PTR 7160 Fundamentals of Patient Management II

This is one of two fundamental patient management courses in which the student will begin to acquire clinical skills. It is intended to serve as an introduction to the profession of physical therapy. The course will cover basic clinical techniques such as bandaging, positioning and transferring patients, gait training, wheel chair assessment, application of various heat and cold modalities, hydrotherapy, paraffin, ultrasound and nerve and muscle stimulating currents. This course is designed to prepare the student to critically analyze a patient and provide interventions to those patients in the acute, sub acute, rehabilitation and homecare settings.PRE-REQUISISTES: Successful completion of all previous coursework.