PTA 115 Principles & Practice of Physical Therapy
(30 lecture hours, 2 credits)
Prerequisite: Admission to the PTA Program
Explores the history of the profession including definition, development and areas of practice. The role of the APTA, the physical therapist assistant and the relationship between the physical therapist, PTA and other health care professionals are investigated. Includes current issues and trends including professionalism, ethics, quality assurance, communications and reimbursement issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, Worker’s Compensation and commercial insurance.
Added at MCC Fall 1992.
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