DPT 604: Physical Therapy Examination

Course Description This course is specifically designed for the entry-level physical therapy student preparing for their first clinical affiliations. Comprehension and application of the techniques covered in this course are basic to the broad practice of physical therapy. The course will combine the knowledge gained from previous courses with the theory and practice of physical therapy examinations. The theoretical foundations and practical applications of various tests and measures will provide the student with the tools to perform a systems review and examine patients with cardiopulmonary, neurological, musculoskeletal, and integument dysfunction. Lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, laboratory demonstrations and practice will be incorporated to provide the student with a firm understanding of the basic evaluative test and measures used in physical therapy as used in individuals across the lifespan. This course will provide a base upon which subsequent courses will build with more advanced evaluative techniques.
Prerequisites None
Credits 3