Louis N. Awad, PT, DPT, PhD

Louis N. Awad, PT, DPT, PhD

Title
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Associate Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University
Research Faculty Member, Stroke Research and Recovery Institute, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Director, Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory
Email
louawad@bu.edu
Phone
617-358-3043
Education
BS, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
DPT, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
PhD, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Postdoctoral Training: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Website or Lab
Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory
CV
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Courses Taught

Selection of project and project supervisor must be approved by course instructor. Project is in an area of biomedical engineering, such as biomedical instrumentation, biosensors, tissue engineering, biological signal processing, biological modeling and simulation, clinical imaging or informational systems, etc.Projects will be conducted by teams of two or three students, and projects must include significant design experience. Research of background, planning and initial work on senior design project. Guidance in performing and presenting (in written and oral form) a technical project proposal. Skills in proposal writing, oral presentation techniques. Formal proposal must be approved by technical advisor. 2 cr (Credits: 2)

Excellence in physical therapy practice necessitates the incorporation of scientific evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values and expectations into decision-making. This course will focus on the appraisal of scientific evidence related to the synthesis of examination data (i.e., diagnosis) and the determination of the plan of care (i.e., prognosis). You will walk away from this course knowing how to ask focused questions related to these elements of clinical practice, appraise the associated literature, and use this evidence to enhance the care you provide patients and clients. We will also explore how qualitative research informs clinical practice differently from quantitative methods. (Credits: 2)