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Course Appendix  »  Physical Therapy
 

 
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  » PTA-101   » Introduction to Physical Therapy   » 45 clock hours
This course covers the history, advancements, licensing laws, the trends, role and the responsibilities of PTAs., including medical & ethical issues, data collection & documentation, health assessment, and patient care for PTAs.


  » PTA-103   » Introduction to Orthotics & Prosthetics   » 45 clock hours
The course covers the science of treating joints, bones or muscle disorders with mechanical support, braces, fitting the orthopedics appliances & prosthesis.


  » PTA 201   » Physical Therapy – Procedure-1   » 45 clock hours
This course covers the techniques of muscle testing, for the assessment of muscular strength and function as fundamental components of movement and performance. The students will also learn to use goniometer for the measurement of joint motions.


  » PTA 202   » Physical Therapy – Procedure-2  (3 credits)   » 45 clock hours
Introduces the rationale and skills for patient therapeutic procedures. Includes exercise routines such as passive, active-assistive, active & resistive range, gait training and other necessary skills.


  » PTA 203   » Physical Therapy – Procedure-3   » 45 clock hours
This program introduces patient care techniques including patient preparation and the practical application of physical therapy modalities. The physiological effects indications / contraindications of heat, cold, radiant therapy, traction, intermittent compression and massage are emphasized.


  » PTA 204   » Joint Structure & Functions   » 45 clock hours
This course includes the basic concepts in Biomechanics, as well as study functions of joint structure, muscle structure, vertebral column, thorax, chest wall, temporomandibular joint, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee & ankle-foot complexes, plus posture & gait.


  » PTA 204-L   » Joint Structure & Functions LAB   » 15 clock hours
The Lab program is designed for practical applications of the theories and didactic from PTA204 program.


  » PTA 205   » Neuromuscular Physical Therapy   » 45 clock hours
The program covers the basic concepts in neurology, neurological & neuromuscular conditions and neurological rehabilitation techniques and skills.


  » PTA 205-L   » Neuromuscular Physical Therapy - LAB   » 15 clock hours
The Lab program is designed for practical applications of the theories and didactic from PTA205 program.


  » PTA- 206   » Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy   » 45 clock hours
The goal of this course is to acquaint the students with the force-motion relationships with the musculoskeletal system and the various skills & techniques used to understand these relationships.


  » PTA-206-L   » Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Lab   » 15 clock hours
The Lab program is designed for practical applications of the theories and didactic from PTA206 program.


  » PTA-207   » Rehabilitation Techniques   » 45 clock hours
This course covers the rehabilitation skills and techniques applied in the practice of physical therapy for adults and children, including management of patients with disabilities, amputation, gait abnormalities, spinal cord injuries, burns, etc.


  » PTA-207-L   » Rehabilitation techniques LAB   » 15 clock hours
The Lab program is designed for practical applications of the theories and didactic from PTA207 program.


  » PTA-208   » Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation   » 30 clock hours
The focus of this course is on management of cardiopulmonary conditions of the patient and skills needed for rehabilitation after diagnostic procedures, cardiac catherization, cardiac surgery, etc. and the types of exercises which would help rehabilitate the patient.


  » PTA 209   » Pediatrics – Physical Therapy   » 30 clock hours
This course covers various issues, health conditions and management of pediatric patients, in terms of physical therapy. Dos & don’ts when dealing with small children and special consideration, including physical, cognitive and emotional differences.


  » PTA 210   » Geriatrics – Physical Therapy   » 30 clock hours
The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills needed for the challenges the elderly patients present for physical therapy treatment and appropriate management of their physical and psychological deficits.


  » PTA 211   » Kinesiology   » 30 clock hours
This course covers the relationships between the systems that relate to the functional movement of the human body, including mechanisms, muscles actions, planes, etc. of upper & lower extremities, face & trunk.


  » PTA 211-L   » Kinesiology Lab   » 15 clock hours
This course covers the practical Lab to explore the relationships between the systems, functional movement of the human body, including mechanisms, muscles actions, planes, etc. of upper & lower extremities, face & trunk.


  » PTA 212   » Introduction to Therapeutic Massage   » 45 clock hours
This course provides the basics principles of therapeutic massage, and covers the latest techniques, modalities, equipment, body mechanics and competencies needed to achieve the best possible client outcomes.


  » PTA-215   » Psychology & Mental Health for Older Adults   » 45 clock hours
Prerequisite:PSY-101
The course is designed to provide students with basic skills for working with older adults, and with information & interventions related to common mental health issues in older people, including basic interviewing, listening and problem solving skills.


  » PTA-250   » Independent Study inPhysical Therapy   » 45 clock hours
Students need to suggest a program of their personal interest to conduct an independent study within the field of Physical Therapy, and seek approval and guidance from the school, before embarking on this program.


  » PTA-290   » Research in Physical Therapy   » 45 clock hours
Research is considered to be the professional development journey of Physical Therapy profession. This course begins by building background knowledge of important concepts, theories & principles. The observation, examination & collection of data is then used to develop new theories, activities and/or modalities to help improve health care. The course includes the analytical and critical thinking, scientific methods, ethical concerns and search techniques necessary for the research process.


  » PTA-295   » Clinical Internship inPhysical Therapy   » 75 clock hours
Clinical internship is an integral part of the Physical Therapy programs. Students are required to spend time at hospital, clinic, long term care facility, nursing home and/or visit clients at their home with a qualified preceptor.
 
 
 
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