DPT9332 Physical Examination and Triage – Primary Care in Rehabilitation (3 cr.)

This course focuses on the diagnostic process and clinical reasoning skills used in patient/client management and on the physical examination process in evaluation of the musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiopulmonary, integumentary, GI/GU/renal and cognitive/behavioral systems in the adult. Participants will apply clinical reasoning to patient cases with an emphasis on the diagnostic process in physical therapy and indications for referral. It is assumed that, as experienced clinicians, students are familiar with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular examination principles.