Exploration of theories of teaching, learning and adult development to provide the foundation for constructing effective educational experiences both in the classroom as well as in the clinic. Enrollees review communication strategies; translate technical information into layman's language for effective communication with patients, caregivers and other professionals; integrate theories of adult development into teaching methods that address characteristics of individual learners, differentiate among various theories of learning as applied to adult learners. An emphasis will be placed on adapting instruction to the learning needs of patient populations and health care providers. 

This course provides introduction to health care administration and management principles and practical implementation for these principles. Enrollees identify and analyze current issues in the health care setting, compare and contrast different physical therapy practice settings, and problem-solve situations within rehabilitation environments. The focus is on contemporary, relevant managerial and leadership issues. Emphasis is on basic management principles, performance/quality management strategies, marketing and business plan development; and enhancement and maintenance of quality care, including outcome analysis. The objective is to equip therapists to effectively provide high quality, efficient rehabilitation services in an ever changing health care market.

Critical thinking and evidence based practices (EBP) course focusing on reading and interpretation of research literature, computer databases, case studies, and literature reviews.  This course will emphasize on the importance of EBP for PT clinicians and highlight ways to gather evidence to support optimal EBP in clinical decision-making.  The use of statistics will be introduced along with application of evidence-based findings for clinical problem solving. 

Enrollees will learn how to write answerable questions, search the literature, and critically analyze evidence for application in clinical practice.

This course presents a description of the most commonly used pharmacological agents seen in physical therapy practice. Enrollees will learn the basic principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. The purpose, action and side effects of the medications used to manage disorders including cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, endocrine, and other disorders will be presented.

This course is an overview of the various types of diagnostic imaging procedures such as radiotherapy, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear imaging. Application and interpretation of diagnostic procedures relevant to physical therapy practice that emphasize the decision making process in the context of evidence-based practice guides.

In this course therapists will be trained to be a clinical instructor (CI). Issues will be addressed in this  course will focus on : planning and preparing for physical therapy students during their clinical education experiences; developing learning experiences; supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback; developing skills of performance evaluation; identifying and managing students with exceptional situations; and identifying legal implications for physical therapy practice. Goals and objectives of this course are to develop CIs who possess the following: 1) Understanding of and experience with the management of the "exceptional" student ; 2) Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations, including those involving conflict ; 3) Ability to define student readiness and plan and conduct relevant learning experiences ; 4) Ability to conduct and document formative and summative information of student performance; 5) Ability to apply the principles of teaching and learning in the instructional process ; 6) Ability to adjust supervisory approach based on students' need; 7) Knowledge of legal issues and regulations related to physical therapy practice.

In this course enrollees will be introduced to an in-depth approach to the physical examination of utilizing a comprehensive baseline examination augmented by tests and measures with the highest diagnostic utility. Special emphasis on applying treatment principles and techniques consistent with the evidence for benefit and best clinical practice is also covered

This course will promote the importance of professional participation and service. Through professional activities, enrollees are familiarized with the organization of physical therapy in Egypt at the national and local levels and how governance of physical therapy practice and education affects physical therapists and the care of patients. Focus on issues that affect the development of physical therapy practice; exploration of characteristics of novice and expert clinicians; reflective practice in physical therapy.  The enrollees will examine the competencies of physical therapy core values.  The enrollee and the course coordinator customize and conduct the professional experience as an independent study. Every student in the Professional DPT is required to be a member in good standing of the Egyptian Physical Therapy Association at the national level and the local level as applicable and must organize and/or attend two professional physical therapy meetings.

The primary objective of this course is to have the enrollee lead and participate in a weekly seminar focusing on an in depth understanding of physiology, pathophysiology, kinesiology, pathokinesiology, motor control, and motor learning and other applicable issues of a disease process. Format will be integration of current literature for determination of current therapeutic interventions, statistical analysis, theory development; case analysis and chart review, journal and self-reflection.