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Ithaca College Graduate Catalog 2002-2003

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Course Descriptions

In the following course descriptions, F=Fall, S=Spring, Y=Yearly.

671-60000 Clinical Conference II

    Preparation for learning in the clinical environment. Students receive instruction on how to determine their own learning style, perform self-evaluation, and incorporate this information into the clinical education objectives. Includes techniques for problem solving, providing and accepting feedback, effective communication skills, and development of professional behaviors. 1 credit.

671-60100 Pathokinesiology

    Presents specific pathological conditions (primarily organized according to anatomical regions) that result in disorders of posture, movement, and locomotion. The presentations and analyses of these pathokinesiological conditions include neurological, neuromotor, and musculoskeletal aspects with respect to the causes of dysfunction. Laboratory exercises require the student to use movement analysis equipment to demonstrate pathomechanics and abnormal movement patterns. 3 credits. (F,Y)

671-60200 Psychosocial Aspects of Patient Care

    Review of psychological and social issues affecting patients and therapists in the clinic, home, and community environments. Addresses special topics relevant to assessing a patient's and clinician's response to illness. These topics include terminal illness, sexuality and illness or disability, psychosomatic illness, and selected psychiatric disorders. 2 credits. (S,Y)

671-60300 Cardiac Testing and Management (NLA)

    Review of normal cardiac physiology and the response of this system to exercise and disease. Cardiac pathologies are discussed, including a review of the medical and surgical management of specific disease groups. Evaluation procedures utilized to determine the status of the cardiac system's performance are studied and performed in the laboratory. Clinical management procedures used by all members of the rehabilitation team are reviewed with emphasis on specific physical therapy procedures. 2 credits. (S,Y)

671-60500 Pulmonary Testing and Management (NLA)

    Review of normal pulmonary physiology and the response of the pulmonary system to exercise and disease. Pulmonary pathologies are discussed, including a review of the medical and surgical management of specific disease groups. Evaluation procedures utilized to determine the status of the pulmonary performance are studied and performed in the laboratory. Clinical management procedures used by all members of the rehabilitation team are reviewed with emphasis on specific physical therapy procedures utilized with pulmonary disease. 2 credits. (S,Y)

671-60600 Orthotics and Prosthetics

    Includes an in-depth review of the principles and practices of orthotics and prosthetics as applied by a physical therapist. This includes a survey of the basic biomechanical principles utilized in applying orthotic and prosthetic appliances as well as principles of patient application, training, and management of complications. 2 credit. (S,Y)

671-60700 Research I

    Principles and methods of scholarly inquiry. Topics include formulation of research problems, literature review, hypothesis testing, techniques of data collection, and analysis of results. Historical and philosophical methods are introduced, but the course focuses on descriptive and experimental methods. Culminates in a written preliminary research outline. 2 credits. (F,Y)

671-60800 Research II

    Application of research theory to interpretation, analysis, and synthesis of scientific literature. Through group projects, the student is required to perform literature review and define methodologies including sampling, instrumentation, design analysis of data, and issues concerning reliability and validity. Culminates in a project presentation. Prerequisites: 671-60700. 2 credits. (S, Y)

671-61000 Clinical Education III

    This is the third placement for a student in a clinical environment. The student is given the opportunity to apply more advanced theories and treatment procedures to a selected patient caseload with guidance from a clinical instructor. Six weeks in length. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all prior required coursework. Pass/fail only. 3 credits. (F,Y)

671-61100, 671-61200 Clinical Education IV, V

    These are the final placements of the student in a clinical environment. Two six-week sessions. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all prior required coursework. Pass/fail only. 3 credits each. (Sum, Y)

671-61300 Clinical Sciences I --- Orthopedics

    The pathogenesis, clinical presentation, medical and surgical management, and rehabilitation of orthopedic disorders. 3 credits. (S,Y)

671-61400 Clinical Science II --- Medicine

    Survey of the most common diseases found in the practice of general medicine. Presentations emphasize medical management procedures and include a discussion of physical therapy procedures applied to this varied patient population. 2 credits. (F,Y)

671-61500 Clinical Science III --- Neurology I

    Assessment and management of the adult patient with acquired brain disorders. 4 credits. (S,Y)

671-61600 Clinical Sciences IV --- Surgery

    Survey of the most common forms of general surgery encountered in the practice of physical therapy. Emphasis is on general surgical techniques including indications, expected outcomes, and complications, as well as the pre- and postoperative role of the physical therapist. An in-depth review of peripheral vascular disease, decubitus ulcer, and burn management is presented. Corequisites: None. 3 credits. (S,Y)

671-61700 Clinical Science V --- Neurology II

    The medical and physical therapy management of brain stem, spinal cord, and lower motor neuron disorders. Special emphasis is on the rehabilitation of the spinal cord-injured patient and the patient with multiple sclerosis. Prerequisites: 671-61500. 3 credits. (S,Y)

671-61800 Clinical Science VI --- Pediatrics

    Etiology, pathology, diagnosis; medical, surgical, and clinical examination and evaluation; and physical therapy management of pediatric disorders of the neuromuscular system. The physiological basis and therapeutic techniques of neurophysiological approaches to intervention are examined. 3 credits. ( S,Y)

671-61900 Geriatrics in Physical Therapy

    Study of the special needs of the older adult. Preparation to plan physical therapy management of the problems of older individuals through consideration of age-related changes, psychosocial characteristics, and the continuum of services available for this population. Adaptations of evaluation and treatment methods for older persons are also discussed. 1 credit. (S,Y)

671-62000 Professional Issues in Physical Therapy

    Specific issues concerning the practice, education, specialization, and recruitment of physical therapists; how physical therapists relate to other health care professionals, from a local to a global perspective; various ethical and health care reform issues that specifically affect physical therapy. 1 credit. (F,Y)

671-62100 Clinical Education VI (NLA)

    This is the final placement for students in a clinical environment. One 12-week session. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all prior coursework. Students must register for this course OR 671-61100 and 671-61200. Pass/Fail only. 6 credits. (Sum,Y)

671-63000, 670-63100 Thesis I, II

    Independent research that is theoretically sound and relevant to furthering the knowledge base of physical therapy. The courses are geared to prepare students to perform independent research or to pursue a doctoral degree. The courses are conducted over the entire year of graduate study (670-63000 in the fall, 670-63100 in the spring) and culminate in a written thesis that must be approved by the department and the graduate office. Open only to students with a 3.300 undergraduate GPA or higher who successfully pass a faculty review. Elective.

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