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Collection Development Guide: Physical Therapy: Selection Criteria

Criteria

The Library will purchase material at the Instructional Level (2), Research Level (3), and Exhaustive Level (4) for the library's collection in support of the following degreed program:

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Specific selection criteria concentrate on, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Anatomy & physiology of body systems
  • Professional issues
  • Evidence-bases practice
    • Formulating clinical questions
    • Methods of obtaining & appraising evidence
  • Clinical education
    • Patient education
    • Legal, ethical, & professional requirements
  • Clinical decision making
    • Patient evaluation, intervention, & outcomes
    • Patient care & physical, psychosocial, financial, environmental factors
    • Case studies
  • Diagnostics
    • Pharmacology
    • Medical imaging
    • Electroneuromyography
  • Licensure process & preparation for licensure exam
  • Patient care skills & documentation
    • Communication skills
    • Health promotion & wellness
    • Infection control
    • Patient rights
  • Pathology
    • Tissue inflammation & repair
    • Infection
    • Degenerative processes
    • Aging process
    • Review case studies and relevant research
  • Functional Neuroanatomy
  • Research in physical therapy
    • Research & Statistical methodologies
    • Literature review critique
    • Developing research proposals
    • Analysis & assessment of clinical practice patterns
  • Examination techniques
  • Neuroscience - Pediatric, Adult, & Geriatrics
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Therapeutic tissue mobilization, light, heat, cold, ultrasound, hydrotherapy, compression, electrical currents, traction, & isokinetics
  • Patient care and spinal cord injuries and complicating factors such as age, malnutrition, pain, infection, vascular compromise, obesity, diabetes, HIV, & allergies
  • Management issues
    • Basic management theories
    • Principles & practice of health care delivery system
    • Reimbursement resources & issues
    • Internal & external forces impacting health care delivery
  • Musculoskeletal – Spine, lower & upper extremities
  • Teaching in the Health Professions - teaching & graduate instructional assistants