Course Description for DPT 2A Clinical
DPT 2A Clinical
Prerequisite: PHT 5806 and PHT 6809
Description: This course targets a variety of clinical experiences based upon facility availability. Student assignments are individualized and based on the students: areas of clinical interest, academic performance, and prior clinical education experiences and clinical performance. Patients with orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary diagnosis may be encountered. Experiences in these settings will provide the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to any patient referred to physical therapy. Under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor, the student will begin to advance their hands-on clinical skills and further develop their critical thinking abilities. Students will practice physical therapy in accordance with the practice act of the state in which they are practicing and according to the policies and procedures of the individual facility where they are assigned.