Mar 27, 2023  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

PTAT 2530 - Medical Surgical Conditions and Treatment for the PTA

Credit hours: 5

Course Description:
This course introduces the PTA student to common medical and surgical pathologies of various body systems, contemporary rehabilitation concepts, and accepted therapeutic interventions for these conditions.  Emphasis will be placed on safe and effective application of related treatment interventions and data collection.   

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Consistently and competently apply knowledge of various body systems in the practice of physical therapy in the classroom and laboratory illustrations of the patient with medical or surgical problems. 
  2. Safely and competently implement physical therapy treatments as directed by the physical therapist for the patient population discussed in this course in formats as specified.
  3. Successfully compare and contrast medical and surgical pathologies in classroom and laboratory activities.
  4. Consistently assess, recommend, and justify treatment planning for the medical surgical patient in the classroom and laboratory setting.