AHCJ 305 Infectious Disease and the Health
Care Provider (1)
Current issues related to infectious disease, with special emphasis on principles of epidemiology and the etiology of HIV/AIDS. Discusses disease pathology and modes of transmission compared with hepatitis, tuberculosis, and influenza. Development of ethical response to psychosocial, economic, and legal concerns. Strategies and programs for education, prevention, and identification of resources. Impact on the health care worker; risk factors; and precautions for blood-borne pathogens, HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis.
AHCJ 510 Human Gross Anatomy (9)
Gross anatomy of the musculoskeletal system, with emphasis on spatial orientation, joint structure, skeletal muscle origins, insertions, actions, nerves, and blood supply. A cadaver-based course.
AHCJ 516 Clinical Imaging (3)
Studies the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of selected bone and joint pathologies. Discusses current literature for selected pathologies.
AHCJ 524 Pharmacology (2)
Introduces pharmacology, including study of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and actions of pharmaceuticals commonly encountered in various allied health professions.
AHCJ 538 Histology (2, 3)
Advanced histology of joint pathology and the associated changes in bone, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Paper required for third unit.
AHCJ 542 Pathology I (4)
Fundamental mechanisms of disease, including cell injury; inflammation, repair, regeneration, and fibrosis; and vascular, cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, and integumentary pathologies.
AHCJ 543 Pathology II (3, 4)
Fundamental mechanisms of disease, including the central and peripheral nervous systems, bone and joint, skeletal muscle, developmental, genetic, infectious, and parasitic pathologies; and neoplasia. Fourth unit requires two autopsy viewings and written report.
AHCJ 560 Physiology (4)
Physiology of the human body, including cellular, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, and endocrine physiology.
AHCJ 561 Neuroscience I: Neuroanatomy (4)
Basic anatomy and function of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems and related structures.
Gross anatomy of the brain and spinal cord. Functional consideration of cranial nerves, tracks, and nuclei of major systems. Lecture, slides, and laboratory with specimens.
AHCJ 562 Neuroscience II: Neurophysiology (3)
Detailed study of neuromuscular physiology.
Prerequisite: AHCJ 418.
AHCJ 563 Neuroscience III: Clinical
Systematic review of clinical disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems, emphasizing sensorimotor sequelae of injury and disease.
AHCJ 721 Wholeness Portfolio I (1)
Students continue developing a portfolio that illustrates the potential graduate's ability to meet the student learning outcomes set by Loma Linda University—including wholeness, Christ-centered values, commitment to discovery and lifelong learning, effective communication, embracing and serving a diverse world, and collaboration.
AHCJ 722 Wholeness Portfolio II (1)
Students continue developing a portfolio that illustrates the potential graduate's ability to meet the student learning outcomes set by Loma LindaUniversity—including wholeness, Christ-centered values, commitment to discovery and lifelong learning,effective communication, embracing and serving a diverse world, and collaboration.
PHTH 501 Neurology I (2)
Physical therapy management of balance disorders affecting adults across the spectrum of life. Considers the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and vestibular systems. Emphasizes the application and integration of theoretical constructs, evidenced-based practice, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis,intervention, and measurement of outcomes.
PHTH 502 Neurology II (3)
Physical therapy management of neurological disorders affecting adults across the spectrum of life. Considers a variety of pathologies—including stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Guillian-Barre syndrome, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Emphasizes application and integration of theoretical constructs, evidenced-based practice, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and measurement of outcomes.
PHTH 503 Neurology III (3)
Physical therapy management of spinal cord injury affecting adults across the spectrum of life. Emphasizes application and integration of theoretical constructs, evidence-based practice, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and measurement of
PHTH 506 Exercise Physiology (3)
Principles and application of human response to exercise, including body composition. Tests and measurements. Techniques of physical fitness. Cardiorespiratory considerations. Exercise prescriptions.
PHTH 508 PT Communication and
Introduces principles and dynamics of professional communication. Emphasizes basic skills needed in a clinical setting, including but not limited to the following: evaluations, progress notes, discharge summary, workers compensation, prescriptions, patient interviews, letters of justification, electric formats, and legal considerations related to all aspects of the above.
