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Clinical Seminar

PTA 221

Clinical Seminar

PTA 221

Course Description

Prerequisite: PTA 205, PTA 205L, PTA 209, PTA 209L, PTA 210, PTA 210LW, PTA 213, PTA 213L, PTA 214W, PTA 216W, PTA 222, and LWA 206C each with a "C" (2.0) minimum grade. Concurrent enrollment in PTA 224W and PTA 225. Studies professional, ethical, legal, and diversity issues related to clinical practice. Analyzes continuity and change in the health care system. 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. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Discuss the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association).

Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of the APTA, its history and purpose in health care today.
  • Discuss the APTA standards of ethical conduct of the physical therapist assistant.
  • Discuss the APTA guide for conduct of the affiliate member.
  • Discuss the APTA guide for professional conduct.
  • Discuss the APTA code of ethics for the physical therapy profession .
  • Discuss the APTA governing rules.

Discuss quality assurance practices in the physical therapy setting.

Objectives:

  • Describe methods to promote quality assurance in the physical therapy setting.
  • Identify key indicators used to evaluate quality assurance in the physical therapy setting.

Prepare for employment in the community.

Objectives:

  • Produce an updated resume and cover letter.
  • Understand, discuss and demonstrate employability skills.
  • Understand, discuss and demonstrate professionalism.
  • Understand OSHA/MIOSHA standards in the workplace.
  • Discuss how attitude affects career.
  • Discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Prepare for the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination (NPTAE.)

Objectives:

  • Prepare for taking the NPTAE.
  • Successfully complete a timed mock board exam.

Demonstrate understanding of role of physical therapy management within health care organizations.

Objectives:

  • Discuss fiscal management of PT.
  • Discuss planning and decision making in PT management.
  • Discuss PT systems in various settings including schools, community hospitals, multi hospital corporations, outpatient settings, etc.
  • Discuss organizational behavior and management of people in the PT environment.
  • Discuss the importance of marketing PT.
  • Understand and demonstrate quality and productivity in PT.
  • Discuss laws and regulations governing PT practice in Michigan and nationally.
  • Discuss ethical aspects of PT management as it relates to moral dilemmas, principles and debates, rights and obligations of employees, patients, and health care organizations.

Demonstrate understanding of patient/practitioner interaction.

Objectives:

  • Define, compare and contrast values, needs, morals.
  • Develop ethical consciousness and moral decision making skills.
  • Discuss cultural and personal biases of patients and clinicians and how they impact treatment.
  • Identify and resolve moral dilemmas.
  • Discuss assertiveness.
  • Identify ways to deal with anger/stress/burnout.
  • Discuss how your attitude affects your patient interactions.
  • Define what it means to be a professional.
  • Discuss effects of nonverbal language.
  • Describe the impact of disabilities on an individual's sexuality.
  • Discuss cultural differences that may impact patient care.

Discuss the international/intercultural aspects of health care.

Objectives:

  • Discuss global issues of health care and any effect locally.
  • Discuss cultural differences in health care.
  • Discuss strategies for dealing with cultural differences in the delivery of health care.
  • Describe alternative or complimentary forms of treatment and how they may impact physical therapy treatments.

Demonstrate a commitment to professionalism, continuing education, and civic involvement.

Objectives:

  • Participate in professional activities related to the profession of physical therapy.
  • Participate in continuing education activities outside of the college environment.
  • Participate in civic activities.
  • Complete a professional involvement portfolio that details outcome activities.

Discuss relevant legal and ethical issues as well as responses to the issues.

Objectives:

  • Describe appropriate legal/ethical responses to each issue discussed in class.

Recognize the role of the PTA in the clinical education of the PTA student.

Objectives:

  • Define the responsibilities of a clinical instructor.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of being a clinical instructor.
  • Describe the requirements, as defined by the APTA, to be a clinical instructor.