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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 two to three independent study courses per residency year. 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 - enrollment in this course is dependent on the resident’s self-selected research mentor’s employment location

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.

The majority of module educational content will take place over 8 weekends between July-February. Each weekend will be 1-2 days long depending on content with resulting flexed time during the week.

Module weekend curriculum includes:

  • Translating the Science to Practice: Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning in Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Pathological Gait Analysis and Orthotic Intervention For Adults with Neurologic Dysfunction
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation for the Neurologic Therapist
  • Advancing Clinical Practice in Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Adult Vestibular Rehab Across the Continuum
  • Advancing Clinical Practice in Neurodegenerative Disease Rehabilitation
  • Advancing Clinical Practice in Spinal Cord Injury
  • Advancing Clinical Practice Techniques for People with Limb Loss

In addition to the weekend modules, the resident will participate in afternoon educational curriculum that includes:

  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroimaging
  • Wheelchair Seating and Positioning
  • Health Promotion
  • Ethics
  • Health Care Administration
  • Integumentary Repair and Protection
  • Serial Casting
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • 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