PT 503 Clinical Science II, 4 credits

This course is a continuation of Clinical Science I. The principles studied in Clinical Science I are applied to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines and temporomandibular joint. In addition, principles and mechanics specific to spinal pathology will be introduced. Pathologies investigated in Clinical Science I that affect the extremities will be reexamined with regard to their effect on the spine. Material from PT 301 Gross Anatomy, PT 405 Analysis of Human Movement, PT 407 Applied Physiology, PT 409 Clinical Skills, PT 402 Clinical Science I, and PT 302 Applied Neuroscience will be integrated into the course. Classroom and laboratory sessions will be utilized to facilitate integration of these skills into total patient care. (Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 4 hours)

Prerequisite: PT 515; Corequisites: PT 505, PT 511. Fall only