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PTA 213 - Senior Seminar I

An exploration of the physical therapist assistant's professional role in the testing and treatment of more complex neurological, orthopedic, medical and surgical conditions.  Consideration of psychosocial issues are also discussed.  Review for the PTA licensing exam.  This course is presented in a seminar format of 12 to 15 hours per week for the first 7 weeks of the semester.  SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  This course may be presented by guest lecturers, and sessions may be held off campus in various health care facilities depending upon the particular topic.  Significant preparation time outside of regular class hours is required.

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


Credits: 5
5 Seminar Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

  1. Perform all modalities/interventions/assessments presented in lab/lecture in a safe, technically competent manner.
  2. Demonstrate the safe and correct procedure for the clinical application of thermal modalities including Diathermy, Ultraviolet and Infra-red radiation.
  3. Identify a variety of prosthetics, braces, and orthotics including components, material used in fabrication, advantages, disadvantages, indications and contraindications.
  4. Interact professionally with other members of the health care team and discuss professional research presented including:  patients with visual or hearing loss, Sports Medicine and taping, cardiac rehabilitation, Chest PT, Complimentary medicine, vestibular therapy, falls assessment, sensory integration and NDT, selective functional movement assessment, hippotherapy, developmental disabilities, networking, interviewing and employment process, G codes and billing, Fish Philosophy, hydrotherapy, and lymphedema.
  5. Recognize individual and cultural differences and respond appropriately in all aspects of physical therapy services.
  6. Identify career development and lifelong learning opportunities

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