Continuing Education

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Three courses to choose from!
Gross Dissection and Kinesiology
July 8-11, 2015
Human body

This course consists of an intensive four-day anatomical dissection and kinesiological review. Even-year summers focus on the lower extremity and odd-year summers focus on the upper extremity. The primary purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with a solid anatomical and kinesiologic basis for understanding normal and abnormal function of the musculoskeletal system. This information is essential for the development of effective treatment programs.

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Neuroanatomical Dissection Course: Human Brain and Spinal Cord
July 16-18, 2015
Human brain

This course consists of an exciting three-day anatomical dissection of the brain and spinal cord, as well as a compelling review of recent advances in functional neuroscience. Participants will work in groups and be allotted three afternoons to perform regional dissections on embalmed human cadaveric material. The faculty consists of neuroscientists and clinicians qualified and experienced as neuroanatomical instructors. Faculty members guide 12 hours of dissection in the afternoons. These sessions are complemented by three morning lecture sessions enriched by slide, video, computer animation and microscopic presentations. Detail information to follow.

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Blurred Lines: Ethics at the Nexus of Science, Technology and Rehabilitation
July 24, 2015 — Alumni Weekend

Science and technology are changing society and the way we live.  In many ways, science fiction is becoming reality: what does this mean to us?  Will technology eventually replace therapists?  New biomedical devices make increasing amounts of data available about the status of patients (telehealth, wearable technologies, implantable devices) – do we know what to do with it?  Is our role changing?

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Brain Dissection and Neuroscience: Applications to Disorders of Language and Speech Functions
July 30-31 – Aug. 1, 2015
Human brain

This course provides training in neuroscience applied to higher mental functions and their disorders. Participants gain an in-depth understanding of structural properties, sensorimotor systems and neurolinguistic organization of the human brain. This learning is supplemented by the guided brain dissections and neurological problem solving. Participants will also learn about the modern neuroradiological techniques, advances in neurological management of stroke and related syndromes, bioethical issues, neuropsychological concepts and neurolinguistic implications of various neurosurgical techniques. The faculty is derived from the disciplines of neurolinguistics, neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, law and neuroradiology.

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Behavioral and Rehabilitation Treatment of Bowel Disorders — An Advanced Course
Oct. 15-17, 2015

This is an advanced three-day course designed for nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health care providers who are seeking a better understanding of the various bowel disorders that affect children, women and men; and the specific rehabilitation strategies that are useful in treating these disorders.

Minimum of 14 participants to hold course.

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Sexual Health and Pelvic Pain: Rehabilitation Strategies for Pelvic Floor Clinicians
Nov. 12-14, 2015

This 3 day course is designed for licensed health care professionals such as physical and occupational therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are working in the area of pelvic floor dysfunction and looking to expand their knowledge with specific patient populations and treatment considerations. Clinicians will be provided with the rationale and tools to address Sexual Function and Wellness and provide strategies for treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain. Specific content and detailed information on these topics is provided below.

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Physical Rehabilitation: Integrating Structure, Function and Treatment
2016 date pending

Donald A Neumann, PT, Ph.D. FAPTA and Andrew Starsky, BSEE, MPT, Ph.D.

This two-day course is designed for Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists and PT/OT Assistants who desire a comprehensive yet practical review of the anatomy, kinesiology and treatment principles associated with the shoulder, elbow and forearm.

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
2016 date pending

This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program and is being sponsored by Marquette University on behalf of the WI Clinical Education Consortium. The program was developed through a grant funded by APTA under the direction of principal investigator Michael J. Emery, Ed.D., PT and with co-investigators Nancy Peatman, PT, M.Ed. and Lynn Foord, MS, M.Ed., PT and with materials used by the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education, Inc. It takes 15 hours to complete the entire program for CI Education and Credentialing.

APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program
2016 date pending

The Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program brings two constructs together in one professional development program that advances both clinical teaching and best practice when providing student clinical education. Using a case-based and interactive approach to education, this program provides participants with the essential knowledge and skill to more effectively teach and mentor students in the context of a doctoring profession. Through the program's unique philosophy and design, best outcomes will be achieved for student learning by concurrently advancing concepts of clinical teaching and clinical practice.