PHT2931 – Trends in Physical Therapy

COMMON COURSE ID

PHT2931

COMMON COURSE NAME

Trends in Physical Therapy

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This seminar-style course examines the current trends impacting the profession of physical therapy as well as projecting future directions.  Department administration, organization, and maintenance are discussed. Health care financing with related documentation requirements, supervisory issues, and quality assurance are included.  Job seeking skills, career development, and social responsibility are emphasized.

PHT1200C – Basic Patient Care

COMMON COURSE ID

PHT1200C

COMMON COURSE NAME

Basic Patient Care

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course introduces basic patient care and handling techniques. Fundamental skills that are applicable to a wide range of physical therapy interventions are covered. A laboratory component provides students with an opportunity to apply and practice skills with an emphasis on safety, effectiveness and efficiency.

PHT2301 – Pathological Conditions in Physical Therapy

Common Course ID

PHT2301

Common Course Name

Pathological Conditions in Physical Therapy

Course Description

This course focuses on a basic study of pathological processes for many of the major disorders encountered in the practice of physical therapy. The course includes a broad presentation of conditions and the associated signs, symptoms, and treatments for each. By covering some disorders in detail and others by a generic presentation covering a group of disorders, the student is encouraged to compare textbook presentation with the actual clinical picture of a disorder that they may encounter in the clinical setting.

PHT1007 – Topics in Physical Therapy

Common Course ID

PHT1007

Common Course Name

Topics in Physical Therapy

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the profession of physical therapy, related issues and professional organizations. The course introduces topics on domestic violence, end of life issues, stress/stress management. Also presented are learning theories, leadership and teams, management and quality assurance and ethical/legal issues. The course introduces government agencies: ADA, OSHA; patient bill of rights and HIPAA. Discussion of the Models of Disability, professional ethics, and materials/resources available at APTA organization is presented. The course also presents communication skills and the SOAP format for documentation along with developing familiarity with other healthcare providers. This course is designed to engage the student in an active interest in the profession of physical therapy.