Medical Surgical Physical Therapy

PHTH 316  Medical Surgical Physical Therapy

C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Course Title:                 Medical Surgical Physical Therapy.
Code:                           PHTH 316.
Hours:                          Lec – 3 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hrs.    Cr – 3.
Prerequisite:                 ANAT 203, ANAT 204, PHYL 205.
Level/Semester:            3rd 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 :
This course covers knowledge related to burn and integumentary disorders, women’s health, selected general medical conditions, general and joint replacement surgeries, plastic surgery, and obesity; emphasis will be done on pathophysiology, clinical features, medical and surgical interventions, and the corresponding physical therapy management including examination, evaluation/assessment, treatment planning, intervention skills, and prevention are thus discussed for each of the conditions encountered. A problem solving approach, to resolve impairments contributing to functional limitations and disabilities, is emphasized.

C O U R S E   A I M :
At the end of this course the student will be able to build up knowledge related to various integumentary,  obstetrics  and  gynecology,  and  medical-surgical  conditions.  Further,  the student shall be able to gain knowledge related to physical therapy assessment, treatment planning, and intervention skills for managing such conditions.

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 :
Illustrated lecture using white board, personal computer and data show. Group discussion.
Problem solving.
Evidence based learning.

L I S T   O F   R E F E R E N C E S :
L. Reginold, Burn care and rehabilitation principles and practice, 1st  edition, Davis Company,1994.
P. Well, Pain management by physiotherapy, 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1994.
J. Gretchen, Burn care and therapy, 1st edition, Mosby, 1998.
R. G. Stephenson, Obstetrics and Gynecological Care in Physical Therapy, 2nd edition, Slack, Incorporated, 2000.
J. A. Norton, Basic Science and Clinical Evidence Surgery, 1st edition, Springer, 2001.
C. M. Townsend, Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical
Practice, 16th edition, Lippincott Williams and Willinks, 2009.
M. Moffat, Integumentary Essentials: Applying the Preferred Physical Therapist Patterns, 1st edition, Slack Incorporated, 2006.
J. C. Paz, Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapists, 3th edition, Saunders, 2008.
C. Kisner, Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques, 5th  Edition, Davis Company, 2007.

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
http://www.physiotherapy-treatment.com/ http://www.physical-therapy-connect.com/integumentary.html http://www.physiotherapy-treatment.com/ http://www.physiotherapy-treatment.com/ www.nationalphysicaltherapy.com/musculoskeletal_disorders.html