NDPT 7632: Clinical Problems III: Cardiopulmonary Care (4)

Lecture: 2, Lab: 4, Other: 0

This course emphasizes normal and abnormal cardiopulmonary responses to exercise, compromised cardiopulmonary physiology and pathophysiology of common cardiopulmonary diseases. The course is designed to assist the student in applying physiological principles to physical therapy interventions for clients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction. The course also presents the information that needs to be considered in relation to race, age, and gender. Critical analysis of the literature is necessary for all the clinical cases presented and provides a foundation for the evidence-based practice of Physical Therapy (Guide for Practice in Physical Therapy).