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DCE361 DCE361 DCE Practicum

The student seeking certification as a Director of Christian Education is assigned to a Lutheran school in order to teach religion, assist in planning and leading chapels, conduct devotions, and observe the ministry of the Lutheran school and the Lutheran classroom teacher. (Prerequisites: admission to the DCE program, ED336 Educational Psychology)

DCE366 DCE366 Intro to DCE Ministry

Through class discussion, readings, presentations and involvement with field-based directors of Christian education, students grow in understanding the purpose and function of a Director of Christian Education. Emphasis is placed upon Scriptural, historical, social and educational foundations of the Director of Christian Education.

DCE367 DCE367 Pre-Internship

Through class discussion, readings, presentations and retreats the student is prepared to structure and begin a DCE Internship. (Pre-requisite: DCE 366-Introduction to DCE Ministry; Admission to the Professional Program.)

DCE376 DCE376 Intro to DCE Ministry-Colloquy

Through class discussion, readings, presentations and involvement with directors of Christian education, students grow in understanding the purpose and function of a Director of Christian Education. (Prerequisite: Eligibility for acceptance into the DCE Colloquy program)

DCE433 DCE433 Role of the DCE

The role of the Director of Christian Education as an educational minister is explored and considered. Calling and placement procedures, professional ethics and expectation, the constitution and by-laws of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, role of the DCE in Synod and District, and the role of the DCE in team ministry are examined. The professional portfolio is completed and ready for final interview review by faculty and field professionals as part of the certification process.

DCE473 DCE473 Colloquy-Role of the DCE

The role of the Director of Christian Education as an educational minister is explored and considered. Calling and placement procedures, professional ethics and expectation, the constitution and by-laws of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, role of the DCE in Synod and District, and the role of the DCE in team ministry are examined. The professional portfolio is completed and ready for final interview review by faculty and field professionals as part of the certification process.

DCE478 DCE478 Colloquy DCE Internship

The Colloquy DCE Internship provides the colloquy DCE student a full-time supervised experience at the local ministry site. The colloquy student receives assessment of work being done a the ministry site with consultations for self-directed growth and assessment. The number of credits required and the length of the internship will be determined through an assessment process prior to the internship. (Pre-requisites: admission to the DCE Colloquy program. Completion of RLG101, RLG201, RLG230,

DCE497 DCE497 Intn'l Mission DCE Internship

This experience prepares the individual for an internship in the international mission field. The experience includes mission orientation, language acquisition, basic training in English as a Second Language, local enculturation in the host culture. (Prerequisite: Admission to an international internship within the Director of Christian Education Program.)

DCE498 DCE498 DCE Internship I

The internship provides DCE students a full-time supervised involvement in the educational ministries of an approved congregational-based ministry site for a twelve-month period, emphasizing active leadership in a variety of professional tasks. (Prerequisites: Intro. to DCE, Parish Education I, Parish Education II, Teaching the Faith, Group Comm. and Facilitation, Human Diversity and Relations, DCE Practicum, Educational Psychology, Leadership I, Scripture I, Scripture II, Our Living Faith,

DCE499 DCE499 DCE Internship II

The internship provides DCE students a full-time supervised involvement in the educational ministries of an approved congregational-based ministry site for a twelve-month period, emphasizing active leadership in a variety of professional tasks. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of DCE 498 DCE Internship I.)

DCO361 DCO361 Intro to the Role of a DCO

Through class discussion, readings, presentation and involvement with field-based directors of Christian outreach, students will explore and consider the function of an outreach specialist in multiple settings. The program portfolio is developed and made ready for program entrance interviews. Emphasis is placed on the development of a philosophy of ministry, personal mission statement, and professional ethics review.

DCO-497 Intn'l Mission DCO Internship

This experience prepares the individual for an internship in the international mission field. The experience includes mission orientation, language acquisition, and basic training in English as a second language, local enculturation in the host culture.

DCO498 DCO498 DCO Internship I

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DCO-499 DCO Internship II

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DI-509 App of DI in Gifted Education

This course is a study of the improvement of educational practices in relation to differentiated instruction with emphasis on gifted education.

DI-515 Family Systems for Educators

Best practices for building strong family-school relationships; a survey of current developments in the study of the family and an analysis of changes in American society and their influence on family life.

