DPT-814: Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Disability

Credits 3.0

This course applies biopsychosocial models of health, illness, and disability, including psychosocial aspects of disability; social attitudes and perceptions; and adjustment to and secondary effects of disability. This course will develop student competence in responding to individuals who are experiencing physical and psychiatric problems. Students will have had exposure to patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders in previous coursework and will therefore be able to consider the issues addressed in the course in the context of specific illnesses and/or disabilities relating to these body systems. Through readings, guest speakers, video, community experiences, and in class discussions, this course is intended to challenge the perception of both physical and psychiatric disability.

Prerequisites: DPT Professional Phase Year 2 Fall Semester status or permission of the DPT Program