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110  Ortho & Rehab Diag/Treatment  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): C. Allen       Prerequisite(s): Completion of PT 200, PT 201, PT 202 and concurrent enrollment in Pathology 135.01 or by consent of program director.

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy or consent of instructor.       Activities: Lecture, Field Work

Course presents the diagnostic, medical, and surgical principles and techniques which guide decision making and management by the orthopedic surgeon. Contraindications, precautions, and prognosis are discussed to guide the decision making of the physical therapist.

111  Neurology & Rehab Diag/Treatment  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Scheid       Prerequisite(s): completion of PT 200, Anatomy 103.01, and Pathology 135.01 or by consent of program director

Activities: Lecture

Course presents the diagnostic and medical principles which guide decision making and clinical management by the neurologist. Contraindications, precautions, and diagnosis of the different neurological diseases are discussed to guide decision making by the physical therapist.

112  Human Growth and Development Across Lifespan  (3 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Radtka       Prerequisite(s): Human anatomy and human physiology from an accredited institution.

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the DPT program or by consent of program director.       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

Introduction of motor learning and motor control concepts as applied to functional movement and balance across the lifespan. Normal human growth and development across the lifespan with emphasis on physical motor, sensory, perceptual, cognitive, language, and psychosocial changes and their impact on functional movement. Implications for physical therapy assessments of infants,children, adolescents and adults with developmental and age-related functional movement and balance problems.

197  Negotiation in Health Policy & Practice  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): T. Brock, D. Apollonio       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Open to physical therapy students under this course number; pharmacy students take as CP 133       Activities: Lecture

Despite possessing specialized training that can be an advantage in resolving conflict, health professionals often lack confidence in their ability to negotiate. This course teaches methods that allow health professionals to assert their own and their patients’ interests while defusing the tension that arises when multiple parties have competing goals. These skills can be used in direct patient care and in advancing wider health policies.

199  Independent Study  (0.5 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Approval of the independent study advisor or by consent of program director.

Restrictions: Approval of the independent study advisor or by consent of program director.       Activities: Independent Study

Student participates in an independent study project under direction of a faculty member with the approval of the chairperson of the department.

200A  Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy  (4 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): Upper division human anatomy and human physiology or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

Dissection and functional anatomy of the neuromusculoskeletal system from a developmental and biomechanical perspective, with vascular and lymphatic systems related in a 3-dimensional perspective. Principles and relationships reinforced through lecture, dissection laboratories, studies of presections, and weekly integrative clinical seminars.

200B  Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): Upper division human anatomy and human physiology or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

Dissection and functional anatomy of the neuromusculoskeletal system from a developmental and biomechanical perspective, with vascular and lymphatic systems related in a 3-dimensional perspective. Principles and relationships reinforced through lecture.

200C  Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): Upper division human anatomy and human physiology or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

Dissection and functional anatomy of the neuromusculoskeletal system from a developmental and biomechanical perspective, with vascular and lymphatic systems related in a 3-dimensional perspective. Principles and relationships reinforced through lecture.

201A  PT Assessment  (3 units)   Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Fitzsimmons       Prerequisite(s): Human Anatomy or Comparative Anatomy with laboratory (undergraduate level; 3 semester or 4 quarter units). Human Physiology with laboratory (undergraduate level; 4 semester or 5 quarter units).

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the DPT program or by consent or program director.       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course includes the principles of measurement, instrumentation, administration and interpretation of standardized and clinical evaluation techniques used in clinical physical therapy. Techniques include goniometric measurement of joint angles and manual muscle testing for strength. Course content includes principles of documentation, bed mobility, transfers, basic gait training, legal regulations and ethical practice. Course content is presented in lecture and laboratory settings.

201B  PT Assessment  (0 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Fitzsimmons       Prerequisite(s): PHYS THER 201A

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the DPT program or by consent of program director.      

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a hospital-wide quality improvement initiative at UCSF Medical Center. Students will participate in a supervised clinical experience in a physical therapy setting within the Medical Center. Special emphasis will be placed on developing professional behaviors and communication skills within a interprofessional environment.

