Physiopedia is hosting another exciting student project with Bellarmine University in the USA. This project, led by Dr. Elaine Lonnemann & Dr. David Pariser, is due to start in early February 2010 and will cover the pathophysiology of complex patient problems.
Pathophysiology of Complex Patient Problems explores signs and symptoms that emerge when homeostasis is disrupted, and addresses medical and physical therapy management of patient problems consequent to the underlying pathology. The dysfunctional states or disorders discussed in this course may include nutritional, infectious, gastrointestinal, hepatic, endocrine, metabolic, renal, genitourinary, autoimmune, connective tissue, dermatology, hematology, oncology, and immunodeficiency. The effects of age, gender, and ethnic factors on the pathology, manifestation of patient problems, and patient management are considered. The multiple effects of pharmacological intervention are addressed, including therapeutic effects and effects on patient cognitive and psychomotor abilities in physical therapy. We are looking forward to reading the content that the students produce, they have already come up with some very interesting topics to discuss!
If anyone has a group of physiotherapy or physical therapy students that would like to contribute to this project, Elaine is open to discussions about collaboration, so please do get in touch.