DPT 700: Human Gross Anatomy I

Credits 3.0

This course is the classroom component which will cover normal human gross anatomy with emphasis on the structure and physiology of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, digestive and integumentary systems across the lifespan. Other anatomical systems will be covered briefly, especially as they relate to the function of the five emphasized systems. This course is designed to help students establish a foundational understanding of the neuromusculoskeletal systems of the human body for the practice of physical therapy. We will take a regional approach covering the arms, trunk, head, and legs. At the end of the class students will have an understanding of how the structure of the human body determines function as a prelude to a clinical understanding of how to treat structural dysfunction.