PHTH 101 - Introduction to Physical Therapy
(TP/SS only) CE
Provides an introduction and orientation to the field of physical therapy. Course includes historical background, medical-professional ethics and conduct, the role of physical therapist assistant as part of the health care team, PT/PTA collaboration, and orientation to psychological and social needs of the ill and disabled. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the physical therapist assistant program or consent of program coordinator. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Credit by exam offered to qualified individuals, determined by PTA Program Coordinator. Two hours each week. Formerly PT 101.
2 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe the development of the physical therapy profession and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of key members of the health care team.
- Compare and contrast scope of clinical practice by a physical therapist and a physical therapist assistant.
- Describe the patient/client management model for physical therapy.
- Discuss patient /client management for the four major practice specialties in physical therapy.
- Differentiate ethical issues from legal issues in physical therapy practice.
- Discuss professional standards of written, oral, and non-verbal communication utilizing accurate medical terminology.
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