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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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This course will coordinate with OTCH 783. Students will address the parameters and criteria for evidence-based practice. They will build a library of information that facilitates their evaluation of the status, beliefs, and practice of Occupational Therapy. They will develop skill in the synthesis of empirical evidence and explore dissemination options to service recipients. Students' work will culminate in the formulation of a decision-making paradigm for their future practice decisions. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department. LEC
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This is an elective course that allows students to pursue areas of special interest under the direction of a faculty member of his or her choice. This course is designed to support students' learning as they complete their pre-doctoral studies. Investigation of special issues relevant to an aspect of occupational therapy practice will include study of pertinent practice factors. Students will complete special projects relevant to the practice areas of interest, such as an oral presentation, written paper, or case analysis. May be repeated for credit. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department. LEC
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This course is an introduction to qualitative research techniques. Students will have several opportunities to gain hands-on experience using fundamental qualitative research techniques to sharpen their data collection, analysis and write-up skills. The goals of this course are to better understand the role qualitative techniques play in research, identify various ethical issues, sharpen interview and observation skills, and develop foundation skills for collecting, analyzing and interpreting qualitative data. Prerequisite: Permission of Department. Lecture course. LEC
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Research relevant to therapeutic intervention comes from a variety of disciplines involving varied research designs and analysis strategies. Students in this course will examine selected research studies and gain skill in analyzing methods and results as well as in applying research findings to practical problems. Students will conduct a systematic review on a specific area of occupational therapy practice. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to provide practical learning whereby students receive individual mentorship for the development, implementation and evaluation of a teaching experience. Students will be responsible for developing the material, instructing students, grading assignments and evaluating the teaching experience. The teaching experience is expected to include at least 12 hours of face to face instruction (or the equivalent in on-line teaching or written materials). Teaching experiences can include MOT program lectures or labs, continuing education workshops, patient education programs, or staff inservices or another experience that meets the time and competency requirements. Prerequisite: A graduate level teaching methods course such as NSG 873, NSG 874, C & T 740, C& T 840 PRA
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This course will cover major theoretical frameworks and practice models in occupational therapy. The history of occupational therapy will be included to provide a basis for understanding the evolution of the profession as well as past and current issues and trends. Students will learn how to critically analyze theories, evaluate research evidence related to specific theories and practice models, and assess pragmatic issues in applying practice models to specific settings and populations. LEC
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This course is designed to critically review Occupational Therapy theories, research, practice models and frameworks using the tenets of occupation based practice. Students will analyze seminal literature from occupational science and relate theory and evidence to practice. Students will review their specified area of practice to develop a proposed method of practice that incorporates empirical evidence and practice methods. Finally, students will select a mentor from their practice area to review their proposal. Critical feedback will be incorporated into a final presentation and paper. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department. LEC
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This course will explore professional development from an advanced practice perspective. Students will examine aspects of advanced practice such as leadership (both work and professional), management, group and system communication and change agency. They will explore these topics within their current practice settings and select an area of advanced skills to explore in more depth. Students will develop an understanding of how they can impact systems and contribute to the development of the occupational therapy profession. LEC
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Leadership in areas of specialty practice will require our graduates to critically evaluate their practice programs. In this course, students will explore the traditional and innovative ways to evaluate professional services and systems, and they will develop skills to conduct program evaluations. Students will examine the purpose and process of program evaluations in a variety of clinical settings. Through lecture, discussion and a project they will develop and execute a program evaluation in their area of practice. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department. LEC
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This practicum is designed to span 400 hours. Students will identify an area of practice through which they want to develop clinical initiatives and leadership. Selected field experiences will provide opportunities for program development, leadership, and information dissemination. Upon completion, the students will provide his or her clinical team with a program, or research based initiative, along with specified program evaluation methods. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department and continuous enrollment until completion of competencies. LAB
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The capstone project will comprise a written report that involves both literature and field research activity. A capstone project report represents the application of knowledge as well as the search for it, and differs from a thesis such that student opinion and experience is involved. The student must negotiate capstone objectives, evaluation standards and any potential approvals prior to his or her practicum. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Department and continuous enrollment until competencies totaling 6 credit hours are completed. IND
