Neuromuscular PT I

PHTH 216    Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I

C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Course Title:                Neuromuscular Physical Therapy I.
Code:                          PHTH 216.
Hours:                         Lec – 3 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hrs.    Cr – 3.
Prerequisite:                ANAT 204.
Level/Semester:           2nd 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 will introduce the principles of neuroscience and describe their application as relevant to physical therapists, in addition to the terminology of the nervous system and cover the major functions of the nervous systems. This course will also integrate neurophysiology and neuroanatomy into the clinical presentation of adults with neurologic pathology. The etiology, epidemiology signs, and symptoms of selected neurological conditions will be presented. The medical and/or surgical management of patients with nervous system disorders will be presented in relationship to the practice of physical therapy. The course will introduce examination of impairments for persons with neuromuscular pathologies.

C O U R S E   A I M :
At the end of this course, the student will be able to review major functions of the nervous systems and correlate them with functional outcomes. The student will also gain knowledge about etiology, epidemiology signs and symptoms, and examination of major neuromuscular conditions encountered in physical therapy practice along with their medical/surgical management

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 :
S.A. Raskin, Neuroplasticity And Rehabilitation, 1st edition, The Guilford Press, 2011.
S. Martin, M.Kessler, Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 2nd  Edition, Saunders, 2000.

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