DPT 772: Physiology of Aging and Clinical Implications

Course Description Explores the demographic composition of the aging population in the United States, from an historical perspective to current status, and on to forecasts for the next several decades. Understanding the various theories of aging, principally developmental-genetic and stochastic, can help physical therapists interpret the professional and lay literature as well as patients' histories and presentations. Probing the multiple dimensions of normal biological aging, with emphasis on the clinical implications for physical therapy, is designed to enhance the students' clinical effectiveness. Evidence-based practice is emphasized.
Credits 2