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This is an elective course that allows students to pursue areas of special interest under the direction of a doctoral faculty member of his or her choice. This course is designed to support doctoral training. Academic options range from research based studies and/or activities to critical analysis of clinical practice methods. Students will complete special projects relevant to their designated practice area of interest. Students must negotiate learning objectives, academic projects and evaluation standards with their mentor. May be repeated for credit. PREREQUISITE: Permission of department. LEC RSH
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(1-6) An elective course to allow student investigation of special issues or problems relevant to applied research and/or practice, under the direction of a faculty member chosen by the student. Systematic coverage of current issues may include a research investigation or study related to pertinent sociocultural trends, practice factors, or emerging issues in service provision. Students will complete special projects such as oral presentations, written papers, or case analysis as negotiate with the faculty mentor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment as a non-degree seeking student and permission of the instructor. IND
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With an emphasis on leadership skills and professionalism, this course will include mentoring, supervising, managing, organizing presentations, and teaching, writing, and contributing through professional organizations (interdisciplinary and occupational therapy). Students professionalism on issues of concern to administrators, staff therapists, educators, or those in private practice. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. LEC
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Students will identify and explore the key theories in occupational therapy and those more specific to their emphasis area with an emphasis on those currently influencing clinical reasoning. Students will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary theories and be able to compare and contrast key theories. Students will develop rationales for theory guided interventions. Furthermore, they will develop an impact summary in their identified area of emphasis. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. LEC
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Issues and trends relative to advanced application of theory, assessment and intervention with emphasis on pediatrics will be presented in lecture and discussion. Special projects will emphasize the student's special interests. Although faculty directed, student presentation will be emphasized. LEC
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An elective course to allow student investigation of special issues or problems relevant to applied research and/or practice, under the direction of a faculty member chosen by the student. Systematic coverage of current issues may include a research investigation or study related to pertinent sociocultural trends, practice factors, or emerging issues in service provision. Students will complete special projects such as oral presentations, written papers, or case analyses as negotiate with the faculty mentor. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. IND
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A proseminar conducted by the core graduate faculty in Occupational Therapy and Therapeutic Science. Twice-monthly meeting will involve student and faculty presentations of their current research, as well as provide more opportunities to obtain feedback on research proposals. May be taken more than once for a total of fours credits. (Same as TS 800.) RSH
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The course will address the major functions of the systems within the central nervous system and how they interact to produce responses to environmental demands. Sensory input, central processing, and output mechanisms will be analyzed. The student will then appraise human behavior in relation to function and dysfunction of the nervous system, both in formulating potential behavioral signs when a specific neurological site is presented, and in hypothesizing about neurological involvement when analyzing a particular individuals problems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate neuroscience course or permission of instructor. LEC
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This on-line course examines selected research studies, analysis methods and results employed, and applies research findings to practical problems. Students will design their own research project reflecting their area of interest. RSH
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Students investigate an empirical question relevant to occupational therapy and write a literature review and a research proposal under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Pending approval of the proposal, the student will carry out initial phases of the project, including materials preparation and data collection. RSH
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Course requires data analyses, interpretation, and scholarly writing based on individual original research carried out under the guidance of the student's adviser. These activities, along with an oral presentation of research, must meet with approval of the student's advisory committee to complete thesis requirements. Prerequisite: OTMS 890. THE
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Introduces the student to the physical therapy profession and professional role expectations. The history of physical therapy as it relates to the professionalization process, including ethical and legal obligations, as well as student responsibilities. It also addresses the development of effective communication and interpersonal skills and appreciation for individual and cultural differences within clinical settings. Professional responsibilities in physical therapy are introduced, including codes of ethical conduct and awareness of appropriate professional behaviors directed by organizational and legislative regulations. The development of medical terminology recall and recognition skills is also covered in the course. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Emphasizes the development of effective documentation skills, including exposure to a variety of documentation formats and implications for proper reimbursement. Disablement classification models, behavioral objectives, and functional outcome concepts are applied to organize patient data and identify treatment goals. With an emphasis on physical therapy practice, delivery of health care, various team structures used in providing health care, and the roles of the physical therapist assistant are provided. This course includes multiple homework assignments to develop both hand-written and electronic documentation skills in the student. