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Cleveland State University Course Info

Cleveland, Ohio


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DPT 604

Pathology for Physical Therapists

This course will provide knowledge regarding pathologies of the major systems of the body to include the etiology, pathophysiology, incidence, clinical manifestations, medical evaluation and common medical interventions, throughout the life span. The student will gain an appreciation, as a future clinician, to adequately communicate their knowledge, perform verbal and basic physical screenings, and identify yellow/red flags. Imaging and pharmacology as it pertains to each pathology will be presented. The impact that physical therapists can have, along with obtaining beginning differential diagnosis skills, with be developed.

Units: 4.0