Feb 29, 2024
PTA 131 - Introduction to Pathology 2 Credits: 2
Continuation of the principles of pathological states and conditions affecting the major body systems most commonly seen in the practice of physical therapy throughout the lifespan. Medical terminology is continued and coincides with the body systems. Course two of a two-part series.
Enrollment Requirement: PTA 130 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Describe and provide examples of the structure and function and selected pathologies of the major body systems.
- Describe and provide examples of the risk factors and preventative measure of selected diseases and disorders of the major body systems.
- Recognize signs and symptoms associated with a variety of diseases and disorders of the major body systems.
- Describe and provide examples of basic medical terminology with word building and orientation to the body as a whole followed by medical terminology related to specific body systems.
- Implement plans of care developed by physical therapists.
- Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, families, physical therapists and other care providers both verbally and non‐verbally including accurate written communication and documentation.
- Transition to successful employment as PTA.
- 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.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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