Physical Therapy

PHTH 102. Rehabilitation Professions

(PHTH 102 same as COUN 102.) Overview of various rehabilitation professions, the services provided by these professions, the development of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation service, and principles and philosophies of rehabilitation. Responsibilities, educational requirements, practice parameters, and job locations of rehabilitation professionals. Taught in the classroom in the fall semester and on-line in the spring semester.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PHTH 105. Medical Terminology for Health Professionals

Study of word parts, definitions, spelling, analysis, synthesis, and use of medical vocabulary. This course is taught in classroom sections or may be taken entirely on-line.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

PHTH 106. Patient Practitioner Interaction

Prerequisites: PSYCH 169 with a grade of C or better. Patient-practitioner interaction in healthcare, with an emphasis on the development of effective patient/therapist communication skills for a variety of healthcare situations, including patient education. FS

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

PHTH 107. Health Care Issues

Analysis of the health care system and its influence on access to and delivery of health care services. Special focus on needs and mechanisms for integrated service delivery for prevention and care of acute and chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

PHTH 119. Anatomy of the Appendicular Skeleton

Prerequisite: BIOL 64 with a grade of C or better. An in-depth study of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. Includes cadavers and prosected material. Joint Structure and function will also be demonstrated. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours) ( Instructional materials fee, $35) FS

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

PHTH 124. Research Methods in Physical Therapy

Prerequisite: HS 92 or MATH 11. Study of research design and critical reading of research literature.

Units: 2

PHTH 125. Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton

Prerequisites: BIOL 64 with a grade of C or better. Study of the structure, function and biomechanics of the neuro-musculoskeletal systems. Includes dissection lab and prosected material. (3 lecture, 3 dissection lab hours) (Instructional materials fee, $35) FS

Units: 4

PHTH 126. Applied Pathophysiology

Prerequisite: BIOL 65 with a grade of C or better. Advanced study of physiology of body systems and responses to normal aging, environmental influences, and pathological dysfunction. F

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

PHTH 127. Neuromuscular Processes in Human Development and Aging

The study of human development from birth to senescence with focus on concepts of motor and neurological development processes integral to evaluation and treatment intervention in neurological disability.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

PHTH 131. Evaluation and Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions II

Prerequisite: PHTH 130. A continuation of Evaluation and Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions I. (3 lecture, 3 lab hours)

Units: 4

PHTH 133. Evaluation and Clinical Management of Neurological Systems II

Prerequisite: PHTH 132. Continuation of Evaluation and Clinical Management of Neurological Systems I. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)

Units: 3

PHTH 152. Clin Lab II

Units: 2

PHTH 180T. Topics in Physical Therapy

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Advanced techniques in physical therapy and new trends relating to the care of patients.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 12 units

PHTH 180T. Clinical Internship

This 18-week externship allows the student to apply academic knowledge in a clinical setting. Upon completion of the course, the student must demonstrate mastery of physical therapy skills considered appropriate for entry-level practice. Upon successful completion the student will receive a certificate of completion necessary for physical therapy licensing examination. CR/NC grading only; approved for RP grading.

Units: 3

PHTH 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- [-LINK-]. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

PHTH 218. Orthopedic Management in Physical Therapy II

Prerequisite PHTH 217. Analysis of musculoskeletal disabilities; emphasis on physical assessment, methods of therapeutic intervention, clinical decision making and program planning. Selected lectures by medical practitioners on medical-surgical management of orthopedic conditions. Focus on course dysfunction involving the spine and pelvic girdle.

Units: 4

PHTH 226. Electrophysiologic Approaches to Patient Care

Prerequisites: PH TH 121, 126; PHYAN 140. Exploration of advanced theories and principles related to the clinical use of electrophysiologic modalities. Includes electroneuromuscular stimulation for motor performance, nerve function, pain management and tisue repair. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours)

Units: 3

PHTH 229. Management of Neurological Disorders in Physical Therapy II

Advanced evaluation and treatment approaches to neurological disabilities in adults with emphasis on therapeutic intervention and program planning for the patient with neurological problems such as spinal cord injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis (MS), and traumatic head injury (THI).

