Geriatric Physical Therapy

PHTH 434    Geriatric Physical Therapy Practice

C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Course Title:                Geriatric Physical Therapy Practice.
Code:                          PHTH 434.
Hours:                         Lec – 0 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hr.    Cln – 6 Hrs.    Cr – 2.
Prerequisite:                PHTH 211.
Level/Semester:           4th level - Spring.
Department offering the course: Physical Therapy.

C O U R S E   D E S C R I P T I O N :
Throughout various clinical settings, including Faculty’s Out Patient Clinic and different training sites, students are expected to implement strategies that have been learned and demonstrated in simulated situations in the classroom that are related to a variety of clients. Under direct supervision of the clinical instructor, students apply the knowledge which they have gained throughout the Geriatric Physical Therapy course to the screening, examining, evaluating, and planning of appropriate interventions as well as to the documenting of care. Students are also expected to participate in management activities and the delivery of service. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based practice

C O U R S E   A I M :
At the end of this course the student will gain skill and practice to perform screening, examination, evaluation, and planning of appropriate therapeutic intervention techniques for geriatric conditions, as well as the documentation of care.

T E A C H I N G   A N D   L E A R N I N G   M E T H O D S :
Group discussion.
Inquiry based learning group. Problem solving.
Demonstration/ Supervision/Oral feedback.
Clinical training/ Physical Therapy outpatient clinic.
Case report. Student portfolio.

L I S T   O F   R E F E R E N C E S :
P. S. Timiras, Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics, 3rd edition, Informa Healthcare,
2003.
A. A. Guccione, Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2nd edition, Mosby, 2000.
Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
http://www.physiotherapy-treatment.com/
www.geriatricspt.org