Course Description for DPT 3A Clinical
DPT 3A Clinical
Prerequisite: PHT 6942C
Description: This course targets a variety of clinical experiences based upon facility placement and patient population. Student assignments are individualized and based on the studentsâ€™ areas of clinical interest, academic performance, and prior clinical education experiences and clinical performance. Students may be placed in inpatient hospital or rehabilitation settings, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, school or home care settings and/or other specialty practices. Experiences in these settings will provide the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the curriculum 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 in accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.