202  Therapeutic Modalities  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): K. Leung       Prerequisite(s): Completion of prerequisite coursework in exercise physiology and human physiology or by consent of program director

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

In lecture and laboratory setting, physiological, theoretical, and administrative principles are applied to the application of therapeutic modalities and the design and implementation of therapeutic exercise programs to prevent disability, maintain positive health, and restore function.

205  Functional Anatomy Review  (1.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): PT 200 or equivalent

Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course is designed for physical therapists. Using prosected (and/or dissected) cadavers, the student is expected to relate the structures to clinical kinesiology, biomechanics, and the pathological state. Students are expected to critically review research in applied anatomy.

206  Application of Principles of Learning  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): MS-DPT first year courses; PT 704 Education and Learning.

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the MS-DPT program.       Activities: Laboratory

Student will use clinical case examples, patient care situations, directed observation, demonstrations and clinical measurements to teach alongside faculty. The student will apply the principles of education and learning in instruction of first year, MS-DPT in problem solving and clinical skills.

207  Medical Screening for Physical Therapists  (4.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Printz, K. Topp, E. Pitsch       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT or DPTSc course or approval of instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This required course for DPT students will cover the basic techniques for medical history taking, physical examination for medical diagnoses that frequently lead to a physical therapy referral with special emphasis on recognizing the red flags that require a physician referral.

208  Doctoral Colloquia  (1 - 1.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the UCSF/SFSU Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy Science.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Seminar

Doctoral Sci students in Physical Therapy Science and Rehabilitation Science enroll in this seminar throughout their course of doctoral sci studies. This course provides a forum for discussion of the current research of students and faculty members, as well as discussions of practice influence on research and translation of research to practice.

209  Evidence Based Practice in PT  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Allen       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in DPT or DPTSc or consent of instructor.

Activities: Seminar, Project

The principles of evidence based practice will be summarized and discussed. Each student will be required to critique current articles on a defined question and present the findings.

210  Radiology for Physical Therapists  (2 units)   Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Souza       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of first year in Physical Therapy.

Restrictions: Enrollment in DPT program.       Activities: Lecture

This is a survey course in radiology. It includes principles, indications, advantages and disadvantages of appropriate radiological techniques for diagnosing skeletal and soft tissue lesions common in patients referred to physical therapy.

211  Pharmacology for Physical Therapists  (2 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Youmans       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of first year in Physical Therapy program.

Restrictions: Enrollment in Masters Entry Program in Physical Therapy.       Activities: Lecture

This a survey course on pharmacological topics that are relevant to rehabilitaton and physical tharapy and covers topics such as principles, indications and adverse reactions to medications commonly used to manage neuromusculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary conditions. Efffects of exercise on drug metabolism and drug interactions are also presented.

212A  Muscle Biology and Therapeutic Exercise Prescription  (1.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Lui       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in DPT or DPTSc program or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

This required course for DPT students will cover the basic biology of muscle and nerve including the effects of exercise, modalities, drugs, manual techniques and disease on repair and regeneration.

212B  Advanced Therapeutic Exercise Prescription  (1.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. DaPrato       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in DPT or DPTSc program or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Laboratory

This required course for DPT students will cover the basic biology of muscle and nerve including the effects of exercise, modalities, drugs, manual techniques and disease on repair and regeneration.

213  Neurological Pathokinesiology II  (2 units)   Fall, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Pitsch       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT or DPTSc program or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

The course will apply the scientific principles of neuroplasticity and motor control to the advanced assessment and management of movement dysfunction and promotion of wellness in people with neurological disorders.

214  Administration and Organization in Physical Therapy  (3 units)   Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Holland       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of first year in the Physical Therapy program.

Restrictions: Enrollment in DPT program.       Activities: Lecture

Specific administrative and planning skills required for physical therapy practice in various settings. Topics addressed include: quality assurance, documentation, personnel and fiscal management, planning, contracting, health services administration, health care team, professional and medical-legal issues.

215A  Compassion, Accountability, Responsibility, and Excellence  (0.5 units)   Fall, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Fitzsimmons       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the Physical Therapy program.       Activities: Lecture

This course includes content and assessments that encourage students to fully understand and consider the environmental and personal contextual factors influencing their role as health care providers. Specifically, students will be introduced to the concept of professionalism using a Professionalism Framework with five key domains, including: Accountability; Compassion and Humility; Professional Excellence; Social Responsibility; and Working Relationships.