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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Students will be introduced to some of the tests and measures that physical therapists use as a means to gather information about the patient/client. The tests and measures covered include: vital signs, goniometry, manual muscle testing, sensory testing, reflex testing and palpation of surface anatomy. Learning opportunities include: lecture, laboratory, demonstration and patient interaction. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Skills required by the physical therapist in the generalist acute care environment. A series of patient care related lectures, demonstrations, videotapes and laboratories are integrated to teach proper body mechanics, infection control and sterile technique, basic assessment, transfers, positioning, tubes, ostomies, clinic safety procedures, tilt table usage, prescribing a proper wheel chair, applying proper therapeutic range of motion exercises, and using appropriate assistive devices for gait and transfers. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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Students will apply the skills obtained in Physical Therapy Test and Measures, Physical Therapy Documentation, Physical Therapy Interventions I and begin clinical problem-solving using common physical therapy treatment interventions. Topics include integumentary management for wound healing interventions, therapeutic modalities with an emphasis on the healing process and electrical modalities. Learning opportunities include lecture, laboratory, demonstration and patient interaction. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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The student will obtain a basic understanding of human gross anatomy with specific knowledge of upper and lower extremities, head and neck, and back. At the end of this course the student will be able to apply this knowledge of anatomy to functional and clinical situations. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program, or permission of instructor. LEC
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The course involves a study of joint structure, joint function, and the biomechanical principles underlying the kinetics and kinematics of human motion, including normal gait and selected pathological gait patterns. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between biomechanical and physiological factors in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular function, and the application of kinesiological principles to clinical physical therapy situations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Review of integrative human physiology and pathophysiology with an emphasis upon homeostatic mechanisms and etiologies of disease. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the physical therapist with an emphasis on PT-specific diagnoses. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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The course involves a study of joint structure, joint function, and the biomechanical principles underlying human motion. All major peripheral joints and the spine will be studied. Application of functional anatomy to clinical physical therapy situations will be emphasized. Prerequisite: admission into post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course consists of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and preliminary opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills in the clinical setting, as well as documentation and physical therapy skills and procedures that have been introduced in classes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of course work in the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. CLN
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This course consists of a four week internship practicum at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills in the clinical setting, as well as documentation and physical therapy skills and procedures that have been introduced in classes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of course work in the DPT curriculum (including PTRS 720 - Clinical Education I), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Students will apply the concepts taught in PTRS 715 (Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy) and skills obtained in their individual clinical practice. This course will include discussion related to current treatment approaches effecting peripheral and spinal joints. The course activities include review of the current evidence based scientific literature related to orthopedic conditions and interventions, web-based discussion related to individual patient case scenarios and lab activities associated with treatment techniques including mobilization/manipulation, self-mobilization and therapeutic exercise. Prerequisite: Entry into post-professional DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Builds on the foundation in PTRS 710 (Advanced Human Anatomy), PTRS 703 (Physical Therapy Tests and Measures), PTRS 711 (Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics). Examination skills and treatment interventions that apply specifically to the musculoskeletal system are provided. Basic examination skills for all peripheral joints, abnormal gait, and therapeutic exercise are discussed and reviewed. A problem-solving wrap-up session, guided by a local clinician will allow small groups of students to perform an evaluation of a patient with a musculoskeletal disorder. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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Mastery of physical therapy subjective and objective examination and treatment intervention for patients of all ages who present with a musculoskeletal problem with emphasis on amputation, prosthetics, upper and lower extremity orthoses, fracture management and connective tissue disorders. Emphasis will be placed on the most common clinical problems and physical therapy diagnoses. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to research in the evidence-based physical therapy practice including the Scientific Method, library and multimedia resources, research process, measurement theory (reliability and validity), research designs, experimental design principles, research ethics, critical review and analysis of research publications, statistical concepts, and writing of a research report and/or research proposal. Throughout, emphasis is placed on clinical research pertinent to physical therapy. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course will provide students with the applied knowledge to medically screen patients for symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. Patient cases currently treated by the practicing physical therapist will be used to compare diagnostic tests and values. The course will focus on comorbidities and their implications in diagnosis and treatment. The course will be delivered via the web. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or approval by the instructor. LEC
