PTA 204 Seminar (3 credits)
Topics for this course include: the death, dying and bereavement process; ethical, legal and cultural implications; administration topics (reimbursement, quality assurance, budgeting, policies and procedures); motivational strategies; communication and planning. The use of computers specific to the physical therapy profession will be discussed. Students will explore PT practice issues, current literature review and evidence-based research online. Ergonomics, functional capacity assessment and work hardening objectives will be discussed and demonstrated. Pharmacology, lab work, and medical imaging and their implication to PTA's will be discussed. Topics such as bariatrics, lab values, hemophilia, acid-base imbalance, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, 6-1 system, sexual harassment and domestice violence are explored. The student will be given the opportunity to present an in-depth paper and oral report on a PT-related topic of interest, such as alternative medicine or a current issue of concern. Prerequisites: PTA 201 and 207, or Permission of Instructor; co-requisite: PTA 203 or Permission of Instructor. Spring semesters only.