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Seminar in Physical Therapist Assisting

A course designed to foster integration of concepts and skills from previous courses with those gained in the clinical setting including a forum for discussion of clinical experiences. The course includes units on employability skills; communication; geriatrics; cultural diversity and its effects on health care; and the relationship of law, the code of ethics for the profession and standards of practice to the role of the physical therapist assistant. Current trends and issues in physical therapy are discussed along with the role of the professional organization for physical therapy. Assignments include considerable review, research and writing related to clinical experiences and evidenced based practice with emphasis on the psychological and sociological aspects of illness and injury. A cumulative final exam covering the Physical Therapist Assistant program content is included. Lab Fee

Coordinated Clinical Experience 1

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

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

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

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.

Patient Care in Radiologic Science

The focus of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for providing safe and compassionate patient care. Addressing the needs of a diverse population presenting for care in a hospital setting will be explored. Effective communication methods will be emphasized. Students will examine several patient care skill sets required of the radiologic technologist within their daily responsibilities. Basic pharmacology as it relates to the medical imaging department will be presented. Lab Fee

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.

Developmental Psychology

A survey of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development through the total life span. Emphasis is on the normal changes in human behavior that result from continuous interaction of maturation and experience. Cross-cultural comparisons of developmental patterns are also considered.

Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

This course provides the foundation for many other courses in the Psychology and Education major by introducing students to the principles of conditioning and learning, and behavior analysis concepts. Basic concepts and skills assist students in the development and implementation of evidence-based interventions in a variety of applied settings.

Abnormal Psychology

The study of psychopathology in individuals from four current points of view: psychiatric (biophysical), intrapsychic, phenomenological, and behavioral. Special attention will be paid to describing psychopathology in terms of behaviors. The course will also include current approaches to assessment and treatment.