DPT 611: Professional Development III

Course Description DPT 611 is structured to provide the students with an expanded perspective of the realities of being a professional, a student and a team member within the health care system. The students will reflect upon the role of physical therapists (PT) in providing secondary and tertiary care. Classes within this seminar series will allow the students to investigate the role of the physical therapist assistant (PTA) and the manner in which PTs provide direction and supervision of the PTA in certain elements of the patient/client management. The student will examine different types of communication style in order to deal assertively, with respect to cultural and socio-economic differences, with situations that may arise in future clinical affiliations. The students will describe their perceived benefits in the use of reflective journals.
Prerequisites None
Credits 1