PTA 1100 Professional Issues
The American Physical Therapy Association and it's role in supporting physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and the profession; Professionalism and professional behaviors in the health care setting; Communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport and foster effective teamwork; Introduction to documentation and physical therapy specific medical terminology; Legal and ethical considerations for the practicing PTA; Scope of practice, including the roles and responsibilities of PTs versus PTAs; Introduction to interprofessional collaboration; Critical thinking and problem-solving for evidence-based practice.
Prerequisites: PTA 1000 and Restricted to Majors
- Students will be able to recognize concepts related to ethics, values, and responsibilities in the healthcare environment at an introductory level.
- Students will be able to identify the components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Model for use during patient-client management in physical therapy practice at an introductory level.
- Students will be able to identify concepts related to the physical therapy plan of care at an introductory level.
- Students will be able to identify concepts related to documentation of components of data collection in the physical therapy environment at an introductory level.
- Students will be able to recognize concepts related to participation in the health care environment at an introductory level.
Credit Hours: 1
- Classroom: 1 hour
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Rehabilitation Services
- Repeatable Credit: No
- Offered Online: Yes