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Physical therapists need skills to relate human pathophysiology to its clinical presentation. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the patient population served by the therapist. Prerequisite: Admission into post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Basic ethical concepts, principles, relevant theories and ethical decision making models applied to major contemporary health care issues and dilemmas facing allied health professionals. Development of skills for ethical clinical decision making is the focus. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Comprised of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills (701), the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills (711, 712, 745, 756, 750, 855, 785), preliminary documentation (702), differential diagnosis of general medical conditions (880), evidence based physical therapy practice (750) and basic physical therapy skills and procedures in the clinical setting (703, 704, 705). Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. CLN
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This course will provide entry-level DPT students with the knowledge of the physiological functions and adaptations of the human body with exercise. Emphasis will be placed on familiarizing students with sound medical rationale and the basis for treatment considering the immediate and long-term effects of exercise. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Anatomy, Physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems are studied and related to clinical signs and symptoms. Students are introduced to common evaluation and treatment techniques, as well as the rationale for including physical therapy in the management of cardiopulmonary conditions. These topics are discussed in conjunction with case studies and current research. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to medical imaging and an overview of its role in the health care delivery system. Topics include an introduction to basic imaging equipment with an emphasis on digital acquisition and processing. Factors affecting the quality of images and limitations to the techniques are reviewed. Imaging techniques covered include: X-rays, CT scans, Nuclear medicine, ultrasound, MRI and PET. This course will also include a component covering the microscopic anatomy of cells. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Is comprised of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills (701), the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills (711, 712, 745, 746, 750, 855, 785), preliminary documentation (702), differential diagnosis of general medical conditions (880), evidence based physical therapy practice (750) and basic physical therapy skills and procedures in the clinical setting (703, 704, 705). Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. CLN
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Focuses on the role of the physical therapist in health promotion across the life span. Emphasis is placed on familiarizing the students with the concept of wellness, health/fitness screening methods, nutrition, education, health promotion programs in the community and the overall role wellness plays in a person's long term well being. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course introduces fundamental concepts necessary for the entry-level physical therapist to examine, evaluate, and treat the pediatric client. Lecture and lab experiences emphasize a problem oriented approach to physical therapy management of children with musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary impairments. Students will learn to recognize components of normal and abnormal development, particularly during the first year of life. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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Designed to familiarize the entry-level therapist with contemporary issues in health care which impact the delivery of physical therapy. Professionalism, management and administrative principles are focused on management of direct patient care. Financial management specifically reimbursement for patient services, personal risk management, information management, personnel management, compliance and ethics related to patient care will be discussed. Discussion of professional development is intertwined throughout the course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first three semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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The first course of two three-credit hour management classes designed to review the American health care system as a whole, and to examine the specific areas that rehabilitation health care managers must understand in order to succeed in an increasingly competitive and financially driven system. Some of these areas include the system of health care delivery, legal issues, human resource principles, accounting, reimbursement, payors, Medicare/Medicaid, regulations, outcomes information management, etc. This course will apply all of the above items to real world examples in numerous health care settings so the student understands the complexities of many settings which physical therapy personnel may work. Each unit will build on the last so that at the end of the second management course the student will be capable of proposing, building, opening, and successfully running rehabilitation services in a multitude of settings. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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The second course of two three-credit hour management classes designed to review the American health care system as a whole and to examine the specific areas that rehabilitation health care managers must understand in order to succeed in an increasingly competitive and financially driven system. Some of these areas include the system of health care delivery, legal issues, human resource principles accounting, reimbursement, payors, Medicare/Medicaid, regulations, outcomes information management, etc. This course focuses on reimbursement, legal and regulation issues and will apply presented principles to real world examples in numerous health care settings so the student understands the complexities of many settings in which physical therapy personnel may work. Each unit will build on the last so that at the end of the second management course the student will have the tools to propose, build, open and successfully run rehabilitation services in a multitude of settings. