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PTA Clinical Practice 2

Credits: 3
Course Number: 10-524-148

Course Description

10-524-148 PTA CLINICAL PRACTICE 2...provides another part-time clinical experience to apply foundational elements, knowledge, and technical skills required of the entry level physical therapist assistant in various practice settings. (Prerequisites: 10-524-144 PTA Principles of Neuromuscular Rehab, 10-524-145 PTA Musculo Rehab, 10-524-146 PTA Management of Cardiopulmonary & Integumentary Conditions ;Corequisites: 10-524-147, PTA Clinical Practice 1, 10-524-151 PTA Clinical Practice 3)

Course Typically Offered

  • Spring

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How can I use this course to achieve my career goals?

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What will I learn?

  1. Perform in a safe manner that minimizes risk to patient, self, and others
  2. Model professionalism in the clinical setting consistent with professional expectations and standards
  3. Perform in a manner consistent with legal, ethical, and facility standards
  4. Select modifications and adaptations in the delivery of physical therapy services for patients related to values, preferences, goals, and needs.
  5. Adapt communication to meet situational needs in various situations
  6. Initiate opportunities to improve knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the clinical setting
  7. Collect data in the clinical setting with guidance from the clinical instructor
  8. Apply clinical problem-solving strategies related to patient status and interventions
  9. Implement physical therapy interventions (exercise, manual therapy, modalities, etc.) in a technically competent manner
  10. Adapt devices, equipment, and functional training needed specific to individual needs with the guidance from the clinical instructor
  11. Complete documentation to justify and describe physical therapy services performed
  12. Manage resources used in efficient delivery of physical therapy services (fiscal, time, space, equipment, and personnel)