Cardiovascular and Pulmonary (PHTH818C)


Course Memo

This course examines basic cardiac, vascular, and pulmonary pathologies commonly encountered by the physical therapist as well as the etiology and clinical manifestations of each. Each component of physical therapy patient/client management for cardiopulmonary conditions is studied and, in the laboratory, applied, including the physical therapy examination and evaluation, the development of formal cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs, and basic electrocardiogram interpretation. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills are also encouraged.