Feb 06, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023
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DPT 653 - Physiology & Pharmacology I


4 credit(s)
This course focuses on physiologic principles as they relate to optimal human function and efficient movement. The definition, incidence, etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of common respiratory, cardiovascular, muscle, and, endocrine conditions are discussed. Integration of medical and physical therapy management of diseases and disorders is emphasized. Pharmacodynamics of specific drug classes and their effects on rehabilitation are discussed. Evaluations, functional treatment plans, and direct interventions to improve functional performance in healthy individuals as well as individuals with varied chronic diseases are taught. Physical exams and direct interventions for pulmonary and cardiac systems will be practiced in laboratory sessions.



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