School of Medicine

Applied Clinical Research II: Disability
Susan Stark, M01 OT 573D
This is the second of a three part course sequence. Students are trained in specific research methodologies, gain skills in the use of standardized measurement tools, conduct behavioral analysis, and enter data in an established database. The data is collected in clinical or community settings. Students are mentored in the research process. Students review the literature related to their research question, and articulate the methodology they will use in their research design. Students may choose from productive aging, pediatrics, work and industry, or participation concentrations. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.

Clinical Experience I, II, III, IV
Tammy Burlis, M02 PHYS THER 691, 692, 693, 694
This is an eight-week, full-time clinical experience supervised by clinical faculty that allows the student to practice evaluation and treatment skills acquired in the classroom and laboratory. Additional emphasis emphasizes development of professional behaviors. Semester: Fall, spring, summer.Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None

Clinical Practicum
Various Instructors, Program
This opportunity allows PP DPT (post-professional doctor of physical therapy) students to pursue a topic of special clinical interest under the supervision and guidance of a faculty member. Students may register for 1-6 credits of clinical practicum in a semester. A maximum of 6 units of clinical practicum may be credited toward the DPT degree. Each unit of credit for clinical practicum should reflect approximately 45 hours of work performed by the student. Semester: Fall, spring, summer.Prerequisite: Contact Department of Physical Therapy. Additional Info: None.

Environmental Factors Facilitating Performance & Participation I
Jessica Dashner, M01 OT 5163
This course provides an in-depth understanding of the psychological, social, political, physical, and cultural elements of the environment that influence public health, participation, well-being and quality of life. Disability, as the consequence of environmental barriers, and the relationship between the person and environments as both change across the life span, are discussed. Disability prevention is highlighted. Assessment and intervention strategies that maximize participation in daily activities and prevent disabilities are examined in home, school, workplace, and other community settings.Semester: Spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.

Health Promotion, Participation and Wellness for Persons with Chronic Disease
Christine Berg & Jessica Dashner, M01 OT 5380
The impact of chronic disease on daily participation affects health-related quality of life and well-being. Students study health promotion and preventive individual and group models of service delivery for community-dwelling people. Using Healthy People 2020 topic areas, students explore theory-driven, evidence-based health education solutions for consumers with chronic conditions to strengthen their community participation. Students discover therapeutic interventions, empowering people to manage their conditions and connect with community resources for health promotion, prevention and wellness.Semester: Spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.

Pediatricians in Community
Sarah Garwood, Residency
Pediatricians in Community is a 2 week required rotation for pediatric residents at St Louis Children’s Hospital designed to expose the resident to the needs of the most vulnerable children. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.

Professional Issues and Skill Development IV
Tammy Burlis, M02 PHYS THER 655
The focus of this course is on professional skills students need to function in entry-level practice in a variety of settings. Students study licensure, and participate in lobbying and a mock House of Delegates. Skills in serving as an expert witness, a leader, a peer instructor and in clinical instruction are developed. Students are expected to participate in a service project and activities of the American Physical Therapy Association. Cultural and race issues are actively explored. Semester: Spring- annually. Prerequisite: Contact Department of Physical Therapy. Additional Info: None.

Promoting Population Health through Community Partnerships
Christine Berg & Peggy Neufeld, M01 OT 5285
This course examines community health and education practices for communities, and populations. Practice models are explored for health promotion, facilitating occupational performance and wellness, and population health across the lifespan and in different settings. An occupation-based approach is used. Students are prepared with community practice skills, including needs assessment, negotiating community partnerships, program planning and evaluation. Semester: Spring. Prerequisite: None.Additional Info: None.

Students Teaching AIDS To Students (STATS)
Ericka Hayes, M04 W1 587D
STATS is a selective course for first year medical students focusing on the history and impact of HIV infection and disease in the U.S. and abroad, including the impact on youth in the U.S. STATS is also a student organization for medical students in all years to teach a two-day HIV/AIDS awareness curriculum to students in the Parkway School District and at Wellness Day hosted by Washington University St. Louis. Semester: Fall (lectures and teaching sessions), spring (teaching sessions).Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.