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Physical Therapy

College of Health and Human Services

KIN Courtyard

Physical Therapy - PT Courses

Courses (PT)


501. Musculoskeletal and Biomechanical Principles (4)
Prerequisites: HHS 401, 402, 403.
Advanced study of joint mechanics and pathomechanics with application to therapeutic procedures, posture and movement of the limbs, temperomandibular joint, neck and trunk. Includes normal gait.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

502. Normal and Pathological Gait (2)
Prerequisites: PT 501.
Kinetics and kinematics of normal and pathological gait with application to persons with gait disability. Emphasis on gait analysis and therapeutic procedures.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

 

503. Management of Individuals with Musculoskeletal Disorders I (3)
Prerequisite: PT 501.
Physical therapy evaluative process for patient/clients with musculoskeletal disorders including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, including anticipated goals, expected outcomes, criteria for discharge and reexamination.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

504. Management of Individuals with Musculoskeletal Disorders II (4)
Prerequities: PT 501, 503.
The interventions for individuals with disorders of the musculoskeletal system including exercise prescription, strengthening regimens, effects of disuse, life sequence, wellness and prevention, theories of pain and pain management and selected preferred practice patterns provided by physical therapists.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

505. Management of Human Growth and Development (2)
Prerequisites: HHS 401, 460.
Investigation and analysis of human development from birth to senescence with emphasis on concepts of motor, skeletal and neurological development processes necessary to prepare for evaluation and treatment intervention in musculoskeletal and neurological disabilities.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

506. Exercise Physiology for Physical Therapy (2)
Prerequisites: BIOL 341, 441; HHS 401, 460, 471.
Study of systems critical for patient management that are challenged and altered by exercise in health and pathology. Includes exercise measurement, test design, equipment, and pharmacology of exercise.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

507. Management of Individuals with Neuromuscular Disorders (4)
Prerequisites: HHS 460, PT 502.
Theory and physical therapy management of patient/clients with neuromuscular disorders: examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention (with anticipated goals) for a variety of neurological diagnostic groups. Includes prevention/risk factor reduction.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

508. Management of the Pediatric Population (2)
Prerequisites: PT 505, 507, admission to the physical therapy program.
Physical therapy management of the pediatric patient/client with neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Includes examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention (with anticipated goals) including reexamination, outcomes and criteria for discharge. Includes pathophysiology, clinical decision making, and prevention/risk factor reduction.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

509. Management of the Cardiopulmonary System (3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 341, 441; PT 505, 506.
Physical therapy management of patient/clients with cardiopulmonary disorders including: examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention (with anticipated goals) including reexamination, outcomes and criteria for discharge. Includes prevention/risk factor reduction.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

510. Patient Management and Functional Training (2)
Prerequisites: HHS 401, 402 and admittance to MPT program.
Patient/client management with emphasis on assistive and adaptive devices and physical agents, self care and home management (including activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living) and wound management. May include lectures from medical and physical therapy practitioners.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

511. Management of the Geriatric Population (3)
Prerequisites: PT 503, 504, 505, 507.
Physical therapy management of the geriatric patient/client including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention (with anticipated goals), including reexamination, outcomes and criteria for discharge. Includes prevention/risk factor reduction.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

512. Clinical Electrophysiology I (3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 341; HHS 402, 460.
The investigation of the physiological and neurological basis for the selection of electromyographic assessment tools and for the selection of electrotherapeutic intervention in the management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Includes specific interventions for the management of the patient/client with neuromuscular disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

513. Clinical Electrophysiology II (2)
Prerequisites: PT 512.
Physiological considerations in the use of nerve stimulation studies and electromyography with the patient/client with neuromuscular disorders emphasizing the rationale for the selection of electrical stimulation techniques for physical therapy intervention as well as functional use of electrical stimulation systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

514. Prevention in Physical Therapy (1)
Prerequisites: PT 501, 506. Corequisites: PT 504, 507, 509.
Application of the principles of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention to physical therapy.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours.)

 

522. Clinical Practice I (1)
Prerequisites: PT 501, 510; Corequisites: PT 502, 503, 506.
Initial directed clinical practice in a variety of health care delivery systems emphasizing the development of patient interaction skills, evidence-based practice, and critical thinking. This course uses structured learning units and collaborative learning within the clinical setting.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Clinical practice 40 hours.)

 

523. Clinical Practice II (1)
Prerequisites: Completion of the first year of professional program.
Supervised clinical practice in a variety of health care delivery systems emphasizing musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Clinical Practice 6 weeks.) May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units in different semesters.

 

524. Clinical Practice III (1)
Prerequisite: Completion of PT 523; Corequisite: PT 507:
Supervised clinical practice for management of the client with disorders of the neuromuscular system. Includes examination, evaluation, intervention, advocacy, and client/family caregiver education.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Clinic 1 hour.)

