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Throughout the semester, students develop and apply theoretical frameworks for physical therapy clinical decision-making from a developmental systems perspective, recognizing the changes across the life span. Students learn and apply child development, psychosocial aspects of disease and disability, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, epidemiology, and pathology to the medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapy management of individuals with neuromuscular disorders. They develop competence in physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and management of a plan of care. Teaching and learning methods include lecture, laboratory activities, patient cases, small group self-directed, problem-based tutorials, and integrated clinical experiences.