Clinical Seminar & Practice I (PTA-217)
This course is designed to integrate the students' clinical and didactic experiences by developing problem solving and interpersonal skills. Topics studied will include the health delivery system, legal and ethical issues relating to Physical Therapy intervention, documentation skills, and an introduction to The Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. The course will also explore the elements of effective interaction between a PTA and other professionals as well as the PTA and the patient. Areas including verbal and non-verbal communication, personal and cultural bias and social versus therapeutic helping relationships will be discussed. The students will participate in two days of supervised PTA clinical experience per week. Students must provide their own transportation. Prerequisites: All previous professional coursework with a minimum grade of "C+". Corequisites: PTA 220, PTA 221, ENG 102 and BIO 106. 3 lecture hours and 4 clinical hours per week. 7 credit hours.