PTR 7133 Foundations of Clinical Medicine

This course is the first in a series of courses designed to provide the physical therapy student with a general knowledge of human pathology of selective body systems including implications for patient management. Topics covered are inflammation, wound healing, immunity, cardiopulmonary and endocrine systems. The beginning series of lectures integrates with Fundamentals of Patient Management I for management of integumentary disorders and prepares the student for the specialty unit on burn management in Integumentary Patient Management. This is a foundational course as it introduces the student to medical terminology, promotes and understanding of disease processes, and guides the student in application and analysis of medical pathology in patient care.PRE-REQUISISTES: Successful completion of all previous coursework.