Aug 17, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog
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PTR 621 - Physical Therapy Management of Older Adults


This course prepares students to evaluate and develop a plan of care for older adults across the continuum. Physiological and functional changes due to aging, cognitive impairments, dementia, pharmacology, elder abuse, and palliative care/end of life, will be discussed. Outcome measures that address this population will be introduced as well as promotion of health and safety, appropriate exercise dosage for the geriatric population, and utilization of evidence based interventions. Discussions will include family education and caregiver support well as the multidimensional educational needs of older adults. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior required PT courses. Term cycle: summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

Credits: 3



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