DPT 404: Professional Development I

Course Description This course is a preparation for clinical practice and a basis for one's growth as a physical therapist. The course will consist of various units of relevance to physical therapy practice. Course design is aimed at introducing physical therapy students to the essential aspects of their role as health care practitioners. Some areas included for discussion are definition of roles, patient/client and therapist communication, patient/client rights, accessibility issues, physical therapy practice settings, legislative issues in physical therapy, the APTA, and documentation formats, the disablement model, the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, professional practice expectations, the health care system.
Prerequisites None
Credits 3