Agenda Item FA 13-52

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Graduate)

(Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences): New Courses, Courses Changes, & Programs of Studies (1 package)- Approved

12/05/13: Passed

12/13/13: Approved

Log Number: 201308-82

Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences– Graduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Physical Therapy Major

Summary of the Changes:
First, the DPT clinical internship courses are being restructured within the DPT curriculum such that we are terminating PHT 6819C Clinical Internship I, PHT 6823C Clinical Internship II, PHT 6824C Clinical Internship III, PHT 7825C Clinical Internship IV, and PHT 7826C Clinical Internship V. We added PHT 6XXXC DPT 2A Clinical and PHT 6XXXC DPT 2B Clinical which will be 5 credits and 8 weeks long. We also added PHT 7XXXC DPT 3A Clinical and PHT 7XXXC DPT 3B Clinical and they will also be 5 credits and 8 weeks long. Second, the current course PHT 7141C Lifespan Geriatrics/Pediatrics (4 credits) will be terminated in order to separate into two individual new courses, PHT 7XXXC Lifespan Geriatircs and PHT 7XXXC Lifespan Pediatrics. Third, the two current courses PHT 6303C Applied Pathophysiology and PHT 6354C Pharmacology will be terminated and replaced by one joint course PHT 6XXX Pathology-Pharmacology for 5 credits which will be a combination of pathophysiology and pharmacology. Fourth, we expanded PHT 6267C Examination and Intervention to 5 credits from 4 credits to reflect the additional course content of Therapeutic exercise. The course PHT 7009C Differential Diagnosis will be increased from 3 credit to 4 credits to reflect added course content to this class. The course PHT 7183C Orthopedics II: Spine and Occupational Health will be changed from 5 credit hours to 4 credit hours to reflect the contact hours given for all the other 4 credit hour courses within our Curriculum. Fifth, we terminated PHT 7617C Clinical Inquiry III and replaced it with a course PHT 7XXX Special Topics in Physical Therapy which will be an independent study course of variable credits (1-5). Sixth, we terminated the course PHT 7937 Special Topics in PT (variable credits 1-5) and replaced it with a course PHT 7XXX Advanced Seminar for 2 credits. Finally, We will add PHT 6XXX Imaging for Rehabilitation for 1 credit which reflects a shift in the importance of a course in imaging in the entry-level DPT curriculum across the country. The current program will have 104-109 credit hours as compared to the previous program of 102-105 credit hours.
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Terminate an existing course

Clinical Internship I

PHT

Graduate (6xxx)

819C

The clinical internship aspect of the DPT curriculum is being restructured such that PHT 6819C Clinical Internship I will be terminated.

 

Terminate an existing course

Clinical Internship II

PHT

Graduate (6xxx)

823C

We are restructuring the clinical internship courses, PHT 6823C Clinical Internship II will be deleted and replaced by a new course PHT 6XXXC DPT 2A Clinical.

 

Terminate an existing course

Clinical Internship III

PHT

Graduate (6xxx)

824C

We are restructuring the clinical internship courses, PHT 6824C Clinical Internship III will be deleted and replaced by a new course PHT 6XXXC DPT 2B Clinical.

 

Terminate an existing course

Clinical Internship IV

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

825C

We are restructuring the clinical internship courses, PHT 7825C Clinical Internship IV will be deleted and replaced by a new course PHT 7XXXC DPT 3A Clinical.

Terminate an existing course

Clinical Internship V

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

826C

We are restructuring the clinical internship courses, PHT 7826C Clinical Internship V will be deleted and replaced by a new course PHT 7XXXC DPT 3B Clinical

 

Terminate an existing course

Special Topics in PT

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

937

We are going to rename and change the credit hours dedicated to this course.

 

Terminate an existing course

Pharmacology

PHT

Graduate (6xxx)

354C

We are going to terminate this course and PHT6354C Pharmacology, to create a new course combining PHT 6354C Pharmacology with PHT 6303C Applied Pathophysiology into a new course PHT 6XXX Pathology-Pharmacology.

