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2021-2022 Catalog 
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PTA 104 - Applied Anatomy

Credits: 3
Covers anatomy of the musculoskeletal system including bony landmarks; origins, insertions, innervation of muscles and fundamentals of clinical kinesiology.

Enrollment Requirement: Acceptance into PTA program and concurrent enrollment in PTA 164.  

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

  1. Identify movements in the cardinal planes.
  2. Define medical terminology related to positions and locations in the body.
  3. Explain and apply arthrokinematic principles of motion to synovial joints.
  4. Define and identify types of muscular contractions.
  5. Identify prime movers for musculoskeletal movements.
  6. Define torque and explain 3 types of lever systems and apply these concepts to basic motions.
  7. Explain the relationship of center of gravity and base of support and how they interact.
  8. Name and identify the attachments, action and innervation of major muscles.
  9. Describe ideal posture and alignment of the spine and appendages.
  10. Identify and describe the role of joint components including: ligament, bursa, tendon, cartilage.

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 PTAs.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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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