PTA 101

Intro to PTA

Barbara J. Behrens

Course Director

MS 350

 behrensb@mccc.edu

Course #
  PTA 101  
Course Title
Intro to PTA
Credit Hours
1/0
Contact Hours in Semester
10
Number of Clinical weeks
0
Course Format
Web or classroom based
Pre-requisite Courses
ENG 101 English Composition I
Co-requisite Courses
none
Division of Health Professions
PTA Program Faculty

                             

Grading:

                                                 

exams 
50%
(2)
quizzes
0%
NA
article reviews 
10%
(1) 
papers
20%
(2)
presentation
10%
(1)
class participation
10%
continuous
practical exam
0%
NA
competency tests
0%
NA

                                                                                     

                                                                                                              

Required Texts:   Please refer to the PTA Program Textbook Listing and Check with your instructor prior to the purchase of any textbooks to make sure you have the most recent information.

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Course Description:

              Open to all students interested in physical therapy as a career and required for Physical Therapist Assistant majors.  Provides an overview of the health care system and the specific roles of professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  Topics include medical terminology, documentation and communication skills.

 

Course Goals: Following the successful completion of this course with a grade of C+ or higher, the learner will be able to:

  • articulate the differences between physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in terms of their academic preparation, roles within the clinical environment and levels of responsibility.
  • articulate the differences between the various practice settings within physical therapy that are available to choose from by interviewing practicing clinicians and asking pertinent questions about life in the clinical environment.

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