215B  Compassion, Accountability, Responsibility, and Excellence  (0.5 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): A. Fitzsimmons       Prerequisite(s): PT 215A

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the Physical Therapy program.       Activities: Lecture

This course includes content and assessments that encourage students to fully understand and consider the environmental and personal contextual factors influencing their role as health care providers. Specifically, students will be introduced to the concept of professionalism using a Professionalism Framework with five key domains, including: Accountability; Compassion and Humility; Professional Excellence; Social Responsibility; and Working Relationships.

216A  CARE  (0.5 units)   Fall, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Fitzsimmons       Prerequisite(s): PT 215A, PT 215B

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in DPT Program.       Activities: Lecture

This course includes content and assessments that encourage students to fully understand and consider the environmental and personal contextual factors influencing their role as health care providers. Specifically, students will be introduced to the concept of professionalism using a Professionalism Framework with five key domains, including: Accountability; Compassion and Humility; Professional Excellence; Social Responsibility; and Working Relationships.

216B  CARE  (0.5 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): A. Fitzsimmons       Prerequisite(s): PT 215A, PT 215B, PT 216A

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the DPT Program.       Activities: Lecture

This course develops content and assessments that encourage students to fully understand and consider the environmental and personal contextual factors influencing their role as health care providers. Specifically, students will continue practicing professionalism using a Professionalism Framework with five key domains, including: Accountability; Compassion and Humility; Professional Excellence; Social Responsibility; and Working Relationships.

217B  Compassion, Accountability, Responsibility, and Excellence  (0.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Fitzsimmons       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the Physical Therapy program.       Activities: Lecture

This course includes content and assessments that encourage students to fully understand and consider the environmental and personal contextual factors influencing their role as health care providers. Specifically, students will be introduced to the concept of professionalism using a Professionalism Framework with five key domains, including: Accountability; Compassion and Humility; Professional Excellence; Social Responsibility; and Working Relationships.

218A  Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise Prescription  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Lui, C. DaPrato, K. Leung       Prerequisite(s): PT 200A, PT 201A, PT 706.

Restrictions: First-year DPT students.       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory, Web-based course work

This required course for DPT students will focus on teaching clinical reasoning and practical skills required for effective exercise prescription and patient education in strength, flexibility and balance training programs while taking into account varying diagnoses and impairments. This will be accomplished through didactic lecture, small group problem based learning, web based learning modules, and laboratory activities.

218B  Muscle Biology & Intermed. Therapeutic Exercise Prescription  (1.5 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): A. Lui, C. DaPrato, K. Leung       Prerequisite(s): PT200ABC, PT706, PT201AB, KIN746, PT741/742/743, PT720, PT710/11, PT218A

Restrictions: Third-year DPT students       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Laboratory, Web-based course work

Through didactic lecture, review of current literature, ILMs, small group problem based learning, and lab activities, students will further their understanding of muscle structure/function and integrate principles of nerve, tendon, and muscle biology and kinesiology to design and modify evidence based exercise programs for populations with varying diagnoses, impairments, and comorbidities. Students will also learn teaching methods to maximize patient adherence to exercise programs.

218C  Advanced Ther-Ex Prescription & Manual Therapy Concepts  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): C. DaPrato, A. Lui, K. Leung       Prerequisite(s): PT 200ABC, PT 201AB, PT 706, KIN746, PT 731/742/743, PT720, PT710/11, PT218AB

Restrictions: Third-year DPT students       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

Students will further their understanding of muscle structure and function and integrate principles of nerve, tendon, and muscle biology and kinesiology to design and modify both evidence-based exercise programs and manual therapy interventions for basic case presentations. Students will also synthesize evaluation findings into a problem-based intervention list using the movement analysis model to include therapeutic exercise and manual therapy in isolation and in combination.

218D  Advanced Ther-Ex Prescription for Special Populations  (1.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): C. DaPrato, A. Lui, K. Leung       Prerequisite(s): PT200ABC, PT 201AB, PT 706, KIN746, PT 731/742/743, PT720, PT710/11, PT218ABC

Restrictions: Third-year DPT students       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

Students will further their understanding of integrating advanced exercise prescription principles of nerve, tendon, and muscle biology/kinesiology to design and modify evidence-based exercise programs for populations with varying diagnoses, impairments, comorbidities.They'll synthesize evaluation findings into a problem-based plan of care including therapeutic exercise and manual therapy. These concepts will be adapted to a variety of special populations in the physical therapy environment.

