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PTA 2400 Advanced Topics

Exploration of specialty and niche areas of physical therapy practice and ethical situations; resume writing; utilization of current evidence to educate others. Physiology and rational for use and application of emerging and re-emerging biophysical agents. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: PTA 2315

Course Outcomes
  • Students will be able to competently apply modalities, assuring the patient's safety, comfort, and privacy; while monitoring the patient's response to treatment, and document appropriately.
  • Students will utilize current evidence to educate others about physical therapy related topics.
  • Students will be able to assess the patient's appropriateness for a modality and assess the treatment outcomes.
  • Students will explore various niche markets in the physical therapy field.
  • Students will discuss ethical situations related to patient care in physical therapy and compare/contrast appropriate actions/resolutions.
  • Students will understand the principles of emerging and re-emerging biophysical agents and how to appropriately apply them to patients.
  • Students will be able to select appropriate modalities to treat the affected tissue/structure.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 2 hours
  • Lab: 2 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Rehabilitation Services
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Hittle
Term: Spring 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term - meets once or a few times only. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Restrictions: Restricted to PTA Majors, Required to Be 18 Or Older
Note: A Term
Open Seats: 2
Meets: M from 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 2
Meets: M from
1:00PM to 5:00PM
Section: 100