The curriculum includes four Integrated Case Studies courses involving assimilation and application of clinical knowledge and clinical skills through case scenarios and early integrated clinical experiences. The course series broadly encompasses habits of the head, heart, hands, and health in management of lifespan related dysfunctions of the movement system. This course (1) focuses on integration of introductory clinical anatomy, clinical physiology, and patient/client management providing the framework for the next three courses. In this course students will focus on integration of fundamental communication skills for patient interview, patient education and clinical documentation; initial psychomotor skills for functional mobility and patient examination; and initial evidence-based clinical reasoning skills for patient-centered care.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.