Units: 3

PHTH 237. Physical Therapy Management in Pediatrics

Advanced study of diagnosis and physical therapy problems found in pediatrics. Evaluation and intervention principles are used ot discuss and explore clinical manifestations associated with diseases and functional impairments. Emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic intervention and program planning.

Units: 3

PHTH 238. Physical Therapy Managemetn in Geriatrics

A synthesis of biology of aging with common orthopedic and neurological problems special to the older patient. This course emphasizes analysis of clinical problems and issues facing the physical therapist in utilizing functional testing and community resources with the elderly.

Units: 2

PHTH 239. Medical Screening: Physical Diagnosis for Physical Therapists

Prerequisites: Admissions to DPT program. Study of functional profiles of clients with emphasis on signs and symptoms associated with musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, peripheral vascular and neurologic diagnosis. Emphasis on methods to determine the most appropriate intervention strategy for each patient or client through the diagnosis process.

Units: 3

PHTH 240. Advances in Orthopedic Physical Therapy I

Prerequisite: PHTH 217, PHTH 218 or permission of instructor. Exploration of treatment of orthopedic problems.

Units: 2

PHTH 241. Advances in Physical Therapy II

Prerequisite: PHTH 217, PHTH 218 or permission of instructor. A continuation of Advances in Orthopedic Physical Therapy I.

Units: 2

PHTH 242. Advanced Clinical Anatomy I

Prerequisite: PHTH 115, PHTH 125 or permission of instructor. Exploration of clinical application of anatomical structures of joints.

Units: 2

PHTH 243. Advanced Clinical Anatomy II

Prerequisites: PHTH 242 or permission of instructor. A continuation of Advanced Clinical Anatomy I

Units: 2

PHTH 244. Advances in Management of the Aging Population

Prerequisite: PHTH 127 or permission of instructor. Exploration of special approaches and considerations of intervention of conditions of aging.

Units: 2

PHTH 245. Advances in Management of the Neurological Patient

Prerequisite: PHTH 227, PHTH 228 or permission of instructor. Exploration of advanced multisystem treatment approaches in neuro-rehabilitation.

Units: 2

PHTH 247. Sports Injuries

Exploration in advances in management of sports injuries.

Units: 2

PHTH 248. Advances in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Prerequisite: PHTH 236 or permission of instructor. Exploration of the components of implementing and maintaining multilevels of cardiac rehabilitation and the management of patients with cardiac disease.

Units: 2

PHTH 249. Contemporary Issues in Delivery of Physical Therapy Services

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration of emerging trends and issues in contemporary physical therapy practice.

Units: 2

PHTH 255. Clinical Learning II

Uses Gait, Balance, and Mobility Clinic as an experiential model for clinical decision analysis. With faculty supervision, students are responsible for evaluation and treatment of clients. Students communicate their assessment findings and intervention through documentation.

Units: 2

PHTH 257. Clinical Experience II

This 12-week externship during summer allows the student to apply academic knowledge related to examination, evaluation, and intervention in managing the physical therapy patient.

Units: 2

PHTH 258. Integrated Clinical Management I

Designed as a continuation from PHTH 254, this course is designed to progress the development of student clincal competencies needed in the outpatient orthopedic setting.

Units: 2

PHTH 259. Integrated Clinical Management II

Prerequisites: PH TH 256, 258; successful completion of first year of Master of Physical Therapy Program. Integration of diagnostic findings, patient history and resource constraints to establish a physical therapy plan of care. Emphasis on management of patients with multi-system involvement and justification of service delivery in regard to outcomes and resource limitations.

Units: 2

PHTH 260. Administration of Physical Therapy Services

Application of administration and organization of a physical therapy service, including supervision issues, fiscal considerations, marketing and public relations, outcomes management, utilization and quality management.

Units: 2

PHTH 260. Administration of Physical Therapy Services

Application of administration and organization of a physical therapy service, including supervision issues, fiscal considerations, marketing and public relations, outcomes management, utilization and quality management.

