful completion of PTRS 833 or consent of instructor. For the post-professional DPT program: admission into the program or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 840: Clinical Education IV (3 )
This course is comprised of a six week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills, the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills, physical therapy documentation, clinical screening of general medical conditions, evidence based physical therapy practice, assessing patients with neuromuscular conditions, cardiopulmonary conditions, and musculoskeletal conditions as well as the basic physical therapy skills and procedures in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, & III), or permission of instructor. CLN
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PTRS 845: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (4 )
Incorporates concepts from PTRS 710 (Advanced Human Anatomy), PTRS 703 (Physical Therapy Tests and Measures), PTRS 711 (Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics), and PTRS 745 (Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I). Terminology, examination, evaluation, development of a treatment plan, treatment techniques and basic differential diagnosis skills for the spine are taught through lecture, demonstration and student participation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 846: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III (3 )
Incorporates concepts from Advanced Human Anatomy, Physical Therapy Tests and Measures. Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I, and Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II. Terminology, examination, evaluation, development of a treatment plan and treatment techniques and advanced differential diagnosis skills for the Tempormandibular Joint (TMJ) complex and complex peripheral and/or spinal disorders are taught through lecture, demonstration and student participation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 850: Neuroscience (4 )
This course will introduce the principles of neuroscience and describe their application as relevant to physical therapists. The course will begin with the terminology of the nervous system, then cover the major functions of the peripheral, autonomic and central nervous systems. The manner with which these systems interact to produce appropriate responses to external demands will be discussed. The behavioral consequences of damage to each systems will be integrated throughout. Particular emphasis will be placed on the sensorimotor role in perception and the control of movement. Lecture and Lab. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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PTRS 851: Control of Human Movement (2 )
Will combine the physiological, neurological and psychological factors that contribute to the control of voluntary movement and the learning of motor skills. Changes over the life span, as well as changes secondary to pathology will be covered, with emphasis on the effects of brain damage. The development of the control of movement, neuroplasticity, and the effects of practice will be discussed. The course will focus on the relationship of our scientific knowledge in motor control and motor learning to the practice of physical therapy. Prerequisite: For the DPT program: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. For the post-professional DPT program: Admission into the program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 852: Neurologic Physical Therapy I (4 )
Will integrate neurophysiology and neuroanatomy into the clinical presentation of adults with neurologic pathology. Students will learn the etiology, epidemiology signs, and symptoms of selected neurological conditions. The medical management of patients with central and peripheral nervous system disorders will be presented in relationship to the practice of physical therapy. The course will introduce examination and treatment of impairments for persons with neuromuscular pathologies. Students will be presented with simple case studies and progress to more complex patient problems. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of the instructor. LEC
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PTRS 853: Neurologic Physical Therapy II (4 )
This course will explore functional mobility deficits in patients with neurologic pathology. Building upon previous coursework, students will acquire the skills to hypothesize about the relationship of pathology, impairments, and involvement of other systems to functional deficits for adults with neurologic pathology. Contemporary motor control and motor learning theories and research evidence will be emphasized in the development of appropriate intervention programs. Psychosocial factors will also be considered in the discussion of complex patient cases. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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PTRS 855: Pharmacology for Physical Therapists (1 )
Pharmacological background for the clinical treatment of patients referred to physical therapy. Fundamentals of the actions of drugs including mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse effects. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 858: Evidence-Based Rehabilitation of Patients Post-CVA (3 )
This course will provide students with the applied knowledge to medically screen patients for symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. Patient cases currently treated by the practicing physical therapist will be used to compare diagnostic tests and values. The course will focus on comorbidities and their implications in diagnosis and treatment. The course will be delivered through the web. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or approval of the instructor. LEC
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PTRS 860: Evidence-Based Research Practicum I (1 )
Supervised and directed experiences in conducting evidence-based research activities. The research activities involved in this course are broadly defined with emphasis on the enhancement of evidence-based physical therapy practice. The student will be supervised by a member of the faculty. This is a two-semester course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. RSH
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PTRS 861: Evidence-Based Research Practicum II (1 )
Supervised and directed experiences in conducting evidence-based research activities. The research activities involved in this course are broadly defined with emphasis on the presentation and communication of an evidence-based research project. The student will be supervised by a member of the faculty. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. RSH
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PTRS 865: Independent Study (1-3 )
Individually negotiated learning experiences appropriate to the interests and background of the student. Prerequisite: Admission to the DPT program, post-professional DPT program, or permission of instructor. IND
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PTRS 877: Administration in Physical Therapy (2 )
Designed to familiarize the entry-level therapist with contemporary issues in health care which impact the practice of physical therapy in the health care system. Changes in the US health care system will be discussed, including managed care, legal and ethical concepts, plus essential elements and principles of management in health care organizations, and an overview of human resources and operational management. Students will be exposed to business development and entrepreneurial skills needed to expand or start up a physical therapy practice. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first six semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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PTRS 880: Differential Diagnosis of General Medical Conditions (3 )
Designed to provide students with the knowledge and clinical tools to medically screen patients for the presence of symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. It will focus on diagnoses that are not covered by common PT practice including diseases of the endocrine system, the immune system, GI system, and neoplasias. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 882: Pathophysiology and Clinical Screening of General Medical Conditions (6 )
Review of integrative human pathophysiology with an emphasis upon homeostatic mechanisms and etiologies of disease. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the physical therapist with an emphasis on clinical tools to medically screen patients for the presence of symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 890: Complex Patient Management (2 )
The course requires students to apply the elements of patient/client management for addressing multi-system impairments across the lifespan. Students will be encouraged to implement a holistic, critical thinking approach of physical therapy management for patients with a variety of complex medical and surgical needs. The impact of age, gender, and ethnicity on the clinical presentation of impairments and management will be considered in this course. Special attention will be given to mental health, ethics, and exercise prescription within each unit. Guest speakers with expertise in specific practice areas will facilitate the instruction through simulated patient cases. Students will plan and demonstrate physical therapy evaluations and interventions. Students will also identify appropriate referrals to address needs outside the physical therapist's scope of practice. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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PTRS 920: Clinical Education VI (3 )
Sixteen weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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PTRS 921: Clinical Education VI (3 )
Sixteen weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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PTRS 922: Clinical Education VI (3 )
Sixteen weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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PTRS 923: Clinical Education VI (4.5 )
Nine weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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PTRS 924: Clinical Education VI (4.5 )
Nine weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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REHS 760: Introduction to Matlab Programming (1 )
Introduction: matlab windows, input-output, file types, general commands; interactive computation; matrices and vectors, matrix and array operations, scripts and functions applications, graphics. Prerequisite: None LEC
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