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Saint Peregrine Physical Rehabilitation Services

BSPT II

PT 101A
Introduction to Physical Therapy
2 units
Lec - 2 units (36 hours)

The subject of designed to give an overall picture of Physical Therapy as an emergent profession; its history; introduction to subjects; definition of medical terms; scope of practice; the difference of rehabilitation medicine and physical therapy; the philosophy of rehabilitation as to its problem orientation and organization and treatment approaches. The roles of rehabilitation team members are also discussed.

BSPT III

PT 102
Introduction to Patient Care
4 units
Lec - 3 units (54 hours)

This course is designed to introduce the students to Physical Therapy, in relation to patient care which covers patient-therapist interaction, positioning and draping, posture and body mechanics, vital signs, mobility and transfers, equipment prescription and training including bandaging and taping techniques. This also covers aspects of treatment and techniques such as hydrotherapy, massage and traction.


PT 103
Electrotherapy 1
3 units
Lec - 2 units (36 hours)
Lab - 1 unit (36 hours)

This course deals with the discussion, demonstration and application of various heating and cryotherapy modalities. Included are the different indications, contraindications and precautions for each. The course also includes the different stages of tissue healing and the properties of skin relevant to electrotherapy.


PTA 101
Anatomy 1
5 units
Lec - 4 units (72 hours)
Lab - 1 unit (36 hours)

It includes an introduction to the basic anatomical nomenclature and general organization of the human body. It centers on the detailed study of the musculoskeletal system and the neurovascular system, particularly of the extremities and trunk, the clinical application of each topic covered is discussed at the end of every session. Likewise the lectures are supplemented by actual dissection of human cadaver(s) during laboratory sessions.


PTA 103
Neuroanatomy
3 units
Lec - 2 units ( 36 hours)
Lab - 1 unit (36 hours)

This course enables the student to gain knowledge on the development and functional approaches to the morphology of the nervous system in correlation with clinical neurology and neuropathology.


PTA 105
General Physiology
5 units
Lec - 4 units (72 hours)
Lab - 1 unit (36 hours)

The course is designed for students to gain knowledge about the basic mechanisms by which the human body functions, specifically the physiologic mechanisms of the muscular and nervous systems.


PTMF 107
Human Growth and Development with Family Planning
3 units
Lec - 3 units (54 hours)

This course presents a description of changes that a human being undergoes from conception to old age. It concentrates on the perceptual, motor, cognitive and psychosocial development of individual in the different stages of life. Such knowledge is important in approaching and evaluation of patients of various ages and backgrounds.


PT 104
Electrotherapy 2
3 units
Lec - 2 units (36 hours)
Lab - 1 unit (36 hours)

This course deals with different electrotherapeutic modalities used by physical therapists. Among these modalities are EX, FES, TENS and IC. A discussion about the different currents used in the production of some modalities will also be used. Emphasis will be given on indication, contraindication and physiological effects. Methods of application will also be discussed as well as the different frequencies, intensities, and duration of the treatment for each modality based from the sound practice and physician's advice. Electrodiagnosis is also a part of the course.


PT 105
Principles of Evaluation Technique
4 units
Lec - 3 units (54 hours)
Lab - 1 unit (36 hours)

This course is an application of the knowledge of anatomy, physics and biomechanics, and neurophysiology to measurement and movement. It deals with the evaluation and application of equipment, appliances and training procedures to assist the handicapped to achieve maximum function. It includes teaching methods for independence at home and at work as well as surmounting architectural barriers, ROM, MMT, history taking and note taking, patient evaluation, transfers and assistive devices.


PT 106
Physiology of Exercise
4 units
Lec - 3 units (54 hours)
Lab - 1 unit (36 hours)

This course orients the students on the principles and foundations of exercise. The importance of a preliminary evaluation and technique of writing a complete exercise prescription should also be stressed. The basic types of exercises and postural exercises and their corresponding techniques are also discussed.


PTA 102
Organ System Anatomy
4 units
Lec - 3 units (54 hours)
Lab - 1 unit (36 hours)

The course provides a continuum in the study of gross human anatomy. It includes the regional anatomy of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine, circulatory and lymphatic system. The laboratory activities will primarily center on dissection of the cardiovascular organs.

