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Students learn and apply anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, epidemiology, and pathology in exploring the issues of medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapy management of individuals with musculoskeletal impairments. The semester includes tutorials, lecture and laboratory. The associated Integrated Clinical Experiences are covered in PT 603 and the experiences will be integrated into class discussions. The core foundations for physical therapy practice are blended into each tutorial case, including the role of the physical therapist as a member of a health care team. Issues related to the care of patients of all ages are explored and discussed. Students develop sound examination skills and learn to derive diagnoses, prognoses, evaluations, and effective physical therapy plans of care. Clinical decision-making, hypothesis generation, documentation, and evidence-based practice are emphasized through out the course.