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PTA 111 - Principles of Physical Agents 2

Credits: 3
Covers the study of and application of physical therapy agents including ultrasound, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, electromagnetic radiation, electrotherapy, biofeedback, cervical and lumbar traction.

Enrollment Requirement: PTA 110  and PTA 160  with grades of 2.0 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in PTA 161 .

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Explain the contraindications, indications, physiology, rationale, theory, and therapeutic effects of electromagnetic radiation.
  2. Explain the contraindications, indications, physiology, rationale, theory, and therapeutic effects of Electrotherapy including biofeedback.
  3. Explain the contraindications, indications, physiology, rationale, theory, and therapeutic effects of lontophoresis.
  4. Explain the contraindications, indications, physiology, rationale, theory, and therapeutic effects of Laser.
  5. Explain the contraindications, indications, physiology, rationale, theory, and therapeutic effects of Phonophoresis.
  6. Explain the contraindications, indications, physiology, rationale, theory, and therapeutic effects of Ultrasound.
  7. Present an analysis of a peer-reviewed journal article.

Program Outcomes
  1. Implement plans of care developed by physical therapists.
  2. Provide care in a safe, legal and ethical manner.
  3. Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, families, physical therapists and other care providers both verbally and non‐verbally including accurate written communication and documentation.
  4. Transition to successful employment as PTA.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.



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