428 Adult Nursing II (3)
Concepts of nursing care of adults with alterations in functional health patterns in response to complex health problems (including respiratory, cardiac, renal and orthopedic dysfunction). Every semester. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 200 level nursing courses. Corequisites: Nursing 429 or approval of instructor.
429 Nursing Practicum IV: The Adult (2, Maximum 4)
Nursing care of adults with alterations in functional health patterns in response to complex health patterns. Every semester. Laboratory: 12 clock hours per week. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 200 level nursing courses. Corequisites: Nursing 427 and 428 or approval of instructor. Graded Satisfactory/No Credit.
434 Perioperative Nursing (4)
Concepts and skills necessary for the nurse to practice in a primary role in specialized Perioperative settings. On demand. Lecture 2 hours, clinical lab 6 clock hours. Prerequisites: Completion of 300 level nursing courses or licensure as a registered nurse or approval of instructor.
435 Rehabilitation Nursing (4)
Concepts and principles of rehabilitation nursing including client and family care in rehabilitation and community settings. On demand. Lecture 2 hours, clinical 6 clock hours. Prerequisites: Completion of all required 300 level courses, licensure as a registered nurse or approval of instructor.
440 Preparation for NCLEX-RN (3)
A review of the nursing process with integration of key concepts in the care of the adult client, care of the childbearing family, care of the child, and care of the client with psychosocial disorders. On demand. Open only to seniors in their final semester or approval of instructor.
451 Nursing Science III (3)
Synthesis of theory, practice, and research for entry into professional nursing practice. Every semester. Prerequisites: Completion of 200 and 300 level nursing courses and Nursing 427, 428, 429. Pre- or Corequisites: Nursing 452, 453, and 454, or approval of instructor. Must be taken in final semester of nursing course work.
452 Professional Nursing II (3)
Concepts and issues related to the role of the professional nurse in complex health care environments. Every semester. Prerequisites: Completion of 200 and 300 level nursing courses and Nursing 427, 428, 429. Corequisites: Nursing 451, 453, and 454, or approval of instructor.
453r Nursing Practicum VI (3)
Application of theory, practice and research in a variety of clinical settings; preparation for entry into professional nursing practice. Every semester. Laboratory: 9 clock hours per week. Prerequisites: Completion of 200 and 300 level nursing courses and 426, 427, 428, 429. Corequisites: 451, 452, and 453 or approval of instructor. Graded Satisfactory/No Credit.
454r Clinical Practicum V (1-3)
Nursing care of the community as a client. Every semester. Laboratory: 9 clock hours per week. Prerequisites: Completion of 200 and 300 level nursing courses and Nursing 427, 428, 429. Flexibility to break course into 1,2, or 3 hours for a total of 3 hours in course. Corequisites: Nursing 451, 452, and 453, or approval of instructor. Graded Satisfactory/No Credit
455r Advanced Childbirth/Womens Health Education (1-3)
The course enhances and expands the practice of nurses who work or will work with childbearing families and nonpregnant women. Advanced knowledge and skills are presented which enable students to assess and diagnose common gynecological and pregnancy-related problems. On demand. Prerequisites: Nursing 352, 353, 354 or RN license and physical assessment.
470 Oncology Nursing (3)
In-depth study of the status of cancer as a major health problem. Treatment modalities used for intervention and interruption of the neoplastic process are studied, emphasis on utilizing the nursing process in treating oncology patients. On demand.
471 Nursing Case Management: Theory, Process and Outcome (3)
Web-based course on theory, process, outcome and role function essential to the practice of nursing case management are explores. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.
472 Health Care Information Management (3)
This course provides students with the theoretical foundation of healthcare information management, examines information technology, Internet tools, and use of software applications in professional practice. Prerequisite: Approved computer literacy course or core computer skills integrated into the major, or approval of instructor.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
On demand. See Departmental Honors.
497r Research (1-4)
498r Individual Studies (1-4)
499r Group Studies (1-4)
Associate Professor Catherine R. Smith, Acting Head
Doctor of Physical Therapy
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UTC is designed to prepare graduates to meet entry-level practice expectations of the physical therapy profession. The curriculum addresses current approaches to the evaluation and management of movement system disorders while simultaneously preparing the graduate to assume a role in prevention, wellness, and health promotion. Classroom and clinic-based instruction provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to practice competently in todays dynamic healthcare environment. By integrating current theory and research into all foundational science and applied clinical science courses, the DPT program of study prepares students to develop and implement evidence-based intervention plans leading to outcomes that enhance the movement competencies of clients with disorders of the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and integumentary systems.
The programs 3 + 3 structure requires three years of prerequisite course work followed by three years of full time enrollment in the professional program. Students who are accepted into the professional program must be enrolled on a full-time basis for each of the eight semesters of the physical therapy curriculum. The curriculum combines classroom and laboratory training with independent study and clinical experiences in multiple healthcare settings. A variety of instructional methods are employed to enable students to develop the essential manual and clinical skills. The course work is arranged according to a prescribed sequence and schedule that all students must follow.
The DPT program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
Pre-physical therapy students admitted to the program with undergraduate standing must meet all undergraduate admission requirements of the University. The prerequisites for the professional program for undergraduate students include the general education requirements of the University, which are outlined elsewhere in this catalog. Students who have already earned a