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PT 700 : Comprehensive Physical Therapy Management

Prerequisites: PT 201, PT 202, PATH 135.01, and admission to classified graduate status in physical therapy or consent of instructor. (Plus-minus letter grade; no CR/NC allowed; RP)
Description: Physical therapy management in acute care, emergencies, dermatological conditions, wound care, adaptive procedures and equipment, communication disorders, fitness testing and promotion, and rehabilitation of medical problems resulting in physical disabilities. Classwork, 1 unit; laboratory, 2 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 704 : Education, Health Promotion, Wellness, and Prevention in Physical Therapy

Prerequisites: Admission to classified graduate status in physical therapy or consent of instructor.
Description: Principles of communication, learning and memory affecting physical therapists' roles as an educator in individualized patient and caregiver instruction, staff development programs, community health, wellness, and prevention programs. (Plus-minus letter grade; no CR/NC allowed; RP)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PT 705 : Administration and Organization in Physical Therapy

Prerequisites: Admission to classified graduate status in physical therapy or consent of instructor.
Description: Specific administrative and planning skills required for physical therapy practice in various settings. Quality assurance, documentation, personnel and fiscal management, planning, contracting, health services administration, health care team, professional and medical-legal issues. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 706 : Structure, Function and Motion in Physical Therapy

Prerequisites: Admission into the MS-DPT program
Description: Combine knowledge of human anatomy with basic structural and kinesiological principles to understand normal functional motion of the spine, trunk, and extremities in preparation for the analysis of abnormal human motion in the Neuromusculoskeletal Pathokinesiology PT course series. 1 unit seminar, 1 unit laboratory. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

PT 710 : Neurological Pathokinesiology I

Prerequisites: Admission to classified graduate status in Physical Therapy or consent of instructor.
Description: Pathokinesiological and neuromotor principles applied to physical therapy assessment and intervention for neurological dysfunction; physical rehabilitation of adults with neurological impairments, limitations, and disability from trauma, tumors, vascular problems, infectious or degenerative diseases. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PT 711 : Neurological Pathokinesiology II

Prerequisites: PT 710, admission to classified graduate status in physical therapy or consent of instructor.
Description: Pathokinesiological and neuromotor principles applied to examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care and intervention of neurological dysfunction in pediatric patients. Includes dysfunction from trauma, congenital defects, and degenerative diseases. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 720 : Cardiopulmonary Pathokinesiology I

Prerequisites: Admission to classified graduate status in physical therapy or consent of instructor.
Description: Assessment and treatment of kinesiological/physiological dysfunction of cardiac and pulmonary systems. Physical rehabilitation or training for cardiac and/or pulmonary limitations arising from trauma, disease, congenital defect, or life style. Classwork, 1 unit; laboratory, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 735 : Psychosocial Issues in Rehabilitation Sciences

Prerequisites: Admission to classified graduate status in PT or consent of instructor.
Description: Psychosocial factors and models of therapeutic interventions that influence patient and physical therapist interactions; exploration of supportive services leading to maximal independence within the health service and community environments. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PT 736 : Ecological and Organizational Issues in Rehabilitation

Prerequisites: Admission to classified graduate status in physical therapy or consent of instructor.
Description: Cultural, environmental, and legislative issues affecting accessibility of physical therapy and related services. Sociocultural issues relative to quality of health as a right; influences of political and fiscal climates on trends in models of health care delivery. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 741 : Musculoskeletal Pathokinesiology I

Prerequisites: PT 200, PT 201, and PT 706.
Description: Surface anatomy, basic structure, biomechanical principles applied to the understanding of normal and abnormal human motion in the lower extremities and to the analysis of physical function. Examination, evaluation, treatment skills for musculoskeletal disorders. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PT 742 : Musculoskeletal Pathokinesiology II

Prerequisites: PT 741.
Description: Surface anatomy, basic structure, biomechanical principles applied to the analysis of normal/ abnormal human motion, and physical function in the spine, pelvis, upper extremities. Examination, evaluation, and treatment skills for musculoskeletal disorders. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 743 : Musculoskeletal Pathokinesiology III

Prerequisites: PT 741, PT 742.
Description: Assessment and therapeutic techniques in management of complex patients with musculoskeletal problems. Evaluation and application of research. Problem solving. Patient presentation; evaluation of new techniques. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (Formerly PT 702.) (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 801 : Clinical Clerkship I

