August 19th:
Clinicals & Cadavers
HPA 1 Room 265, 8am-12pm
Gerald Smith, PT, PhD; James W. H. Sonne, PhD; Patrick Pabian, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS; and Erin Brown, DPT
Some people talk over a cup of coffee, while others talk over cadavers. This course will consist of two different components to create formal and informal discussion on clinical education. The session begins with a brief clinical education presentation and roundtable discussion on contemporary issues in clinical education. Following this period, attendees will participate in a semi-structured gross anatomy experience involving review of the musculoskeletal system. This will be guided in part by the DPT programs anatomy professors and graduate students who have been actively working on the cadavers. Opportunity also exists for attendees to explore other areas in the cadaver as appropriate. This experience will allow for numerous informal discussions among their peers and the clinical education team at UCF on numerous topics in clinical education and/or anatomical sciences.

September 23rd:
Functional Assessment in Older Adults
HPA 1 Room 250, 8am-12pm
Nicole Dawson, PT, PhD, GCS
Sixty-two percent of adults 65 years and older have limitations with basic or complex activities.  Older adults can pose unique challenges for clinicians due to their sedentary lifestyle and potential for complex medical history. Rehabilitation professionals are experts in movement science and should play an integral role in prescription of appropriate physical activity to ensure maximal levels of success with older adults.  In order to do this, a thorough functional assessment is necessary to identify the impairments that are most likely causing the activity limitation or participation restriction.  The course content will provide you with a better understanding of the available evidence-based functional assessment tools available to evaluate your patient for the impairments affecting their functional status.

October 7th:
Parkinson’s: From Neuroanatomy to Evidence Based Treatment
HPA 1 Room 250, 8am-12pm
Erin Brown, DPT; James W. H. Sonne, PhD; and Morris Beato, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS
This course will discuss the neuroanatomy affected by Parkinson’s disease as well as common drugs used in treatment.  We will discuss functional assessment of patient’s with Parkinson’s as well as evidence based treatments based on the results of the functional assessment findings.  A portion of this course will include a hands on lab.

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