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The College of Staten Island


Spring 2014
    Class of 2016
    Class of 2015
    Class of 2014

Summer 2014
   Class of 2016
   Class of 2015

Fall 2014
    Class of 2017: courses offered the College of Staten Island
    Class of 2016
    Class of 2015

Hunter College

 

Spring 2014
    Class of 2016: courses offered through Hunter College
    Class of 2015
    Class of 2014

Summer 2014
   Class of 2017: courses offered through Hunter College
   Class of 2016: courses offered through Hunter College
   Class of 2015
  
Fall 2014
  Class of 2017: courses offered through Hunter College
  Class of 2016: courses offered through Hunter College
  Class of 2015
   


 

Course Descriptions

PHT 70100 Clinical Anatomy
90 hours, 4 credits

Description:
This course is an in depth study of the human body, with emphasis on the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems.


PHT 70200 Medical Terminology
On-line, 1 credit

Description:
This programmed computerized self-study will provide students with the ability to analyze medical terms, define basic terms and abbreviations used in documenting health records and identify common terms related to diagnosis, therapies and diagnostic tests.


PHT 70300 Foundations of Patient Care
60 hours, 2 credits

Description:
This course serves as an introduction to the physical therapy profession and includes the history and scope of physical therapy practice.


PHT 70400 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice & Ethics
30 hours, 2 credits

Description:
This course examines the multifaceted role of the physical therapist in the health care delivery system. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with educational theory and methodology, written and oral communication skills, Code of Ethics and evidence-based practice.


PHT 70500 Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment
45 hours, 2 credits

Description:
This course is an introduction to the the application of anatomy for human movement providing a foundation that is designed to provide the student with biomechanics, manual muscle testing and goniometry of the upper extremities.


PHT 70600 Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice
30 hours, 2 credits

Description:
This course is designed to increase understanding of the profound psychological and social impact that illness and disability can have on people with chronic illness and traumatic injury providing a foundation that is designed to provide the student with an understanding of illness and disability within the psychosocial context.


PHT 71000 Research Design
30 hours, 2 credits

Description:
Introduction to the scientific methods of inquiry used in research and their meaning in physical therapy practice. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with the basic understanding of the scientific method and research design as it relates to rehabilitation. Computer application to statistics will be addressed.


PHT 72000 Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology
60 hours, 4 credits

Description:
This course provides an overview of cellular structures and functions which regulates the body homeostasis from the point of cell division and genetic control of protein synthesis. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of the physiological response at the molecular, cellular and subcellular levels and effects of exercises on the human body.
Prerequisites: PHT 70100, PHT 70200


PHT 73000 Structure and Function of the Nervous System
45 hours, 3 credits

Description:
This course provides an overview of microscopic, gross, and developmental anatomy of the human nervous system with emphasis on neurological process, structural and functional relationships. It will provide the student with information related to organization and relationship within the nervous system and establishes a background for later understanding of different neurological disorders.
Prerequisites: PHT 70100, PHT 70200


PHT 74000 PT & Prevention Intervention
90 hours, 4 credits

Description:
Basic concepts of mobility and exercise for prevention and restoration of function. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with competency in therapeutic exercises.
Prerequisites: PHT 70400, PHT 70500, PHT 70600, PHT 72000


PHT 75000 Physical Modalities- Clinical Decision Making and Application
60 hours, 2 credits

Description:
Principles and practical application of thermal, mechanical, electromagnetic and other energies in physical therapy is presented. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with competency in the area of therapeutic modalities.
Prerequisites: PHT 70300, PHT 70400


PHT 76000 Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment
60 hours, 2 credits

Description:
The structure and function of joints and muscles will be reviewed for the lower extremities and trunk. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with competency in the area of joint motion, muscle function analysis and performance of manual muscle testing and goniometry.
Prerequisites: PHT 70400, PHT 70500


PHT 77000 Research Seminar l
15 hours, 1 credits

Description:
To provide students with the basic patterns of research from review of the literature to the design of multiple variable research, involved in the clinical physical therapy environment. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with the tools necessary to formulate a research proposal and prepare a proposal for IRB review.
Prerequisites: PHT 71000


PHT 78000 Clinical Medicine
45 hours, 3 credits

Description:
This course provides an overview of disease and injury with an emphasis on conditions encountered in physical therapy. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with information related to eteology, development, clinical manifestations and consequences of the disease in the area of clinical medicine.
Prerequisites: PHT 72000


PHT 79500 Integumentary System: Assessment & Intervention
30 hours, 1 credit

Description:
The course focuses on evaluation and management of individuals with integumentary dysfunction. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with competency in the area of integumentary care.
Prerequisites: PHT 70300


PHT 79700 Colloquium Elective
TBA hours, 1 credit

Description:
This colloquium will provide students with the opportunity to interact with a renowned expert in physical therapy. These invited speakers will present evidence-based research in their areas of expertise as well as suggestions for examination, evaluation and intervention of patients.
 

PHT 80000 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination
15 hours, 1 credit

Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce the principles of examination of the musculoskeletal patient. The principles of mobilization will be reviewed to include historical and theoretical constructs. Students will observe mobilization techniques as demonstrated by faculty.