 

525. Clinical Internship I (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of all requirements for the MPT degree.
Six weeks of supervised full-time inpatient or outpatient clinical practice in a hospital system. Satisfactory completion of the internship is required for licensure to practice in the state of California.
Credit/No-Credit only. (Clinical internship 6 weeks.) May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester. The combination of PT 525, 526, and 527 must equal a minimum of 12 units.

 

526. Clinical Internship II (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of all requirements for the MPT degree.
Six weeks of supervised full-time inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation with pediatric, geriatric, or adult neurology patients. Satisfactory completion of the internship is required for licensure to practice in the state of California.
Credit/No-Credit only. (Clinical internship 6 weeks.) May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester. The combination of PT 525, 526, and 527 must equal a minimum of 12 units.

 

527. Clinical Internship III (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of all requirements for the MPT degree.
Six weeks of supervised full-time patient management in an outpatient orthopedic setting. Satisfactory completion of the internship is required for licensure to practice in the state of California.
Credit/No-Credit only. (Clinical internship 6 weeks.) May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in the same semester. The combination of PT 525, 526, and 527 must equal a minimum of 12 units.

 

574. Professional Practice Issues (2)
Prerequisites: HHS 374.
Professional practice issues including evidence-based practice, the critical analysis of evidence, and cultural competence. Also the role of the physical therapist in facilitation of health care behavior change and educating patients and community.
Not open for credit for students with credit in PT 606. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/Discussion 2 hours)

 

597. Independent Studies (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, and for human dissection, one general introductory anatomy course, HHS 401 and 402.
Independent studies in any area of physical therapy. Human dissection is available as a special study.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. (Independent studies.)

 

604. Health Care Issues I (2)
Prerequisite: Admittance to MPT program.
Investigation of the health care delivery system including the regulatory, political, ethical, legal and promotional aspects of health care.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours.)

 

605. Health Care Issues II (2)
Prerequisite: Admittance to MPT program.
Investigation and discussion of the process of planned direction, organization, management, and economics of physical therapy and physical therapy delivery. Includes theories of disease prevention and health promotion.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours.)

 

607. Seminar in Cardiopulmonary Clinical Decision Making (1)
Prerequisites: PT 509.
Continuing management of patient/client with disorders of cardiopulmonary system. Integrates disorders of cardiopulmonary system with other disorders that may impact cardiopulmonary health. Includes examination, evaluation, intervention, advocacy, and caregiver education.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 1 hour.)

 

608. Neurologic Clinical Decision Making (1)
Prerequisite: PT 507.
Continuing management of the client with disorders of the neuromuscular system. Includes examination, evaluation, intervention, advocacy, and client/family caregiver education.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Clinic 1 hour.)

 

611. Advances in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (2)
Prerequisites: PT 503, 504; MPT major or physical therapist.
Exploration of advanced clinical orthopedic management strategies.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

612. Advanced Study in Clinical Electroneuromyography (2)
Prerequisites: PT 512, 513; MPT major or physical therapist.
Advanced electroneuromyography assessment and electrical stimulation technology with an emphasis on objective documentation and improvement of neurological status, muscle performance, walking ability and functional capacity.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

619. Contemporary Issues in Physical Therapy (2)
Prerequisite: PT 604 and consent of instructor.
Exploration of contemporary and emerging trends in physical therapy practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. (Lecture 1 hour, lab 3 hours)

 

620. Management of Patients with Orthotic and Prosthetic Needs (2)
Prerequisites: PT 502, 503.
The prescription, application, and fabrication of devices and equipment (orthotic, prosthetic, supportive splinting, and taping).
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours.)

 

622. Clinical Pathophysiology (3)
Prerequisites: PT 504, 505, 507, 509, 510, 513, 606, 696. Corequisites: PT 508, 620.
Pathophysiology of connective tissue in musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and integumentary disorders as a basis for physical therapy evaluation, diagnosis, goal setting and conservative as well as pre and post-operative intervention in patients with multiple systemic disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours.)

 

696. Research Methods (2)
Prerequisite: Admittance to MPT program.
Scientific inquiry with emphasis on information searching, research design (qualitative and quantitative), and applied statistics. Also includes critical inquiry and clinical decision-making guidelines, research ethics, and the development of a proposal on the validation of physical therapy practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours.)

 

697. Directed Research Studies (1-4)
Prerequisites: PT 606, 696, advancement to candidacy and consent of instructor.
Research in an area of specialization in physical therapy under the direction of a faculty sponsor.
Letter grade only (A-F). Must be completed for a total of 4 units.

 

698. Research Thesis/Project (1-4)
Prerequisites: PT 606, 696, advancement to candidacy and consent of instructor.
Planning, preparation, and completion of thesis or project in physical therapy.
Letter grade only (A-F). Must be completed for a total of 4 units.