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

Instructor(s): D. Keller       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: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

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 Diagnosis and Treatment  (2.5 - 3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Patel       Prerequisite(s): Students must be enrolled in the entry-level DPT program.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

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

112A  Motor Control Across the Lifespan: Motor Behavior  (1.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): E. Pitsch       Prerequisite(s): PHYS THER 203A, PHYS THER 203B, PHYS THER 200A, PHYS THER 200B

Restrictions: First-year DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

This required course for first-year DPT students covers motor learning and motor control concepts as applied to functional movement and balance in the normally developed adult, with an introduction into application to pathologic populations.

112B  Motor Control Across the Lifespan: Pediatrics  (1.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): C. Nesbit       Prerequisite(s): PHYS THER 112A

Restrictions: DPT students in their second year.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

Normal human growth and development for pediatrics with an emphasis on the changes in physical, motor, sensory, cognitive, language, self-help, and psychosocial skills and their impact on functional movement. Implications for physical therapy assessments for infants, children, and adolescents with developmental problems.

112C  Motor Control Across the Lifespan: Geriatrics  (1.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): A. Lui       Prerequisite(s): PHYS THER 200A, PHYS THER 112A, PHYS THER 112B

Restrictions: Third-year students in the DPT program.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

This required course for DPT student will teach clinical reasoning and practical skills required for effective physical therapy evaluation and treatment of older adults. Students will learn about the biopsychosocial changes in the aging adult and their associated clinical consequences especially as applied to changes in functional mobility and balance. This will be accomplished through didactic lecture, small group problem-based learning, web-based learning modules, and laboratory activities.

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.

199.01  Special Topics: Exploring a Research-Oriented PT Career  (0.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): C. Nesbit       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Restricted to DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Discussion, Student - Lecture

It can be hard to know how to get started and translate DPT program research experience into a career. In this elective, we aim to overcome potential barriers that may prevent students from pursuing research-oriented careers as DPTs, including a lack of information; not identifying relevant research opportunities or experiences during or after PT school; and/or not knowing what a potential career trajectory or day-to-day schedule looks like as a PT researcher.

199.02  Special Topics: Health Equity and Humanitarianism  (0.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): C. Nesbit       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Restricted to third-year DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Workshop, Direct - Project, Student - Lecture

This course supports professional development in social responsibility by increasing an understanding of the role of physical therapy through the lens of health equity and humanitarianism. This course will prepare students for community engagement in settings serving vulnerable populations and displaced persons, providing disaster relief, developing physical therapy education, and delivering community-based rehabilitation.

199.03  Special Topics: Community Clinic  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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

Restrictions: DPT students       Activities: Direct - Discussion, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This course supports students in their clinical and community development through participating in a community clinic to meet the needs of under-served patient populations. Access to health services in the San Francisco community is an important pillar in addressing the health disparities within our community. Coupled with the limited hands-on experiences outside of clinical affiliations offered to students, this elective seeks to address both needs.

199.05  Special Topics: Pelvic Health Physical Therapy  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): C. Nesbit       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Third-year DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Seminar, Direct - Lab-Skills, Direct - Discussion, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Lecture, Student - Seminar

This elective offers DPT students the opportunity to further study the pelvic floor and its interconnections with the spine and lower extremities. This is very important for understanding spine and lower extremity orthopedic conditions as well as how incontinence and pelvic pain are not always merely local problems.

199.06  Special Topics: Physical Therapy in Adaptive Sports  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): C. Nesbit       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Second-year and third-year DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

DPT students and physical therapists must understand the relevance and value of adaptive sports participation as it relates to patient-centered goals. Through this elective, DPT students will have the opportunity to learn more about adaptive sports, gain experience working directly with athletes, and integrate their education through working with adaptive athletes from across the lifespan presenting with various orthopedic and/or neurological conditions.

199.08  Special Topics: Running Biomechanics  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): R. Souza       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Restricted to DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

Students have the opportunity to be part of an evidence-based approach to evaluating and treating running injuries through a comprehensive biomechanics evaluation. This course will consist of three parts: 1) observing UCSF RunSafe running assessments; 2) reading, analyzing and presenting recent literature in a journal club format; and 3) processing, analyzing and presenting video-based running biomechanics data.

199.09  Special Topics: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): J. LaBrec       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Third-year DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

This course will provide increased exposure to the principles of strength and conditioning to prepare students to treat the high-level athlete in the clinic. This course will also help them obtain the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification, a recognized credential in the performance and rehabilitation setting that signifies increased knowledge and advanced study in performance.

199.10  Special Topics: Introduction to Ultrasound Anatomy  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. Norris       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of PT 200A, B, C

Restrictions: Second-year and third-year DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

This course will provide a review of gross anatomy relevant to the rehab sciences, along with an introduction to ultrasound, and how it can be used as a diagnostic and procedural tool in a clinical setting.

