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DPT 742 Introduction to Patient Examination

This course introduces patient/client management frameworks, and the clinical examination sequence used throughout the curriculum. Students will learn to use the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health to inform clinical decision making. Psychomotor skills foundational to clinical examination and evaluation are introduced, including but not limited to palpation, posture, anthropometrics, goniometry, manual muscle testing, upper and lower quarter musculoskeletal screening.  Students will begin to develop patient interview and documentation skills.

Prerequisite: Admission to Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.