PTA 106
Organ System Physiology
5 units
Lec - 4 units (72 hours)
Lab - 1 unit (36 hours)

The course provides an introduction to system physiology which is concerned with the function of different organs of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine, circulatory, and lymphatic system, Emphasis is on the physiologic basis of conditions seen and treatment procedures administered by the physical therapist.


PTMF 101
Pathology and Microbiology
3 units
Lec - 3 units (54 hours)

The subject provides background knowledge on host tissue and cellular reaction to common pathologic conditions. It is divided into eight (8) modules with special emphasies given to the basic concepts and principles and the diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The modules consist of 1) generalities in pathology; 2) inflammation and repair; 3) hemodynamic disturbances; 4) microbiology and infection; 5) neoplastic conditions; 6) immunologic disturbances; 7) genetic disturbances and 8) degenerative states.

BSPT IV

PT 107
Specific Exercises
4 units
Lec - 3 units (54 hours)
Lab - 1 unit (36 hours)

This course includes the sequential development of various exercise programs for specific conditions and the development of basic teaching skills for the implementations of these exercises. The course deals with planning or formulating an exercise program, its implementation and teaching it, not only to the patient, but to the caregivers as well.

PT 109
Seminar 1
2 units
Lec - 2 units (36 hours)

The course integrates and correlates all the knowledge acquired by the students in the basic sciences, medical and surgical lectures, and PT lectures. Disease entities and pathologic conditions encountered in the rehabilitation setting shall be discussed as their pathophysiology, correlative anatomy / neuroanatomy, signs and symptoms, clinical evaluation including diagnosis and differential diagnosis, medical and physical therapy management including but not limited to exercises, modalities, and home exercise program.


PT 111
Organization and Administration
2 units
Lec - 2 units (36 hours)

This course deals on the organization and administration of rehabilitation in Physical Therapy units found in hospitals, clinics, communities and schools for Physical Therapists. It focuses on the direction and management, duties and responsibilities of a supervisor, interdepartmental relationships, personnel selection, department planning and design, fiscal management and importance of various records pertinent to the practice of Physical Therapy. Likewise, the course also includes the study of the Physical Therapy Law, its importance and relevance in the Philippines.


PTA 104
Kinesiology
5 units
Lec - 5 units (90 hours)

The course represents a study on the principles and application of biomechanics and kinetics, with emphasis on force, motion and equilibrium. After undergoing a review of neurophysiology and anatomy of different segments of the musculoskeletal system, kinesiologic analysis of the different body segments will be done. Lastly, important aspects of posture and locomotion are likewise discussed.


PTMF 102
Medical Psychiatry
3 units
Lec - 3 units (54 hours)

This course deals with specific discussion on patient's reaction to disability, illness and dying. This will also include a discussion on some mental health problems and psychiatric disorders that can be encountered in physical therapy practice. The course will also provide a discussion on human development in the perspective of psychiatry.


PTMF 103
Medical Foundations 1
5 units
Lec - 5 units (90 hours)
This course offers definition, classification, epidemiology, natural history, clinical manifestations, medical / surgical rehabilitation / PT management as well as prognosis and consequent disabilities of general medical and pediatric impairments commonly encountered in the practice of Physical Therapy.


PTMF 108
Pharmacology
2 units
Lec - 2 units (36 hours)

This course is designed to help students familiarize themselves with the most common medications / drugs prescribed to the patients commonly seen in the practice of Physical Therapy. Emphasis is given on the indications, drug interaction, side effects and adverse effects of each of these drugs that can influence the clinical course and management of the different cases. Great importance is given to analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-cancer drugs and drugs for neurologically impaired patients.


PT 108
Advanced Therapeutic Exercise
4 units
Lec - 2 units (36 hours)
Lab - 2 units (36 hours)

This course deals with the theories and techniques of specialized exercise regimens used in the management of neurological conditions. It includes a review of neurophysiology as applied in each exercise regimen. Among the different exercise regimens, emphasis is made on various neurodevelopmental techniques, particularly the principles and guidelines of each method.