200A  Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy I  (4 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): J. Kinder, A. Fitzsimmons, A. Scheid       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. An upper division course in human anatomy or comparative anatomy.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

PT 200 A, B and C each focus on different anatomic regions. 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 II  (0.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): J. Kinder, A. Fitzsimmons       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. An upper division course in human anatomy or comparative anatomy.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

PT 200 A, B and C each focus on different anatomic regions. 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 III  (0.5 units)   Winter

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

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Science, Student - Lecture

PT 200 A, B and C each focus on different anatomic regions. 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.

201  Physical Therapy Assessment: Principles and Practice  (3 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): S. Temple       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in DPT program

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in the DPT program or by consent or program director.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Direct - Discussion, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Lecture

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 through lecture and laboratory activities.

202  Therapeutic Modalities  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Lui, J. LaBrec       Prerequisite(s): Admitted to the professional program in physical therapy and have taken coursework in exercise physiology, kinesiology and physics.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

In lecture and lab settings, physiological, theoretical, and administrative principles are applied to the application of therapeutic modalities to prevent disability, maintain positive health, and restore function.

204A  Pathophysiology for Physical Therapists I  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): J. Kinder, A. Lui, V. Cong       Prerequisite(s): Students must possess foundational understanding of muscle, nerve, and joint structure and function, thoroughly grasp basic kinesiology concepts, and be able to demonstrate and apply basic anatomy and physiology principles. Students must have successfully completed courses in Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy (PT200A).

Restrictions: Enrollment in the DPT program       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

Pathophysiology for Physical Therapists is a two-part course, A & B (each covering different body systems), for a total of six quarter-units. Three units of the course are taught during the fall and three in the winter. Students will be introduced to the physiological and pathophysiological principles and mechanisms that underlie the normal and abnormal functions of the body and develop an understanding of disease pathophysiology. Didactic lectures are supplemented with small group learning.

204B  Pathophysiology for Physical Therapists II  (3 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): J. Kinder, A. Lui, V. Cong       Prerequisite(s): Students must possess foundational understanding of muscle, nerve, and joint structure and function, thoroughly grasp basic kinesiology concepts, and be able to demonstrate and apply basic anatomy and physiology principles. Students must have successfully completed courses in Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy (PT200A).

Restrictions: Enrollment in the DPT program       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

Pathophysiology for Physical Therapists is a two-part course, A & B (each covering a different body system), for a total of six quarter-units. Three units of the course are taught during the fall and three in the winter. Students will be introduced to the physiological and pathophysiological principles and mechanisms that underlie the normal and abnormal functions of the body and develop an understanding of disease pathophysiology. Didactic lectures are supplemented with small group learning.

205  Functional Anatomy Review  (2 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): J. Kinder       Prerequisite(s): PT 200 or equivalent

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Science, Student - Lecture

Students are expected to review Acland Videos prior to class and to work in small groups to complete the assigned dissection of the cadaver. Using the dissected cadavers (and prosected materials), the student is expected to relate the structures to clinical kinesiology, clinical courses, biomechanics, pathological states, and clinical education experiences.

207  Medical Screening for Physical Therapists  (4 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): A. Scheid       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the DPT or DPTSc course or approval of instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Direct - Project, Student - Lecture, Student - Lab-Skills, Student - Project

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.

209  Evidence Based Practice in PT  (3 units)   Fall

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

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Seminar, Direct - Project, Student - Lecture, Student - Seminar, Student - 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)   Spring

Instructor(s): R. Souza       Prerequisite(s): Students must be enrolled in the UCSF/SFSU Program in Physical Therapy or the UCSF PhD in Rehabilitation Science.

Restrictions: Enrollment in DPT program.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

The purpose of this class is to develop skills in looking at musculoskeletal images. These skills are beneficial to the therapist to better understand the structures involved with any given pathology. In addition, these skills are necessary when patients bring their radiographs and images to their PT visit. Patients frequently want to be sure the therapist understands the severity of the musculoskeletal problem and considers this when designing intervention.

211  Pharmacology for Physical Therapists  (2 units)   Fall

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

Restrictions: Enrollment in DPT program       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - 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.

213  Neurological Pathokinesiology II  (2 units)   Summer

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

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - 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)   Summer

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

Restrictions: Enrollment in DPT program.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - 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, & Excellence I  (0.5 units)   Fall

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

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the Physical Therapy program.       Activities: Direct - Discussion

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, & Excellence II  (0.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): K. Kennedy       Prerequisite(s): PT 215A

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the Physical Therapy program.       Activities: Direct - Discussion

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  Compassion, Accountability, Responsibility, & Excellence III  (0.5 units)   Fall

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

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in DPT Program.       Activities: Direct - Discussion

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  Compassion, Accountability, Responsibility, & Excellence IV  (0.5 units)   Spring

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

Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the DPT Program.       Activities: Direct - Discussion

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.