DI-532 Collab in Inclusive Settings

A study of applied best practices for implementing and sustaining collaborative teaching in inclusive settings. Areas of focus include skills for collaboration, co-teaching, inclusive school practices, team building, shared problem solving, interpersonal communication, conflict and controversy, and home-school communication.

DI-534 Tchg Stdts w/Mental Hlth Needs

A study of classroom strategies, state and district initiatives and support resources that help children and youth with mental health needs learn successfully in the inclusive classroom setting.

DI-536 Inclusion: Effective Practices

Exploring and applying the values underlying inclusion, the foundations of successful inclusion, differentiating instruction and classroom management.

DI-538 DI Across Content

This course will focus on methods of instruction for diverse learners. Students will develop knowledge and skills for planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating differentiated teaching and learning environments that challenge and assist diverse learners to achieve at their highest level of ability.

DI-594 Effective Practices in DI

An introduction to the study, exploration and application of effective practices for all classroom learners. Focus is on classroom instruction blending of whole-class, group and individual instruction on the premise that instructional approaches are to be varied and adapted in relation to the diverse student needs in the classroom.

DPT-710 Service Learning I

This is the first course of a two course service learning sequence. Service is an important component of the Lutheran tradition and is a key element of the Concordia, St. Paul mission statement. Service-learning incorporates cultural competence, meaningful service, and critical reflective thinking to enhance student learning. The students will participate in lecture, case studies, and interaction with the community to reinforce the importance of life-long civic engagement, patient and/or

DPT-710 Anatomy

This course is a comprehensive study of human anatomy, which includes dissection of a human cadaver. Skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, and urogenital systems will be covered, and emphasis will be placed on the relatedness of structure and function. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DPT program)

DPT-710 Systems Physiol & Pathophys I

This first course of a two-course sequence begins with a cell structure and function overview. The physiology and pathophysiology of the endocrine, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and nervous systems are presented. Fundamentals of pathology for each system are presented from various perspectives: etiology; pathogenesis; signs and symptoms; medical diagnosis, including laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging; and treatment including pharmacological intervention. Emphasis is placed on

DPT-710 Applied Neuroscience

This course provides an in-depth exploration of human movement, learning, communication, memory, and emotions. Topics include the components and neuroplasticity of the central and peripheral nervous systems. In addition, clinical aspects of neurological conditions most applicable to the physical therapist are presented. Class activities include lecture, laboratory and working through case scenarios. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first semester of the DPT curriculum)

DPT-710 Functl. Anatomy/Biomechanics

Regional functional and articular anatomy is explored and applied in a rehabilitation context. Principles of and instrumentation for motion analysis are utilized to develop a thorough understanding of human movement. Class activities include lecture, observation, and laboratory activities. Two movement analysis projects provide the student experience in analysis and interpretation of functional movement patterns. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first semester of the DPT curriculum)

DPT-710 Systems Physiol & Pathophys II

This is the second course of a two-course sequence. The physiology and pathophysiology of the integumentary, immune, rheumatic, pulmonary, hematologic, genitourinary, hepatic, pancreatic and biliary and gastrointestinal systems are presented. An overview of infectious diseases and oncology is provided. Fundamentals of pathology for each system are presented from various perspectives: etiology; pathogenesis; signs and symptoms; medical diagnosis, including laboratory tests and diagnostic

DPT-710 Medical Screening

This course is an introduction of medical screening of patients for conditions that may require examination by a physician or a physician-extender across the lifespan. The lecture and laboratory experiences will enhance professional communication between physical therapists, patients, and physicians facilitating patient referral outside physical therapy.

DPT-711 Clinical Seminar I

This is the first course of a three course sequence. The roles of the profession of physical therapy within the healthcare system, the healthcare team, and the Christian tradition are explored. Students begin to develop the professional behaviors and communication skills required to thrive in those roles. Emphasis is on the application of this material to real-world situations through multiple clinic visits that occur throughout the semester. Class activities include lecture, group

DPT-711 Clinical Seminar II

This is the second course of a three course sequence. Issues related to morals and values, cultural and socioeconomic diversity, and psychosocial aspects of disability are explored within the context of multiple clinical visits. Legal and ethical issues in physical therapy practice are introduced. Class activities include lecture, group activities, and clinic visits. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first semester of the DPT curriculum)

