Sep 20, 2018  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
    
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Physical Therapist Assistant

  
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    PTA 1010 - Intro to Physical Therapy

    Credits: 2
    Students will explore the field of therapy including an overview of therapy treatments in different health care settings and pertinent legal and ethical considerations. Students will participate in clinical observation.

    Semester: All


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    PTA 1500 - Practice Issues for the PTA

    Credits: 2
    The role of the PTA in various health care settings will be addressed as well as the organization of health care and its methods of delivery, and basic research principles.

    Prerequisite: PTA 1010 w/B grade or better
    Semester: All


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    PTA 2010 - Principles of Functional and Neuro Anatomy

    Credits: 3
    Students will explore neuro-musculo-skeletal anatomy in depth and relate it to functional activity. Topics include neuroanatomy, structure and function of the musculo-skeletal system, and components of human motion.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program
    Corequisite: PTA 2015
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2015 - Application of Functional Anatomy in Physical Therapy

    Credits: 1
    Students will palpate musculoskeletal anatomy in depth and relate it to data collection and functional activity.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program and PTA 1500
    Corequisite: PTA 2010
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2100 - Patient Care Skills

    Credits: 2
    Students learn the application of patient care skills, body mechanics, principles and use of mobility devices, and medical documentation.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program
    Corequisite: PTA 2110
    Semester: Fall


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    PTA 2110 - Implementation of Patient Care Skills in Physical Therapy

    Credits: 1
    Students practice patient care skills, body mechanics, transfers, use of mobility devices, and medical documentation.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program
    Corequisite: PTA 2100
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2200 - Therapeutic Modalities and Integumentary Disorders

    Credits: 2
    Students learn the theory of physical agents and mechanical modalities and integumentary disorders.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program
    Corequisite: PTA 2210
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2210 - Implementation of Therapeutic Modalities in Physical Therapy

    Credits: 2
    Students practice applications of physical agents and mechanical modalities.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program
    Corequisite: PTA 2200
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2300 - Principles of Therapeutic Exercise

    Credits: 2
    Students learn the principles and techniques of therapeutic exercise.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program
    Corequisite: PTA 2310
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2310 - Implementation of Therapeutic Exercise in Physical Therapy

    Credits: 2
    Students practice techniques of therapeutic exercise including uses of specialized exercise equipment.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program
    Corequisite: PTA 2300
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2350 - Data Collection for the PTA

    Credits: 2
    Students learn a wide variety of data collection skills appropriate for the physical therapist assistant.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: PTA 2360
    Semester: Spring


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    PTA 2360 - Implementation of Data Collection

    Credits: 2
    Students develop competency in a wide variety of data collection skills appropriate for the physical therapist assistant.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: PTA 2350


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    PTA 2400 - Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Credits: 3
    Students learn medical and surgical musculoskeletal pathologies including common treatment strategies and the involvement of physical therapy. Prereq: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better Coreq: PTA 2410 Semester: Spring

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: PTA 2410
    Semester: Spring


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    PTA 2410 - Therapeutic Interventions for Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Credits: 1
    Students develop treatment skills for medical and surgical musculoskeletal pathologies.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: PTA 2400
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2450 - Neurological Disorders

    Credits: 2
    Students learn neurological pathologies including common treatment strategies and the involvement of physical therapy.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: PTA 2460
    Semester: Summer


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    PTA 2460 - Therapeutic Interventions for Neurological Disorders

    Credits: 2
    Students develop treatment skills for neurological pathologies.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: PTA 2450
    Semester: Summer


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    PTA 2510 - Special Disorders and Populations I

    Credits: 3
    Students learn selected system pathologies and special populations including common treatment strategies and the involvement of physical therapy.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: PTA 2520
    Semester: Spring


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    PTA 2520 - Therapeutic Interventions for Special Disorders

    Credits: 1
    Students develop treatment skills for selected special pathologies and populations.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Corequisite: PTA 2510
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2530 - Gerontology

    Credits: 2
    Students will learn the sociological, psychological, and physical facets of the aging process. Selected treatment approaches unique to an aging population will be presented and discussed.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Semester: Spring


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    PTA 2540 - Special Disorders & Populations II

    Credits: 1
    Student learns common pathologies related to systems of the body including common strategies and involvement of physical therapy.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Semester: Summer


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    PTA 2550 - Rehabilitation Psychology

    Credits: 2
    Students will learn the psychological aspects of the rehabilitation process. Topics include health locus of control, learned helplessness, self-efficacy and the biopsychosocial model of treatment.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Semester: Summer


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    PTA 2600 - Clinical Internship I

    Credits: 4
    Students will participate in a supervised clinical experience in physical therapy department affiliated with the College.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan w/C grade or better
    Semester: Summer
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2700 - Clinical Internship II

    Credits: 6
    Students will complete an internship including practical Performance and application of physical therapy procedures and techniques under supervision in selected physical therapy clinical settings.

    Prerequisite: Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2710 - Clinical Internship III

    Credits: 6
    Students will complete a culminating internship demonstrating practical performance and application of physical therapy procedures and techniques under supervision in selected physical therapy clinical settings.

    Prerequisite: PTA 2700  
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    PTA 2750 - Seminar for the PTA

    Credits: 1
    Students will integrate principles of academic learning with clinical practice and presentation of current trends and issues in PT, along with professional journal reviews, and development of employment skills.

    Prerequisite: Completion of prior semester courses per established curriculum plan


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    PTA 2850 - Special Studies for the PTA

    Credits: 2
    This is a special studies course to prepare students for the national licensing examination.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval


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    PTA 2950 - Sports Physical Therapy

    Credits: 2
    Students learn principles of injury prevention and therapeutic rehabilitation applied to the practice of sport and competitive physical activity.

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into technical portion of program


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