PHTH 509 Physical Therapy Modalities (3)
Introduces fundamental principles, physiological effects, and application techniques in the use of physical therapy modalities. Physical agents—including thermotherapy, cryotherapy, ultrasound, and electrotherapy procedures. Manual modalities—including basic massage techniques, myofascial and trigger point release. Lecture and laboratory.
PHTH 510 Kinesiology (3)
Functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system. Analyzes and applies the biomechanics of normal and pathological movement of the human body. Includes introduction to palpatory techniques for bone, ligament, and muscle. Lecture and laboratory.
PHTH 511 Clinical Orthopaedics (2)
The first in a series of courses in the orthopaedic tract curriculum. Presents the basis for patient management by the physical therapist for patients with functional impairments stemming from orthopaedic pathologies for all body regions. Introduces and considers the components of patient/client management throughout the course—including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and outcomes. Includes lectures by orthopaedic surgeons to enhance understanding of surgical procedures utilized in th management of the orthopaedic patient, with emphasis on postoperative rehabilitation.
PHTH 512 Clinical Psychiatry (2)
Introduces mental and personality disorders. Reviews abnormal behaviors commonly found in a clinical setting.
PHTH 513 Therapeutic Procedures (3)
Blood pressure determination and aseptic techniques.Principles and utilization of posture and body mechanics. Selection and use of wheelchairs,ambulation aids, and other equipment. Progressive planning toward complete activities of daily living.
PHTH 514 Manual Muscle Testing (3)
Methods of evaluating muscle strength and function by use of specific and gross manual muscle tests. Lecture, demonstration, and laboratory.
PHTH 517 Movement Science (2)
An integrative approach to movement impairment and neuromuscular approaches in the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal pain syndromes. Identifies clinical reasoning and examination of movement patterns. Extensive laboratory practice with patient/case studies.
PHTH 518 Aspects of Health Promotion (2)
Dynamics of physical therapy involvement in health promotion for the individual and the community. Factors in the promotion of a healthful lifestyle, including cardiovascular enhancement, stress reduction and coping mechanisms, nutritional awareness, weight management, and substance control. Students design and implement community-based health education program.
PHTH 519 Locomotion Studies (3)
Develops competencies in the identification and evaluation of normal and abnormal gait patterns, progressing to development of treatment programs. Includes current prosthetic and orthotic devices and their assistance with gait.
PHTH 521A Orthopaedics 1A (3)
Discusses physical therapy examination, evaluation, and interventions relevant to the clinical management ofmusculoskeletal conditions of the upper extremities. Presents instruction related to orthopaedic physical therapy interventions—including joint mobilization, hand splinting, and other selected techniques for specific upper extremity musculoskeletal conditions. Utilizes lecture, laboratory, and case studies to develop and integrate these concepts.
PHTH 521B Orthopaedics 1B (3)
Students further develop concepts of examination, differential diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions that are expanded to patients with musculoskeletal conditions of the lower extremities. Utilizes lecture, laboratory, and case studies to develop and integrate these concepts.
PHTH 522 Orthopaedics II (3)
Basic theory of spinal evaluation and treatment techniques. General principles of functional anatomy, tissue and joint biomechanics, pathology, and treatment.
PHTH 523 Orthopaedics III (3)
Basic theory of spinal evaluation and treatment techniques. General principles of functional anatomy, tissue and joint biomechanics, pathology, and treatment. Medical exercise training.
PHTH 525 General Medicine (3)
An understanding of medical and surgical disorders for the physical therapist. Basic pathology and/or etiology and clinical manifestations. Medical treatment for conditions within selected specialties of: endocrinology, arthritis, oncology, and integumentary
PHTH 526 Cardiopulmonary (3)
Basic pathology, etiology, and clinical manifestation of cardiopulmonary disorders commonly encountered by the physical therapist. Physical therapy management for cardiopulmonary conditions. Evaluation of cardiorespiratory function. General principles of formal cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Basic ECG interpretation. Lecture and laboratory.
PHTH 527 Scientific Foundations for
Therapeutic Exercise (2)
Analyzes physical, mechanical, and soft-tissue biomechanical considerations in the formulation ofexercise prescriptions. Considers the neurophysiological basis of motor control and motor learning acquisition. Selects exercise modes and dosage for treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders and for the nonpathological individual.
