Pediatric Physical Therapy


PHTH 403  Pediatric Physical Therapy

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:         Pediatric Physical Therapy.
Code:                   PHTH 403.
Hours:                  Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hr.        Cln – 6 Hrs.    Cr – 4.
Prerequisite:         None.
Level/Semester:    4th level - Fall.
Department offering the course:    Physical Therapy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An overview of embryologic development, followed by normal infant/child development to 5 years of age with an emphasis on motor development. This course also covers concepts, practical applications, and strategies based on theories of motor skill development, motor control, and motor learning. Also, this course will discuss knowledge related to selected pediatric conditions, dysfunctions, and surgeries including physical therapy assessment, treatment planning, intervention skills, and different problem solving approach. 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 gain knowledge about embryologic development,  normal infant/child development to 5 years of age with an emphasis on motor development in addition to concepts, practical applications, and strategies based on theories of motor skill development, motor control, and motor learning. Also the student will gain skills of selected pediatric conditions, dysfunctions, and surgeries including physical therapy assessment, treatment planning, intervention skills, and different problem solving approach.

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:
J. S. Tecklin, Pediatric Physical Therapy, 4th Edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2007.
F. Miller, Physical Therapy of Cerebral Palsy, 1st edition, Springer ,2007.
T. Long, Handbook of Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2001.

M. Drnach, The Clinical Practice of Pediatric Physical Therapy: From the NICU to Independent Living, 1st edition, Lippincott Williams and  Wilkins,2007.
 
Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
http://www.physiotherapy-treatment.com/
http://physicaltherapistclasses.com/
http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/pediatricphysicaltherapy/Pediatric_Physical_Therapy.htm