Course Description

Course Name

Integumentary Physical Therapy

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Outline
This course is comprehensive and it covers the broad spectrum of managing patients with open wounds. Appropriate for both practicing clinicians and students who want to specialize in wound management, this course takes a holistic approach to treatment, with an emphasis on the patient, not the wound. It begins by covering anatomy and adverse effects, then provides an overview of examination, intervention, and details specific wound types. This course is designed for students who would like to learn about skin care and wound prevention strategies, assessing and documenting chronic wounds, and developing skin and wound care formulary. This course includes the study of chronic injury, anatomy, and physiology of the skin, pathogenesis, wound healing principles, wound healing complications, diagnosing wound, and wound management.

Course Objective
1. Students will be able to describe the typical structure and function of the skin.
2. Students will be able to state the maturation and remodeling phase of wound healing.
3. Students will be able to describe methods to enhance delayed wound healing.
5. Students will be able to identify and assess wound.
6. Students will be able to state the objectives of comprehensive wound management and their clinical management.

No prerequisites are necessary.

*Course content subject to change