PHT 80100 Pulmonary Evaluation and Interventions
45 hours, 2 credits

Description:
The course is designed to promote clinical reasoning skills in the examination, assessment, and intervention of patients with pulmonary dysfunctions. This required course provides a foundation for evaluation and intervention for patients with respiratory conditions.
Prerequisites: PHT 72000


PHT 80200 Clinical Education: Education Theories
30 hours, 2 credits

Description:
The course is designed to introduce the student to the principles and theories of educational strategies. This required course provides a foundation for clinical internship experiences.
Prerequisites: PHT 74000, PHT 78000


PHT 80300 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics
30 hours, 2 credits

Description:
The course is designed to promote clinical reasoning skills in the assessment, and intervention of patients with orthopedic dysfunctions. This required course is one of a sequence of courses which provides an advanced component of the sequential curriculum that is designed to provide the student with competency in the treatment of patients orthopedic dysfunction.
Prerequisites: PHT 73000, PHT 74000, PHT 76000, PHT 79000, PHT 79500


PHT 80400 Introduction to Neurological PT
45 hours, 2 credits

Description:
Foundations, examination, interventions for the treatment of disorders of the Central Nervous System. This required course is one of a sequence of courses which provides an advanced component of the sequential curriculum that is designed to provide the student with competency in the treatment of patients with CNS Movement dysfunction.
Prerequisites: PHT 73000, PHT 76000


PHT 80500 Musculoskeletal Examination and Interventions l
60 hours, 2 credits

Description:
Basic examination techniques utilizing selective tissue tension tests will be applies to clarify common for the preparation lower extremity orthopedic diagnoses. This required course is the first in a series of three courses for Musculoskeletal examination and intervention that is designed to provide the student to evaluate musculoskeletal disorders.
Prerequisites: PHT 74000, PHT 76000, PHT 77000, PHT 78000, PHT 79500, PHT 80000


PHT 80600 Clinical Affiliation l
6 weeks full time, 3 credits

Description:
A clinical internship in an acute care hospital setting. Under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, the student will integrate and apply course work to provide quality care in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of diagnoses. This required course provides a foundation that is to provide the student with clinical experience.
Prerequisites: PHT 80200, PHT 80300, PHT 80400, PHT 80500


PHT 80700 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
45 hours, 1 credit

Description:
The historical and theoretical framework of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) will serve as the foundation for learning these special exercise techniques. This required course is one of a sequence of courses that provides an advanced component in the area of therapeutic exercises.
Prerequisite: PHT 80300, PHT 74000


PHT 80800 Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation
45 hours, 1 credit

Description:
A system of testing peripheral, central and autonomic nervous system function will be presented with an emphasis on specificity and sensitivity of the tests. This required course provides the student with the competency in the area of testing individuals with peripheral and/or central nervous dysfunction.
Prerequisite: PHT 73000


PHT 80900 Research Seminar ll
1 hour/week Independent Study, 1 credit

Description:
Complete the application needs for Institutional Review Board of Hunter College or the College of Staten Island. Data collected and completion or research results. This required course provides the student with the ability to implement the proposed research project.
Prerequisite: PHT 71000


PHT 81000 Neurological Interventions l
75 hours, 3 credits

Description:
This course includes a description of the principles of rehabilitation, etiology of spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, anatomical and physiological considerations, and understanding of special problems faced by adults with physical disabilities, evaluation and treatment techniques, an understanding of adapted equipment and wheelchairs, evaluation of the home environment and appropriate modifications. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student the ability to perform examination, evaluation and intervention for patients with Spinal Cord Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
Prerequisites: PHT 80700 PHT 80800


PHT 81100 Cardiac Rehabilitation
45 hours, 2 credits

Description:
The physical therapy management of individuals with cardiovascular dysfunction is covered in this course. Physical therapy evaluations and treatment approaches for cardiac patients. This required course provides continuation of the sequence of evaluation and intervention for patients with cardiorespiratory conditions.
Prerequisites: PHT 70100, PHT 72000


PHT 82000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics II/Radiology and Imaging
30 hours, 2 credits

Description:
Etiology and therapeutic management of selected orthopedic conditions of the upper extremity and introduction to radiology and imaging. This course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with the ability to perform examination, evaluation and intervention for upper extremity joints in the musculoskeletal system and an introduction to radiology and imaging.
Prerequisites: PHT 80500, PHT 80700


PHT 83000 Orthotics & Prosthetics
30 hours, 2 credits

Description:
This course is designed to orient the student to the role and responsibilities of the physical therapist in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. This required course is designed to provide the student with competency in the post-operative management of the amputee and prosthetic and orthotic application in individuals requiring rehabilitation.
Prerequisites: PHT 80600


PHT 84000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology
45 hours, 3 credits

Description:
This course describes specific neurological systems and presents the clinical implications of disease or injury on each of these systems. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with the competency to evaluate and treat neurological impairments.
Prerequisites: PHT 73000


