DPT 650: Clinical Education Affiliation III (8 weeks)

Course Description This is an eight-week, full-time affiliation scheduled in the middle of the third year of Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. It is third out of four full-time affiliations. Students are encouraged to progressively assume a caseload and to develop flexibility in their patient/client management approaches. Students should be able to treat progressively more complex patients competently, and to progress their patients appropriately. The learning experiences allow students to screen, examine, diagnose, prognosticate and design a plan of care for various patient populations across the lifespan utilizing increasingly higher level problem-solving skills. Students are encouraged to incorporate health and wellness programs into all aspects of their patient care and to utilize skills learned in educating consumers and the public about health and prevention activities.
Prerequisites None
Credits 4