This course introduces the new Physical Therapy Assistant student to the Physical Therapy profession and the ever-changing healthcare field. The emphasis is on 1) becoming a health professional and 2) understanding the role of the PTA in the healthcare system with regard to the role of team members, legal/ethical issues, medical terminology/documentation, infection control, stress/wellness management, client safety and security issues, self evaluation and communication skills. Lab fee required.
This course addresses the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. Emphasis is placed on the mechanical aspects of human motion and the analysis of motion. Goniometry and manual muscle testing are included.
This course is the laboratory companion to PHT 1120 and provides the laboratory practice for those skills needing supervised, hands-on experience. This course includes several competency-based skill checks and practicals. Lab fee required.
This is an introductory course to the basic patient care skills that are required to safely, effectively and efficiently initiate, complete and document a treatment program. The course is comprised of two sections. Section one includes specific treatment skills and their corresponding physiological concepts (e.g. heat and cold modalities, their effects on the inflammatory process, healing, etc.). Section two includes the skills that are required to actually treat patients (e.g. patient positioning, use of assistive devices, gait training, verbal and written communication skills).
This is a laboratory course in which the student actively practices skills presented in PHT 1200. Emphasis is placed on the development of manual dexterity for patient safety and comfort. Competency-based skill checks and clinical scenarios are used in this practical setting. Lab fee required.
This course builds on all concepts presented in PHT 2224 and PHT 2224L and integrates those concepts with new concepts. Problem-solving and treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions introduced in PHT 2310 (both surgical and non-surgical) are emphasized. Rehabilitation for a variety of specific patient disorders such as cancer, diabetes, PVD, pulmonary, cardiac, burns and geriatrics are also discussed.
This course provides basic information on common orthopedic disabilities encountered in physical therapy practice. Emphasis is placed on the etiology, pathology and clinical picture of conditions such as arthritis, scoliosis, amputations, fractures, low back pain and burns. Physical therapy modalities, procedures (including surgical) commonly used for each disability and prognosis are integrated into the discussions. Scientific concepts introduced in the prior year (as well as in prerequisites) including inflammation, psychology, musculoskeletal and nervous systems are reviewed and built upon.
This course focuses on intermediate clinical experiences in selected patient care activities under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant. Students are assigned to one of three possible facility types (acute care, ortho/outpatient or long-term care) not assigned in PHT1800L. Problem-solving techniques are employed in the evaluation and execution of patient care plans. Lab fee required.
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