PTR 7650 Pediatric Patient Management

This course integrates knowledge from core curriculum courses as it relates to normal development and pediatric disorders. The course will examine the clinical decision making process involved in pediatrics with regards to musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary and neonatal impairments. The student will be knowledgeable in the tests, measures, and examination, evaluation, and intervention strategies as described in the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. The student will explore evidence-based medicine for further investigation of the efficacy of physical therapy outcome measures in pediatrics. The student will recognize and internalize the psychosocial impact on children and families with disabilities. A variety of learning experiences will be provided to develop critical thinking skills. PRE-REQUISITE(S): Successful completion of all previous coursework.