Major in Physical Therapy (90 credits)

Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy     Degree: BSCRS

Program Requirements

Required Courses (72 credits)

* Note: Students choose either ANAT 321 or ANAT 323 but not both.

  • ANAT 315 Anatomy/Limbs and Back (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : The regional human gross anatomy of the skeleton, joints, muscles and neurovascular structures of the limbs and back.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Nicole Ventura (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lectures, 2 hour laboratory

    • Restriction: Open to students in Physical and Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology; and to Honours students in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with permission of instructor

  • ANAT 316 Human Visceral Anatomy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : The gross anatomy of the various organ systems of the human body, with emphasis on those aspects of greatest relevance to physical and occupational therapists. Laboratories include studies of prepared specimens, use of the anatomical museum and audiovisual materials.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nicole Ventura (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 315 or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Open to students in Physical and Occupational Therapy and Kinesiology. Not open to students who have taken or will take ANAT 214.

  • ANAT 321 Circuitry of the Human Brain (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : This course explores the functional organization of the human brain and spinal cord. The course focuses on how neuronal systems are designed to subserve specific motor, sensory, and cognitive operations.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: David S Ragsdale (Fall)

  • ANAT 323 Clinical Neuroanatomy (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : This course will focus on the structural and functional relationships of the central nervous system. The human neuroanatomy will be introduced via pathological cases and will be illustrated by use of new medical imaging techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Geoffroy Noel (Fall)

    • Prerequisites for Physical & Occupational Therapy students: ANAT 315 and ANAT 316.

    • Prerequisite for Honours Anatomy & Cell Biology students: ANAT 214.

    • Restrictions: Restricted to Honours Anatomy & Cell Biology students and Physical & Occupational Therapy students. Not open to students taking or having taken ANAT 321.

    • Corequisite for Honours Anatomy & Cell Biology students: ANAT 315

  • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of body fluids, blood, body defense mechanisms, muscle, peripheral, central, and autonomic nervous systems.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Melissa Vollrath, Phil Gold, Ann Wechsler, David S Ragsdale, Alvin Shrier, Erik Cook (Fall)

  • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and renal systems.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Melissa Vollrath, Lysanne Campeau, Tomoko Takano, Michael R Guevara, Anne-Marie Lauzon (Winter)

  • PHTH 245 Physical Therapy Seminars (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Physical therapy and its domains through promoting health and well-being of individuals across the life span.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Crystal Garnett, Cynthia Perlman (Fall)

  • PHTH 440 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Safe and effective prescription of exercise as a preventive and therapeutic tool in patients suffering from clinical conditions.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Marc Roig Pull, Ana Maria Moga (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open only to PT students - School of Physical & Occupational Therapy.

  • PHTH 450 Introduction to PT Clinical Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : In this course, students will be introduced to clinical skills applicable to various physiotherapy domains of practice. Through clinical skills laboratories, self-directed learning, and interactive learning sessions, students will be developing observation skills, as well as analyzing normal and common deviant movements. They will also be introduced to the development of hypotheses to explain movement impairment. Throughout the course, emphasis will be put on palpation and patient handling skills.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Frangiska Xenopoulos (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): PHTH 245 and POTH 250

    • Restriction(s): Open only to PT students - School of Physical & Occupational Therapy

  • PHTH 550 Physical Therapy Orthopedic Management (7 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Evaluation and treatment in a neuromuscular framework.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Richard Preuss, Isabelle Pearson, Mindy Levin (Fall)

  • PHTH 551 Physical Therapy Neurological Rehabilitation (4 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Principles of neurorehabilitation motor learning and neuroplasticity including assessment and treatment.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Claire Fritzi Perez, Joyce Fung, Adriana Venturini, Michael Trivino, Isabelle Gagnon, Jill Boruff (Fall)

  • PHTH 552 Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation (5 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Theoretical knowledge pertaining to the pathophysiology of various medical and surgical cardiorespiratory conditions, including evaluation and treatment. This course includes several site visits and practice at the SIM center.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jadranka Spahija, Ana Maria Moga (Winter)

  • PHTH 560 Integrated Orthopedic Management (6 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Assessment and treatment of patients with multiple comorbidities or multiple injuries that require a multidisciplinary approach, integrated intervention strategies, life-style changes, integration into the work force and/or reintegration into the community.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Isabel Audette, Frangiska Xenopoulos, Sabrina Ianni, Crystal Garnett, Isabelle Gagnon (Winter)

  • PHTH 561 Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation (5 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : PT assessment and treatment of clients with complex problems and/or multiple handicaps.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Adriana Venturini, Claire Fritzi Perez, Joyce Fung, Michael Trivino, Anouk Lamontagne (Winter)

  • POTH 204 Introduction to Statistics for OT/PT (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Methods for describing data and testing theories for research and everyday use.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Rhonda N Amsel (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking PSYC 204.

  • POTH 225 Introduction to Biomechanics in Rehabilitation Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : The study of fundamentals of biomechanical analysis applied to the extremities and lumbar spine. The application of biomechanical principles to clinical and research situations.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Shawn Robbins, Barbara Shankland (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: PHGY 209 and ANAT 315

    • Restrictions: Only for BSc Rehab Science students (U1 students) for both programs (PT and OT).

