Catalog 2018-2019 
    Feb 25, 2021  
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PTA 235 Topics in Physical Therapy III

2 credits
This course covers topics and skills of PTA career development, performance improvement & quality assurance, and ethical behavior in the physical therapy workplace.

Prerequisites: PTA 190 , PTA 215 , and PTA 255  

Corequisites: PTA 256 , PTA 280 , and PTA 290  

Quarters Offered: Fall

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

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

  • Identify resources both within and outside the clinic that help to increase one’s knowledge and skills as a physical therapist assistant
  • Identify opportunities for lifelong learning as a PTA
  • Assess the relevance and value of opportunities for lifelong learning as a PTA
  • Design a self-directed plan for career development and lifelong learning
  • Identify available resources for PTA board examination preparation
  • Design a self-directed plan for board examination preparation
  • Identify performance improvement and quality assurance activities in the workplace
  • Contribute to a physical therapy workplace team through participation in performance improvement and/or quality assurance activities
  • Analyze and discuss ethical situations encountered in physical therapy
  • Apply an ethical decision-making framework to different types of ethical scenarios in the physical therapy workplace
  • Utilize the APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct for the PTA and the Guide for Conduct of the PTA in analysis and discussion of ethical situations in physical therapy

Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20