DPT-701: Clinical Functional Anatomy

Credits 6.0

This course focuses on the concepts and principles of human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to be emphasized in future clinical courses. Its focus is on the detailed structure and function of the human musculoskeletal and neuromuscular system and reviews fundamental embryology, histology, and gross anatomical structure. It will concentrate on the relationships of normal and pathological embryological and developmental processes to gross anatomical structure, and the relationships of normal and abnormal anatomical structure to movement and function across the lifespan. Various teaching/learning methods will be used including lecture, laboratory, and dissection demonstrations. Laboratory sessions will allow students to acquire a three-dimensional appreciation of anatomical structure through instructor-guided human cadaver dissection and study of models and prosections. 

Prerequisites: DPT Professional Phase Year 1 Term 2 or permission of DPT Program