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
Day Class (before 5 p.m.) Evening Class (after 5 p.m.) Online Class
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