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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: October 30, 2014

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)


PTA 100    Introduction to Physical Therapist Assistant    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to the field of physical therapy and the role of the physical therapist assistant within the health care delivery system. Definitions of physical therapy, history and development of the profession, and the diverse types of clinical practice and employment settings are explored. The mission and goals of the professional organization, standards of practice, laws and regulations, and licensure requirements are introduced. Students observe examples of physical therapy practice using on-line media resources and submit a written report.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
TBA       TBA             LEC I.Thompson           SCC MAIN Online          16215 
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Online Class. Optional Orientation is Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 9:00am - 10:00am in Mohr Hall, Room 31. Students are required to take the final exam on campus on either Friday, March 13, 2015 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm in Mohr Hall, Room 31 or Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9:00am - 12:00pm in Mohr Hall, Room 3. For more information, please contact Scott Thompson at thompss@scc.losrios.edu
Registration by instructor consent only.

TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                  SCC MAIN Online          17682 Textbook
Online Class. Optional Orientation is Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 9:00am - 10:00am in Mohr Hall, Room 31. Students are required to take the final exam on campus on either Friday, March 13, 2015 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm in Mohr Hall, Room 31 or Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9:00am - 12:00pm in Mohr Hall, Room 3. For more information, please contact Scott Thompson at thompss@scc.losrios.edu
Registration by instructor consent only.


PTA 120    Beginning Procedures - Physical Therapy Modalities and Procedures    3.5 Units

Prerequisite: PTA 110 and 111 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the theory and application of physical therapy modalities and procedures to include thermal agents, hydrotherapy, external compression, wound management, transfers and gait training, and utilization of infection control procedures. Students develop skills in gathering data regarding vital signs, functional ability in gait and transfers, pain status, and integumentary integrity. Documentation procedures, including use of medical abbreviations and terminology, are practiced. Through laboratory activities and problem-solving with case studies, students develop skills in utilizing modalities and procedures in comprehensive implementation of the physical therapy plan of care. Class activities may include a field trip.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Th        06:00PM-08:20PM LEC M.Bechtold           SCC MAIN MOH 35            
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB M.Bechtold           SCC MAIN MOH 27          17513 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB R.Asuncion           SCC MAIN MOH 35          18130 Textbook
Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled in the Lecture.
On-Campus


PTA 121    Disorders I - Selected Disorders Commonly Seen in Physical Therapy    3 Units

Prerequisite: PTA 110 and 111 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed as an overview of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine, immune, and integumentary disorders relevant to the practice of physical therapy. Additional topics include: infectious disease, genetic disorders, neoplasms, peripheral nerve injury, and the effect of developmental, psychosocial, and cultural factors. Etiology, signs and symptoms, prognosis, and medical/surgical interventions for disorders are surveyed. Approaches to data collection and physical therapy interventions are introduced. Emphasis is placed on utilization of knowledge of medical disorders by physical therapist assistants within the context of implementing a comprehensive plan of care.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC P.Harris             SCC MAIN MOH 35          17514 
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On-Campus


PTA 122    Introduction to Clinical Practice    3 Units

Prerequisite: PTA 110 and 111 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 112 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with the initial opportunity to observe physical therapy practice and perform selected delegated responsibilities with guidance, direction, and supervision. Students complete 112 hours in an assigned clinical setting. Assignments are determined by the program faculty and may be in acute, sub-acute, out-patient, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, or other type of physical therapy practice. Seminar, individual meeting, and on-line discussion topics include orientation to the clinical practice setting, discussion of clinical experiences and clinical practice issues, and self-assessment of performance. The course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
F         08:00AM-08:50AM LEC P.Harris             SCC MAIN MOH 27          17515 
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F         08:00AM-08:50AM LEC I.Thompson           SCC MAIN MOH 27          17515 Textbook
F         09:00AM-11:50AM LAB P.Harris             SCC MAIN MOH 27            
F         01:00PM-03:30PM LAB I.Thompson           SCC MAIN MOH 27            
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. Mandatory Orientation: Friday, January 23, 2015, from 8:00am - 5:00pm, in MOH 27. In addition, there are 10 hours of asynchronous online communication through discussion board and 112 laboratory hours at off-site clinical facilities. The online and laboratory hours are TBA.


