2020-2021 College Catalog

PHTA 2140 Clinical Education I

This course provides students with the opportunity to observe and practice skills learned in the classroom and laboratory [PHTA 1110 PHTA 1120 PHTA 1130 PHTA 1140 PHTA 2110 PHTA 2120 PHTA 2130] at various clinical settings for physical therapy practice. Students will be supervised by a clinical instructor who is either a licensed physical therapist or licensed physical therapist assistant. Topics include preparation of patients treatment areas and equipment; vital signs and sensory assessment; wound care and personal protection; transfers body mechanics and assistive devices; application of physical agents; goniometric measurements; therapeutic massage; interpersonal and communication skills; principles of teaching and learning; documentation; and modification of interventions within the plan of care.