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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2016-2017

PHTH 7553 - Differential Diagnosis


4 Credits

This course provides the foundation for all other systems-focused courses. The underpinning is provided with pathology and epidemiology. Students learn the principles of a screening examination and performance of a variety of tests and measures for the specific purpose of establishing a physical therapy diagnosis toward which treatment can be directed. Emphasis is placed on the ability to differentially diagnose, recognize conditions requiring referral, and engage in critical thinking skills.