PTR 7133 Foundations of Clinical Medicine

This course is the first in a series of clinical medicine courses designed to provide the physical therapy student with knowledge of human pathology of selected body systems including implications for patient management. Topics covered are inflammation, wound healing, immune responses, basic oncology, infectious diseases, liver diseases and specific diseases of the endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems. This is a foundational course as it promotes an understanding of disease processes, and it guides the student in application and analysis of medical pathology in patient care. It is taught concurrently with Fundamentals of Patient Management I and II. Teaching methods will include lecture, readings and discussions. This course prepares the student for their first clinical education experience, PTR7336.