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Physical Therapy (P T)

P T 384 Applied Kinesiology (4) Study of anatomical structure, body movement. Characteristic muscle action and motion will be analyzed in relation to physical therapy context.

P T 384 Applied Kinesiology (4)

The focus of P T 384, Applied Kinesiology, is to incorporate anatomical structure of the human body, principles of biomechanics, kinetics, and kinematics with the study of human motion and mobility. Areas of instruction may include but are not limited to: origins, insertions, actions, and innervations of muscles of the upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, and trunk; examination and assessment of the muscles of the extremities and axial skeleton; concentric, eccentric, and isometric muscle contractions- closed and open kinetic chains; active and passive insufficiency of muscles, arthro- and osteokinematics; normal gait and posture; manual muscle testing; and the forces involved in moving the human body. To achieve these objectives, students will be involved in lectures, small group discussions, laboratory experiences, and the utilization of information/research from the library and Internet resources. Students will obtain "hands-on" laboratory experiences including surface anatomy and examination and assessment techniques in the Physical Therapy Lab. Evaluation of student performance will be based on a combination of all or some of the following: written examinations, laboratory practical examinations/competencies, in-class and/or on-line quizzes, student projects and presentations, and written assignments. The prerequisite courses for P T 384 are a grade of C or better in BIOL 129, BIOL 141, BIOL 142, and P T 100. Students are expected to enter P T 384 with a basic knowledge of human anatomy and the basic principles of physical therapy. The course should prepare students for any higher-level PT course offered in the PTA curriculum. P T 384 is a prerequisite for P T 150, P T 160, P T 202, P T 203, P T 205, P T 250, P T 260, P T 270, P T 270W, P T 280, P T 280W, P T 395E, P T 395F, P T 395G, and 395W. P T 384 will be offered once per calendar year and expected enrollment is 20-45 PTA students, with maximum of 15 students per lab section.

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
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better inBIOL 129, BIOL 141, BIOL 142, P T 100

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


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