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PTA 203 - Specialty Topics in Physical Therapy

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: PTA 102 , PTA 103  and Basic Life Support (BLS)healthcare provider certification (American Heart Association or American Red Cross)
Co-requisites: PTA 201 , PTA 202  and PTA 211C  

This course is designed to explore contemporary physical therapy topics and physical therapy practice settings. The course emphasis is placed on enhancing the Physical Therapist Assistant student's knowledge and skills in the prevention and treatment of injuries and conditions encountered in various physical therapy practice settings. Students receive training in the cognitive and skills evaluations required for Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) delivery and First Aid. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Exercise conduct that reflects a commitment to meet the expectations of members of society receiving health care services.
  2. Exhibit conduct that reflects a commitment to meet the expectations of members of the profession of physical therapy.
  3. Employ conduct that reflects practice standards that are legal, ethical and safe.
  4. Perform components of data collection skills essential for carrying out the plan of care including measures vital signs, height, weight, length and girth.
  5. Take appropriate action in an emergency situation.
Listed Topics
  1. Basic Life Support (AED/CPR)
  2. Emergency management/first aid
  3. Health & wellness
  4. Injury prevention
  5. Physical therapy specialty topics
  6. Physical therapy specialty treatment settings
Reference Materials
Textbooks and resources from previous PTA courses and additional reference materials will be utilized.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/28/2013

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