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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Physical Therapy (P T)

P T 270 Pathophysiology (3) Introduction to medical and post-operative conditions and/or disease states most frequently treated by physical therapy modalities.

P T 270 Pathophysiology (3)

This course is an introduction to the study of diseases and those conditions most often treated by Physical Therapy methods. Basic signs, symptoms, causes, and processes of disease and conditions will be covered. The course is designed to give the PTA student a working knowledge of the physiology of disease states in order to prepare the student to think and speak intelligently with patients and other health professionals regarding diseases and conditions commonly seen in physical therapy and their diagnoses, progression, and treatments. Areas of study in the course may include, but are not limited to, the history of pathophysiology, diagnostic methods, infection and healing, metaplasia, mental health, genetic and congenital disorders, and disorders of the following systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, nervous, integumentary, endocrine, blood and lymphatics. The student's knowledge of pathophysiology will be assessed in the course using any or all of the following tools: written examination, student presentations, written term papers, special projects and assignments. This course is a prerequisite for P T 250, P T 260, P T 280, P T 280W, and P T 395E. Prerequisites for this course are a C or better grade in the BIOL 141, BIOL 142 and P T 100 and P T 384 courses. The course is offered once per calendar year at each campus. Expected enrollment is 20-45 students.

Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details, check the specific course syllabus.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2004 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better inBIOL 141, BIOL 142, P T 100, P T 384

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.