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This web-based course will involve study of current clinical decision-making frameworks, service delivery models, and treatment approaches for children age birth through 21 with or at risk for developmental delay and/or disability. Course activities will include review of current scientific literature and online discussion of individual patient case scenarios. Prerequisite: For the DPT program: successful completion of PTRS 833 or consent of instructor. For the post-professional DPT program: admission into the program or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course is comprised of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills (701), the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills (711, 712, 745, 746, 750, 855, 785), preliminary documentation (702), differential diagnosis of general medical conditions (880). evidence based physical therapy practice (750, 860, 861), assessing patients with neuromuscular conditions (850, 851, 852), cardiopulmonary conditions (826), and musculoskeletal conditions (846) as well as the basic physical therapy skills or procedures in the clinical setting (703, 704, 705). Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III & IV), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Incorporates concepts from PTRS 710 (Advanced Human Anatomy), PTRS 703 (Physical Therapy Tests and Measures), PTRS 711 (Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics), and PTRS 745 (Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I). Terminology, examination, evaluation, development of a treatment plan, treatment techniques and basic differential diagnosis skills for the spine are taught through lecture, demonstration and student participation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Incorporates concepts from Advanced Human Anatomy, Physical Therapy Tests and Measures. Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I, and Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II. Terminology, examination, evaluation, development of a treatment plan and treatment techniques and advanced differential diagnosis skills for the Tempormandibular Joint (TMJ) complex and complex peripheral and/or spinal disorders are taught through lecture, demonstration and student participation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course will introduce the principles of neuroscience and describe their application as relevant to physical therapists. The course will begin with the terminology of the nervous system, then cover the major functions of the peripheral, autonomic and central nervous systems. The manner with which these systems interact to produce appropriate responses to external demands will be discussed. The behavioral consequences of damage to each systems will be integrated throughout. Particular emphasis will be placed on the sensorimotor role in perception and the control of movement. Lecture and Lab. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Will combine the physiological, neurological and psychological factors that contribute to the control of voluntary movement and the learning of motor skills. Changes over the life span, as well as changes secondary to pathology will be covered, with emphasis on the effects of brain damage. The development of the control of movement, neuroplasticity, and the effects of practice will be discussed. The course will focus on the relationship of our scientific knowledge in motor control and motor learning to the practice of physical therapy. Prerequisite: For the DPT program: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. For the post-professional DPT program: Admission into the program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Will integrate neurophysiology and neuroanatomy into the clinical presentation of adults with neurologic pathology. Students will learn the etiology, epidemiology signs, and symptoms of selected neurological conditions. The medical management of patients with central and peripheral nervous system disorders will be presented in relationship to the practice of physical therapy. The course will introduce examination and treatment of impairments for persons with neuromuscular pathologies. Students will be presented with simple case studies and progress to more complex patient problems. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of the instructor. LEC
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This course will explore functional mobility deficits in patients with neurologic pathology. Building upon previous course work, students will acquire the skills to hypothesize about the relationship of pathology, impairments, and involvement of other systems to functional deficits for adults with neurologic pathology. Contemporary motor control and motor learning theories and research evidence will be emphasized in the development of appropriate intervention programs. Psychosocial factors will also be considered in the discussion of complex patient cases. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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Pharmacological background for the clinical treatment of patients referred to physical therapy. Fundamentals of the actions of drugs including mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse effects. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course will provide students with the applied knowledge to medically screen patients for symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. Patient cases currently treated by the practicing physical therapist will be used to compare diagnostic tests and values. The course will focus on comorbidities and their implications in diagnosis and treatment. The course will be delivered through the web. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or approval of the instructor. LEC
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Supervised and directed experiences in conducting evidence-based research activities. The research activities involved in this course are broadly defined with emphasis on the enhancement of evidence-based physical therapy practice. The student will be supervised by a member of the faculty. This is a two-semester course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. RSH
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Supervised and directed experiences in conducting evidence-based research activities. The research activities involved in this course are broadly defined with emphasis on the presentation and communication of an evidence-based research project. The student will be supervised by a member of the faculty. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. RSH
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Individually negotiated learning experiences appropriate to the interests and background of the student. Prerequisite: Admission to the DPT program, post-professional DPT program, or permission of instructor. IND