249  Independent Study  (1 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in a doctoral studies in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: none       Activities: Seminar, Field Work, Laboratory, Project

This course allows the students to rotate through different faculty laboratories to learn new instrumentation and scientific methodology as well as undertake an individual study with emphasis on special problems in physical therapy including areas related to the student's long term interests, future research interests or clinical specialization.

250  Research  (1 - 8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the UCSF/SFSU Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy Science.

Activities: Laboratory

Laboratory rotations for doctoral students enroled in the Physical Therapy Science Program.

251A  Research Design  (3 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): B. Smoot       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in Graduate Program in Physical Therapy or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

This course explores the underlying theoretical concepts that guide the design of clinical research studies. Students will be introduced to the scientific method and to a variety of research methods and designs. Students will 1) learn research designs that will be applicable to their future physical therapy practice, 2) develop a research question and design an appropriate study for that question, and 3) learn to critically appraise and become proficient consumers of research literature.

251B  Research Design  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): B. Smoot       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of PT 251A.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

This course explores the underlying theoretical concepts that guide the design of clinical research studies. Students will be introduced to the scientific method and to a variety of research methods and designs. Students will 1) learn research designs that will be applicable to their future physical therapy practice, 2) develop a research question and design an appropriate study for that question, and 3) learn to critically appraise and become proficient consumers of research literature.

254  Research Seminar: Data Analysis  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): Completion of PT research seminars 730, 252 and 253 or by consent of program director.

Activities: Seminar

This is the last seminar in the research series, and includes data analysis, data interpretation, problem solving, manuscript preparation, and presentation of results to class and other professionals.

297  Physical Therapy Related Study  (0 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None      

Full time study in other Physical Therapy Program components at UCSF or its joint institution.

299  Dissertation  (0 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the UCSF/SFSU Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy Science and advancement to candidacy.

For doctoral students engaged in writing the manuscript for the Doctoral in Physical Therapy Science.

300  Teaching Practicum  (1 - 4 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the UCSF/SFSU Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy Science and completion of Physical Therapy 704 or equivalent.

Activities: Seminar, Clinical Clerkship

Training in teaching in a course offered by the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy under the supervision of instructor in charge. Laboratory teaching, presentation of lecture material, experience in setting up and correcting of examinations, and participation in course are included..

400A  Grand Rounds  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

The purpose of the course is to facilitate interdisciplinary communication and interaction between DPT students and professionals in other medical disciplines on topics of mutual interest (e.g. neurology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, medicine, neuroscience, cancer). Students in the DPT program will be asked to provide a brief summary of the topic that was discussed, and its relevance and applications to rehabilitation. Students may be asked to present a topic from Grand Rounds to their peers.

400B  Grand Rounds  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

The purpose of the course is to facilitate interdisciplinary communication and interaction between DPT students and professionals in other medical disciplines on topics of mutual interest (e.g. neurology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, medicine, neuroscience, cancer). Students in the DPT program will be asked to provide a brief summary of the topic that was discussed, and its relevance and applications to rehabilitation. Students may be asked to present a topic from Grand Rounds to their peers.

400C  Grand Rounds  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Topp

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Project

Doctoral students in Physical Therapy Science participate within an interdisciplinary discussion and presentation of special topics by attending weekly grand rounds or weekly seminars in an area appropriate to their specialization, but outside physical therapy (e.g., neurology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, medicine, neuroscience, cancer, pain). Each student must provide one presentation within the Department of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science.

410A  Integrated Clinical Experience  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Pawlowsky       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in academic program in physical therapy and satisfactory completion of academic coursework with all work averaging B to enter clinical clerkships.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students develop their physical therapy assessment and treatment skills and integrate their didactic information by working with patients under close supervision of a licensed physical therapy clinical in the clinical setting for two full days.

410B  Integrated Clinical Experience  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Pawlowsky       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in academic program in physical therapy and satisfactory completion of academic coursework with all work averaging B to enter clinical clerkships.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students develop their physical therapy assessment and treatment skills and integrate their didactic information by working with patients under close supervision of a licensed physical therapy clinician in the clinical setting for two full days.

