DPT 863 Rural Health and Primary Care

This course engages students in analyzing healthcare access; community needs assessment, health literacy, and interprofessional clinical practice across the lifespan in rural areas. Primary, secondary and tertiary care models will be discussed with emphasis on medical screening, referrals, and scope of practice.  Critical inquiry into evidence-based practice strategies, technology and potential inroads within the field of physical therapy will guide students to enter the workforce as entry-level physical therapists. 

Two semester hours.