Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy

PHTH 404 Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:         Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy.
Code:                   PHTH 404.
Hours:                  Lec – 1 Hr.    Lab – 0 Hr.        Cln – 3 Hr.    Cr – 2.
Prerequisite:         PHTH 203 and PHTH 204.
Level/Semester:    4th level - Spring.
Department offering the course:    Physical Therapy

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Differential diagnosis provides an opportunity for students to integrate knowledge of pathology of systems with knowledge from a physical therapy examination in order to differentiate a physical therapy diagnosis from the need to refer to other medical professionals. The clinical application and practice allows the student to apply didactic knowledge gained through the course.

COURSE AIM:
At the end of this course the student will be able to integrate knowledge and skills of physical examination in order to differentiate a physical therapy diagnosis from the need to refer to other medical professionals.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Illustrated lecture using white board, personal computer and data show.
Group discussion.
Problem solving.
Demonstration/ Physical Therapy laboratory 1 and 2.
Clinical training/ Physical Therapy outpatient clinic.
Case report.
Student portfolio.

LIST OF REFERENCES:
C. C. Goodman, Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapist- Screening for Referral, 4th edition, Saunders, 2006.
C. C. Goodman, Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapist- Screening for Referral, 4th edition, Saunders, 2006.
Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
http://en.diagnosispro.com