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Sinclair College

PTA 1200 Pathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant

Recognition of pathology and clinical rationale for the appropriate therapeutic management of physiological responses in body systems associated with commonly treated pathological conditions.

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

Prereqs: PTA 1120 AND PTA 1125 


  • The student will be able to identify appropriate monitoring strategies in order to quickly recognize when the patient’s response to physical therapy interventions requires modification or cessation.
  • Students will understand the role of the physical therapist assistant in the medical management and monitoring of patients.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of how body system impairment affects patient functioning, including understanding the impact of comorbidities, medications, laboratory tests, imaging findings, and medical procedures on the patient's expected response to physical therapy interventions.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3