Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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 011 , READ 120 . Credit by exam offered to qualified individuals, determined by PTA Program Coordinator.    Two hours each week.

2 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
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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