PTA 142    Clinical Practicum I    4 Units

Prerequisite: AH 100, AH 106, and PTA 130 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 240 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to perform delegated patient care responsibilities in a physical therapy clinical setting, with supervision. This is the first full-time clinical assignment during the program. Students complete a clinical affiliation of six weeks (40 hours per week) at a facility assigned by the program faculty. The placement may be in an acute, sub-acute, out-patient, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, or other type of physical therapy practice. Additionally, weekly on-line discussion board participation is required. The course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 06-May 15
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Harris              TBA TBA                 17985 
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PTA 150    Functional Activities & Gait - Activities of Daily Living and Gait Training Techniques    3 Units

Prerequisite: PTA 140, 141, and 142 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course presents the application of functional exercise and gait activities, with emphasis on the physical therapist assistant's role in comprehensive treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary disorders, adult or pediatric neurological disorders, or amputation. Data collection activities related to assessing cardiopulmonary status, functional abilities, gait, equipment and assistive devices, and home and community environment are included. Students practice implementation of interventions to include aerobic exercise principles, endurance training for patients with cardio-pulmonary disorders, pulmonary hygiene techniques, functional activities and gait, activities of daily living, developmental activities, management of prosthetics and orthotics, management of wheelchairs and other equipment, and client/family education.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 19-Mar 26
MTh       05:45PM-07:20PM LEC P.Harris             SCC MAIN MOH 27            
MTh       07:30PM-10:00PM LAB P.Harris              TBA TBA                 17518 
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MTh       07:30PM-10:00PM LAB T.McCoin              TBA TBA                 18133 Textbook
Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled in the Lecture.
On-Campus


PTA 151    Advanced Procedures-Advanced Modalities and Treatment Procedures    1 Unit

Prerequisite: PTA 140, 141, and 142 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 9 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces theory and application of electrotherapeutic modalities utilized by physical therapist assistants. Topics include the use of electrical stimulation for pain management, muscle re-education, and tissue healing. Through case-based learning activities students integrate skills in data collection, electrotherapeutic modalities, and other interventions for implementation of a comprehensive physical therapy plan of care.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 20-Mar 17
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC I.Thompson           SCC MAIN MOH 27          17561 
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T         07:00PM-09:30PM LAB I.Thompson           SCC MAIN MOH 27            
On-Campus

T         07:00PM-09:30PM LAB J.Linberger          SCC MAIN MOH 27            
On-Campus


PTA 152    Clinical Practicum II    4 Units

Prerequisite: PTA 140, 141, and 142 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 240 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to perform delegated patient care responsibilities in a physical therapy clinical setting, with supervision. This is the second full-time clinical assignment during the program. Students complete a clinical affiliation of six weeks (40 hours per week) at a facility assigned by the program faculty. The placement may be in an acute, sub-acute, out-patient, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, or other type of physical therapy practice. This assignment will be at a facility which differs from the first full-time clinical assignment. Additionally, weekly online discussion board participation is required. The course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 06-May 15
MTWThF    08:00AM-11:20AM LAB P.Harris              TBA TBA                 17519 
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MTWThF    01:00PM-04:20PM LAB I.Thompson            TBA TBA                 17519 Textbook


PTA 153    Professional Issues in Physical Therapy    1 Unit

Prerequisite: PTA 140, 141, and 142 with grades of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Enrollment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course addresses professional practice issues in physical therapy to include organizational structure, budget, time management, and social responsibility. Students review and integrate information on physical therapy practice and laws and regulations in preparation for the national examination, prepare a resume, and practice interview skills.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 17-Mar 16
TBA       TBA             LEC I.Thompson           SCC MAIN Online          17520 
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Online Class. For additional information, contact Scott Thompson at thompsi@scc.losrios.edu.


PTA 295    Independent Studies in Physical Therapist Assistant    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course involves an individual student or small groups of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses, pursuant to an agreement among faculty and students.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LEC I.Thompson            TBA TBA                 17871 
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On-Campus

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: October 30, 2014

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