Liaison(s): Karen Feder (email@example.com)
Date: 18 February 1999
I. Program Description and Purpose of Collection:
The physical therapist is a health professional who is concerned with the evaluation and treatment of individuals whose ability to function is impaired or threatened by disease or injury. The therapist utilizesexercise, massage, heat, cold, electricity, and other treatments for the purpose of improving circulation,strengthening muscles, encouraging the return of function, and extending the range of motion. In general, the physical therapist assists in training or retraining a patient to perform physical activities associated with daily living, with or without the aid of assistive devices. Upon successful completion of the program of study, the student will be awarded the Bachelors of Health Sciences and Masters of Physical Therapy degrees concurrently. Thirty-six students are admitted to the Physical Therapy program each year.
II. Description and Analysis of Current Collection:
The Kornhauser Librarys collection supports the Physical Therapy graduate program. Most of the supporting materials are recently published in the English language and describe North American clinical practice. Materials are collected from the "Brandon/Hill Selected List of Books and Journals in Allied Health Sciences", the highly regarded bibliography of current materials in the field of allied health. Currently Kornhauser Library has a monographic approval plan which includes materials to support the Physical Therapy program.
III. Classifications and Recommended Level of Development:
|Classifications||Subject Area||TITLES held||target level|
|Research, Graduate, Undergraduate and/or Clinical|
|WB 460-545||Physical Therapy||157||Graduate, Clinical|
|WB 900||Physical Therapy - History||7||Undergraduate|
Total Titles: 164
Total Volumes (estimated): 205
Current Subscriptions/Standing Orders:
23 current journal subscriptions in rehabilitation
1 current electronic journal subscription in rehabilitation
Currently Ovid Online provides access to MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, several specialty bibliographic databases and the full-text of 84 journals. MDConsult and StatRef! provide access to full text medical journals and textbooks. Web of Science provides an Internet-accessible version of Science Citation Index.
IV. Expenditures Summary (by fiscal year):
Information currently not available
V. Resource Sharing:
Primary sources for Resource Sharing include: Libraries at the University of Louisville, local health science libraries, health sciences libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Greater Midwest Region and the National Library of Medicine. Other sources include: other libraries in the United States, document delivery vendors and international libraries such as the British Lending Library. Resources are delivered using mail, FAX, delivery services and the Internet
VI. Related areas: Orthopedics, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Science, and Neurology.