Course Description:

PAEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPYThis course addresses both the medical and rehabilitation management of the pediatric patient. Foundation lectures on normal development provide the students with a model to use when learning about pediatric pathologies, assessments and interventions. This course also involves the examination and treatment of the pediatric population using an interdisciplinary approach. The etiology and clinical features of  common  diseases/ disorders observed in the pediatric population will be emphasized. Lab: methods  for  examination, goal setting,  and intervention  are emphasized. Students will participate in interdisciplinary case studies  and an interdisciplinary evaluation project. Topics will focus on  medical terminology, clinical examination,  evaluation,  comparing  contemporary,   traditional  interventions  and the impact of  evolving technology in this area.

Detailed Course Outline: History and examination / pediatric examination, assessment and outcome measurement, theories of development, approaches to working with children, normal developmental milestones, sports and recreation, orthotic and assistive devices,  motor learning & principles of motor learning,  the child parents and physiotherapist, aging with  pediatric onset disability and diseases,  the assessment of human  gait,  motion,  and motor function,  duchene muscular,  hemophilia, lower limb deformities, orthopedics and musculoskeletal  conditions,  talipes equino varus,  torticolis,  pediatric limb deficiencies,  neuromuscular diseases,  myopathies,  traumatic brain injury,  cerebral palsy,  spinal cord injuries, spina bifida and oncology and palliative care,  Case histories,  principles of assessment and  outcome measures, documentation in soap notes format and evidence based pediatric physical therapy treatment protocols.

Learning Outcome: 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

  •  Expressively and receptively communicate with all other individuals regarding pediatric physical therapy. 
  • Determine the need for further examination or consultation by a physical therapist or  for  referral  to  another  health  care  professional  based  on  developmental presentation. 
  • Analyze  human  development  from  normal  and  abnormal perspectives. 
  • Recognize  deviations  from  normal  development  in  the  areas  of sensory and motor development. 
  • Demonstrate  an  understanding  of  normal  and  abnormal  orthopedic

 Readings/ Reference Books: 

  • Campbell,  S.K.,  Vander  Linden,  D.W.,  &  Palisano,  R.J.  (Eds.).  (2011).  Physical  therapy  for children (4th edition). Elsevier:978-1-4160-6626-2. 
  • Reserve Readings will be provided (posted as “pdf” files or linked websites) Assignments may also include independent search and access of websites, journal articles, and other professional educational resources.

Assessment Criteria:

This course with course code 403 is combination of four sub subjects

  • 403 A :Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
  • 403 B : Sports Physical therapy
  • 403 C :Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • 403 D: Pediatric Physical Therapy

 Assessment schedule: 3 tests & one send-up written examination including objective & subjective (SEQs, LEQs) type questions for each Sub-subjects individually.
Internal Assessment (based on class tests, class performance and attendance): 30 Marks as a whole course.
Written: 135 Marks
Practical: 135 Marks

Class Schedule:

Tuesday: 11:40 to 12:20 & 12:20 to 13:00 Friday: 10:20 to 11:00 & 11:00 to 11: 40

Start date: February 15, 2021



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