DPT 653: Neuromuscular System Evaluation and Management II

Course Description This is an advanced hands-on course in the physical therapy curriculum designed to help the student synthesize information on normal and abnormal development, anatomy and pathophysiology as it relates to the pediatric patient. This course is designed to foster an understanding of pediatric disorders affecting the neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal systems. Students will explore the various physical therapy examination, evaluation and intervention approaches to be able to determine appropriate physical therapy diagnoses and prognoses and ultimately prepare a plan of care for the pediatric patient. Various intervention methodologies will be analyzed and appropriate plans designed for the pediatric patient population. After completing this course it is expected that students will be able to integrate information from this course and its prerequisite courses in examining and evaluating the pediatric patient to provide a diagnosis and prognosis as well as plan and implement appropriate treatment interventions for children with specific diagnoses and impairments. Students will be able to prescribe assistive devices and adaptive equipment when necessary. Finally, students will understand and value the role of each team member, including the parent or caregiver, in the multidisciplinary treatment of the pediatric patient.
Prerequisites None
Credits 4.5