PHTH 528 Therapeutic Exercise I (2)
Introduces the principles and foundational concepts of therapeutic exercise. Includes passive ROM, stretching exercises, resistance training, aerobic conditioning, and aquatic rehabilitation. Introduces the Nagi and ICF disablement models to assist the student in selecting appropriate therapeutic exercise. Lecture and laboratory.
PHTH 530 Therapeutic Exercise II (3)
Expands the concepts learned in PHTH 528 Therapeutic Exercise I. Students learn to formulate and implement exercise prescriptions based on impairments and protocols. Uses case studies to design treatment progressions for the extremities. Emphasizes spinal stabilization approaches for the exial skeleton. Lecture and laboratory.
PHTH 534 Soft-Tissue Techniques (2)
Trends in soft-tissue manipulation. Lecture,demonstration, and laboratory.
PHTH 540 Concepts in Acute Care (1)
Comprehensively familiarizes students with the various procedures, equipment, lines and tubes, treatment, and other factors involved in treating adult and pediatric patients in the acute care setting. Includes case studies utilizing various medications and reactions that the physical therapist may encounter during treatments in acute care. Covers such settings as ICU, NICU, and CCU, using the most current research on mobilization and improving function, identifies the roles of multidisciplinary team members managing critical care patients.
PHTH 555 Differential Diagnosis (2)
Emphasizes information gathering from history taking, review of systems, and directed questioning, combined with a focused examination to establish a working diagnosis. Uses a hypothetico-deduction strategy to minimize misdiagnosis and teach problem solving—helping students develop a working list of all possible causes of symptoms, including those from mechanical and visceral origins. Emphasizes clinical pattern recognition for both musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal disorders. Teaches strategies to
differentiate between musculoskeletal and nonmusculoskeletal disorders. Highlights knowledge and skills related to screening for medical pathology in patients with musculoskeletal complaints of the lumbar spine, pelvis, lower extremities, thoracic spine, shoulder girdle, and upper extremities.
PHTH 557 Life Span Studies I: Infant through
Sequential human development from neonate through adolescence, as applied to normal and abnormal neurological development. Includes concepts of prenatal and postnatal care, delivery, and neonatal assessment; developmental theories, infant reflex
testing, and developmental milestones of the infant, toddler, child, and adolescent. Incorporates the interrelationship of the physical, perceptual, and motor components in treatment of the neurologically disabled patient.
PHTH 558 Life Span Studies II: Developmental
Discussion and demonstration of physical therapy diagnosis, assessment, and case management of clients with developmental disabilities—such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and various other developmental disorders. Includes presentation and demonstration of pediatric NDT, sensory integration, spasticity management, and adaptive equipment options; as well as writing realistic, measurable objectives. Includes laboratory demonstrations.
PHTH 559 Lifespan Studies III: Geriatrics (2)
Reviews the normal physiologic and psychologic factors specific to the geriatric population—including aging of the musculoskeletal and sensory systems, diet and nutrition, the senior athlete, spiritual and psychosocial issues, and specific health topics—allowing the future clinician to assist patients with aging safely and gracefully.
PHTH 561 Physical Therapy Administration (4)
Principles of organization and administration in health care delivery. Multidisciplinary approach to patient management and patient-therapist relations. Administration of physical therapy services. Professionalism, medicolegal considerations, supervision and training of support personnel. Departmental design and budgetary considerations.
PHTH 563 Scientific Inquiry I (2)
Introduces students to research terminology and methodology needed in evidence-based physical therapy practice. Emphasizes the function of the research question, hypotheses, study design, sampling, study variables, measurement, reliability, validity, and
statistics in the analysis and evaluation of research literature. Prerequisite to Scientific Inquiry II, which focuses on critical analysis and evaluation of research literature as a foundation to evidence-based practice.
PHTH 564 Scientific Inquiry II (2)
Provides experience in critical analysis and evaluation of research literature as a foundation for evidence-based physical therapy practice. Students analyze and evaluate studies—rationale, population, sampling and randomization techniques, sample sizes, appropriateness of the research design, choice of data analysis, and tables and graphic content—to determine the level of evidence of research articles. Provides experience in interpretating statistical outcomes and applying findings to practice. Culminates in students'
oral presentation of the critical analysis and evaluation experience.