Prerequisites: Successful completion of year 1 coursework with minimum GPA of 3.0; must be admitted to DPT program.
Description: Full-time 8 week clinical affiliation. Students participate in patient care, attend clinic meetings and seminars, present an inservice, write personal clinical goals, and reflections. (CR/NC grading only, RP.)
Units: 6
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

PT 802 : Clinical Clerkship II

Prerequisites: Successful completion of year 2 coursework with minimum GPA of 3.0; must be admitted to DPT program.
Description: Full-time 8 week clinical affiliation. Students participate in patient care, attend clinic meetings and seminars, present an inservice, submit case reports, and write personal clinical goals, and reflections. CR/NC grading only, RP.
Units: 6
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

PT 803 : Clinical Clerkship III

Prerequisites: Successful completion of year 2 coursework with minimum GPA of 3.0; must be admitted to DPT program.
Description: Full-time 8 week clinical affiliation. Students participate in patient care, attend clinic meetings and seminars, present an inservice, submit case reports, and write personal clinical goals, and reflections. . (CR/NC only, RP.)
Units: 6
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

PT 890 : Research Seminar in Physical Therapy

Prerequisites: PT 253; admission to classified graduate status in physical therapy or consent of instructor.
Description: Research designs, problem solving, methodologies, and data analysis for specific topics in basic and clinical physical therapy research. Implementation of one facet of an on-going project, under guidance of the principal investigator. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3

PT 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of major adviser and supervising faculty member; admission to classified graduate status in physical therapy or consent of instructor.
Description: Independent study or research planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a faculty member. Open only to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 1-3

PT 908 : Professional Colloquium

Prerequisites: Admission to DPT program and PT 208 (UCSF).
Description: Topics relative to evidence based PT practice: ethics, human subjects, research, authorship, scientific writing; and to professional issues: legislation, direct access to PT services, and reimbursement for services. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 910 : Evidence Based Practice

Prerequisites: Successful completion of PT 209 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Description: Students will continue the evidence-based review they started in PT 209, performing a meta analysis to answer their own research question. Students will present their findings orally and in a publication-style manuscript for the DPT culminating experience. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 920 : Case Reports

Prerequisites: Admission to DPT program.
Description: Research, preparation, and presentation of a case report on the diagnosis and treatment of a patient care problem relevant to physical therapy. (Plus-minus letter grade; no CR/NC allowed; RP)
Units: 5
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

PT 930 : Mentored Clinical Clerkship

Prerequisites: PT 801, 802, and 803; minimum GPA of 3.0 in coursework to date; must be admitted to DPT program.
Description: In a clinical setting, students treat patients and work with experienced clinicians who provide mentoring and consultation for case reviews, physical therapy techniques and review of specialty areas; full-time 8 week clinical experience. CR/NC grading. May be repeated for a total of 12 units.
Units: 6

PT 960 : Teaching Practicum

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the doctoral program in physical therapy; PT 704 or equivalent.
Description: Develop necessary teaching skills for classroom, clinic, and laboratory. Students take this course at least twice and teach in the clinic at least one semester and in the classroom, one semester. CR/NC grading only. May be repeated for a total of 12 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 990 : Doctoral Colloquium

Prerequisites: Acceptance into doctoral program in physical therapy and California licensure.
Description: Forum for discussion on current research, application of research to practice. Students participate in all semesters in the doctoral program and are responsible for planning at least one session. CR/NC grading only. Must be repeated for a minimum of 4 units; may not be taken for more than 8 units.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 996 : Directed Studies

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the doctoral program in physical therapy.
Description: Development of research skills in preparation for doctoral laboratory original research. Student will be in a laboratory setting with faculty, post-doctoral and pre-doctoral students. Consists of seminars, journal clubs, and laboratory assignments. CR/NC grading only. May be repeated for a total of 9 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

PT 997 : Research

Prerequisites: Nine units of PT 996 or UCSF equivalent; passing score on Oral Comp exam.
Description: Collection of data on original research project under the direction of dissertation advisor and dissertation committee. Determination of objectives and evaluation criteria by advisor based on stage of the project. CR/NC grading. May be repeated for a total of 8 units.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014
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