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

PTA 291 Clinical Affiliation III

9 credits
Final full-time clinical affiliation to continue to develop and refine practical application of PTA skills under the supervision of a clinical instructor in preparation to enter the field as an entry-level PTA.

Prerequisites: PTA 235 , PTA 256 , PTA 280 , and PTA 290  

Corequisites: PTA 236  and PTA 281  

Quarters Offered: Winter

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

  • Within the physical therapist’s plan of care, safely, consistently, efficiently, and independently demonstrate skilled performance of selected physical therapy interventions and associated data collection techniques for simple and complex patient conditions and environments, with appropriate consultation with the supervising therapist for new or unusual situations
  • Independently and in a timely manner, perform accurate and relevant documentation and communication with the physical therapist regarding all aspects of patient treatment and patient response to physical therapy interventions
  • Independently use resources and equipment in a physical therapy setting in an efficient and effective manner
  • Demonstrate consistency, proficiency, and skill in clinical problem solving with simple and complex patient conditions and environments
  • Use self-assessment skills and develop plans to improve knowledge, skills, and behaviors
  • Adapt delivery of physical therapy services with consideration for patients’ differences, values, preferences, and needs 
  • Perform in a manner consistent with established legal standards, standards of the profession, and ethical guidelines at all times
  • Demonstrate expected clinical behaviors in a professional manner with simple and complex patient conditions and environments 
  • Consistently perform in a safe manner that minimizes the risk to patient, self, and others in situations that involve patients with simple or complex conditions and care environments and seek consultation or assistance as appropriate

Total Hours: 270 Practicum or Internship Hours: 270