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PTA 203 - Therapeutic Assessment & Review for the PTA


An overview of the basic orthopedic, neurological, integumentary, pediatric and cardiopulmonary assessments in th physical therapy clinical setting.  Includes the application of specific state laws to the performance of these assessments by physical therapist assistants.  Also included in this course will be brief reviews of pertinent/related pathological condiditons.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Corequisites:  PTA 213 Senior I, PTA 220 Clinical Affiliation III, PTA 224 Senior Seminar II

Credits: 2
Hours
2 Class Hours
Course Profile
 Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Identify basic therapeutic assessments in the following areas: upper and lower extremity orthopedics, spinal orthopedics, sensory system, balance and coordination (sitting and standing), pediatrics, integumentary and cardiopulmonary areas of physical therapy.
2.  Explain the implications of the following as they pertain to rehabilitation: orthopedic injuries, neurological injuries/diseases, wound management, postural deficits, cardiopulmonary pathology, pediatric diseases/disabilities, gait deviations, normal gait patterns and pharmaceuticals.



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