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Fall 2014 - Summer 2015 Graduate Catalog 
Fall 2014 - Summer 2015 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

NDPT 7311 - Patient Care Skills I: Exam

The knowledge and skills necessary for examination of patients leading to physical therapy diagnoses, prognoses and evaluation will be presented and practiced. Theory and techniques for measurement of physical therapy and physiological entities will include: obtaining medical history, palpation technique, draping/positioning, screening for dysfunction in human systems (integumentary, cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cognitive); vital signs tests, reflex assessment, manual muscle tests, muscle length tests, range of motion, and postural assessment. Students will learn to discuss and document their examination findings. Reliability and validity of the measurements will be explored, with emphasis placed on precision of measurement, elimination of errors in testing, and accuracy of documentation. Activities will include a range of experiences, progressing from normal to pathological conditions, across the spectra of age, sex, culture, and race.