PHT 85000 Musculoskelatal Examination and Intervention ll
75 hours, 3 credits

Description:
Basic examination techniques utilizing selective tissue tension tests will be applied to clarify common upper extremity orthopedic diagnoses. This course is the second in a series of three courses for Musculoskeletal Examination and Intervention.
Prerequisites: PHT 80500, PHT 80600, PHT 80700


PHT 86000 Research Seminar lll
15 hours, 1 credit

Description:
Students will complete research project and prepare for a publishable manuscript following protocol in Guide for Authors. Progress toward completion of publishable research project. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with the ability to complete a research project and prepare a publishable research manuscript.
Prerequisite: PHT 80900


PHT 87000 Health Promotion Through Lifespan
30 hours, 2 credits

Description:
This course defines the role of physical therapy in health prevention, promotion and wellness. This required course provides with the competency in the area of health promotions and wellness.
Prerequisites: PHT 80600


PHT 88000 Neurological Interventions ll
60 hours, 2 credits

Description:
Foundations, assessment procedures, and application of the classical therapeutic exercise with a neurophysiological basis for the treatment of adult and pediatric disorders of the Central Nervous System, with emphasis on the techniques taught by the Bobaths (N.D.T.). This required course is one of a sequence of courses designed to provide the student with competency in the area of treating clients with CNS movement dysfunction.
Prerequisite: PHT 82000, PHT 83000, PHT 84000


PHT 88100 Seminar on Organization and Management
45 hours, 3 credits

Description:
This course is designed to provide information and develop skills to manage an organized physical therapy service. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage a physical therapy service.
Prerequisites: PHT 88600


PHT 88200 Pediatric Development and Assessment
45 hours, 2 credits

Description:
Through lecture, laboratory experiences, discussion, videos and assigned readings, the student will be able to examine and understand normal and abnormal human development; theory and practice of physical therapy intervention in developmental disabilities. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with the competency and skills to evaluate and treat an infant or check with motor dysfunction.
Prerequisites: PHT 80800, PHT 84000


PHT 88300 Pharmacology and Body Systems Review
45 hours, 3 credits

Description:
This course provides and overview of previously covered physiology and pathophysiology of different body systems and provides rationale for use of drugs and other available treatment in different diseases. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with the competency in the area of pharmacology.
Prerequisites: PHT 88600


PHT 88400 Musculoskelatal Examination and Intervention lll
75 hours, 3 credits

Description:
Advanced management of the spine including selective tissue testing techniques. This required course is the third in a series of three courses for Musculoskeletal Examination and Intervention.
Prerequisites: PHT 82000, PHT 83000, PHT 85000


PHT 88500 Electroneuromyography and Motion Analysis
30 hours, 2 credits

Description:
This course provides the student with the physiological basis and techniques of the electrodiagnostic evaluation of the neuromuscular system through the use of nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography. This required course is on of the sequence of required courses that provide an advanced component of the sequential curriculum to provide the student with competency in neurological evaluations.
Prerequisites: PHT 84000


PHT 88600 Clinical Affiliation ll
10 weeks, 5 credits

Description:
A 10 week affiliation in a facility that will serve to further refine and enhance student's skills while building on past clinical experiences. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with competent clinical skills.
Prerequisites: PHT 80600, PHT 85000


PHT 88700 Clinical Decision Making
1 week, 1 credit

Description:
This seminar will bring students together to integrate clinical decision making through case studies, case scenarios, administrative issues and the resolution of conflict within the workplace. This required course provides a foundation for the student to resolve conflict, plan effective critical decisions in the clinic and administrative environments.
Prerequisite: PHT 80600


PHT 88800 Research Seminar IV
1 week, 1 credit

Description:
Implement the research project at the locations designated and start data collection once all IRB approval(s) are in hand. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to plan and implement clinical research.
Prerequisite: PHT 86000


PHT 88900 Colloquium Elective in Physical Therapy
15 hours, 1 credit

Description:
This colloquium will provide students with the opportunity to interact with a renowned expert in physical therapy. This required course provides a foundation tht is designed to provide the student with expertise on evidenced based practice from a leading authority in the field.


PHT 88950 Clinical Affiliation lll
9 weeks, 4.5 credits

Description:
This is the third of four clinical internship placements throughout the curriculum. This course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with competent clinical skills.
Prerequisites: PHT 87000, PHT 88000, PHT 88600, PHT 88300, PHT 88400, PHT 88500, PHT 88900


PHT 89000 Clinical Affiliation lV
105 hours, 4.5 credits

Description:
This is the fourth of four clinical internship placements throughout the curriculum. This course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with competent clinical skills.
Prerequisite: PHT 88950


PHT 89800 Biofeedback Interventions in Physical Therapy
22.5 hours, 1 credit

Description:
This course will provide students with the opportunity to practice biofeedback as a physical therapy evaluation and intervention tool. This course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with skills in biofeedback.


PHT 90000 Research Seminar V
1 hr/week, 1 credit

Description
Implement the research project at the locations designated and start data collection once all IRB approval(s) are in hand. This required course provides a foundation that is designed to provide the student with skills to conduct and report research, both written and orally.
Prerequisite: PHT 88800