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DPT 741 Physical Therapy Fundamentals

This course introduces students to fundamental clinical psychomotor skills, problem-solving and clinical decision-making processes. It is designed to prepare the student for patient care skills including communication, assessment of vital signs, bed mobility, positioning, draping, transfers, gait training with assistive devices, and wheelchair measurement and management. The course emphasizes patient and practitioner safety, including prevention of nosocomial injuries and infections and optimal body mechanics.   

Prerequisite: Admission to Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.