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Basic Science II

This course guides students to study structures and functions of the body in healthy and impaired states; the impact of health care evaluations and interventions on structures and functions of the human body. This course includes study of bones, joints, muscles, peripheral nerves, connective tissues, body composition, circulation and energy management, related biomechanics of the body and posture in static and ambulation, principles of exercise prescription for general health, fitness, and in disease states. Topics are integrated closely with client cases introduced in Clinical Science II. This course uses the Problem-Based Learning approach, and students will be encouraged to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as begin to develop the ability to use scientific literature to discuss evidence-based approaches in the relevant topics.