Physical Therapy

Office: 2248 EACPHS; 313-577-1432
Chairperson: Malcolm Cutchin
Director: Sarah F. Maher, Physical Therapy Program
http://www.pt.cphs.wayne.edu/

Physical Therapists provide services to patients/clients who have impairments of body function and structure, activity limitations and participation restrictions or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes. Physical therapists collaborate with a variety of professionals, address risk factors to health, are leaders and providers in the areas of prevention and promoting health, wellness and fitness, serve as educators, consultants, administrators and advocates, utilize critical inquiry skills and direct and supervise the provision of physical therapy services. Physical Therapy services include examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention primarily for individuals with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and/or integumentary conditions. Physical therapists practice in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practice, schools, academia, home care, industrial clinics, sports clinics, rehabilitation centers and health and wellness programs. Students interested in the physical therapy should profession also visit the American Physical Therapy Association website.

The physical therapy curriculum at Wayne State University is a professional degree program leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The entire program involves a pre-professional component: ninety credits of undergraduate course work; a first year of physical therapy courses taken under qualified graduate status; and the final two and one half years of Physical Therapy courses taken under regular graduate status. Only those portions of the program that may be completed during the first four years of what is usually construed as an undergraduate matriculation are presented in this Bulletin. The balance of the program is presented in the Graduate Bulletin.

The program of study in physical therapy is accredited by the:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program
Attn: Accreditation Dept.
1111 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria VA 22314-1488
(http://www.apta.org)

Graduates who receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree are eligible to take the national physical therapy licensure examination and the Canadian licensure examination and for active membership in the American Physical Therapy Association.

ADAMO, DIANE: Ph.D., University of Michigan; M.S., B.S., Wayne State University; Associate Professor

BIRK, THOMAS J.: Ph.D., University of Mississippi; MPT, Oakland University; M.S., Northern Illinois University; B.S., University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; Associate Professor

DICKSON, JENNIFER: D.P.T., M.P.T., B.S., Oakland University; Clinical Assistant Professor

FRITZ, NORA E.: Ph.D., D.P.T., The Ohio State University; B.S., Miami University; Assistant Professor

GALEN, SUJAY: Ph.D., University of Strathclyde; BPT, Christian Medical College; Associate Professor

MAHER, SARA F.: D.Sc.P.T., Oakland University; M.P.T., B.S., Wayne State University; B.A., Western Michigan University; Associate Professor (Clinical) and Program Director

MALEK, MOH: Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S., California State University Fullerton; B.A., The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer College; Associate Professor

PEPIN, MARIE-EVE: D.P.T., MGH Institute of Health Sciences; M.S., Oakland University; B.S., McGill University; Clinical Assistant Professor

POCIASK, FREDRICK: Ph.D., Wayne State University; M.S., B.S., Oakland University; Clinical Assistant Professor

REID, KRISTINA: M.S., P.T., Oakland University; Lecturer

ROCHE, JOSEPH A.: Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore; B.P.T., Christian Medical College; Assistant Professor

SCHILLER, MARTHA: D.P.T., University of St. Augustine; M.S.A., Central Michigan University; B.S. University of Western Ontario; Clinical Assistant Professor

PT 5010 Clinical Applications I Cr. 1

First part-time supervised clinical experience for physical therapy students. Orientation to clinical education; practice to develop professional behaviors, observation skills, communication, basic examination and intervention. Two half-days per week in seven-week term. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: PT 5320 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- and PT 5020 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $50

PT 5020 (WI) Foundations of Physical Therapy Cr. 2

Sociological and historical background of the PT profession. Professional behavior, patient care interaction and medical terminology. Basic physical therapy care procedures, documentation, patient education, care in medical emergencies. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $55

PT 5030 Basic Patient Care in Physical Therapy Cr. 2

Introduction to the basic skills necessary for patient care and provide a foundation to the theory and practice of basic patient care procedures for the Physical Therapist. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree; enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

PT 5070 Clinical Applications II Cr. 2

Second part-time supervised clinical experience for physical therapy students. Orientation to clinical education including basic and intermediate examination and intervention skills, professional behavior, communication, documentation. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: PT 5010 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

PT 5100 Therapeutic Exercise I Cr. 3

Foundational course designed to focus on the principles and techniques of therapeutic exercise for patients with pathological conditions to the neuromusculoskeletal system. Students will develop and administer treatment plans for specific patient problems and progress treatment plans based on patient condition and response to treatment. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: PT 5430 and PT 5500

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $50

PT 5120 Human Growth and Development Cr. 2

Theories and basic principles in prenatal, physical, sensorimotor, perceptual, cognitive, social, emotional and language growth and development. Implications for physical therapy evaluation and treatment of children with developmental disabilities. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: PT 5020