  • POTH 250 Intro to Professional Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : This course addresses the fundamentals of professionalism and professional behavior, the principles of massage, professional touch, and basic profession-specific interviewing skills. Interviewing skills will be practiced with client-visits in the community. Cultural competence and its application to clinical practice, patient /therapist relationship, and web searching will be addressed.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Crystal Garnett, Marie-Lyne Grenier (Winter)

    • 3 hours/week for 13 weeks

  • POTH 401 Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : A lecture and seminar course on the principles of and methods used in clinical and rehabilitation science research.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sabrina Figueiredo (Winter)

  • POTH 434 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Lecture-based course, discussing biomechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues, mechanical factors involved in injury, and potential for adaptation and recovery. By reviewing fundamental principles of motion, biomechanics of motion is integrated with properties of biological tissues. Students learn how fundamental principles relate to injury, and to scientifically-based clinical evaluations and treatments.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Richard Preuss (Winter)

  • POTH 455 Neurophysiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : A study of the neurophysiological principles of sensori-motor interaction as they relate to posture, motor control and cognition.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Philippe Archambault, Marie-Helene Boudrias (Fall)

    • 3 hours/week

  • POTH 563 Foundations of Professional Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Study and analysis of foundations for professional practice and systems which impact the role of the occupational and physical therapy professional in health service delivery settings. This course includes sections on 1) healthcare environments and systems; 2) management, safety and quality assurance; and 3) professionalism and ethics.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Barbara Shankland, Sabrina Figueiredo (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the BSc(RehabSc); Major in Physical Therapy and BSc(RehabSc); Major in Occupational Therapy, students in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Not open to students who have taken OCC1 546 and PHTH 570.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

These courses are to be completed prior to entering third year (U3) and must include:

3 credits of intermediate-level statistics from the following:

  • PSYC 305 Statistics for Experimental Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : An introduction to the design and analysis of experiments, including analysis of variance, planned and post hoc tests and a comparison of anova to correlational analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Rhonda N Amsel (Fall) Heungsun Hwang (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter

    • Prerequisite: PSYC 204 or equivalent

    • This course is required of all students who propose to enter an Honours or Major program in Psychology

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

Interprofessional Education Activities (IPEAs)

These required non-credit activities address the competencies for interprofessional practice across the health professions such as professional roles, communication, collaboration in patient-centered care, and conflict resolution. Students will be advised at the beginning of each term which activities they should register for.

The remaining complementary credits are chosen by the student from a list of recommended courses or courses in the following subject areas:

- Psychology
- Management (in the area of personnel and private practice management)
- Academic Writing
- Sociology/Anthropology courses
- French or English second language course if not proficient in French or English (maximum of 6 credits)

  • IPEA 500 Roles in Interprofessional Teams

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day workshop, including preparatory work, that introduces interprofessional education, interprofessional practice, and the roles of the different healthcare professionals that make up an interprofessional team.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • IPEA 501 Communication in Interprofessional Teams

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day workshop, including preparatory work, introducing effective communication and interactions in interprofessional teams.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Students may also take the following three Sports practicum courses to replace one 3-credit complementary course. (Selection interview required for Sports practicum)

Maximum of one 3-credit elective (personal interest) course

  • PHTH 201 Sports Medicine Practicum 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : This course is the first in a series of three courses intended to provide students with a directed, practical experience in pre-event, on-field and post-event sports therapy interventions. Students will be introduced to current concepts in sports medicine. Students will work closely with one of the McGill varsity teams, as well as intra- and interprofessionally with the staff of the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic (including physiotherapists, athletic therapists, physicians, and other allied health-care professionals).

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Isabelle Pearson, Laura Abbatiello (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): PHTH 245; ANAT 315; PHGY 209; ANAT 316; PHGY 210; POTH 225; POTH 250. Valid CPR-AED level HCP certificate (before the practical work starts) Interviews and selection from the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic staff is required for this course (team allocation will be determined after the interview according to interview performance, availability and student interests)

    • Restriction(s): This course is only open to second year students in the B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Physical Therapy.

  • PHTH 202 Sports Medicine Practicum 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : This course is the second in a series of three courses intended to provide students with a directed, practical experience in pre-event, on-field and post-event sports therapy interventions. Students will continue to build their knowledge on current concepts in sports medicine. Students will work closely with one of the McGill varsity teams, as well as intra- and interprofessionally with the staff of the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic (including physiotherapists, athletic therapists, physicians, and other allied health-care professionals).

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Laura Abbatiello, Isabelle Pearson (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): PHTH 201. Valid CPR-AED level HCP certificate (before the practical work starts).

    • Restriction(s): This course is only open to second year students in the B.Sc.( Rehabilitation Science); Major in Physical Therapy.

    • This course is the second part of a series of three courses (PHTH 201, PHTH 202, PHTH 303), which together are equivalent to a 3-credit complementary course. The students are required to take the three courses to complete their complementary course requirement.

  • PHTH 303 Sports Medicine Practicum 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (School of Physical & Occupational Therapy)

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : This course is the third in a series of three courses intended to provide students with a directed, practical experience in pre-event, on-field and post-event sports therapy interventions. Students will continue to build and integrate their knowledge on current concepts in sports medicine. Students will work closely with one of the McGill varsity teams, as well as intra- and interprofessionally with the staff of the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic (including physiotherapists, athletic therapists, physicians, and other allied health-care professionals).

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Isabelle Pearson, Laura Abbatiello (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): PHTH 202. Valid CPR-AED level HCP certificate (before the practical work starts).

    • Restriction(s): This course is only open to third year students in the B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Physical Therapy.

    • This course is the third part of a series of three courses (PHTH 201, PHTH 202, PHTH 303), which together are equivalent to a 3-credit complementary course. The students are required to take the three courses to complete their complementary course requirement.

The complementary courses should be completed within these recommended time frames:

3 credits in Fall U1
3 credits in Winter U1
6 credits in Fall U2
6 credits in Winter U2

School of Physical & Occupational Therapy—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)