2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

PTA 117 - Pathology 1

1 CR
This course provides a study of the pathological conditions resulting from disease or injury to selected systems of the body, focusing on the musculoskeletal, respiratory, and immune systems. Each unit will emphasize the signs and symptoms, as well as the physical therapy measures commonly employed in the treatment of these conditions. Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program required.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply basic terminology related to selected diseases and conditions.
  2. Describe the etiology of the following conditions: osteoporosis, diseases related to soft tissue injuries, fractures, diseases related to the respiratory system, diseases related to connective tissue disorders, diseases related to the auto-immune system.
  3. Describe the physiological process and/or anatomical changes that occur during the phases of inflammation and tissue repair.
  4. Describe the pathophysiological processes and/or anatomical changes that occur in pathologies discussed in this course.
  5. Describe the clinical signs and symptoms related to diseases of the musculoskeletal, integumentary, and circulatory systems.
  6. Describe the medical, surgical, and/or physical treatment related to diseases of the musculoskeletal, integumentary, and circulatory systems.
  7. Describe and apply the concepts of wellness.
  8. Demonstrate professional behaviors in the classroom, clinical and course-related settings.