Catalog 2018-2019 
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Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PTA 190 Clinical Affiliation I

4 credits
Initial full-time clinical affiliation in a physical therapy clinical setting under supervision of a clinical instructor. Application of behavioral, data collection, and therapeutic intervention skills acquired in previous PTA technical coursework.

Prerequisites: PTA 136 , PTA 146 , and PTA 156  

Corequisites: PTA 215  and PTA 255  

Quarters Offered: Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Within the physical therapist’s plan of care, safely and consistently perform selected physical therapy interventions and associated data collection techniques with limited skill proficiency for simple patient conditions, tasks, and care environments using a moderate expenditure of time and effort and with maximal input and direction from the clinical instructor
  • Given extra time and frequent guidance, perform adequate documentation and communication with the physical therapist regarding all aspects of patient treatment and patient response to physical therapy interventions
  • Use resources and equipment within a physical therapy setting in an efficient and effective manner 100% of the time, with direct supervision from the clinical instructor 75%-90% of the time
  • Demonstrate consistency in developing proficiency of clinical problem solving with simple patient conditions and situations
  • Use self-assessment skills and develop plans to improve knowledge, skills, and behaviors 100% of the time, with guidance of the clinical instructor 75%-90% of the time
  • Adapt delivery of physical therapy services with consideration for patients’ differences, values, preferences, and needs with moderate guidance from the clinical instructor
  • Perform in a manner consistent with established legal standards, standards of the profession, and ethical guidelines 100% of the time, with guidance from the clinical instructor 75%-90% of the time
  • Demonstrate expected clinical behaviors in a professional manner with simple patient conditions and situations
  • Consistently perform in a safe manner that minimizes the risk to patient, self, and others in situations that involve patients with simple conditions and care environments and seek consultation or assistance as appropriate
  • Communicate effectively with patient/clients, family members, caregivers, practioners and/or inter-professional team members

Total Hours: 120 Practicum or Internship Hours: 120