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Designed to familiarize the entry-level therapist with contemporary issues in health care which impact the delivery of physical therapy, business development and entrepreneurial skills, and organizational and human resource skills. Changes in the US health care system will be discussed, including managed care concepts, essential elements and principles of management in health care organizations, and an overview of human resources, marketing, fiscal and operational management. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Designed to familiarize the entry-level therapist with contemporary issues in health care which impact the practice of physical therapy in the health care system. Changes in the US health care system will be discussed, including managed care, legal and ethical concepts, plus essential elements and principles of management in health care organizations, and an overview of human resources and operational management. Students will be exposed to business development and entrepreneurial skills needed to expand or start up a physical therapy practice. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first six semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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Designed to provide students with the knowledge and clinical tools to medically screen patients for the presence of symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. It will focus on diagnoses that are not covered by common PT practice including diseases of the endocrine system, the immune system, GI system, and neoplasias. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Review of integrative human pathophysiology with an emphasis upon homeostatic mechanisms and etiologies of disease. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the physical therapist with an emphasis on clinical tools to medically screen patients for the presence of symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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Sixteen weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Sixteen weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Sixteen weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Nine weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Nine weeks of clinical internship. During the clinical internship the student will have the opportunity to develop the patient care skills needed for successful practice as a physical therapist. The student will work under the supervision of an experienced physical therapist in clinical settings affiliated with the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 7 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, & V), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Introduction: matlab windows, input-output, file types, general commands; interactive computation; matrices and vectors, matrix and array operations, scripts and functions applications, graphics. Prerequisite: None LEC
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Students will be instructed in the planning and presentation of a 45 minute scientific seminar on topics outside their thesis area and on their thesis work. Students will learn how to design and produce effective poster presentations. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD program in Rehabilitation Science or consent of instructor. SEM
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This course will introcuce the principles of neuroscience and describe their application as relevant to rehabilitation scientists. The course will begin with the terminology of the nervous system, then cover the major functions of the peripheral, autonomic and central nervous systems. The manner with which these systems interact to produce appropriate responses to external demands will be discussed. The behavorial consequences of damage to each systems will be integrated throughout. Particular emphasis will be placed on the sensorimotor role in perception and the control of movement. Lecture and Lab. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science Program. LEC
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A study of the biology of pathological processes that impair human function will highlight the mechanisms by which cell/tissues repair and/or adapt as a result of injury and aging. Emphasis will be placed on the functional impairments resulting from the pathological condition, and on the body's endogenous ability to adapt or reverse the effects of disease or injury. Prerequisite: Entry into the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or permission of instructor. LEC
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A study of biology and pathological processes that impair human function with emphasis on neuromuscular diseases, injury and diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems, and neurological disorders associated with development and aging. Prerequisite: Entry into the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Individually negotiated learning experiences appropriate to the interests and background of the student. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or permission of instructor. IND IND
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Directed experiences in a planned instructional activity. Student will write course objectives, plan and deliver lectures, produce practical and written exams and assign grades. Prerequsite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course is designed to provide supervised research experience in various laboratories in the department. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or consent of instructor. RSH
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Specialized clinical training in a highly specific area of specialization. The primary purpose of this course is for the student to develop advanced clinical skills in his/her area of specialization. Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or consent of instructor. CLN
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This course will explore the state of art of clinical and basic scientific research in rehabilitation. Students will learn how to critically analyze the research literature in the neuromotor, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and other rehabilitation fields. The course will cover the topics including but not limited to rehabilitation to improve balance and gait, rehabilitation in stroke survivors and patients with neurodegenerative diseases, rehabilitation in patients with injury/pathological conditions to ligament, tendon, and bone/cartilage, rehabilitation in patients with cardiopulmonary disease, rehabilitation in cancer patients/survivors, etc. Current literature in each topic area will be investigated to determine the features of the pathological condition and targeted subjects, factors that contribute to the outcomes of the rehabilitation, research tools and measurements, potential optimal rehabilitation techniques, and directions of future research. Prerequisite: Entry into the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program or permission of instructor. Basic knowledge in pathobiology and neuroscience is required. LEC
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An in-depth study that provides critical analysis of equipment and other resources used in analyzing human motion, balance, strength, electrophysiological responses, and cardiorespiratory function. Students will be required to conduct a preliminary study, including design, methodology and data collection using one or more of these instruments. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Original laboratory investigation conducted under the supervision of a senior staff member. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program, or consent of instructor. RSH
