DPT 722: Clinical Decision Making–Patient Management

Class Program
Credits 1

Students will explore clinical decision-making models used in physical therapy. Students will develop basic decision-making skills, professional behaviors and impairment assessment in patients with musculoskeletal, neurologic and/or cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Through case studies, students will be presented with diagnoses across four systems: cardiopulmonary, integumentary, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular. Students will apply clinical decision-making models to address clinical dilemmas in simple case scenarios. Students will also explore use of self-assessment and reflection throughout the clinical decision-making process. Students will be introduced to the documentation used in physical therapy practice and apply the various types of documentation to basic patient cases.