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

TWO of the following 5 must be chosen by the student as ISC electives to satisfy the required 12 electives.

ISC 325 - Intro to Magnetic Resonance Imaging

ISC 330 - Advanced MRI

ISC 342 - Application & Instrumentation of CT

ISC 347 - Imaging Procedures in CT

ISC 340 - Advanced Mammography

Course descriptions can be found:

Computed Tomography

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Mammography

  • Credits: 6.0

RAD --- ADVANCED IMAGING EXTERNSHIP (MRI)

  • Credits: 3.0

RAD --- ADVANCED IMAGING EXTERNSHIP I (CT)

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

RAD 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY: CLINICAL

This course offers the student a clinical externship for the RAD 420, RAD 430, and RAD 440 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 282 ADVANCED IMAGING MODALITIES

This course introduces the student to advanced imaging disciplines in the health science professions. Basic principles of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACSs), Mammography, Bone Densitometry, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Radiation Therapy and other radiographic disciplines will be addressed.

  • Credits: 2.0

RAD 270 RADIOGRAPHIC SEMINAR

This course is designed as a capstone learning experience for the student in preparation of sitting for the A.R.R.T. certification examination in radiography.  Students prepare for professional employment and continuous learning by integrating and synthesizing their professional knowledge, skills, and attitude. Students demonstrate competencies for professional employment at the entry-level and the capacity to pursue lifelong professional growth.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Completion of all radiography professional coursework, excluding RAD 255 and RAD 222 taken concurrently.

RAD 265 CLINICAL PRACTICUM V

During this course of instruction, students attain completion of all clinical competencies as mandated by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.). Clinical attainment of radiographic procedures continues under direct/indirect supervision of a radiologic technologist, while providing patient care and focusing on previous radiographic skills acquired.  Students diversify their clinical knowledge as they explore additional learning opportunities in other advanced imaging modalities.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: RAD 263

RAD 264 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV

This course continues to center on student attainment of clinical competencies with various radiographic procedures. The student will continue to complete radiographic procedures under direct/indirect supervision of a radiologic technologist, while providing patient care and focusing on previous radiographic skills acquired.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    RAD 261