DPT 8000 Clinical Decision Making with Complex Patient (Client)

The role of physical therapy in the rehabilitation of patients with complex and/ or multiple problems of the neurologic, musculoskeletal, and/ or cardiopulmonary systems will be emphasized.  Emphasis will be placed on clinical problem solving to obtain the desired functional outcome for the client.  Guided instruction will assist the student in making appropriate clinical decisions regarding examination, interventions with emphasis on functional outcomes, and clinical decisions to progress the patient with relevant therapeutic exercise programs.  Evidence based research will be used to determine interventions.  Video-recorded client case presentations will follow patient through the numerous levels of care including intensive care to home care.



3 sh


Unsatisfactory course grade - Remediation before Module XII. May delay DPT 805 Clinical Practicum IV. May delay graduation from the program.

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