Feb 06, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023
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DPT 650 - Infect Immune & Metabl Dz


3 credit(s)
This course examines basic cellular and molecular processes that underlie many of the diagnoses encountered as physical therapists. General concepts of pathology are presented with a focus on the pathophysiology and medical conditions of selected organ systems. This course includes the study of inflammation/ immunology, infectious diseases and metabolism. The definition, incidence, etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations are discussed for the most common medical conditions related to each system. Standard medical therapies are discussed, including pharmacological and surgical interventions. An emphasis is placed upon differential screening and recognition of medical complications that require precautions or represent contraindications to physical therapy treatment. In addition this course is designed to provide skills related to medical screening through physical examination and evaluation.



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