Course Index

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PTA 105 FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY FOR THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

The student is introduced to the essentials of functional anatomy as related to the study of muscle origin, insertion, action and innervation.  Basic terminology and concepts of applied kinesiology and physics are covered. Laboratory experiences include visualizing cadaver dissections and obtaining a working knowledge of applied surface anatomy.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the PTA Program.

PTA 100 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPY

Students learn about the history of the field of Physical Therapy, and the role of the PTA. Expectations for professional behavior and ethical practice within the field are made explicit.  The role and scope of members of the physical therapy team are examined, and major areas of practice are explored.  Roles of other members of the healthcare team are presented, along with team approaches that exist in healthcare.  Communication and human relations, including individual and cultural differences, are discussed as they relate to the healthcare field.  The course also introduces the topics of confidentiality, quality assurance, licensure, applied medical terminology, documentation, basic research procedures, evidence based practice and current issues affecting the field.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the PTA Program.

RAD --- ELECTIVE

Students can choose a specialty of their choice: Computed Tomography or Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Course descriptions can be found:

Computed Tomography

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Credits: 14.0

RAD --- ADVANCED IMAGING EXTERNSHIP (MRI)

  • Credits: 3.0

RAD --- ADVANCED IMAGING EXTERNSHIP I (CT)

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

RAD ADVANCED PATIENT CARE CONCEPTS

  • Credits: 2.0

RAD 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY: CLINICAL

This course offers the student a clinical externship for the RAD420, RAD430, and RAD440 courses of instruction. The course will allow the student to apply didactic instruction to the advanced imaging modality of choice in a clinical setting. Specific objectives, goals, clinical competencies, and clinical schedules will be developed with the student prior to the start of the clinical internship.

  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

RAD 440 SPECIAL TOPICS IV: CVIT

This course presents the information necessary to the practice of Cardiovascular and Interventional Technology. This course will include information on patient care, equipment and instrumentation, contrast agents, medications, emergency care, and procedures. The clinical component of the education is the responsibility of the student.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

RAD 430 SPECIAL TOPICS III: MRI

This course presents the information necessary to the practice of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The course will include information on patient care and assessment, MRI safety, physical principles, data acquisition, instrumentation, MRI contrast, artifacts, and quality control. Cross-sectional anatomy and pathology will be briefly covered. It is recommended that the student complete a cross-sectional anatomy course. The clinical component of the education is the responsibility of the student.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

RAD 420 IMAGING PROCEDURES IN COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

  • Credits: 3.0