PT 110
Seminar 2
2 units
Lec - 2 units (36 hours)

This course integrates and correlates all the knowledge acquired by the students in the basic sciences, medical and surgical lectures and PT lectures. Disease entities and pathologic conditions encountered in the rehabilitation setting shall be discussed as their pathophysiology, correlative anatomy / neuroanatomy, signs and symptoms, clinical evaluation including diagnosis and differential diagnosis, medical and physical therapy management including but not limited to exercises, modalities and home exercise program.


PT 112
Introduction to Clinics
2 units
Lec - 2 units (36 hours)

This course deals with the technique of handling patients, the presentation of the students findings and management during didactic sessions


PT 113
Research Methodology
3 units
Lec - 3 units (54 hours)

This course deals with the discussion and presentation of what Research Methodology is all about, from its major components, types and design so as to help students to be able to familiarize themselves on how to conduct a research process and in the end, come up with their own research / thesis paper.


PTMF 104
Medical Foundations 2
3 units
Lec - 3 units (54 hours)

The definition, classification, epidemiology, natural history, clinical manifestations, medical / surgical / rehabilitation / PT management and prognosis of neurologic and neurosurgical impairments and their consequent disabilities are presented and discussed.


PTMF 105
Medical Foundations 3
5 units
Lec - 5 units (90 hours)

The definition, classification, epidemiology, history, clinical manifestation, management, rehabilitation and prognosis of surgical and orthopedic conditions commonly seen in Physical Therapy are taught to the students. Potential disability and impairment are also presented.


PTMF 106
Orthotics and Prosthetics
4 units
Lec - 4 units (72 hours

The course deals with the study of the principles and guidelines in splinting, casting, bandaging and taping. It also focuses on the discussions of the indications and contra-indications, prescription, measurement, fitting and check out of upper and lower extremity orthotic devices, spinal braces and upper and lower extremity prosthetic devices. A review of the gait cycle is likewise discussed.

BSPT V

PTCI 101
Clinical Internship 1
18 units

A 6-month clinical training program wherein the students are assigned to rotate and have their training at the Sections of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of different hospitals. During this course, the interns or trainees are given the opportunity to apply the theoretical principles and knowledge that they have acquired for the past four academic years in clinical setting. Training consists of assessment of patients conditions, setting patients goals, planning of patients treatment program based on the patients present condition and goals, carrying out the treatment plan and providing home instructions or program for the patient. In addition, interns skill and documentation, communication and interpersonal skills are also trained during this course. Interns have their clinical duty from Mondays to Fridays, eight hours per day. Saturdays are allotted for academic rotation at the College. Academic rotation refers to the time where the cases handled by the interns during their center rotation are discussed and presented to the class. It is also the time when other activities of the course are done such as the Monthly Oral Revalida, Monthly Written Revalida, Case Conferences and special lectures.


PTCI 102
Clinical Internship 2
15 units

A 6-month clinical training program wherein the students are assigned to rotate and have their training at the Sections of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of different hospitals. During this course, the interns or trainees are given the opportunity to apply the theoretical principles and knowledge that they have acquired for the past four academic years in clinical setting. Training consists of assessment of patients conditions, setting patients goals, planning of patients treatment program based on the patients present condition and goals, carrying out the treatment plan and providing home instructions or program for the patient. In addition, interns skill and documentation, communication and interpersonal skills are also trained during this course. Interns have their clinical duty from Mondays to Fridays, eight hours per day. Saturdays are allotted for academic rotation at the College. Academic rotation refers to the time where the cases handled by the interns during their center rotation are discussed and presented to the class. It is also the time when other activities of the course are done such as the Monthly Oral Revalida, Monthly Written Revalida, Case Conferences and special lectures.


Research Writing
3 units

This includes the actual thesis writing of the interns and its presentation to a panel of adjudicators. It includes the monthly submission of thesis updates, peer and self evaluations and final copies a the approved thesis.

College of Physical Therapy
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