Terminate an existing course

Applied Pathophysiology

PHT

Graduate (6xxx)

303C

We are going to terminate this course and PHT6303C Applied Pathophysiology, to create a new course combining PHT 6354C Pharmacology with PHT 6303C Applied Pathophysiology into a new course PHT 6XXX Pathology-Pharmacology.

 

Terminate an existing course

Clinical Inquiry III

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

617C

This course PHT 7617C Clinical Inquiry III was part of a specialized optional Research Track within our Curriculum which will now be deleted with the addition of a new course PHT 7XXXC Special Topics in Physical Therapy which will have a variable credit (1-5) and include other types of independent study such as Service-learning.

 

Terminate an existing course

Lifespan Geriatrics/Pediatrics

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

141C

The course PHT 7141C Lifespan Geriatrics/Pediatrics will be terminated and two new individual courses PHT 7XXXC Lifespan: Geriatrics and PHT 7XXXC Lifespan: Pediatrics will be added.

 

Change an existing course

Ortho II:Spine and Occ Health

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

183C

The only change to this course is to adjust the credit hours from 5 credits to 4 credits to meet the contact hours that is at the present time 6 contact hours per week and the same as the other 4 credit hour courses in our curriculum.

 

Change an existing course

Differential Diagnosis

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

009C

The only change to this course is to add credit hours from 3 credits to 4 credits to reflect an addition to the course contact hours including material which will be covered primarily in a lecture or lecture/discussion group setting.

 

Change an existing course

Examination and Intervention

PHT

Graduate (6xxx)

267C

The only change to this course is to add one credit hour from 4 credits to 5 credits to include the addition of a therapeutic exercise component in this course via lecture and lab. This was upon the request of our students and the clinical instructors in the clinical arena.

 

Add a new course

Lifespan Pediatrics (3 crs)

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:
None

Co-requisites:
None

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide the DPT student with an entry-­‐level understanding of normal development and then expanded to the identification of abnormal development. The role of the PT in the patient-­‐client management model in the pediatric practice settings will be explored to include: examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and plan of care for common pediatric conditions across different practice settings including neonatal intensive care units, rehabilitation programs, early intervention programs, and the educational system. Pediatric physical therapy tests and measures and procedural interventions will be explored in depth using the best available evidence from medical, developmental and behavioral science sources. Other topics of discussion reflect contemporary issues in the physical therapy management of children. Case studies will be utilized to emphasize problem solving, clinical decision-­‐making, and evidence based practice in client management.

 

Add a new course

DPT 2A Clinical (5 crs)

PHT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:
"PHT5806: Clinical Practicum"
AND "PHT6809: Clinical Education Prep I"
Co-requisites:
None

Course Description:

PHT 6XXXC DPT 2A Clinical targets a variety of clinical experiences based upon facility availability. Student assignments are individualized and based on the students: areas of clinical interest, academic performance, and prior clinical education experiences and clinical performance. Patients with orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary diagnosis may be encountered. Experiences in these settings will provide the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to any patient referred to physical therapy. Under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor, the student will begin to advance their hands-on clinical skills and further develop their critical thinking abilities. Students will practice physical therapy in accordance with the practice act of the state in which they are practicing and according to the policies and procedures of the individual facility where they are assigned.

 

Add a new course

DPT 2B Clinical (5 crs)

PHT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:
"PHT6XXX: DPT 2A Clinical"
Co-requisites:
None

Course Description:

PHT 6XXXC DPT 2B Clinical targets a variety of clinical experiences based upon facility patient population. Students may be placed in inpatient hospital, rehabilitation settings, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, school or home care settings and/or other specialty practices. Patients with orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary diagnosis may be encountered. Experiences provide the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired thus far in the academic portion of the curriculum. Under direct supervision of a clinical instructor, the student will begin to advance their hands-on clinical skills and further develop their critical thinking abilities. Students will practice in accordance with the APTA Code of Ethics and Guide to Physical Therapist Practice; the practice act of the state in which they are practicing; and according to the policies and procedures of the individual facility where they are assigned.

