May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PT 130 - Basic Patient Care

Through integrated lecture, laboratory, and integrated clinical experiences, students will be instructed on basic healthcare skills used in physical therapy including practice in wheelchair management, body mechanics, transfers, gait training, infection control, and first aid skills. Students will be introduced to issues involving the physical environment and architectural barriers. They will also be introduced to the measurement of anthropometrical characteristics, vital signs, range of motion, and pain. This course includes identification of anatomical structures as well as therapeutic intervention using adaptive/assistive devices, soft tissue manipulation, massage, stretches, and joint range of motion techniques. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 15. Lab Contact Hours: 57: Clinical Contact Hours: 5. Prerequisites: PT 105 Principles of Physical Therapist Assistant Practice  and PT 116 Pathophysiology for Physical Therapist Assistants . Corequisite: PT 110 Functional Kinesiology .