PTA 195: Introduction to Disease

In this course, students are introduced to the study of disease processes in humans. Areas of study will include the musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and urologic, integumentary, lymphatic, endocrine and metabolic, gastrointestinal, genital and reproductive, immune, and hepatic and biliary systems. Medical conditions across the lifespan in all major systems will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of the disease/disorder on body systems and on patient mobility and function. Lecture and student projects will include the pathology, prognosis, medical interventions, and appropriate physical therapy interventions by the PTA under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; PTA 180 minimum grade "C"

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

offered in the daytime    

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

offered in the daytime    

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 3/30/23

Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.

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Description Hours
Credits 2
Lecture Hours 30
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 30

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