 

Add a new course

DPT 3A Clinical (5 crs)

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:
"PHT6XXX: DPT 2B Clinical"
Co-requisites:
None

Course Description:

PHT 7XXXC DPT 3A Clinical targets a variety of clinical experiences based upon facility placement and patient population. Student assignments are individualized and based on the students’ areas of clinical interest, academic performance, and prior clinical education experiences and clinical performance. Students may be placed in inpatient hospital or rehabilitation settings, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, school or home care settings and/or other specialty practices. Experiences in these settings will provide the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the curriculum to any patient referred to physical therapy. Under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor, the student will begin to advance their hands-on clinical skills and further develop their critical thinking abilities. Students will practice in accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.

 

Add a new course

DPT 3B Clinical (5 crs)

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:
"PHT7XXX: DPT 3A Clinical"
Co-requisites:
None

Course Description:

PHT 7XXXC DPT 3B Clinical targets a variety of clinical experiences based upon facility placement and patient population. Student assignments are individualized and based on the students’ areas of clinical interest, academic performance, and prior clinical education experiences and clinical performance. Students may be placed in inpatient hospital or rehabilitation settings, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, school or home care settings and/or other specialty practices. Experiences in these settings will provide the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the curriculum to any patient referred to physical therapy. Under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor, the student will begin to advance their hands-on clinical skills and further develop their critical thinking abilities. Students will practice in accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.

 

Add a new course

Lifespan Geriatrics (3 crs)

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXXC

Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None

Course Description:

In this course a comprehensive view of the geriatric physical therapy patient will be presented. To that end this course has two basic components: a psychosocial component and a physical therapy practice component. The psychosocial component will provide an in depth discussion of the demographics of the elderly in the United States, theories of aging, transition to old age, dementia, sexuality, and falls. It will also address the perceptions clinicians and society has on aging and the elderly. Ageism will be also be addressed in some depth. The physical therapy practice component of the course will address those medical conditions commonly found in the elderly that require physical therapy intervention. At the conclusion of the course, the student will be expected to be able to discuss the necessary current practice management strategies for geriatric physical therapy patients, taking into account the psychosocial and physical aspects of his/her geriatric patient.

 

Add a new course

Advanced Seminar (2 crs)

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:

None

Course Description:

This course will explore topics of interest within physical therapy specialty areas. Particular attention is given to topics related to applications in teaching, consultation, research, practice, and administration of physical therapy.

 

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Pathology-Pharmacology (5 crs)

PHT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None

Course Description:

This course will examine specific pathological conditions common to the practice of physical therapy, and will present current knowledge related to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of common drugs related to the physical therapy patient management. Emphasis will be placed upon the determinants of how a specific dose of a drug will eventually reach target tissues and exert a response. Additionally, the course will explore influence of exercise, application of physical agents, and massage on normal pharmacokinetics. Underlying physiological alterations and the physical consequences of such alterations will be reviewed. Treatment rationale, in terms of medical management and physical therapy management, will also be discussed. Conditions covered in this course will cross the lifespan from infancy to advanced age. Although not the focus of this course, differential diagnosis will be an important topic.

 

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Imaging in Rehabilitation (1 cr)

PHT

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:

None

Course Description:

The purpose of this medical imaging course is to provide the physical therapy clinical doctoral student with the tools needed to interpret and apply specialized medical imaging information for the rehabilitation patient. Musculoskeletal imaging is emphasized. This course strengthens physical therapist clinical expertise in comprehensive patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and physician interaction.

 

Add a new course

Special Topics in Physical Therapy (v. 1-5 crs)

PHT

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:

None

Course Description:

This course is an independent study that results in the completion of a Capstone project/Research project/Service-learning project. The outcome of the series is a report, in journal article format, and/or the presentation of results. Within this portion, students will complete IRB approval, which includes a full proposal, become competent in all data collection methods and collect data, complete data analysis and report preparation.