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Clinical Skills 1/Foundations

Subject: DPT
Course Number: 7121
Credits: 4 Credits
Available Online: No
This is the first course of a three course sequence. The fundamental processes involved in physical therapy patient/client examination, evaluation, and intervention are introduced. Bed mobility, transfers, and wheelchair/assistive device management are included. A basic examination framework that can be utilized across diagnoses and throughout the lifespan is developed. Students begin to use medical terminology to document findings, using a variety of structured formats. Class activities include lecture, lab, interaction with community volunteer patients, and case studies. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DPT program)
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