DPT, PA & TCOM Pre-Matriculation Workshops

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The UNTHSC Center for Academic Performance is proud to offer these low-cost summer workshops for incoming PA, DPT and TCOM students. Not only will you have the opportunity to refresh your knowledge in these areas in our live workshops, you will have the opportunity to meet new classmates, gain beneficial new knowledge, and be exposed to the curriculum teaching/learning style. The facts and study tips presented will be “high yield” and designed to help you succeed in the classroom. The Anatomy workshop takes a unique inter-professional approach to the curriculum and the lab experience.

Registration for the Summer 2018 Workshop Series will be open April 2nd – June 22nd!   Registration closes Friday, June 22nd @ 5:00 pm.

Payment must be submitted online when you register for the workshop (Visa, MasterCard, & Discover).

Summer 2018 Workshops Include:

Monday, July 2 (8 am – 12 noon & 1 -5 pm), Tuesday, July 3 (1 pm-5 pm) & Thursday, July 5 through Friday, July 6 (1 – 5 pm)

Tuesday, July 3 & Thursday, July 5 through Friday, July 6 (8 am – 12 noon)

Workshop Descriptions


Anatomy Workshop

Open to all incoming DPT, PA, & TCOM Students. Due to lab renovations, this workshop will be limited to the first 75 registrants for the 2018 workshop. 
July 2 (Students must attend this Monday session to attend all remaining sessions. Lab orientation will be given this day.)
Full Day Workshop
8 am – 12 noon & 1 – 5 pm
July 3 & 5 – 6
Afternoon Workshop
1 – 5 pm

Details: This workshop is structured to introduce the basic concepts of anatomy, and is designed for incoming students with little or no previous cadaver-based anatomical experiences. Students will participate in discussions with faculty and former anatomy students on the “best approach” to study anatomy, learn anatomical terminology, and experience a sample exam that models the presentation of difficult anatomical concepts. Students will begin to discover the organ systems through the study of skeletal material and previously dissected human organs, and whole cadavers. The workshop will include time in the gross anatomy laboratory studying human cadavers, and will emphasize laboratory safety as well as lab study strategies.

Biochemistry/Histology Workshop

Open to all incoming TCOM students
July 3 & 5 – 6
Morning Workshop
8 am – 12 noon

Details: This workshop is a refresher for students prior to medical school. It serves as a review of biochemical pathways, biochemistry concepts and an introduction to histology. It is intended to complement an elementary foundation for students who feel weak in the area of biochemistry, and to facilitate techniques that may help the study of biochemistry and histology in medical school.

Clinical Reasoning Workshop

Open to all incoming DPT students
July 3 & 5 – 6
Morning Workshop
8 am – 12 noon

Details:This workshop will discuss models of clinical reasoning, scientific inquiry and the basic concepts of clinical decision making and problem solving within the scope of physical therapy practice. Students will be introduced to the terminologies of disease, pathophysiology, impairments, functional limitation, disability, handicap and societal limitation. This workshop will facilitate students’ introductory study of differential diagnosis within physical therapy practice.

Physiology Workshop

Open to all incoming PA students
July 3 & 5 – 6
Morning Workshop
8 am – 12 noon

Details: This workshop aims to introduce fundamental principles of physiology for students prior to PA Study Program. It facilitates students to study how our systems are integrated to regulate homeostasis under physiological states. Students are expected to understand basic concepts and terminologies of cardiovascular function, respiratory physiology, renal function, digestive physiology, and skeletal muscle physiology, and neuro-humoral control of functions of those systems.

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