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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PTHA 1166 - Practicum I

1 credit hour.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hundred sixty clinical hours
Prerequisite: Successful completion of PTHA courses in curriculum up to this point with a minimum grade of “C”

An intermediate type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. The emphasis is on practical work experience for which the student has already acquired the necessary theoretical knowledge and basic skills. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional, generally a clinical preceptor. This is a full-time clinical Practicum for the first-year student to exhibit safe, efficacious practice of all clinical/academic skills learned up to this point including: body mechanics, transfers, gait training, vital signs, massage, bandaging, medical asepsis, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise (beginning), wheelchair assessment, postural exercises and goniometry.

Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

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