DPT-712 Clinical Skills 1/Foundations

This is the first course of a three course sequence. The fundamental processes involved in physical therapy patient/client examination, evaluation, and intervention are introduced. Bed mobility, transfers, and wheelchair/assistive device management are included. A basic examination framework that can be utilized across diagnoses and throughout the lifespan is developed. Students begin to use medical terminology to document findings, using a variety of structured formats. Class activities

DPT-712 Clinical Skills II/MT & Exerc

This is the second course of a three course sequence. Beginning skills in physical therapy interventions for a variety of impairments and functional limitations across diagnoses and the lifespan are developed. Principles of exercise prescription and progression are presented for a variety of impairments and functional limitations. Beginning manual therapy skills are introduced. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first semester of the DPT curriculum)

DPT-712 Clinical Skills III/Modalities

This is the third course of a three course sequence. Physical therapy interventions specific to therapeutic modalities and electrotherapy are developed, with emphasis on integrating these interventions into a comprehensive plan of care for patients across diagnoses and across the lifespan. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first two semester of the DPT curriculum)

DPT-713 Clinical Skills Assessment I

This is the first course of a two course sequence. Throughout the semester, students will work with CSP DPT faculty members on developing and implementing evaluation and intervention techniques for commonly seen physical therapy patient presentations. The course culminates with a comprehensive assessment of clinical skills and professional behaviors developed in the first year of the curriculum. This takes place within the context of a benchmark examination and Objective Structured Clinical

DPT-714 Health Promotion I

This is the first course of a two course sequence. Health is broadly defined. This course will examine the determinants of health status, and will also explore the roles of physical therapy in promoting health, how health promotion fits within APTA�s vision for the physical therapy profession, reducing health disparities, and improving quality of life across the lifespan. Students will conduct a community-based needs assessment to identify a health problem and its contributing factors, and

DPT-715 Lifespan I

This is the first course in a two course sequence. Theories of motor development across the lifespan are presented within the context of physical therapy practice. Normal age related change across childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and later adulthood are explored. Health and motor planning across the lifespan, pediatric development, and normal physiological factors specific to the geriatric population will be reviewed. This will include changes in the cognitive, musculoskeletal and sensory

DPT-716 Research Methods/EBP

Introduction to evidence based practice and clinical research. The skills learned will enable students to develop an initial, general research question, locate the evidence, review the scientific literature, and conduct critical appraisals of scientific articles. Course assignments require student application of the information. Class activities include lecture, discussion, and small group activities.

DPT-720 Service Learning II

This is the second course of a two course sequence. Students develop, implement and evaluate individualized or small group service learning projects. Projects may take on a variety of formats, but must have a common goal of promoting health for a group who otherwise would not have access to that service. Students contract with service learning coordinators for specific requirements. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first two years of the DPT curriculum)

DPT-720 Integumentary/Medical

Physical therapy examination and interventions for integumentary and medical conditions across the lifespan and continuum of care are addressed. Issues associated with the lymphatic system are included. Class activities include lecture, lab and case studies.

DPT-720 Biopsychosocial Aspects

The tools and strategies for dealing with the biopsychosocial aspects of patient care are introduced. Biomedical and biopsychosocial models will be investigated and contrasted. Stress management including religious practices for patients and health care providers will be addressed. Class activities include lecture, laboratory sessions, implementation of basic psychological screens, and role-playing scenarios.

DPT-720 Cadiopulmn/Acute Care/Trauma

Physical therapy examination and interventions for cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions across the lifespan and continuum of care including acute care and trauma are addressed. Class activities include lecture, lab, and case studies.

DPT-721 Women's Health

Basic and clinical science elements of evaluation and intervention of women�s health conditions are introduced. Students will be introduced to treatment of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions, continence assessment and pelvic floor muscle training, and assessment of risk factors for osteoporosis. Topics covered include anatomy, endocrinology, and physiology, breast health, disease processes with gender differences, incontinence, obstetrics, and osteoporosis (excerpted from IOPTWH).

DPT-721 Clinical Seminar III

Opportunities for students to discuss issues in the context of their previous and future clinical experiences. Topics include legal and ethical issues, delegation and supervision, the healthcare environment and reimbursement, the effects of religious practices, and other practice concerns.

DPT-723 Clinical Skills Assessment II

A comprehensive assessment of clinical skills and professional behaviors developed in the first two years of the curriculum. This assessment takes place within the context of a clinical environment.