Units: 2

PHTH 261. Pharmacology and Radiology for Physical Therapists

Students will develop skills required of the physical therapist to understand and utilize radiological diagnosis and diagnostic imaging procedures as well as the important elements of pharmacological mechanisms and drug interactions that are essential for physical therapy practice.

Units: 3

PHTH 262. Cooperative Education in Physical Therapy

Prerequisite: student must have completed the first semester of the Professional Physical Therapy Program. Cooperative education students are given the opportunity to combine classroom theory with "on-the-job training" to work with professionals in their field of study.

Units: 1-2, Repeatable up to 6 units

PHTH 280. Mentored Clinical Clerkship

Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program. In a community or university setting, the student will see patients and supervise support staff with experienced clinicians providing mentoring and consultation in terms of case reviews, physical therapy techniques, team practice, and review of specialty. (6 units) CR/NC grading

Units: 6

PHTH 290. Independent Study

Supervised guidance for students who wish to do additional research. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-6

PHTH 293. Professional Colloquium I

Addresses professional behavior standards in relation to patient care interactions and relationships wit hcolleagues and community, including documentation and professional service learning.

Units: 1

PHTH 295. Case Reports I

Prerequisite: Admission into DPT program. During the first of a two course sequence, the student develops case reporting skills. Each student will be responsible for presenting a unique case study that includes a review of the literature on diagnosis and treatment of the case. (2 units)

Units: 2

PHTH 296. Case Reports II

Prerequisites: Admission into DPT program. Completion of PHTH 295. During the second of a two course sequence, the student will develop a case(s) on an issue that is relevant to Physical Therapy in a manuscript format acceptable for publication. (3 units)

Units: 3

PHTH 297. Evidence Based Practice II

Prerequisites: Admission into DPT program; completion of PT 209 (UCSF). The student will learn the principles of evidence based practice, requireing each student to critique literature and physical therapy relevant journals with an expectation to enter articles into a PT database. (2 semester units)

Units: 3

PHTH 297. Evidence Based Practice in Physical Therapy

This course will prepare students to apply the principles of evidence based practice to clinical decision making.

Units: 3

PHTH 298. Project

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy for MPT degree. See criteria for Thesis and Project. A project appropriate to the profession of physical therapy that demonstrates critical inquiry, independent thinking, and rationale is required. An abstract, written manuscript and oral defense will be required. Limited enrollment. Student must have departmental approval. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

PHTH 298A. Mentored Clinical Research Clerkship I

Prerequisite: Admission into DPT program. This course will provide supervised time for the students to complete a clinical research project. This could be one started in the MS program, a new question, or data analysis and preparation of a manuscript. Approved for RP grading. (4 units)

Units: 4

PHTH 298B. Mentored Clinical Research Clerkship II

Prerequisite: Admission into DPT program; completion of PHTH 298A. This is the culmination of the mentored clinical research experience. Must have completed PHTH 298A with a B or better. (2 units)

Units: 2

PHTH 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project PHTH 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

PHTH 506. Motor Development through the Lifespan

Motor development is a lecture course. This course human motor development, integrating physiological, psychological, sociological and spiritual domains while emphasizing the interaction between the systems. This course is in preparation for PHTh 537 Physical Therapy Management in Pediatrics.

Units: 2

PHTH 507. Foundations of Patient Assessment and Clinical Management in Physical Therapy I

This course involves selected theory and clinical application of essential evaluation, treatment procedures and interventions utilized in physical therapy practice including examination procedures, physical agents, massage, therapeutic exercise, and transfer and mobility training.

Units: 4

PHTH 508. Foundations of Patient Assessment and Clinical Management in Physical Therapy II

This course involves selected theory and clinical application of essential evaluation, treatment procedures and interventions utilized in physical therapy practice including examination procedures, physical agents, massage, therapeutic exercise, and transfer and mobility training.

