PHY THER 501 — ANATOMICAL APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY

3 credits.

Application of anatomy and palpatory skills in a clinically-oriented environment. Focus is on applied anatomy, kinesiology, posture, movement analysis, medical terminology.

PHY THER 512 — PRINCIPLES OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Ethics, organization and administration of physical therapy departments. Planning and correlation of hospital and community health services. Study background, organization and responsibilities of health care team members in hospital services and programs.

PHY THER 521 — PHYSICAL AGENTS

2 credits.

The scientific rationale for and the clinical application of thermal, electrical, and mechanical agents in physical therapy practice.

PHY THER 523 — CARDIOVASCULAR AND PULMONARY ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENT

3 credits.

Covers: 1) methods used in physical therapy (PT) management of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, 2) influence of coexisting cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction on PT treatment for other primary diagnoses, and 3) screening for occult cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

PHY THER 527 — FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY: EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION

4 credits.

Lab-based course that introduces history taking and physical examination skills germane to assessment of patients with orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses in inpatient and outpatient settings. Introduces clinical decision-making and documentation skills with a focus on examination tests and measures. Labs involve the psychomotor application of exam skills. Outside activities with community partners are an integral part of the course.

PHY THER 534 — FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTION

4 credits.

Examination for exercise design, implementation, and progression. Range of motion, flexibility, joint mobilization, balance/gait training, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, balance, coordination, agility training, body mechanics, postural stabilization, resistive and endurance training, aquatic therapy, relaxation, manual traction, massage. Scientific rationale for treatment interventions.

PHY THER 538 — INTRODUCTION TO THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PROFESSION AND PROFESSIONALISM

1 credit.

Professional attitudes, beliefs, behaviors relevant to physical therapy practice through the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, APTA history, Generic Abilities, APTA Code of Ethics, APTA Core Values, PT roles and practice settings, professional autonomy, health care teams, professional learning opportunities.

PHY THER 539 — PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCCATION AND LIFESPAN LEARNING ISSUES

1 credit.

Instructional design, learning theories and styles throughout the lifespan, literacy issues, professional presentations and posters, the physical therapist as educator, professional behaviors and emotional preparation for the clinic.

PHY THER 540 — PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE

1 credit.

Professional attitudes, beliefs and behaviors relevant to physical therapy practice. Communication issues related to caregiving, multidisciplinary teams, conflict management, body image, psychosocial aspects of aging, stages of loss, collaborative care, and family-centered care.

PHY THER 541 — ISSUES OF CULTURE AND DIVERSITY IN HEALTH CARE

1 credit.

Students will explore their own backgrounds and will learn constructs of cultural competency; cultural beliefs and practices; impact of diversity issues such as SES, sexual preference, disability, educational level, ethnicity and race; and the culture of medicine.

PHY THER 542 — MEDICAL ETHICS, JURISPRUDENCE, AND HEALTH CARE REGULATIONS

1 credit.

Provides an introduction to medical ethics and jurisprudence as they apply to physical therapy. Includes information on health care regulatory agencies and health care regulations.

PHY THER 543 — PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE ISSUES IN PHYSICAL THERAPY

1 credit.

The final of six seminar courses, this course will present issues that will assist the physical therapist student transition into the profession during and following their final clinical internships.

PHY THER 627 — CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING: TISSUE MECHANICS AND ADAPTATIONS

3 credits.

This course addresses the cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuromuscular and connective tissue properties and adaptations that influence human movement through the lifespan. Through an understanding of the system integration the student will gain an appreciation of the physiological complexities underlying human movement.

PHY THER 628 — CLINICAL DECISION MAKING: NEUROMUSCULAR MECHANICS AND CONTROL

4 credits.

Addresses the mechanics and control of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems as they relate to human movement. Neural control of movement is discussed in detail with specific emphasis on theories underlying recruitment of muscle in health and disease.

PHY THER 635 — MOTOR DONTROL DYSFUNCTION : EXAMINATION, DIAGNOSIS, AND MANAGEMENT I

5 credits.

Application of motor control and motor learning principles to the examination, diagnosis, and management of people with movement disorders stemming from CNS pathology. Emphasis on neurological interventions across the lifespan.

PHY THER 636 — MOTOR CONTROL DYSFUNCTION: EXAMINATION, DIAGNOSIS, AND MANAGEMENT II

5 credits.

Application of motor control and motor learning principles to the examination, diagnosis, and management of people with movement disorders from spinal cord injuries, PNS dysfunction and progressive disorders of the CNS.

PHY THER 640 — SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY IN PHYSICAL THERAPY

3 credits.

This course focuses on critical evaluation of research findings, a fundamental component of evidence-based practice. Examples from the rehabilitation literature are used to illustrate principles of measurement theory, research design, statistical analysis, and scientific inference.

PHY THER 641 — CURRENT ISSUES IN REHABILITATION

1 credit.

This course focusses on critical evaluation of published research relevant to physical therapy. In seminar format, students present the relults of original research, and lead discussions of the strengths, weaknesses, and underlying theory of the research.

PHY THER 642 — RESEARCH PRACTICUM

1-3 credits.

In this elective course, the students will receive in-depth training in various aspects of research (e.g., literature review, understanding of study methodology, data collection, data reduction and analysis, dissemination of findings). Students will work independently under the supervision of a faculty member from the UW Doctor of Physical Therapy program and will participate in an on-going project for the semester.

