PTA 220 - Clinical Affiliation III
A clinical affiliation assignment in a health care facility to assist students in mastering entry-level skills for employment as a physical therapist assistant. Students work under the supervision of a physical therapist with a wide variety of patients requiring treatments including modalities, exercise routines related to neurological conditions, patient care skills, gait training, activities of daily living and other interventions with which the student is familiar. Students meet several times with the clinical coordinator to assess progress. Clinical hours: 40 hr/week for 6 weeks.
Prerequisites: PTA 201 Kinesiology, PTA 202 Therapeutic Exercise, PTA 210 Clinical Affiliation II
Corequisites: PTA 213 Senior Seminar I, PTA 224 Senior Seminar II
16 Clinical Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Perform all interventions/assessments in a safe, ethical, efficient and technically competent manner that minimizes risk to patient, self and others.
2. Communicate with patient, peers, family members and other caregivers in writing and orally in ways congruent to situational needs and supports delivery of patient services.
3. Obtain accurate information by performing selected data collection consistent with the plan of care established by PT.
4. Deliver established patient care to reflect respect for and sensitivity to individual differences.
5. Demonstrate time management skills.
6. Research a case study on a patient undergoing physical therapy.
7. Manage a typical patient caseload, appropriate for the entry level PTA by the final week of the affiliation.
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