NDPT 7222: Clinical Pharmacology & Diagnostics I: Musculoskeletal (1)

Lecture: 1, Lab: 0, Other: 0

This course includes the pertinent clinical pharmacology and diagnostic medical tests for patients with orthopedic and spinal dysfunction. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics will emphasize the indications and contraindications of various drugs relative to their effect on diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions in physical therapy. Additionally, physiological process will be studied with particular emphasis on changes that occur secondary to variables such as age, environment, race, and gender. Diagnostic tests, such as lab values, Electro-diagnostic testing, radiographic imaging, MRI, etc. will be also be explored in relation to physical therapy diagnosis for patient with musculoskeletal dysfunction. This course is a foundational science for the Orthopedic Clinical problem series.