PT 562 Clinical Medicine I: Musculoskeletal Management (4)
The course relates normal body functioning to disease processes that occur as a result of illnesses as well as the body's ability to compensate for these changes. Signs, symptoms, and treatments of major systemic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary disorders across the lifespan are covered. Specific areas of study include: common alterations secondary to injury, trauma, infection, congenital disorders, metabolic diseases, endocrine disorders, cardiopulmonary disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, hematologic and oncologic disorders. Current medical and surgical management as well as pharmacological implications for these disorders are identified. Relevant physical therapy approaches are explored. Additionally, the use of cases fosters clinical application of knowledge to physical therapy practice.