Catalog 2018-2019 
    Feb 26, 2021  
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PTA 117 Pathophysiology

3 credits
Survey of human pathophysiology covering common pathologies of major body systems. Emphasis on connecting the key elements of pathology and disease to working with patients as a PTA.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Corequisites: BIOL& 242 , PTA 105 , PTA 115 , and PTA 125  

Quarters Offered: Fall

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between selected normal human physiologic and pathophysiologic processes of selected body systems
  • Identify etiology, pathology, manifestation, treatment and prognosis of pathophysiology of selected body systems
  • Describe the physiological mechanisms of injury at the cellular level, including necrosis and the inflammatory response
  • Describe the physiology of the tissue repair process
  • Identify characteristic signs and symptoms of common disorders and diseases
  • Identify the negative effects of immobility on selected body systems
  • Identify special considerations for providing safe and effective physical therapy interventions for patients with pathological conditions

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 30