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Applied Clinical Anatomy I Lab

PTA 101LW

Applied Clinical Anatomy I Lab

PTA 101LW

Course Description

Prerequisite: Admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Concurrent enrollment in PTA 101, PTA 105, PTA 105LW, PTA 110, PTA 110L, ENG 113, and LW 206A. Provides the skills necessary for palpation of bony landmarks. Prepares the student to perform PROM and goniometric measurements. Prepares the student to perform physical therapy intervention as part of a physical therapist's plan of care, under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist. (0-60)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe the basic functional characteristics of the human skeletal system.

Objectives:

  • Define anatomical terminology.
  • Define planes of motion and types of motion.
  • Describe the composition and structure of bone.
  • Demonstrate active and passive insufficiency.

Describe the neuromusculoskeletal characteristics of the human neck and trunk.

Objectives:

  • Identify regions of vertebral column by name.
  • Identify the bones of the trunk and neck.
  • Identify and palpate bony landmarks of the trunk and neck.
  • Identify and define characteristics of each region of vertebral column.
  • Identify and describe the function of the ligaments of spine.
  • Describe and demonstrate joint motions of the vertebral column.

Describe the neuromusculoskeletal characteristics of the human upper extremity.

Objectives:

  • Identify the bones of the upper extremity.
  • Identify and palpate bony landmarks of the upper extremity.
  • Identify and define characteristics of each region of the upper extremity.
  • Identify and describe the articulating surfaces of all the joints of the upper extremity.
  • Identify and describe the function of the ligaments of all joints of the upper extremity.
  • Describe and demonstrate joint motions of all joints of the upper extremity.
  • Identify structures/borders and contents of cubital fossa, carpal tunnel, and anatomic snuff box.

Describe the neuromusculoskeletal characteristics of the human lower extremity.

Objectives:

  • Identify the bones of the lower extremity.
  • Identify and palpate bony landmarks of the lower extremity.
  • Identify and define characteristics of each region of the lower extremity.
  • Identify and describe the articulating surfaces of all the joints of the lower extremity.
  • Identify and describe the function of the ligaments of all joints of the lower extremity.
  • Describe and demonstrate joint motions of all joints of the lower extremity.
  • Identify the borders and contents of the femoral triangle.

Discuss the human neuromusculoskeletal system.

Objectives:

  • Communicate verbally to patients, peers, caregivers, and other health care professionals using proper anatomical terminology appropriate to the audience.
  • Communicate proper anatomical concepts as related to patients and their treatment in writing for use by medical or non-medical personnel.
  • Describe verbally and in writing anatomical components of the body in relationship to specific symptoms, diseases, or disease processes.
  • Read and comprehend anatomical references in patient charts, or other literature.

Perform PROM movements on upper and lower extremity joints.

Objectives:

  • Describe ROM end feels.
  • Describe indications/benefits/limitations of PROM.
  • Perform ROM movements with correct hand placements.
  • Identify all movements available at each joint in the body.

Write SOAP notes that reflect the patient's status.

Objectives:

  • Provide examples of information that goes into each category of the SOAP note.
  • Write a SOAP note following a mock treatment.

Use appropriate action in emergency situations.

Objectives:

  • Initiate BCLS procedures during mock emergency scenarios.
  • Participate in mock disaster drills.

Perform joint range of motion measurements.

Objectives:

  • Perform the technique for proper goniometric measurement of all joints.
  • Properly document goniometric measurements.