DPT 834: Comprehensive Case Analysis of Complex Patients

Class Program
Credits 3
This course is the first course in a two-course sequence. This course integrates knowledge obtained throughout the curriculum across the 4 physical therapy systems: Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular/Pulmonary, and Integumentary. Complex patient cases will each have a primary diagnosis in one of the systems and secondary diagnoses in at least one other system. Students will learn how to identify priorities for patient management using complex cases. Clinical decision-making models will be used to guide evaluation and intervention. Students will engage in simulated and clinical experiences to apply their clinical decision-making skills. Students will complete and present their Critical Inquiry Project initiated in EBP 2 In addition, students will learn how to analyze and write a case report for publication. Special instructions: half of this course will address complex cases, and the other half will focus on case reports. Please concentrate your efforts towards the development of the case report section of this course.