PHTH 571 Physical Therapy Practicum I (1)
A two-week, full-time (40 hours/week) clinical education assignment done in an affiliated clinic, with an emphasis in any of a variety of settings: acute care, outpatient care, neurorehabilitation, orthopaedics, geriatrics, pediatrics, sports medicine, and preventive care/wellness, etc. Full-time supervision by a licensed physical therapist required. Activities include direct patient care, team conferences, demonstrations, special assignments, and observation. The first of three practicums. Scheduled at the end of the first academic year.
PHTH 572 Physical Therapy Practicum II (1.5)
A three-week, full-time (40 hours/week) clinical education assignment done in an affiliated clinic, with an emphasis in any of a variety of settings: acute care, outpatient care, neurorehabilitation, orthopaedics, geriatrics, pediatrics, sports medicine, and preventive care/wellness, etc. The second of three practicums required, scheduled at the end of the Autumn Quarter of the second academic year. Full-time supervision by a licensed physical therapist required. Activities include direct patient care, team conferences, demonstrations, special assignments, and observation.
PHTH 575 Orthopaedics IV (1)
A four-quarter, in-progress course that integrates examination procedures taught in the orthopaedic curriculum. As a culminating event, each student performs a comprehensive laboratory practical that includes the five elements of patient/client management, as described in the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice: examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention.
PHTH 701A Physical Therapy Affiliation IA (4)
Seven-week clinical assignment to be completed during the third year in affiliated clinical settings. Emphasizes a variety of clinical settings: acute care, rehabilitation, orthopaedics, geriatrics, and pediatrics. Forty clock hours per week of supervised clinical experience, special assignments, in-services, lectures, demonstrations, and conferences. Student's overall performance facilitated and assessed by the academic coordinators of clinical education, with input and feedback received from clinical instructors who provide direct instruction. Student receives a grade for Affiliation IA upon completion of Affiliation IB (PHTH 701B)
PHTH 701B Physical Therapy Affiliation IB (1)
Three-week clinical assignment to be completed during the third year in affiliated clinical settings. Completes PT Affiliation IA. Emphasizes a variety of clinical settings: acute care, rehabilitation, orthopaedics, geriatrics, and pediatrics. Forty clock hours per week of
supervised clinical experience, special assignments, inservices, lectures, demonstrations, and conferences. Student's overall performance facilitated and assessed by the academic coordinators of clinical education, with input and feedback by the clinical instructors who provide direct instruction. Student receives grade for
Affiliation IA and IB upon completion of Affiliation IB.
PHTH 702 Physical Therapy Affiliation II (5)
Nine-to-eleven-week clinical assignment to be completed during the third year in affiliated clinical settings. Emphasizes a variety of clinical settings: acute care, rehabilitation, orthopaedics, geriatrics, and pediatrics. Forty clock hours per week of supervised clinical experience, special assignments, in-services, lectures, demonstrations, and conferences. Student's overall performance facilitated and assessed by the academic coordinators of clinical education, with input and feedback from clinical coordinators who provide direct instruction.
PHTH 703 Physical Therapy Affiliation III (5)
Nine-to-eleven-week clinical assignment to be completed during the third year in affiliated clinical settings. Emphasizes a variety of clinical settings: acute care, rehabilitation, orthopaedics, geriatrics, and pediatrics. Forty clock hours per week of supervised clinical experience, special assignments, in-services, lectures, demonstrations, and conferences. Student's overall performance facilitated and assessed by the academic coordinators of clinical education, with input and feedback received from clinical coordinators who
provide direct instruction.
PHTH 731 Advanced Orthopaedic Studies (4)
Specialty track that provides opportunity to pursue, in greater depth, various topics related to current trends in orthopaedic physical therapy; and to develop advanced clinical skills, where appropriate.
PHTH 732 Advanced Neurologic Studies (4)
Specialty track that provides opportunity to pursue, in greater depth, various topics related to current trends in neurologic physical therapy; and to develop advanced clinical skills, where appropriate.
