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Didactic Experiences

The didactic curriculum is offered through university-mediated courses and module instruction to provide the resident with a comprehensive educational experience.

University Mediated Didactic Curriculum

The university mediated didactic experiences will be offered through online and onsite formats at Texas Woman’s University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. They are scheduled on an academic calendar, concurrent with the clinical experiences. The resident will be enrolled in three independent study hours per semester-summer, fall and spring. It will progress from the foundational and clinical sciences to critical inquiry and evidence based practice and culminates in the completion of a research project.

The required courses include:

  • Clinically Applied Neuroscience
  • Special Topics in Critical Inquiry and Evidence Based Practice
  • Special Topics in Research/Guided Research

Module Series Curriculum

Learning modules will provide the resident with focused learning experiences in a variety of formats- lecture, lab, and mentored discussions. The interdisciplinary module instructors serve as experts in the curriculum content and in patient management. The goal of the module series is to provide a mechanism for knowledge acquisition and clinical application.

Module series curriculum includes:

  • Motor Learning/Motor Control
  • Neurorehab Theories
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Wheelchair Seating and Positioning
  • Documentation and Billing
  • Spasticity Management
  • Outcome Measures
  • Advanced Pathologic Gait Assessment
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Health Promotion
  • Pediatrics
  • Ethics
  • Health Care Administration
  • Disorders of Consciousness
  • Integumentary Repair and Protection
  • Serial Casting
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Management of the shoulder following SCI/CVA
  • Spinal Cord Injury Series
  • Ventilation and Respiration
  • Medical Ventilator Management
  • Advanced Transfer Training
  • Assistive Technology
  • ASIA
  • Locomotor Training
  • Clinical Education

For more information, contact:

Laura Martin, PT, DPT, NCS
Residency Director

TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program
1333 Moursund St
Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 797-7627