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PTHER350 Structural Human Anatomy Course Page

Description: An in-depth study of the gross anatomy of the upper and lower extremities, trunk, head and neck. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

PTHER351 Principles of Human Movement for Rehabilitation Course Page

Description: An introduction to the analysis of human movement with an emphasis on kinetics, kinematics, normal gait analysis, motor control and balance. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

PTHER352 Introductory Statistics for the Health Care Professions Course Page

Description: An introduction to statistical principles, research methods and critical appraisal of research reports with a focus on the healthcare environment. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

PTHER402 Clinical Placement Course Page

Description: This 4 week full-time clinical placement is offered on completion of academic courses. The placement will consolidate all program knowledge and skills in the practice environment leading to clinical competence in the Canadian practice setting. This course will be hands-on clinical practice, in approved, affiliated clinical facilities. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

PTHER421 Professional Physical Therapy Practice in Canada II Course Page

Description: Continuing development of the knowledge, skills and judgment required to deliver safe and effective care in the context of Physical Therapy (PT) practice. Opportunities to build skills in clinical reasoning and communication (verbal and written) for effective collaborative practice will be provided through experiential learning formats. Essential entry-level PT assessment and treatment skills in musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory areas of practice will be included. Structured clinical experiences for application and integration of prior and new knowledge and skills will be included. Blended format of in-class and online learning. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

PTHER430 Professional Physical Therapy Practice in Canada III Course Page

Description: Skills required for a primary care practitioner in interpretation and application of assessment findings to determine physical therapy (PT) diagnosis and treatment plans will be consolidated through the application of clinical decision making model(s), critical thinking, evidence-based practice and utilization of the International Classification of Function. Multiple areas of practice will be covered including multisystem, musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory. Blended format of in-class and online learning. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

PTHER500 Movement Analysis Course Page

Description: Introduction to mechanical and analytical concepts pertinent to physical therapy. Content will include the systematic analysis of posture, balance, typical and atypical gait, functional movements and the influence of person, task, and environment on task performance. Prerequisite: PTHER 516.

PTHER504 Clinical Therapeutic Exercise Course Page

Description: This course examines the acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise and explores the use of exercise in the management of chronic diseases and disabilities. Prerequisite: PTHER 516.

PTHER516 Anatomy Course Page

Description: Anatomy of the upper limb, lower limb and trunk. Specific emphasis on knowledge of joints, ligaments, nerve supply and deep muscles.

PTHER517A Clinical Placement I Course Page

Description: An introduction to clinical practice including coursework, clinical visits and a one week placement in approved clinical affiliations.

PTHER517B Clinical Placement I Course Page

Description: An introduction to clinical practice including coursework, clinical visits and a one week placement in approved clinical affiliations.

PTHER518 Clinical Placement II Course Page

Description: Credit. Clinical practice in approved clinical affiliations.

PTHER520 Clinical Placement III Course Page

Description: Credit. Clinical practice in approved clinical affiliations. Can be combined with INT D 411 for an interdisciplinary placement for a combined weighting.

PTHER521 Clinical Placement IV Course Page

Description: Credit. Clinical practice in approved clinical affiliations. Can be combined with INT D 411 for an interdisciplinary placement for a combined weighting.

PTHER522 Clinical Placement V Course Page

Description: Credit. Clinical practice in approved clinical affiliations. Can be combined with INT D 411 for an interdisciplinary placement for a combined weighting.

PTHER523 Clinical Placement VI Course Page

Description: Credit. Clinical practice in approved clinical affiliations. Can be combined with INT D 411 for an interdisciplinary placement for a combined weighting.

PTHER524 Professional Issues I Course Page

Description: Introduction to physical therapy including theory and concepts of rehabilitation science. Content will include communication, professional ethics and conduct, disability issues, models of disablement, client centered principles and self reflection. A model of practice and clinical decision making will be presented.

PTHER525 Professional Issues II Course Page

Description: Continuation of the study of professional issues relevant to the practice of physical therapy in Canada and globally. Topics include cultural issues, disability ethics and an introduction to Health Promotion. Prerequisite: PTHER 524.

PTHER526 Professional Issues III Course Page

Description: The study of professional roles, responsibilities and essential competencies within public and private practice with an emphasis on professional communication, assignment of care to physical therapy assistants, patient and colleague education, patient safety, organizational structures, health policy and administration. Prerequisite: PTHER 525.

PTHER527 Professional Issues IV Course Page

Description: The study of professional regulatory responsibilities and medical-legal topics including registration, continuing competence, conduct and discipline, professional standards of practice, medical-legal considerations and the litigation process. Fundamentals of business practice, funding structures, and business ethics will be examined in the context of professional practice. Prerequisite: PTHER 526.

PTHER528 Foundations of Physical Therapy Course Page

Description: Introduction to the theory and application of physical therapy skills with an emphasis on assessment and handling techniques. Functional application of anatomy knowledge will be emphasized. Prerequisite: PTHER 516.

