DPT 607: Integument System Evaluation and Management

Course Description This course is a clinical course designed to provide the student with the knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities to examine, evaluate, diagnose, formulate a plan of care with prognosis, and manage patients with integument disorders such as impaired integument integrity, burns, edema, and restricted lymphatic drainage. A thorough exploration of connective tissue layers, connective tissue repair, and wound healing will precede discussion of the principles and techniques of massage, myofascial release, wound care intervention, and ulcer prevention. Lecture, demonstration, and group problem-solving activities will help the student use critical thinking to synthesize available case information into a well-designed plan of care. Laboratory practice will develop the manual skills necessary for the student to execute the plan of care skillfully, with special focus on massage and myofascial release.
Prerequisites None
Credits 2