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 Clinical Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy (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 body as it relates to physical and occupational therapists. Laboratories include the study of prepared cadaveric specimens and the completion of a cadaveric-dissection.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Nicole Ventura (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lectures, 2 hour laboratory

    • Restriction: Open to students in Physical and Occupational Therapy and Kinesiology. Not open to students who have taken or are taking ANAT 314.

  • ANAT 316 Clinical 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 the study of prepared specimens.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    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 are taking 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 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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 2019

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

  • PHTH 245 Introduction to Professional Practice 1 (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 2018

    Instructors: Cynthia Perlman, Zachary Boychuck, Crystal Garnett (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 2018, Winter 2019

    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 2019

    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 2018

    Instructors: Richard Preuss, Isabelle Pearson (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 2018

    Instructors: Claire Fritzi Perez, Mindy Levin, Adriana Venturini, Michael Trivino, Isabelle Gagnon, Michel Danakas (Fall)

  • PHTH 554 PT Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation (2 credits)

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

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Introduction to the principles of cardiorespiratory physical therapy. Students will gain the necessary theoretical knowledge pertaining to the pathophysiology of various medical and surgical respiratory conditions as well as the practical skills needed for evaluating and treating such acute and chronic conditions. This course introduces students to the clinical decision making process involved in the planning, implementation and progression of a cardiorespiratory physiotherapy treatment program.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Jadranka Spahija, David Anekwe (Fall)

  • 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 2019

    Instructors: Isabel Audette, Julien Bernier, Patrick Ippersiel, Sabrina Ianni, Mylène Boudreau, Crystal Garnett (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 2019

    Instructors: Adriana Venturini, Mindy Levin, Claire Fritzi Perez, Michael Trivino, Anouk Lamontagne (Winter)

  • PHTH 564 Integrated Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Physical Therapy : Building on previously learned knowledge of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, students will gain conceptual and procedural knowledge and skills for the physiotherapy assessment and management of patients with various cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, patients undergoing lung/heart-lung transplantation, and critically ill patients managed in the intensive care unit (ICU). This course aims to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the area of cardiovascular and respiratory physiotherapy through interactive lectures as well as case-based labs run at the McGill Simulation center.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Jadranka Spahija, Ana Maria Moga (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: PHTH 554 or permission from the instructor.

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Mohammad Darainy (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 2019

    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 Introduction to Professional Practice 2 (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 2019

    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 2019

    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 2019

    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 2018

    Instructors: Philippe Archambault, Marie-Helene Boudrias, Philippe Menard (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 2018

    Instructors: Sabrina Figueiredo, Barbara Shankland, Giovanni Arcuri (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.

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.

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 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 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019

    Instructors: Rhonda N Amsel (Fall) Carl Falk (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.

or equivalent

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)
- Students may also take Sports Medicine Practicum PHTH 301 to replace one 3 credit U2 complementary course.
- Maximum of one 3-credit elective (personal interest) course

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—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 22, 2018) (disclaimer)