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Spring 2014

Introduction to Rehabilitation

Course code: PT121-01 | CRN: 42327 | Credits: 3 | Seats: 30 / 34

This course runs from August 25, 2014 to December 16, 2014 on TR from 1:30 pm to 2:50 pm

This course defines for the student the role of the physical therapist assistant and his/her place as a member of the rehabilitation team. The student learns the history of the profession of physical therapy and is introduced to its professional association, the American Physical Therapy Association (A.P.T.A.). The rehabilitation philosophy, therapeutic communication, medical and professional conduct, ethics, New York State Education Law, federal and state laws impacting physical therapy, the referral process, patient dignity, patient rights, domestic violence and individual and cultural differences are discussed. The Disablement model, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model, the elements of effective patient/client management, plan of care, participation in the operation of a physical therapy service, infection control, clinical problem solving and judgment making, interventions and outcomes are discussed utilizing the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. The student is introduced to infectious diseases and immune system conditions and discusses the therapy implications for the physical therapist assistant. The student learns the basics of medical terminology and documentation. Co-requisites: PT 131 and PT 132.

Instructor: Catherine Delorme

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