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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Physical Therapy

Courses - DPT Doctoral Level

701. Anatomy for Physical Therapy I (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 208 and admission to DPT program.
Advanced study of the structure and function of the neuromusculoskeletal systems with emphasis on surface contour, myology, joint structure, and neurovascular supply. Regional emphasis includes upper extremity, head, neck and thorax.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

702. Anatomy for Physical Therapy II (3)

Prerequisite: DPT 701.
Continuation of DPT 701, with an emphasis on the normal anatomy of the lower extremities, pelvis, and abdominal region.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

703. Neuroanatomy (3)

Prerequisite: DPT 701. Corequisite: DPT 702.
Human neuroanatomy with emphasis on the structure and function of the central nervous system, and connecting peripheral pathways for human function and movement. Neuroanatomical and vascular lesions discussed with emphasis on differential diagnosis and neuropathology.
Letter grade only (A-F). Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

704. Tissue Mechanics (2)

Corequisite: DPT 701.
Advanced study of tissue (bone, muscle, dense fibrous connective tissue, cartilage, nerve) mechanics and pathomechanics including use, disuse and aging with application to joint mechanics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours)

705. Biomechanical Principles (3)

Prerequisites: DPT 701, 702, 704.
Advanced study of joint mechanics and pathomechanics with application to therapeutic procedures, posture and movement of the limbs, temporomandibular joint, neck and trunk.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

706. Physiology for Therapists (6)

Prerequisite: Admission to the DPT program.
Advanced study of the mechanisms of function of the organ systems of the human body and the contribution of these systems to organismal homeostasis. Systems studied include the nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal, sensory, cardiovascular, repiratory and renal.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 6 hours)

707. Physical Therapy Across the Life Span (2)

Prerequisites: DPT 701, 702 and 703.
Investigation and analysis of human development across the lifespan with emphasis on body systems contributing to the development of movement. Also addresses health risks, preventive strategies and wellness, including gender issues.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

708. Motor Learning and Motor Control (2)

Theories and models of motor control and mechanisms underlying plasticity related to functional movement across the lifespan. Theories and models of normal and impaired motor learning (implicit and explicit), including application of concepts to feedback and practice in physical therapy.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours)

709. Exercise Science for Physical Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: DPT 701, 704, 706.
Study of systems challenged and altered by exercise in health and pathology. Includes exercise measurement, exercise prescription and intervention and strength and conditioning preparation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

710. Pathology for Physcial Therapy (3)

Advanced study of abnormal function as a result of disease. Includes general pathology and selected systems pathology, encompassing cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, peripheral and central nervous systems, and integumentary systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours)

720. Professional Interactions (3)

Self-awareness of how personality, learning preferences, and personal values affect professional interactions. Includes effective communication, conflict resolution, and eliciting patient values and goals. Also, communicating with patients who have experienced disability, sexual dysfunction, or issues with coping or dying.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours)

721. Professional Practice Issues (2)

Prerequisite: DPT 720.
Focus on professionalism and professional values 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 the community.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours)

722. Critical Thinking for Physical Therapy (1)

Prerequisites: DPT 720, 721.
Critical thinking models and activities to promote problem solving and decision making in the physical therapy setting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours)

731. Physical Therapy Principles of Acute Care (2)

Prerequisites: DPT 701, 702, 703.
Patient management in the acute care setting with emphasis on interpretation of laboratory values and physiological monitoring as the basis for functional training and use of assistive devices. Includes physical agents and introduction to wheelchair seating and positioning.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

732. Examination of Individuals with Musculoskeletal Disorders (3)

Prerequisite: DPT 705.
Physical therapist examination and evaluation for individuals with musculoskeletal disorders. Includes examination (history, screening, tests and measures), evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, anticipated goals, expected outcomes, re-examination, and criteria for discharge.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

733. Interventions for Individuals with Musculoskeletal Disorders (4)

Prerequisites: DPT 705, 732.
Plan of care for the individual with musculoskeletal system disorders that is safe, effective and patient centered. Includes monitoring and adjusting plan of care, patient education, documentation, and use of supportive personnel.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