418  Final Internship  (4 - 11 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Jaramillo       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in graduate program in Physical Therapy. PT 801, 802, and 803 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in coursework to date.

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in DPT Program       Activities: Seminar, Clinical Clerkship

In a clinical setting, students treat patients and work with experienced clinicians who provide mentoring and consultation for case reviews, physical therapy techniques and review of specialty areas.

419A  Research Seminar  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): M. Chaumeil       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT program, 2nd year standing.

Restrictions: DPT students are required to participate in both their 2nd and 3rd years.       Activities: Seminar

PT 419A,B,C,D is a 4-quarter unit course series. This course consists of three components: overview of a research topic, lecture and seminar series, and small group learning activities. Students will gain an understanding of basic methodologies that are used in this research and will integrate the material presented with other coursework in the curriculum. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand and relate the relevance of research to the field of physical therapy.

419B  Research Seminar  (1 units)   Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Chaumeil       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT program, 2nd year standing.

Restrictions: DPT students are required to participate in both their 2nd and 3rd years.       Activities: Seminar

PT 419 is a 4-quarter unit course series. This course consists of three components: overview of a research topic, lecture and seminar series, and small group learning activities. Students will gain an understanding of basic methodologies that are used in this research and will integrate the material presented with other coursework in the curriculum. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand and relate the relevance of research to the field of physical therapy.

419C  Research Seminar  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Chaumeil       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT program, 3rd year standing.

Restrictions: DPT students are required to participate in both their 2nd and 3rd years.       Activities: Seminar

PT 419 is a 4-quarter unit course series. This course consists of three components: overview of a research topic, lecture and seminar series, and small group learning activities. Students will gain an understanding of basic methodologies that are used in this research and will integrate the material presented with other coursework in the curriculum. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand and relate the relevance of research to the field of physical therapy.

419D  Research Seminar  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): M. Chaumeil       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT program, 3rd year standing.

Restrictions: DPT students are required to participate in both their 2nd and 3rd years.       Activities: Seminar

PT 419 is a 4-quarter unit course series. This course consists of three components: overview of a research topic, lecture and seminar series, and small group learning activities. Students will gain an understanding of basic methodologies that are used in this research and will integrate the material presented with other coursework in the curriculum. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand and relate the relevance of research to the field of physical therapy.

420A  Mentored Research Concentration  (2.5 units)   Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT program, 2nd year standing.

Restrictions: DPT students must participate in both their 2nd and third years.       Activities: Field Work

Students have the option of pursuing a research concentration pathway. This pathway includes all requirements of the PT 419 Research Seminar. As a mentored research experience, students are both supervised and work alone or as part of a team on a research project. Research mentors include faculty within the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, UCSF/SFSU researchers outside of the Program, as well as faculty at consortium institutions.

420B  Mentored Research Concentration  (2.5 units)   Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT program, 2nd year standing.

Restrictions: DPT students must participate in both their 2nd and third years.       Activities: Field Work

Students have the option of pursuing a research concentration pathway. This pathway includes all requirements of the PT 419 Research Seminar. As a mentored research experience, students are both supervised and work alone or as part of a team on a research project. Research mentors include faculty within the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, UCSF/SFSU researchers outside of the Program, as well as faculty at consortium institutions.

420C  Mentored Research Concentration  (2.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT program, 3rd year standing.

Restrictions: DPT students must participate in both their 2nd and third years.       Activities: Field Work

Students have the option of pursuing a research concentration pathway. This pathway includes all requirements of the PT 419 Research Seminar. As a mentored research experience, students are both supervised and work alone or as part of a team on a research project. Research mentors include faculty within the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, UCSF/SFSU researchers outside of the Program, as well as faculty at consortium institutions.

420D  Mentored Research Concentration  (2.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): K. Topp       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT program, 3rd year standing.

Restrictions: DPT students must participate in both their 2nd and third years.       Activities: Field Work

Students have the option of pursuing a research concentration pathway. This pathway includes all requirements of the PT 419 Research Seminar. As a mentored research experience, students are both supervised and work alone or as part of a team on a research project. Research mentors include faculty within the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy, UCSF/SFSU researchers outside of the Program, as well as faculty at consortium institutions.