Feb 24, 2024
PTA 164 - Applied Anatomy Lab for PTA Credits: 3
Application of anatomy of the musculoskeletal system including bony landmarks; origins, insertions, innervation of muscles and fundamentals of clinical kinesiology.
Enrollment Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in PTA 104 and instructor consent.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Identify movements in the cardinal planes.
- Use correct medical terminology to identify positions and locations in the body.
- Explain and apply arthrokinematic principles of motion to synovial joints.
- Identify types of muscular contractions during movements.
- Identify prime movers for musculoskeletal movements.
- Define torque and explain 3 types of lever systems and apply these concepts to basic motions.
- Explain the relationship of center of gravity and base of support and how they interact.
- Identify and palpate major bony landmarks and muscles for the main joints.
- Describe and identify ideal posture and alignment of the spine and appendages.
- Describe the role of an isolated peripheral nerve on overall motor function.
- Implement plans of care developed by physical therapists.
- Provide care in a safe, legal and ethical manner.
- Communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, families, physical therapists and other care providers both verbally and non‐verbally including accurate written communication and documentation.
- Instruct patients, families and other health care providers using techniques consistent with the level of the audience.
- Function as integral team members and participate in the team process.
- 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.
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