PHTH 724 - Human Physiology and Clinical Pathophysiology I (4)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all DPT Program coursework in prior terms.
This course represents the first of two classes covering fundamental aspects of human physiology and pathophysiology to support clinical coursework throughout the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program curriculum. Content fosters a basic understanding of normal and abnormal function from the cellular to organ systems level and the impact on human function and performance. Systems covered in the first course include the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, immune system, and metabolism. Using clinical correlates, students are guided to recognize etiology, as well as signs and symptoms of pathological conditions commonly encountered in physical therapist practice. This knowledge is used as a foundation for medical screening, differential diagnosis, and the need for interprofessional collaboration to ensure comprehensive, patient-centered care. Fall