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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PTA 252 - Clinical Education 2

Credits: 1
Final preparation for terminal clinical experiences and completion of program requirements. Students will participate in online discussions regarding current topics and issues related to physical therapy practice, patient interaction, self-reflection and self-evaluation of clinical experiences and development of skills for licensure and future employment.

Enrollment Requirement: PTA 251 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in PTA 279 and 280 .

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

  1. Describe and provide examples of the PT/PTA relationship and being a member of the healthcare team.
  2. Develop professional communication skills for patient and clinical instructor interaction.
  3. Describe and provide examples of the legal, ethical and fiscal implications in physical therapy practice.
  4. Identify their own strengths and weaknesses for professional development based on experiences in PTA 278, PTA 279 and PTA 280.
  5. Self-evaluate clinical performance by the use of the CIET.
  6. Prepare for the licensure exam.

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. Instruct patients, families and other health care providers using techniques consistent with the level of the audience.
  5. Function as integral team members and participate in the team process.
  6. 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.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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