Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHTH 202 - Independent Study in Physical Therapist Assistant

(TP/SS only)

Through independent study, physical therapist assistant students will conduct research in special topics in physical therapy and rehabilitation technology, professional advancements, and/or case studies. Students will be assigned to a physical therapist assistant faculty member for guidance and supervision. Letter designators in the schedule of classes will distinguish the 1, 2, 3, and 4-credit versions of PHTH 202 . PREREQUISITE(S): BIOL 150 . COREQUISITE(S): Current enrollment in the physical therapist assistant program and consent of program coordinator. Minimum 45 hours of work for each credit hour. Formerly PT 202.

1-4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Develop an independent study syllabus with a specific outline for the course content (i.e., content to be studied, techniques to be investigated, and/or skills to be practiced) with input from the designated faculty member. The syllabus and all additional course documents will be kept on file in the PTA program office.
  • Define the specific learning activities in which the student will engage to address the course content.
  • Develop a learning contract in which the student and designated faculty member agree on the content of the course and how the student will demonstrate competence with any related knowledge, skills, and or professional abilities.
  • Formulate the following specific items in the learning contract: subordinate behavioral objectives with applicable skills appropriate to PTA; specific procedures of completing course including time required for completion of course, projected start and end dates, and dates for completion of all assignments; course textbooks or any supplemental reference or resource materials utilized; and specify the evaluation methods to be utilized.
  • Successfully complete all activities and assignments designated in the learning contract at the quality or grading level consistent with all courses in the physical therapist assistant curriculum.

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