Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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PTHA 111 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTING 2(2)
The role of the physical therapist assistant within the health care system; standards of practice; professionalism; function of physical therapy personnel; psychosocial aspects of caring; and interpersonal communication. (A special fee will be assessed).

Prerequisite: Program admission. Corequisite PTHA 121.

PTHA 112 - FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY 4(6)
Study of the anatomical and mechanical aspects of human motion. Evaluation of joint motion related to locomotion, work and force. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed).

Prerequisite: PTHA 111, PTHA 121 and BIOG 121. Corequisite PTHA 122.

PTHA 121 - PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSITING PROCEDURES I 5(8)
Instruction in the principles and practices of therapeutic applications of basic assessment techniques including vital signs, strength, range of motion, muscle flexibility, functional activities, gait, balance, posture, segmental testing, skin, sensation, equilibrium reactions and pain. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: Program admission. Corequisite PTHA 111.

PTHA 122 - PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTING PROCEDURES II 5(8)
Instruction in the principles and practices of therapeutic applications of basic treatment techniques; modalities and exercise programs; basic gait and functional training. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: PTHA 111, PTHA 121 and BIOG 121. Corequisite PTHA 112.

PTHA 221 - REHABILITATION PRINCIPLES I 3(3)
Medications, medical treatments, surgical interventions and the role of physical therapy for commonly encountered conditions; the impact of the practice setting on roles.

Prerequisite: PTHA 112, PTHA 122 and BIOG 122. Corequisite PTHA 232.

PTHA 222 - REHABILITATION PRINCIPLES II 4(6)
Focus on exercise, and treatments for various body systems and conditions, including stroke rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, pulmonary rehabilitation, total joints, and other rehabilitation needs. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: PTHA 221 and PTHA 232. Corequisites PTHA 233 and PTHA 235.

PTHA 231 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM I 4(13)
Introductory experience in a clinical setting. Under supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, student will apply learned techniques. (Clinical practice 32 hours a week for 5 weeks)(A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: PTHA 112, PTHA 122 and BIOG 122.

PTHA 232 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM II 4(12)
Intermediate experience in clinical setting. Under supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, student will apply learned techniques. Clinical practice 16 hours per week for 10 weeks.

Prerequisite: PTHA 231 Corequisite PTHA 221

PTHA 233 - CLINICAL PRACTICUM III 6(28)
Advanced experience in clinical setting. Under supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, student will apply learned techniques. Clinical practice 40 hours per week for 10 weeks.

Prerequisite: PTHA 221 and PTHA 232. Corequsites PTHA 222 and PTHA 235.

PTHA 235 - ADVANCED TOPICS AND CLINICAL CRITIQUE 2(2)
A survey of contemporary issues in physical therapy and healthcare, including specialties, technology, professional growth, performance and quality management, fiscal and governmental considerations, and employment issues. Case study presentation and evaluation of Physical Therapist Assistant procedures.

Prerequisite: PTHA 221 and PTHA 232. Corequisites PTHA 222 and PTHA 233.