734. Advanced Management of Individuals with Musculoskeletal Disorders (2)

Prerequisites: DPT 705, 732, 733.
Physical therapist management of individuals with musculoskeletal disorders. Includes examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, expected outcomes, re-examination, and criteria for discharge. Includes safe, patient-centered plan of care, patient education, documentation, and use of supportive personnel.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

735. Normal and Pathological Gait (2)

Prerequisite: DPT 705.
Kinematics and kinetics of normal and pathological gait with emphasis on critical analysis of gait deviations and their causes in preparation for intervention.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

736. Management of Individuals with Orthotic and Prosthetic needs (2)

Prerequisites: DPT 732, 735.
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)

740. Evaluation of Individuals with Neuromuscular Disorders (2)

Prerequisite: HHS 460.
Physical therapist examination and evaluation for individuals with neuromuscular disorders. Includes examination (task and movement analysis, tests and measures for body structure and function, activity, and participation) evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, anticipated goals, expected outcomes, re-examination, and criteria for discharge.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

741. Intervention for the Individual with Neuromuscular Disorders I (2)

Prerequisites: DPT 740; Corequisite: DPT 782.
Intervention for the individual with disorders of the central neuromuscular system. Planning and implementation of plan of care that is safe, effective and patient centered; monitoring and adjusting plan of care; patient education; documentation; use of supportive personnel.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

742. Intervention for the Individual with Neuromuscular Disorders II (1)

Prerequisites: DPT 740, DPT 741. Corequisite: DPT 783.
Intervention for the individual with disorders of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Planning and implementation of plan of care that is safe, effective and patient centered; monitoring and adjusting plan of care; patient education; documentation; use of supportive personnel.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

743. Electroneuromyographic Management I (2)

Prerequisites: DPT 702, 703.
Physiologic and neurological basis for the selection of electroneuromyographic [ENMG] assessment and intervention in the management of neuromusculoskeletal and peripheral nerve disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/laboratory 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

744. Electroneuromyographic Management II (2)

Prerequisite: DPT 743.
Physiologic and neurological basis for the selection of electroneuromyographic [ENMG] assessment and intervention in the management of central nervous system and mixed central and peripheral nervous system disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/laboratory 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

745. Management of the Pediatric Population (2)

Prerequisites: DPT 707, 740.
Physical therapist management of the pediatric individual with neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Includes examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, expected outcomes, re-examination, and criteria for discharge. Includes safe,patient-centered plan of care, patient education, documentation, and use of supportive personnel.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

746. Advanced Management of Individuals with Neuromuscular Disorders (1)

Prerequisites: DPT 740, 741, 742.
Physical therapist advanced management of individuals with complex neurologic disorders. Integrates and advances knowledge and skills related to evaluation and intervention. Includes community re-integration, home assessment, and management of the complex patient.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/Discussion 1 hour)

750. Imaging for Physical Therapists (2)

Prerequisites: PT 710, 732.
Knowledge and skills of radiology and imaging necessary for a comprehensive evaluation to design a rehabilitation program. Includes roentgenograms, dynamic and static MRI, CT, scintillography, PET, ultrasound, bone densitometry, and radioisotopes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours)

751. Pharmacology for Physical Therapists (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to DPT program.
Study of the method of action, indications, contraindications and side effects of drugs commonly used by patients seen in physical therapy. Includes knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive evaluation necessary to design a rehabilitation program.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/Discussion 2 hours)

752. Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists (2)

Prerequisites: DPT 743, 750, 751.
Anatomical and physiological basis for patient screening to determine if referral to a medical doctor is required in the event that a medical condition supersedes or mimics a condition requiring physical therapy intervention.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours)

760. Management of Individuals with Cardiopulmonary Disorders (3)

Prerequisites: DPT 706, 709.
Physical therapist management of individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders. Includes examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, expected outcomes, and criteria for re-examination and discharge. Includes safe, patient-centered plan of care, patient education, documentation and use of supportive personnel.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

765. Management of Individuals with Integumentary Disorders (2)

Prerequisite: DPT 710.
Physical Therapy management of individuals with integumentary (skin) disorders including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, re-examination and criteria for discharge.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours)