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $10

PT 5300 Surface Anatomy Cr. 2

Laboratory-based course teaching skills for soft tissue palpation, identification of surface anatomy landmarks, soft tissue mobilization and massage. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

PT 5320 Basic Examination and Evaluation Procedures Cr. 3

Lecture and laboratory experience focusing on principles and procedures of foundational medical screening, physical therapy differentiation, and clinical reasoning and decision-making skills; basic principles and techniques for posture, integumentary, neurological, range of motion, and strength examination and evaluation, documenting progress and outcome, and the continued development of patient care skills. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: PT 5200 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- and PT 5300 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- and PT 5400 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C- and PT 5500 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C-

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $10

PT 5400 Neurosciences for Health Care Professionals Cr. 3

Study of the human central nervous system; emphasis on sensory and motor systems and structures that contribute to normal movement. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $50

Equivalent: OT 5400

PT 5430 Clinical Medicine Cr. 4

Disease processes, and medical and surgical interventions. Role of physical therapy as part of comprehensive multi-disciplinary health care team. Offered Spring/Summer.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

PT 5500 Kinesiology and Biomechanics Cr. 3

Normal movement and biomechanics applied to the human body. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: PT 5200 with a minimum grade of C- and PT 5210 with a minimum grade of C- and PT 5400 with a minimum grade of C-

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $10

PT 5505 Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy Cr. 3

Knowledge of basic human anatomy for students in health science professional programs; foundation for further study in clinical sciences. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Equivalent: OT 5505

PT 5510 Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy: Laboratory Cr. 1

Examination of prosections, dissection of human cadavers; didactic study. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $220

Equivalent: OT 5510

PT 5650 Pathophysiology for Health Sciences Cr. 3

Fundamental knowledge of the nature of disease for the health sciences student; physiologic and morphologic changes accompanying disease processes; mechanisms of repair and recovery. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Equivalent: OT 5650, RT 5650

PT 5660 Pathokinesiology Cr. 3

Continuation of P T 5500 designed to teach the biomechanical and kinesiological principles of human movement as related to anatomical and neuroanatomical structure. Analysis of pathological motion and pathokinesiology of selected joints will be included. Offered Spring/Summer.

Prerequisite: PT 5500

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $10

PT 5800 Clinical Education I Cr. 3

Full-time supervised clinical experience for physical therapy students. Six-week experience. First in a two-course clinical education sequence. Offered Spring/Summer.

Prerequisite: PT 7120 with a minimum grade of C or PT 7220 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $20

PT 5820 Clinical Education II Cr. 3

Full-time supervised clinical experience for physical therapy students. Six-week experience. Second in a two-course clinical education sequence. Offered Spring/Summer.

Prerequisite: PT 5800 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $30

PT 6100 Therapeutic Exercise II Cr. 3

Advanced application of principles and techniques of therapeutic exercise; evaluation and modification of therapeutic exercise plan of care, based on physical and functional responses and characteristics of patients or clients. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: PT 5100

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Course Material Fees: $60

PT 6200 Diversity, Ethics and Legal Issues in Health Care Cr. 3

Impact of diversity and legal practice standards, including federal, state, and institutional regulations related to patient care and fiscal management of health care practice. Issues in cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural competence, ethics, and ethical decision making in personal, professional, and societal contexts. Self-analysis of personal attitudes, values, and beliefs. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: PT 5120

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

PT 6300 Research I: Critical Thinking Cr. 2-3

Introduction to evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning and decision making. Identification, location, critique and analysis of evidence. Evidence-based case report appropriate for publication required, if elected for three credits. Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

PT 6310 Physiology of Exercise II Cr. 3

Metabolic, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory adjustments to acute and chronic exercise in health and disease, including body composition and weight control, nutritional considerations, and the effects of different environments on exercise performance. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: KIN 3570 with a minimum grade of C-

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Equivalent: KIN 6310, PSL 6010

PT 6400 Teaching and Learning in Health Care Cr. 2-3

Exploration of theoretical and practical issues pertinent to physical therapy profession: educational methods, adult learning theories, instructional design methodologies, evaluation, instructional management. Additional project required if elected for three credits. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

PT 6500 Pharmacology Cr. 2

Effects of drug distribution, absorption and excretion as pertaining to physical therapy. Major drug categories, OTC, and nutritional supplements, pertinent to acute and chronic responses to physical therapy; indications, mechanisms, effects. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: PT 5430 and PT 7400

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

PT 6700 Motor Learning and Motor Control Cr. 2-3

Current theories and concepts in processes of motor skill acquisition and performance, from a behavioral objective. Additional evidence-based case reports required if elected for three credits. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: PT 5400 with a minimum grade of C-

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

PT 6750 Seminar: Complementary and Alternative Health Care Cr. 2

Physical, psychological, and nutritional approaches relevant to practice of physical therapy. Seminar course. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: PT 5430 and PT 5650

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.