PT 616 Clinical Decision Making, 2 credits

Through the use of case studies and current research literature, the clinical decision making processes related to the cases selected and those made during clinical education experiences will be analyzed in relation to physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and outcome measurement. Clinical decisions regarding the physical therapy scope of practice and refer/not refer and treat/not treat will be made in preparation for practice with professional autonomy. Letters of justification to third party payers will be discussed. A comprehensive examination will be used to help students identify areas of weakness/strengths and to help develop written plans for review of material prior to sitting for the licensure examination. (Seminar: 2 hours )

Prerequisite: PT 619; Corequisite: PT 614. Spring