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Students learn and apply anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathology as they explore the issues of disease risk and prevention, as well as medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological and physical therapies, in the management of individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The semester includes tutorials, lecture, laboratory, and integrated clinical experiences. The core foundations for practice are blended into each tutorial case. Issues related to the care of patients of all ages are explored and discussed. Emphasis is on history-taking, system review, physical therapy examination, diagnosis, prognosis, evaluation, and development of a physical therapy plan of care. Students also practice clinical decision-making, professional communication, and documentation.