PT 502 - Introduction to Clinical Decision Making
(3 cr.) This course integrates information from previous academic experiences through reinforcement of the patient/client management model, described in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Models of disability are introduced, with the ICF model used as an organizing framework. This interactive course guides students, working in small groups, through a series of video, standardized and authentic patient scenarios. Students begin to apply the steps of evidence-based practice. Principles of documentation are reinforced and case-based learning experience allows the student to gain an understanding of patient management in preparation for clinical course work. Every Year, Fall

Spring 2015