DPT-724 Health Promotion II

This is the second course of a two course sequence. Health is broadly defined. This course will examine the determinants of health status, and will also explore the roles of physical therapy in promoting health, how health promotion fits within APTA�s vision for the physical therapy profession, reducing health disparities, and improving quality of life across the lifespan. Students will conduct a community-based needs assessment to identify a health problem and its contributing factors, and

DPT-725 Lifespan II

This is the second course of a two course sequence. Students build on their experiences with pediatric and geriatric patients through exploration of models of delivery, reimbursement, motivation, education, intervention strategies, and caregiver issues across the lifespan. Class activities include lecture, lab, literature review, caregiver panels, and patient interaction.

DPT-726 Capstone I

Introduction to the capstone project. Each student will complete one of two tracks: inquiry or professional development. Both require six credits of student work. Inquiry Track - Students work with a faculty member in small groups to further their knowledge of scholarly methods. Together, they will design a research project that is faculty generated or approved and student implemented. Teaching methods include discussion, small group activities, and use of computer data analysis tools.

DPT-726 Capstone II

Continuation of the inquiry or professional development project.

DPT-726 Capstone III

Continuation of the inquiry or professional development project.

DPT-727 Musculoskeletal I

The role of the physical therapist in examining musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan and continuum of care is introduced. Examination processes are regionally applied and students gain initial exposure to differential diagnosis and interventions. Class activities include lecture, lab, and case studies.

DPT-727 Musculoskeletal II

Students further develop concepts of differential diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions for patients with musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan and continuum of care. Class activities include lecture, lab, and case studies.

DPT-728 Neuromuscular I

The framework for examination and intervention is applied and expanded to patients with neuromuscular diagnoses across the lifespan and continuum of care. The course focuses on functional areas of importance including mobility, transfers, wheelchair skills, balance, gait and upper extremity function. Class activities include lecture, lab and case studies.

DPT-728 Neuromuscular II

Students build on their examination and intervention framework and neuroscience foundation to approach patients within the neuromuscular practice patterns across the lifespan and continuum of care. Specific examination and intervention techniques, special topics and prognosticating related to the practice patterns are covered. Class activities include lecture, lab and case studies.

DPT-729 Administration Roles

The roles of the physical therapist in administration and management are explored. Health care economics, budgeting, supervision, planning, marketing, and public relations are specifically addressed.

DPT-730 Complex Medical

Physical therapy examination and intervention for critically ill patients, those with multi-organ involvement, and those with complicating psychosocial and environmental issues are addressed. Class activities include case studies and discussion.

DPT-736 Capstone IV

Students complete their doctoral projects. Activities include an oral defense presented to faculty, peers, the next PT Program cohorts, and the community. The capstone project culminates with faculty approval of the final written project.

DPT-737 Musculoskeletal III

Students are exposed to musculoskeletal topics in greater depth to facilitate a global understanding of the role of the musculoskeletal physical therapist across the lifespan and continuum of care. Class activities include lecture, lab, and complex case studies.

DPT-737 Specialty Seminar

Groups of students work with individual faculty members to investigate specialized aspects of physical therapy practice.

DPT-738 Neuromuscular III

Advanced topics related to the examination and intervention of patients with neuromuscular dysfunction across the lifespan and continuum of care are presented. Emphasis is placed on intervention techniques, communication/coordination of care and management of complex patients. Class activities include lecture, lab and case studies.

DPT-739 Ethics and Professional Issues

Ethics and professional issues for physical therapy professionals are explored. Students will critically analyze ethical concepts and major issues facing the profession of physical therapy. These will be presented in discussion and debate format. Students develop a plan for professional development and lifelong learning.

DPT-750 Clinical Internship I

Students participate in an eight-week clinical rotation that focuses on continued development of basic patient management skills from examination through intervention.

DPT-750 Clinical Internship II

Students participate in an eight-week clinical rotation that focuses on development of patient management skills from examination through intervention.

DPT-750 Clinical Internship III

Students participate in an eight-week clinical rotation that focuses on development of patient management skills from examination through intervention.

DPT-750 Clinical Internship IV

Students participate in a 12 week internship that focuses on development of entry-level patient management skills from examination through intervention, as well as development of other skills related to practice such as consultation and administration. This is the culminating full-time clinical rotation after which students are expected to possess the skills and behaviors required to enter practice as a physical therapist.

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