DPT 800 Clinical Decision Making with Complex Patient (Client)

Role of physical therapy in rehabilitation of client with complex and/or multiple problems of the neurologic, musculoskeletal, and/or cardiopulmonary systems. Emphasis on clinical problem solving to obtain the desired functional outcome for the client. Guided instruction to assist the student to make appropriate clinical decisions regarding examination, intervention(s) with emphasis on functional outcomes, clinical decisions to progress the patient with relevant therapeutic exercise programs. Emphasis on use of evidence based research to determine intervention(s). Videotaped client case presentations will follow patient through the numerous levels of care including intensive care to home care; laboratory and lecture. 


4 sh


Unsatisfactory course grade - Remediation before Module XIII (Internship). May delay DPT 805 Internship. May delay graduation from the program.

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