NDPT 7141: Clinical Physiology I: Medical Physiology (4)
Lecture: 3, Lab: 2, Other: 0
This course builds on basic physiological knowledge to advance the understanding of homeostatic mechanisms and interaction of organ systems required of every physical therapist. The relationship of alterations in normal physiology and disease processes is discussed. The course presents pathophysiological concepts, which include the knowledge of cellular injury, inflammation, tissue repair, infections, and the impact of genetic, nutritional and neoplastic factors. Basic introduction into the principles of endocrinology and pharmacology is provided in relation to the identification and recognition of pathophysiological change. The pathology topics are organized by systems and applied to patient management. This course is the first in a series of two clinical physiology courses in the curriculum.