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Pathology 2

This course is a continuation of PTA 117, Pathology 1. Emphasis will be placed on the study of pathological conditions, focusing on the cardiovascular and integumentary system, resulting from disease and/or injury. Signs and symptoms, as well as therapeutic measures related to physical therapy, will be a major focus. Course includes discussion of wellness and implementation of a personal wellness plan. Lab Fee

Coordinated Clinical Experience 2

Note: criminal background check and CPR certification must be current anytime the student is in the clinical setting. Weekly sessions will be spent in area health settings where the student will have an opportunity to apply in the clinical setting the skills developed in earlier course work. Treatment and patient care will be carried out under the supervisor of qualified physical therapists and/or physical therapist assistants. Emphasis will also be placed on observing and reporting patients’ response to treatment. An ongoing journal of student clinical experience is required. Lab Fee

Orthopedics

In this course principles and techniques of basic therapeutic exercise and related treatments for the individual with orthopedic conditions are emphasized. Course covers signs and symptoms, surgical interventions, treatment regimen, and implications for rehabilitation topics. Students will take part in classroom laboratory practice sessions as they learn to apply the skills. Lab Fee

Clinical Exploration

Note: criminal background check and CPR certification must be current anytime the student is in the clinical setting. Weekly sessions will be spent in area health settings where the student will have an opportunity to apply in the clinical setting the skills developed in earlier course work. Treatment and patient care will be carried out under the supervision of qualified physical therapists and/or physical therapist assistants. Emphasis will also be placed on observing and reporting patients’ response to treatment. An ongoing journal of student clinical experience is required. Lab Fee

Neurological Concepts

This in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the human nervous system includes the central, peripheral, and autonomic systems. Units on theory and treatment techniques of coordination, motor control, and neuromuscular re-education emphasize the application of anatomy into function. Students in classroom laboratory-supervised practice sessions apply the concepts learned. Lab Fee

Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care

This entry course is intended to provide necessary information to encourage student success in the Radiography Program, as well as in their chosen career. Values, attitudes, and behaviors conducive to professional growth are conveyed as students investigate the role of the radiologic technologist within the medical imaging profession and, within the health care delivery system as a whole. Principles, practices and policies of health care organizations are examined in addition to the professional responsibilities of the radiologic technologist. A study of the historical and philosophical basis of ethics and the elements of ethical behavior are discussed, as well as an introduction to legal terminology, concepts, and principles and how they relate to the role of the radiologic technologist.

Introduction to Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between behaviors, memory, emotions, perceptions and human brain function. Brain dysfunction, disease and mental illness are also examined in relationship to the normal and abnormal functioning of the brain. A biopsychosocial approach is applied to this understanding.

Social Psychology

Social Psychology is the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the actual or imagined presence of other people. The course helps students understand their own thoughts, feelings and actions, and the social contexts that influence them. They learn how applied research in social psychology can help improve physical and psychological health, how it can be used in different professions, and to help address a variety of social problems.

Introduction to Psychology

Psychology is the science of behavior. Topics investigated include biological foundations of behavior, learning, child development, sensation and perception, thinking, emotion, motivation, individual differences, personality, frustration and adjustment, abnormal behavior, and techniques of psychotherapy.

Fundamentals of Physical Therapist Assisting

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals in physical therapist assisting. It incorporates traditional approaches to therapeutic exercise and techniques of rehabilitation, including units on positioning, wheelchair management, ambulation and transfers. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on safe performance of skills through the understanding, as well as the application, of good body mechanics. Units on vital signs, basic aseptic techniques, and general topics such as legal and ethical considerations in physical therapy are included. Medical terminology is learned, practiced, and assessed throughout the semester. Students visit local physical therapy settings for observational experiences at which time the role of the physical therapist assistant is emphasized. Criminal background check and CPR certification must be current anytime the student is in the clinical setting. Satisfactory completion of this course required for continuation into the second semester of the PTA Program. Lab Fee