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PTA Professional Issues 1

Credits: 2
Course Number: 10-524-140

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Course Description

10-524-140 PTA PROFESSIONAL ISSUES 1...introduces the history and development of the physical therapy program, legal and ethical issues, the interdisciplinary health care team, and professional communication skills. (Prerequisite: Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant program)

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  • Fall

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What will I learn?

  1. Apply ethical standards to physical therapy issues
  2. Apply legal standards to physical therapy issues
  3. Explain the elements of professional socialization for the PTA student
  4. Describe the profession of physical therapy
  5. Summarize roles and responsibilities of interdisciplinary team members
  6. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the physical therapy staff
  7. Identify psycho-social aspects of care
  8. Utilize appropriate therapeutic communication strategies
  9. Examine the impact of cultural differences related to physical therapy
  10. Utilize medical terminology
  11. Assemble elements of documentation
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