218A  Therapeutic Exercise: Beginning Exercise Prescription  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Lui       Prerequisite(s): Must be enrolled in the DPT program.

Restrictions: First-year DPT students.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Online - Web-based course work, Student - Lecture

This is a required course for DPT students. Through independent assignments, lecture, in class discussion and demonstration, and laboratory activities, students will utilize their knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology and expand their clinical reasoning skills to design effective exercise programs for patient populations with varying diagnoses, impairments, and comorbidities.

218B  Therapeutic Exercise: Intermediate Exercise Prescription  (1.5 units)   Summer

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

Restrictions: Third-year DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

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  Therapeutic Exercise: Advanced Prescription & Manual Therapy  (1.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): L. Fecteau, A. Lui, A. Long       Prerequisite(s): PT 200ABC, PT 201AB, PT 706, KIN746, PT 731/742/743, PT720, PT710/11, PT218AB

Restrictions: Third-year DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

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  Therapeutic Exercise: Exercise for Special Populations  (1.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): L. Fecteau       Prerequisite(s): PT200ABC, PT 201AB, PT 706, KIN746, PT 731/742/743, PT720, PT710/11, PT218ABC

Restrictions: Third-year DPT students       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

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.

219A  Pain Science for the Physical Therapist I  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): S. Baxter       Prerequisite(s): Admitted to the professional program in physical therapy and have successfully completed coursework in physiology and anatomy

Restrictions: Restricted to students in the DPT program.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

This is a required course for DPT students. Through didactic lectures, in-class discussions, and assigned reading, the students will apply their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and therapeutic treatments while expanding their clinical reasoning skills to enable them to educate and discuss the science of nociception, persistent pain, and current scientific opinion on pain management.

219B  Pain Science for the Physical Therapist II  (1 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): S. Baxter       Prerequisite(s): PT 219A, Admitted to the professional program in physical therapy and have successfully completed coursework in physiology and anatomy

Restrictions: Restricted to students in the DPT program.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture

This course is the 2nd of two courses in the PT 219 series, designed to fulfill the growing educational needs for pain science in health care. Through didactic lectures, in-class discussions, and assigned reading, the students will apply their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and therapeutic treatments while expanding their clinical reasoning skills to enable them to educate and discuss the science of nociception, persistent pain, and current scientific opinion on pain management.

251A  Research Design I: Introduction to Scientific Inquiry  (3 units)   Summer

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

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - 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 II: Appraisal of Scientific Literature  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): V. Cheuy       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of PT 251A.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - 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.

400A  Grand Rounds  (0 - 1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): N. Anzures       Prerequisite(s): Completion of physical therapy program courses, to date

Restrictions: Restricted to 1st Year students in the DPT program only.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

This course is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary communication and interaction between doctoral students in physical therapy and professionals in other health care disciplines and the larger community on topics of mutual interest, and to assist students in developing habits of community engagement and lifelong learning. Students are encouraged to pursue educational opportunities that will help them expand their professional network and their knowledge in a practice niche.

400B  Grand Rounds  (0 - 1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): N. Anzures       Prerequisite(s): Completion of physical therapy program courses, to date

Restrictions: 2nd-Year Physical Therapy DPT students only.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

This course is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary communication and interaction between doctoral students in physical therapy and professionals in other health care disciplines and the larger community on topics of mutual interest, and to assist students in developing habits of community engagement and lifelong learning. Students are encouraged to pursue educational opportunities that will help them expand their professional network and their knowledge in a practice niche.

400C  Grand Rounds  (0 - 1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): N. Anzures       Prerequisite(s): Completion of physical therapy program courses, to date

Restrictions: 3rd-Year Physical Therapy DPT students only.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

This course is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary communication and interaction between doctoral students in physical therapy and professionals in other health care disciplines and the larger community on topics of mutual interest, and to assist students in developing habits of community engagement and lifelong learning. Students are encouraged to pursue educational opportunities that will help them expand their professional network and their knowledge in a practice niche.

410  Integrated Clinical Experience  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): S. Baxter, L. Hayes       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in graduate program in physical therapy and satisfactory completion of academic coursework       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Students assume the role of student clinicians in physical therapy. Students are expected to follow all facility policies, professional codes of conduct, and individual guidelines provided by their clinical instructors (CIs). This integrated clinical experience gives students the opportunity to work with patients under close supervision of licensed physical therapist clinical instructors.

418  Terminal Clinical Experience  (16 units)   Fall, Spring, Summer

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

Restrictions: Open only to students enrolled in DPT Program       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

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 I  (0.5 units)   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: Direct - Seminar, Student - Seminar

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

419B  Research Seminar II  (0.5 units)   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: Direct - Seminar, Student - Seminar

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

419C  Research Seminar III  (0.5 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: Direct - Seminar, Student - Seminar

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