Units: 4

PHTH 509. Clinical Pathokinesiology

This course focuses on management of musculoskeletal impairments involving complex, multisystems in persons across the life span. Emphasis is on developing clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and decision-making applied to various patient populations with impairments and functional limitations.

Units: 3

PHTH 510. Anatomy of the Appendicular Skeleton

Units: 3

PHTH 511. Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton

This course is an advanced study of the structure and function of the human body as a basis for understanding normal human movement. This course will emphasize the trunk and spine. (Instructional materials fee, $35).

Units: 4

PHTH 512. Applied Pathophysiology for Physical Therapists

This course involves an advanced study of physiology of body systems and the responses to normal aging, environmental influences, and pathological dysfunction. Includes cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, neurological, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems.

Units: 3

PHTH 517. Orthopedic Management in Physical Therapy I

Analysis of musculoskeletal disabilities with emphasis on physical assessment, methods of therapeutic intervention, clinical decision making and program planning. Selected lectures by medical practitioners on medical-surgical management of orthopedic conditions. Focus will be towards dysfunction involving the extremities.

Units: 4

PHTH 518. Orthopedic Management in Physical Therapy II

This course is an analysis of musculoskeletal disabilities with emphasis on physical assessment, methods of therapeutic intervention, clinical decision making and program planning towards dysfunction involving the spine and pelvic girdle. (2 hour lecture; 6 hour lab)

Units: 4

PHTH 526. Electrophysiologic Approaches to Patient Care

Exploration of advanced theories and principles related to the clinical use of electrophysiologic modalities. Includes electroneuromuscular stimulation for motor performance, nerve function, pain management and tissue repair.

Units: 3

PHTH 527. Applied Neurosciences

An advanced study of normal structure and function of the peripheral and central nervous system as a basis for understanding clinical manifestations seen in neurological disorders. This course is in preparation for evaluating and treating patients with neurological disorders. (2 hr lecture; 6 hr lab)

Units: 4

PHTH 528. Management of Neurological Disorders in Physical Therapy I

Advanced evaluation and treatment approaches to neurological disabilities in adults with emphasis on therapeutic intervention, program planning, and outcome measurements for the patient with neurological problems such as balance disorders, stroke, and Parkinson's disease.

Units: 3

PHTH 529. Management of Neurological Disorders in Physical Therapy II

Advanced evaluation and treatment approaches to neurological disabilities in adults with emphasis on therapeutic intervention, program planning, and outcome measurements for the patient with neurological problems such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic head injury.

Units: 3

PHTH 533. Functional Kinesiology for Physical Therapists

This course presents basic principles, theories and applications of biomechanics. Kinesiology and pathokinesiology of the extremities, thorax, vertebral column, and temporomandibular joint will be discussed.

Units: 2

PHTH 534. Gait and Movement

This course presents a study of normal and abnormal gait, the principles of ergonomics, biomechanics of posture, and functional capacity evaluations.

Units: 3

PHTH 535. Exercise Physiology for Physical Therapists

Provides theoretical basis for understanding the body's physiological responses to exercise. Investigates how the support systems of the body (respiratory, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, metabolic, and hormonal) function, in cooperation with human energy production to insure that energy is provided for exercise.

Units: 3

PHTH 536. Physical Therapy Management of Body Systems

Evaluation and therapeutic intervention in the clinical management of normal and pathological conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine and integumentary systems. A focus on the development of advanced knowledge and skills in patient evaluation, program planning and treatment procedures.

Units: 3

PHTH 537. Physical Therapy Management in Pediatrics

Advanced study of diagnosis and physical therapy problems found in pediatrics. Evaluation and intervention principles are used ot discuss and explore clinical manifestations associated with diseases and functional impairments. Emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic intervention and program planning. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 3

PHTH 538. Physical Therapy Management in Geriatrics

A synthesis of biology of aging with common orthopedic and neurological problems special to the older patient. This course emphasizes analysis of clinical problems and issues facing the physical therapist in utilizing functional testing and community resources with the elderly.

