Jul 23, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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PT 512 Pathology, Pharmacology and Review of Systems

3 Credits

In this course, students study the pathophysiology, medical diagnosis, and general medical management guidelines of selected diseases and conditions affecting the genitourinary, gastronintestinal, renal, integumentary, hematologic, hepatobiliary, and endocrine systems, in addition to cancer, infection and autoimmune disorders.  Students also study elements of patient history taking using various sources of information and screening, consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, for general illness considering the above listed sytems.  Principles of clinical pharmacology are also presentd along with pharmacological considerations in the medical and PT management of patient with various diseases and disorders that are the subject of this course.  Emphasis is on differential diagnosis and systems screening to facilitate clinical decision making regarding physical therapy intervention and appropriate referral.  Principles of diagnostic imaging are discussed and imaging applications are included in describing medical diagnosis of various diseases and disorders.



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