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For students in advanced standing enrolled in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program. THE
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An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental theory, procedures, and equipment used in respiratory therapy. Emphasis is placed on understanding application of equipment and procedures to the patient, and the respiratory therapy treatment of patients requiring non-continuous ventilatory assistance. This course introduces such topics as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, bronchopulmonary hygiene, airway care, oxygen therapy, and cleaning and sterilization of equipment. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in RESP 318 and RESP 325. LEC
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The student will learn about adrenergic and parasypatholytic bronchodilators, corticosteroids, mucus-controlling drugs, surfactant agents, antitussives, and the anti-infective drugs used for the treatment of respiratory disorder. LEC
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Content of this course includes neuromuscular blocking agents, cardiac agents, diuretics, anti-hypertensives, and central nervous system drugs. LEC
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A course consisting of lecture and group discussion designed to introduce the student to pulmonary pathology. Special emphasis is placed on the etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of pulmonary diseases. This course includes such topics as signs and symptoms of lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, pleural and mycotic diseases. Prerequisite/Corequisite: RESP 303, RESP 325, RESP 330, or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course serves to introduce the beginning respiratory therapy student to the clinical environment. The student spends eight hours per week participating in either a clinically-oriented workshop or observing the application of respiratory therapy theory in the clinical setting. Prerequisite/Corequisite: RESP 303 and RESP 319. FLD
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Designed to introduce the student to the basics of physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. This course contains such topics as regulation of respiration and pH homeostasis, ventilation and perfusion relationships, and hemodynamics of the cardiovascular system. LEC
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This course contains such topics as arterial puncture, classification of mechanical ventilators and adjunct devices, and their application to the patient. Four hours of lecture/discussion and a 3 hour weekly laboratory acquainting the student with the rationale for continuous mechanical ventilation and the basic operation of adult, pediatric and neonatal mechanical ventilators. Emphasis is placed on the selection of appropriate equipment and assessment of its effect on the patient. Prerequisite: RESP 303, RESP 318, RESP 325 and RESP 330. LEC
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Designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of critical care concept such as cardiac arrhythmias, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities, and hemodynamic monitoring. These concepts are the basis of understanding problems associated with the critically ill. Prerequisite: RESP 319 and RESP 330. LEC
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This course provides the intermediate respiratory therapy student with opportunities to practice basic respiratory therapy procedures. Emphasis placed on performance of respiratory therapy procedures and application of equipment. This course emphasizes such topics as oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, incentive spirometry, patient assessment, and IPPB therapy. The student will assume limited patient care responsibilities. Prerequisite: RESP 303, RESP 318, RESP 325, and RESP 330. FLD
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This course provides the respiratory therapy student with an introduction to the critical care setting. The student will begin to apply the procedures and equipment most often utilized in the intensive care areas. Emphasis is placed on continuous mechanical ventilation, artificial airways, airway care, and bedside pulmonary function testing. The student will assume limited patient care responsibility in the critical care areas. Prerequisite: RESP 303, RESP 318, RESP 325, and RESP 330. FLD
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Concepts of critical care in the area of shock and trauma including causes, pathophysiologic changes and treatment will be discussed. Emphasis is placed on understanding the effects of acute trauma on the cardiopulmonary system. Prerequisite: RESP 303, RESP 318, RESP 319 and RESP 330. LEC
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This course provides the advanced respiratory therapy student with opportunities to refine procedural and evaluative skills in the critical care areas. The student will spend a minimum of twenty-four hours per week in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed upon the students ability to evaluate the patients' clinical situation and recommend appropriate therapy modalities to the clinical supervisor. During this course the student will assume wider-ranging patient care responsibilities. Prerequisite: RESP 355. FLD
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A study of selected medical problems and how they affect the pulmonary system with an emphasis of neuromuscular diseases. The student will understand the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of such diseases as myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barre' syndrome, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The student will also study disorders associated with sleep. Prerequisite: RESP 303, RESP 318, RESP 319, and RESP 330. LEC
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Lecture and laboratory introducing the student to basic pulmonary function procedures. This course allows the student to practice pulmonary function tests and interpret the results. Lecture and laboratory topics include such topics as the measurement of lung volumes and capacities, body plethysmography, blood gas analysis, and flow volume loops. Prerequisite: RESP 318, RESP 325, and RESP 330. LEC
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Study of common neonatal and pediatric disorders/diseases for the beginning respiratory care student. Lectures on basic fetal lung development, assessment of both the pediatric and neonatal patient and disorders/diseases such as respiratory distress syndrome, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, bronchiolitis, epiglottis and croup, and other commonly seen problems. Prerequisite: RESP 303, RESP 318, RESP 319, and RESP 330. LEC
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