PT 505 Clinical Science III, 4 credits

This course reviews cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and the effects of aging on these systems. Cardiopulmonary dysfunction as a complication of other medical conditions is stressed. Analysis, evaluation, differential diagnosis, intervention and modification within the scope of practice of physical therapy are emphasized. The impact of medical laboratory studies, medical diagnoses, graded exercise testing with EKG analysis, and pharmacological factors on PT examination and treatment planning are discussed. Intervention stresses environmental and lifestyle factors, health and wellness attitudes, and physical therapy as integral to patient and public education. Classroom, laboratory, group, and clinical sessions will be used to facilitate integration of competencies and skills. (Lecture: 3 hours, Lab: 2 hours)

Prerequisites: PT 515; Corequisites: PT 503, PT 511. Fall only