HPHP 403 evaluates the impact of various disease processes in the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal assessment of an affected client. Diseases discussed reflect common contemporary diseases that students are likely to encounter in a professional situation, but, time permitting, may be adjusted to suit student interests. Typical topics include diabetes, chronic heart disease, COPD, HIV/AIDS and arthritis. Because this is a 400 level class, recent research related to these topics is also reviewed, analyzed, discussed in class and assessed in in-semester and final exams.
Prerequisite: HPHP 305
credits: 3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester