Course: PT 744. Geriatric Practice Management (2)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all second-year coursework in the DPT Program. Designed to develop the student’s ability to choose optimal interventions for the older adult by integrating the basic sciences and evidence-based application of examination, evaluation and intervention. The continuum of the elite older adult athlete to the frail older adult will be explored to describe issues related to wellness, prevention, disease and disability. Physical therapy interventions designed for the older adult in various clinical settings, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics and home health, will be discussed.