766. Prevention and Wellness (2)

Prerequisites: DPT 733, 745, 760.
Examination of the role of physical therapy in health promotion, wellness, and prevention of disease and disability across the lifespan.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours)

767. Management of the Geriatric Population (3)

Prerequisites: DPT 733, 734, 745, 760.
Physical therapy management of the geriatric patient/client including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention with anticipated goals, expected outcomes, criteria for discharge and reexamination.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

768. Clinical Pathophysiology (3)

Prerequisites: DPT 707, 710, 731,750, 751, 752.
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)

769. Advanced Management of Individuals with Cardiopulmonary Disorders (1)

Prerequisite: DPT 760.
Advanced management of individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders. Includes integration of cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders with other disorders commonly treated by physical therapists.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 1 hour)

770. Health Care Delivery I (2)

Prerequisites: DPT 721, 722.
Investigation of the health care delivery system including the legal, regulatory, political, ethical and professional duties of Physical Therapists. Includes laws and regulations governing compliant human management and environmental safety.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours)

771. Health Care Delivery II (2)

Prerequisite: DPT 770.
Investigation of the process of planned direction, organizational theory and management, and economics and fiscal management of physical therapy delivery including marketing and promotion.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours)

781. Clinical Practice I (3)

Prerequisites: DPT 731, 732, 735, 740.
Six weeks of supervised full-time clinical practice in the acute care or outpatient physical therapy setting. Includes examination, evaluation, intervention, advocacy, and client/family caregiver education.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (Clinical Practice 6 weeks)

782. Neuromusculoskeletal Practice I (1)

Prerequisite: DPT 740. Corequisite: DPT 741.
Supervised pro bono clinical practice for management of the client with disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal systems. Includes examination, evaluation, intervention, advocacy, and client/family caregiver education.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Clinic 1 hour)

783. Neuromusculoskeletal Practice II (1)

Prerequisite: DPT 782. Corequisites: DPT 742, 744.
Supervised advanced pro bono clinical practice for management of the client with disorders of the neuromuscular system. Includes examination, evaluation, intervention, advocacy, and client/family caregiver education. Focus on problem solving and decision making.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Clinic 1 hour)

784. Clinical Practice II (3)

Prerequisites: DPT 733, 734, 741, 742, 760, 781.
Six weeks of supervised full-time clinical practice in the acute care or outpatient physical therapy setting. Includes examination, evaluation, intervention, advocacy, and client/family caregiver education.
Credit/No Credit Grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (Clinical Practice 6 weeks)

785. Clinical Internship I (3)

Prerequisites: DPT 752, 781, 784.
Six weeks of supervised full-time clinical practice in an inpatient or outpatient physical therapy setting. Includes examination, evaluation, intervention, advocacy, and client/family caregiver education.
Credit/No Credit Grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (Clinical Practice 6 weeks)

786. Clinical Internship II (3)

Prerequisites: DPT 781, 784, 785.
Six weeks of supervised full-time clinical practice in an inpatient or outpatient physical therapy setting. Includes examination, evaluation, intervention, advocacy, and client/family caregiver education. Setting will be different from DPT 785 internship.
Credit/No Credit Grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (Clinical Practice 6 weeks)

790. Selected Topics in Physical Therapy (1-3)

Prerequisite: Admission to DPT program or consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in physical therapy selected for special presentation.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

791. Current Trends in Physical Therapy (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to DPT program or consent of instructor.
Current trends in physical therapy selected for special presentation.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Practice trend announced in the Schedule of Classes.

796. Research Methods (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to DPT program.
Scientific inquiry with emphasis on information searching. Includes epidemiology, research design, measurement theory, applied statistics, critical inquiry and clinical decision-making guidelines, research ethics, and the examination of research intended to validate physical therapy practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours)

797. Doctoral Project (1-4)

Prerequisite: DPT 796.
Research in an area of specialization in physical therapy under the direction of a faculty sponsor.
Letter grade only (A-F). A total of 4 units must be completed. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

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