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PTA 201 PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTING II

PTA 201 – Principles of PTA II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  PTA 201 Principles of PTA II

Credit Hours:  4.0            Contact Hours: 12.0        Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in PTA 101, PTA 103, PTA 106 and PTA 103

Co-requisites:  PTA 203 and PTA 209                       Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  The course is designed to educate the student on the impairments, functional limitations, and treatments of patients with neurological disorders, amputations, and burns. The course also covers considerations for treating geriatric, pediatric, and cardiopulmonary patients.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. explain and perform selected interventions accurately and safely;
  2. explain and perform selected data collection tests and measures accurately and safely; and
  3. communicate appropriately and effectively in written, verbal, and nonverbal ways.