PTH 5000 Electronic Documentation 0 cr. Allows enrolled students to access and utilize ATHENS, The College of St. Scholastica's proprietary electronic health record system (EHR). The system is used to familiarize studentswith the EHR concept, and to practice clinical data entry and analysis and case management. This course requires simultaneous enrollment in corresponding physical therapy clinical classes at CSS and/or at Lake Superior College.
PTH 5405 Professional Issues I 2 cr. First of a two part series on the profession of and professionalism in physical therapy. Socialization into the profession is examined from the program, states, and national perspectives. Professionalism focuses on development of ethical practice, teamwork, regulations, documentation, and the physical therapist's role as an educatior.
PTH 5410 Physical Therapy Administration I 1 cr. First of a three part series related to the administration and management of physical therapy services. The major forms of health care delivery and reimbursement models are investigated. Billing for physical therapy interventions is covered and the interaction of ethical and legal issues are addressed.
PTH 5480 Critical Inquiry I 1 cr. Introductory course providing a foundation for evidence based practice. Research and statistical procedures commonly used in physical therapy are reviewed and discussed. Concepts related to validity and reliability are emphasized and applied in the critical review of research literature.
PTH 5505 Kinesiology/Biomechanics 2 cr. Provides students with the foundational knowledge for understanding normal humanmovement. Emphasis is placed on biomechanics, joint structure and function, andmuscle activity throughout the human body in concertwith topics covered in human anatomy. Students explore the interaction of various joints and movement through common activities of daily living.
PTH 5510 Functional Anatomy 4 cr. An advanced, regional, musculoskeletal anatomy course that emphasizes the study of functional relationships betweenmusculature,nervous tissue,vascular, and skeletal components for the extremities and axial skeleton. Cadaver dissection laboratory experience is used to enhance understanding of three dimensional anatomical relationships for specific body regions.
PTH 5511 Neuroscience 5 cr. Studies the anatomy and physiology of the adult nervous system. Sensation, perception, cognition, and motor control are examined. Application includes analysis of normal functions and the effects of pathological lesions affecting the nervous system.
PTH 5513 Life Span Motor Development 3 cr. Theories of motor development across the life span are presented in the context of physical therapy practice. Emphasis is on normal age related changes from infancy and childhood through mature adult hood and late life.
PTH 5517 Systems Screening and Management 3 cr. First of a two-part series dealing with medical diagnoses and medical management of pathologies commonly treated by physical therapists. Principles of diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing, pharmacology, and their application in physical therapy are discussed.
PTH 5520 Physical Therapy Examination and Evaluation I 4 cr. First of a two course sequence focuses on the acquisition of fundamental examination skills in physical therapy practice. Students are introduced to the patient/ clientmanagementmodel and learn how to performa subjective examination and basic objective tests and measures for the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary systems. Clinical reasoning is introduced related to the diagnostic process and identification of referral situations.
PTH 5521 Physical Therapy Examination and Evaluation II 4 cr. Continuation of the acquisition of examination, evaluation and clinical reasoning skills. Patients/clients with multi-system dysfunction are addressed. Environment, home, and work (job/school/play) barriers are incorporated into clinical reasoning.
PTH 5530 Interventions I: Electrotherapeutic, Physical Agents, andMechanical Modalities 4 cr. First of a two course sequence designed to develop purposeful and skilled abilities in the application of interventions in the physical therapy management of patients. Students apply evaluative, diagnostic, and prognostic information to develop a plan of care for specific joint or regional applications of procedural interventions pertaining to electrotherapy, physical agents, and mechanical modalities. Proficiency in the application of interventions including appropriate modification to the intervention plan is emphasized based on monitoring patient response and individual patient needs and characteristics.
PTH 5531 Interventions II: Therapeutic Exercise 4 cr. Second course in the sequence focusing on the development of purposeful and skilled intervention abilities for the application of exercises in the management of patients. Students will develop skills that enable them to apply evaluative, diagnostic, and prognostic information in developing a plan of care that includes prescribing exercises and monitoring patient responses and progress. Proficiency is acquired in the application of the interventions covered.
PTH 5535 Physiological Response to Exercise and Injury 3 cr. A comprehensive study of the interrelated effects of exercise, injury, and healing processes on normal tissues. Included are discussions of inflammation, pain, edema, and nutrition. Tissue dynamics of the cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and integumentary systems as they relate to physical therapy are emphasized.
PTH 5901 Clinical Internship Preparation 0 cr. Preparation for the student's first internship experience is completed in areas of communication, documentation and patient education, and in the roles of the clinical and academic internship team members.
PTH 5910 Patient/ClientManagement I 2 cr. First of a four-course series designed to integrate multiple aspects of the student's professional education. The studentwill integrate and apply professional skills, knowledge and behaviors to patient/client problems through case studies, clinic rotations, and role playing. Comprehensive management of the patient/client whose physical therapy needs require basic level management skills is the focus for clinical decision-making and for care development planning.
PTH 5950 Clinical Internship I 4 cr. Provides the student full-time opportunity to apply professional skills, knowledge, behavior, and theory. Students are supervised in the application of the elements of patient/client management in a physical therapy practicewhichmay be in a rural or urban location. Practice settings are primarily in acute care and/or out patient clinics. Development of professional behavior continues as students interact daily with patients/clients, physical therapists, and other members of the health care team.