DPT 900: Comprehensive Case Analysis of Complex Patients- Capstone Project

Class Program
Credits 3
This is the second course in a two-course sequence. This course continues to build upon cases presented in the first course. Students will integrate complex clinical presentations across the 4 physical therapy systems: Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular/Pulmonary, and Integumentary, as appropriate to the complex patient case. Students will learn how to identify priorities for patient management while incorporating practice management issues related to life span development, cultural competence, ethics, varied practice setting, and reimbursement. Clinical decision-making models will be used to guide evaluation and intervention decisions. The final course in the curriculum requires the student to integrate and apply previous didactic knowledge, clinical internship experiences, and evidence-based practice principles. Students use clinical internship experiences to prepare patient case reports for professional presentation and discussion. Students complete case reports in written manuscript, scientific poster, and PowerPoint presentation formats.