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									                                    STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA
                              PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM
                                  PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR:

                   INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPY AND PATIENT CARE
                                       PHT 1007C


Fall Term

COURSE DESCRIPTION:                                                                    5 credit hours
(3 hours class / 6 hours laboratory per week.)

This course introduces the student to the history and philosophy of physical therapy and the role
of the physical therapist assistant. Beginning patient care procedures are discussed. Students
will practice professional interpersonal communication and clinical documentation skills. Basic
therapeutic modalities, including the use of the tilt table, hydrotherapy and therapeutic massage
are introduced.

Prerequisites: Admission to the physical therapist assistant program; completion of BSC
2085C, MAT 1033 or higher, PSY 2012, and ENC 1101 with a grade of "C" or better.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PHT 1124C.




Performance Standards:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.       Discuss the history of physical therapy and the roles of the physical therapist and the
         physical therapist assistant in caring for culturally diverse clients throughout the lifespan.

2.       Gather assessment data through the use of communication and interviewing skills and
         document it correctly according to standard charting procedures.

3.       Utilize the principles of medical asepsis and standard precautions in the administration
         of patient care.

4.       Apply the principles of body mechanics in performing basic patient care skills safely.

5.       Utilize scientific principles to correctly perform basic physical therapy procedures.

6.       Act responsibly in accordance with legal and ethical guidelines and standards of practice
         for physical therapist assistants.

7.       Demonstrate use of electronic resources for communication, research and presentation.


Date of last review: 8/09
Date of last revision: 8/09

								
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