PHTH 733 Advanced General Medicine
Specialty track that provides opportunity to pursue, in greater depth, various topics related to current trends
in general medicine physical therapy; and to develop advanced clinical skills, where appropriate.
RELE 524 Bioethics and Society (3, 4)
Explores—from Christian and philosophical perspectives—issues confronting both society and patients. Uses case studies to illustrate such themes as health disparities, AIDS policy, end-of-life care, and organ transplantation. Additional project required for fourth unit.
RELR 709 Christian Perspectives on Death and
From a Christian perspective, considers the meaning of death, including: the process of dying, cultural issues regarding death and dying, grief and mourning, suicide, and other related issues.
RELT 714 Comparative Religious Experiences (2)
Examines the religious experiences held by adherents of various Christian confessions.
RELT 718 Adventist Heritage and Health (2)
Studies the fundamental beliefs and values that led Seventh-day Adventists to become involved in healthcare, with particular emphasis on the spiritual story and principles leading
PTAS 244 Introduction to Athletic Training for the Physical Therapist Assistant (1)
An introductory study of the neuromusculoskeletal system as it applies to the athletic population. This course will cover the development and implementation of a sports medicine program, pr-participation physical examination, medical emergencies in the sports medicine setting, criteria for return to play, types and frequency of sport specific injuries, pre-game sideline/courtside setup, techniques of athletic tape application to various body locations, and on-field examinations.
PTAS 251 Orthopaedics II (3)
Introduction to common orthopedic conditions, pathologies, and surgical procedures of the spine. Treatments, procedures, and progression of therapeutic exercises of the spine as related to tissue repair and healing response. Practical laboratory to include the integration of treatment plans and progressions.
PTAS 252 Applied Neurology (3)
Introduction to facilitation techniques of neurodevelopmental treatment, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, Brunnstrom, and principles of therapeutic exercise of the cardiac patient. Practical laboratory.
PTAS 261 Physical Therapy Practice (1)
Observations of evaluations, treatments, and various diagnoses. Billing procedures and third-party payors. Completion of a resume and a state licensing application. Preparation and presentation of case study and in-service.
PTAS 262 Professional Seminar (1)
Contemporary theories and practices of physical therapy. Topics covered by faculty and guest lecturers may include: sports taping, ortho taping, soft tissue, geriatric experience though affective learning, Meyers-Briggs personality categories, Kolb learning styles, vestibular rehabilitation, music therapy, and hand therapy. Lecture and laboratory.
PTAS 264 Applied Prosthetics and Orthotics (2)
Introduction to basic principles in the use of selected prosthetic and orthotic devices. Exposure to various types of devises and adjustment to devises; examination of indications and contraindications for orthotic and prosthetic use with patients seen in physical therapy.
Prerequisite: PTAS 203.
PTAS 275 Psychosocial Aspects of Health (2)
Psychological and sociological reactions to illness or disability. Includes trauma, surgery, and congenital and terminal illness. Individual and family considerations.
PTAS 293, 294, 295 Physical Therapist Assistant Affiliation I, II, III (3, 3, 3)
I: One six-week assignment to be completed during the Spring Quarter.
II, III: Two six-week assignments to be completed during the second Summer Quarter in affiliated clinical facility. Students will be exposed to a variety of clinical settings (forty clock hours per week of supervised clinical experience). The combined total of eighteen weeks of clinical experience prepares the student for entry-level performance.
PTAS 299 Directed Study (1-4)
For each additional unit, ten contact hours done by means of attending lecture, writing papers, and/or doing research. Requires written course description and expectations.
MFAM 558 Advanced Growth and Development (3)
Human biological, psychological, and social development from conception to death, including but not limited to, childbirth, child rearing, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, marriage, divorce, blended families, step-parenting, and geriopsychology. Overview of concepts, theories, and research relevant to human development. Emphasis on development over the life span in the context of family interaction and its impact on family therapy.
PSYC 405 Psychology of Human Relations (3)
Designed in human relations for career and personal success. Topics include the effective use of human resources, communication, leadership skills, decision making, stress management, assertiveness training, managment of conflicts, career development, and achievement of balance.