PHY THER 643 — CURRENT ISSUES IN REHABILITATION RESEARCH II

1 credit.

Focuses on critical evaluation of published research relevant to physical therapy. In seminar format, students present the results of original research, and lead discussions of the strengths, weaknesses, and underlying theory of the research.

PHY THER 664 — CLINICAL MEDICINE I

5 credits.

Modules in medical screening, pharmacological principles, diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing, psychological disorders, ENT, endocrinology, dermatology, and geriatrics are presented in the context of pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, prevention, and management. Lectures provided by physicians, physician assistants and physical therapists. Case studies are utilized for development of clinical problem solving skills.

PHY THER 665 — CLINICAL MEDICINE II

4 credits.

Common pathological processes, risk factors, clinical manifestations, and pathogenesis of disease for the cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematology, neurology, gastrointestinal, urological, gynecological, musculoskeletal, and rheumatological systems. Medical tests and treatments including medications, diagnostic imaging, and pharmacology principles will also be covered.

PHY THER 668 — HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS

2 credits.

Physical, psychological, spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual and vocational aspects of wellness. The physical therapist's role in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention; health promotion, and individual and community screening activities for wellness/fitness; and safety and environmental considerations for health and wellness.

PHY THER 675 — OTHOTICS: APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE

2 credits.

Designed to provide the second year physical therapy student the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills for efficacious examination/evaluation and treatment of patients with conditions requiring orthotic, protective and supportive devices. Specific orthotic topics include: material technology; biomechanics of orthoses; orthotic design and fabrication principles, lower limb orthoses (LLO); spinal orthoses (SO); upper limb orthoses (ULO); and wheelchair seating and propulsion. Provides the foundation for clinical applications in the musculoskeletal (Phy Ther 676/677) and neuromuscular clinical tracts (PHY THER 635/636)

PHY THER 676 — MUSCULOSKELETAL DYSFUNCTION : EXAMINATION, DIAGNOSIS, & MANAGEMENT I

5 credits.

Provides the physical therapy student with the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor knowledge for effective examination, evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients/clients of all ages with various musculoskeletal dysfunctions related specifically to the spine.

PHY THER 677 — MUSCULOSKELETAL DYSFUNCTION : EXAMINATION, DIAGNOSIS, & MANAGEMENT II

5 credits.

Provides the physical therapy student with the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor knowledge for effective examination, evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients/clients of all ages with various musculoskeletal dysfunctions related specifically to the extremities.

PHY THER 678 — PHYSICAL THERAPY MANAGEMENT OF INTEGUMENT CONDITIONS

1 credit.

This course is designed to provide the third year physical therapy student with the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills for efficacious examination/evaluation and treatment of specific integument system conditions. Course topics include the management of patients/clients with wounds, burn, frostbite, insensate and/or diseased integument. Functional training in self-care and home management including activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), as well as functional training in work (job/school/play) are covered in the context of patients with specific integument conditions. In-depth study of the management of individuals with integument conditions (e.g. acute and chronic wounds, thermal injuries, vascular impairments, neuropathic conditions and surgical wounds). Specific wound topics include: infection control in the health care environment, classification of wounds, examination and physical therapy and medical management of persons with wounds. Specific burn topics include: epidemiology of thermal injuries (e.g. thermal, chemical and electrical burns and frostbite); classification of burn depth; determination of percentage burn; physiological effects of burn by body system; interdisciplinary medical management and physical therapy management for persons with burns/frostbite. Additional content will include integument screening and interdisciplinary management of integument conditions such as neoplasm, abrasion, laceration, and skin tears.

PHY THER 679 — PROSTHETICS: APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE

1 credit.

This course is designed to provide the third year physical therapy student with the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills for efficacious examination/evaluation and treatment of patients/clients with amputation. Course topics include the management of patients/clients with congenital and/or acquired amputation and its subsequent prosthetic management. Functional training in self-care and home management including activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), as well as functional training in work (job/school/play) are covered in the context of patients with limb loss.

PHY THER 700 — CLINICAL INTERNSHIP I

2 credits.

80-hour physical therapy internship in a pre-determined clinical environment.

PHY THER 701 — CLINICAL INTERNSHIP II

4 credits.

160-hour physical therapy internship in a predetermined clinical environment.

PHY THER 702 — CLINICAL INTERNSHIP III

9 credits.

Nine-week physical therapy internship in a pre-determined clinical environment.

PHY THER 703 — CLINICAL INTERNSHIP IV

9 credits.

Nine-week physical therapy internship in a pre-determined clinical environment.

PHY THER 704 — CLINICAL INTERNSHIP V

9 credits.

Nine-week physical therapy internship in a pre-determined clinical environment.

PHY THER 705 — CLINICAL INTERNSHIP VI

8 credits.

Eight-week physical therapy internship in a pre-determined clinical environment.

PHY THER/​NURSING/​PHARMACY/​PHY ASST/​POP HLTH  758 — INTERPROFESSIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP

1 credit.

Provides students with an opportunity to engage in collaboration, problem solving and teamwork in an interdisciplinary framework as they prepare an Interprofessional Case Competition (Fall) or as they prepare a collaborative case conference for the health professional students on campus (Spring). As students from different healthcare and public health backgrounds interact, learn together and share their experiences, they will become better prepared to lead and collaborate professionally in the future.

PHY THER 799 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 credits.

Course content is designed specifically for the individual student.