May 23, 2024  
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PTA 166 - Neuroscience Lab

Credits: 2
Application of the skills and knowledge in neuroanatomy and neurology as it relates to motor control and physical therapy.

Enrollment Requirement: PTA 104  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in PTA 106 .

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

  1. Perform selected procedures to gather data, score responses, and provide interventions related to the sensory system.
  2. Perform selected procedures to gather data, score responses, and provide interventions related to the motor system including myotomal testing and reflex testing.
  3. Perform selected procedures to gather data, score responses, and provide interventions related to cognition and mentation.
  4. Perform selected procedures to gather data, score responses, and provide interventions related to coordination.
  5. Perform selected procedures to gather data, score responses, and provide interventions related to balance.
  6. Perform selected procedures to gather data, determine responses, and provide interventions related to the vestibular system.
  7. Identify and map the distribution of sensory peripheral nerves and dermatomes for the extremities.

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
  • 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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