PHT 5005: Foundations of Professional Practice and Clinical Education
Course Description for Foundations of Professional Practice and Clinical Education
Foundations of Professional Practice and Clinical Education
This course addresses trends and issues relevant to contemporary practice of physical therapy. Topics will include scope of legal/ethical practice; documentation of medical information; the variety of roles/work environments served by physical therapists; context of health care delivery; role of other health professionals; and areas of controversy within the profession. Major emphasis will be on increasing knowledge and skills in developing helping and healthy relationships and in communicating effectively with patients and others.