PTHER538 Musculoskeletal I Course Page

Description: The assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal-related conditions. Components of practice will include; musculoskeletal pathology, assessment principles, clinical decision making, therapeutic exercise, mobilization techniques, and outcome evaluation. Prerequisites: PTHER 504, 528, and 577.

PTHER544 Cardiorespiratory Course Page

Description: The study of acute cardiorespiratory pathology. Components of practice will include: an understanding of pathology, assessment, intervention, outcome evaluation, relevant therapeutic exercise, electrophysical agents and evidence-based skills. Prerequisites: PTHER 528 and 577.

PTHER546 Adult Neurology Course Page

Description: Introduction to the theory and application of physical therapy in adults with neurological conditions. Components of practice will include assessment, intervention, outcome evaluation, therapeutic exercise, electrophysical agents, and evidence-based skills. Corequisite: PTHER 567. Prerequisites: PTHER 500, 504, and 528.

PTHER548 Physical Therapy and Chronic Disease Management Course Page

Description: Study of the theory and application of physical therapy in clients with selected chronic diseases. Components of practice will include assessment, intervention, outcome evaluation, therapeutic exercise, electrophysical agents, and evidence-based skills. Prerequisites: PTHER 538, 544, 546, 563, and 565.

PTHER549 Musculoskeletal II Course Page

Description: The use of mobilization, stabilization, and manipulation techniques in selected peripheral and spinal dysfunction. Components of practice will include assessment, intervention, outcome evaluation, therapeutic exercise, electrophysical agents, and evidence-based skills. Prerequisite: PTHER 538.

PTHER554 Elective Course Page

Description: Students can register in these for credit towards the MScPT requirement of 3 credits in elective coursework. A variety of topic areas may be offered. Note: Course title is variable; course may be repeated.

PTHER555 Therapeutic Physical Agents Course Page

Description: Introduction to the theory, evidence, and application of therapeutic physical agents in physical therapy. Prerequisite: PTHER 528.

PTHER563 Gross Motor Development and Pediatric Physical Therapy Course Page

Description: Introduction to theories of motor development and a systematic observational approach to the assessment of gross motor skills in infancy and childhood. Introduction to issues in pediatric physical therapy, assessment and intervention approaches, appropriate outcome measures, service delivery models, and important research findings. Corequisite: PTHER 546 and 567. Prerequisites: PTHER 544.

PTHER565 Aging and Physical Therapy Course Page

Description: An examination of age-related changes, prevalent age-related conditions treated by physical therapists and contextual factors that influence the activity and participation of older adults. Prerequisites: PTHER 538 and 544. Corequisite: PTHER 546.

PTHER567 Neuroscience for Rehabilitation Course Page

Description: Structures and functions of the human nervous system. Emphasis is on the effects of injury, diseases and rehabilitation training on the nervous system. Prerequisites: PTHER 516.

PTHER572 Basic Concepts in Evidence-Based Practice Course Page

Description: Introduction to basic concepts of evidence-based practice with emphasis on the search, selection, evaluation, and application of scientific evidence to inform clinical decision-making in physical therapy. Students will consider issues of measurement and outcome assessment.

PTHER573 Applied Concepts in Evidence-Based Practice Course Page

Description: Identification and evaluation of best evidence for a client observed during clinical placement. Critical appraisal methodologies such as single subject design, critically appraised topics, systematic review and clinical practice guidelines will be introduced and applied to the clinical context. Prerequisite: PTHER 572.

PTHER574 Advanced Concepts in Evidence-Based Practice Course Page

Description: Advanced concepts in measurement of clinical effectiveness such as program evaluation, quality improvement initiatives, and evaluation of synthesized sources. Prerequisites: PTHER 573.

PTHER577 Foundations of Primary Care Course Page

Description: Introduction to Primary Care and the role of the physical therapist in this practice setting. This course will provide foundational knowledge of the pathophysiology and presentation of common medical conditions, history-taking and medical screening, pharmacology and commonly used medications, diagnostic imaging, laboratory tests and clinical reasoning models. Prerequisite: PTHER 516.

PTHER578 Advanced Clinical Topics Course Page

Description: Study of the theory, evidence and application of physical therapy in complex conditions and advanced topics in primary care, disability management, and occupational rehabilitation. This course will build on the content of PTHER 577 and will focus on clinical reasoning in more complex conditions and cases. Prerequisite: PTHER 546, 548, 549, and 565.

PTHER900 Evidence Based Practice Capping Assessment Course Page

Description: Credit. This capping exercise is composed of a group written evaluative project with an individual oral examination. Prerequisite: Consult Department.

PTHER901 Evidence Based Practice Clinical Capping Assessment Course Page

Description: Credit. This capping exercise is composed of a practical examination of clinical skills. Prerequisite: Consult Department.