Units: 3

PHTH 539. Physical Diagnosis

This course presents functional profiles of clients with emphasis on signs and symptoms associated with musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, peripheral vascular and neurologic diagnosis. Emphasis on methods to determine the most appropriate intervention strategy for each patient or client through the diagnosis process.

Units: 3

PHTH 554. Clinical Learning I

Uses an experiential model for clinical decisions and reflection. The course requires students to consider appropriate tests, assessments, and interventions by examining and providing treatments for clients through participation in the Department & Health Center sponsored Musculoskeletal Care Clinic (MSC).

Units: 2

PHTH 555. Clinical Learning II

Uses Gait, Balance, and Mobility Center as an experiential model for clinical decision analysis. With faculty supervision students are responsible for evaluation and treatment of clients. Students communicate their assessment findings and intervention through documentation.

Units: 2

PHTH 556. Clinical Learning III

Designed as a continuation from PHTH 254, this course is designed to progress the development of student clinical competencies needed in the outpatient orthopedic setting.

Units: 2

PHTH 557. Clinical Experience I

This 9 week externship during summer allows the student to apply academic knolwedge in a clinical setting. Comprehensive examination, evaluation, and intervention will be used to manage the physical therapy patient. CR/NC grading only. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 4

PHTH 558. Clinical Experience II

This 12 week externship during the summer allows the student to apply academic knowledge related to examination, evaluation, and intervention will be used to manage the physical therapy patient. CR/NC grading only. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 6

PHTH 559. Clinical Experience III

This final 9 week externship during spring semester allows the student to apply academic knowledge in a clinical setting. Upon completion the student must demonstrate mastery of physical therapy skills considered appropriate for entry level practice. CR/NC grading only. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 4

PHTH 561. Pharmacology for Physical Therapists

Students will develop skills required for the physical therapist to understand and utilize important elements or pharmacological mechanisms and drug interactions that are essential for clinical decision making in physical therapy practice.

Units: 2

PHTH 563. Radiology for Physical Therapists

Students will develop skills required for the physical therapist to understand and utilize radiological diagnosis and diagnostic imaging procedures, as needed for clinical decision making in physical therapy practice.

Units: 2

PHTH 564. Prosthetics

This course provides the student with didactic knowledge and clinical skills necessary to successfully provide physical therapy evaluation and management of the patient following extremity amputation, with an emphasis on lower extremity.

Units: 1

PHTH 565S. Community Outreach Wellness

This is a Service learning course that presents essential concepts related to the roles of physical therapists in prevention and in the promotion of health, wellness, and fitness. This course includes application of concepts through service learning in selected community agencies.

Units: 1

PHTH 591. Research Methods

Study and application of research design and critical research reading skills. The student will gain important insights into the research process and become a discriminating consumer of published research.

Units: 3

PHTH 592. Clinical Teaching and Mentoring

This course is a lecture/seminar course. This course will prepare students to integrate their role as educators in many areas of practice including patient education, clinical instruction, mentoring as a community/public educator using educational theory that affects learning.

Units: 1

PHTH 593. Professional Colloquium I

This course addresses professional behavior standards in relation to patient care interactions and relationships with colleagues and community including documentation and professional service learning.

Units: 2

PHTH 594. Professional Colloquium II

Presents topics relative to global healthcare delivery models focusing on the healthcare system in the United States. It reviews community health services, prevention, health policy, reimbursement, referral, and legal issues related to profession.

Units: 2

PHTH 595. Case Based Learning

Seminar course with case based problem solving and clinical decision making discussions in a Grand Round format.

Units: 2

PHTH 596. Case Reports

This course involves development of case reporting skills, with a presentation of unique case study that includes a review of the literature on fiagnosis and treatment of the case. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3

PHTH 597. Evidence Based Practice in Physical Therapy

This course will prepare students to apply the principles of evidence based practice to clinical decision making.

Units: 3

PHTH 598. Doctoral Project

A doctoral project appropriate to the profession of physical therapy that demonstrates critical inquiry, independent thinking, and rationale is required. An abstract, written manuscript and oral defense will be required. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 3