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Sinclair College

PTA 1100 Professional Issues

The American Physical Therapy Association and it's role in supporting physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and the profession; Professionalism and professional behaviors in the health care setting; Communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport and foster effective teamwork; Introduction to documentation and physical therapy specific medical terminology; Legal and ethical considerations for the practicing PTA; Scope of practice, including the roles and responsibilities of PTs versus PTAs; Introduction to interprofessional collaboration; Critical thinking and problem-solving for evidence-based practice.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Rehabilitation Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: PTA 1000 

Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify the components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model for use in physical therapy practice at an introductory level.
  • Students will be able to identify concepts related to documentation in the physical therapy environment at an introductory level.
  • Students will be able to identify concepts related to participation in the health care environment at an introductory level.
  • Students will be able to identify concepts related to ethics, values, and responsibilities in the healthcare environment at an introductory level.
  • Students will be able to discuss concepts related to the physical therapy plan of care at an introductory level.

Credit Hours: 1

Classroom Hours: 1