2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

PTA 232 - Coordinated Clinical Experience 1

3.75 CR
Weekly sessions will be spent in area health settings where the student will have an opportunity to apply in the clinical setting the skills developed in earlier course work. Treatment and patient care will be carried out under the supervision of qualified physical therapists and/or physical therapist assistants. Emphasis will also be placed on observing and reporting patients’ responses to treatment. An ongoing journal of student clinical experience is required.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program required.
Recommend Concurrent: PTA 223  
Requisites: (1) Take PTA 218 , PTA 219 , and PTA 220  with at least a grade of C (AND) (2) Take PTA 230  with at least a grade of P. 
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Develop safety awareness in the implementation of physical therapy interventions in the clinical setting.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate and professional clinical behavior.
  3. Produce effective interpersonal relations and communication.
  4. Demonstrate clinical problem solving appropriate to the level of experience (Developing).
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in data collection and usage.
  6. Carry out procedural interventions in the clinical setting within the plan of care of the supervising physical therapist and with supervision and input from the designated clinical instructor in the areas of therapeutic techniques.
  7. Carry out procedural interventions in the clinical setting within the plan of care of the supervising physical therapist and with supervision and input from the designated clinical instructor in the areas of physical agents, mechanical modalities, electrotherapeutic modalities, and the application of devices such as assistive devices, orthotics, and prosthetics.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in documentation and accurate billing.
  9. Participate in the administration and management of the physical therapy environment.