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Course No: DPTH.6110; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

This course will be divided into two sections. The first course section will provide an overview of physical therapy as a profession. Student Generic Abilities will be introduced as they apply to classroom instruction and clinical practice. The APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, disciplinary Process, The Scope of Physical Therapy Practice and The Massachusetts Practice Act will be discussed. The second course section will emphasize the development of effective teaching and learning strategies as it applies to physical therapy in the clinical setting. Discussions and exercises will center on the concepts of motivation and compliance in learning, learning/teaching styles, documentation, designing measurable goals, clinical teaching methods/techniques and tools, the art of effective communication, reinforcement strategies, principles of evaluation and giving effective feedback. Emphasis is placed on creating a climate that encourages learning. A teaching experience will be planned, implemented and evaluated by each student group. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: Physical Therapy Grad Students
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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