Course Abstract Details

PTA-101, The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant

Credits: 3

Course Description

PTA-101, The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant, gives the student a broad overview of the health care industry--needs, issues, resources, cost, legislation, and the role and function of those involved in the provision of health care services. The student will have an opportunity to acquire general knowledge and basic understanding of physical therapy and of the educational backgrounds, roles, and responsibilities of the physical therapist assistant and the physical therapist. It also includes a study of the problem-oriented medical record, an intensive examination of the SOAP Note format, health care ethical and legal issues, an orientation to the administrative framework, departments, personnel, and procedures in various clinical settings. This course will also include an orientation to the occupation of physical therapy, including history, APTA, and scope of practice. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091, admission to the program, and permission of the Program Director. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

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