Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant

Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant

By Catherine C. Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP, Medical Multimedia Group, Faculty Affiliate, University of Montana, Missoula, MT and Kenda S. Fuller, PT, NCS, ABPTS Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Co-owner South Valley Physical Therapy, P.C., Denver, CO, Clinical Instructor, Physical Therapy Program, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO


SECTION I:   INTRODUCTION
1 Introduction to Concepts of Pathology
2 Problems Affecting Multiple Systems
3 Injury, Inflammation and Healing

  SECTION II:  CLINICAL MEDICINE
4 The Immune System
5 Infectious disease
6 Oncology
7 The Integumentary System
8 The Endocrine and Metabolic Systems
9 The Cardiovascular System
10 The Hematologic System
11  The Respiratory System
12 The Gastrointestinal System
13  The Hepatic, Pancreatic, and Biliary Systems
14 The Renal and Urologic Systems

  SECTION III:   PATHOLOGY OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
15 Introduction to Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System & Metabolic Disorders
16 Genetic and Developmental Disorders
17  Infectious Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
18  Musculoskeletal Neoplasms
19  Soft Tissue, Joint and Bone Disorders and Metabolic disorders

  SECTION IV:  PATHOLOGY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
20 Introduction to Central Nervous System Disorders
21 Infectious Disorders of the Central Nervous System
22 Central Nervous System Neoplasms
23 Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
24 Stroke
25 Traumatic Brain Injury
26 Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
27 Cerebral Palsy
28 Epilepsy
29 Headache
30 The Peripheral Nervous System
  
ONLINE ONLY chapters:
E1 Behavioral, Social, and Environmental Factors Contributing to Disease and Dysfunction
E2 The Psychosocial-Spiritual Impact on Health Care
E3 Environmental and Occupational Medicine
E4 The Male Genital/Reproductive System
E5 The Female Genital/Reproductive System
E6 Vestibular Disorders
E7  Laboratory Tests and Values
Appendix A: Summary of Standard Precautions
Appendix B: Guidelines for Activity and Exercise