PHTA 2001 Professional Standards of the PTA

Professionalism through effective verbal and nonverbal communication with all members of the healthcare delivery team, the patient-caregiver interaction, interpersonal skills, and cultural sensitivity will be further reinforced. Students will learn techniques to provide psycho-social support for patients, families, and classmates. Individual cultural, religious and socio-economic differences will be explored, as will how these impact a person's response to therapy. Emphasis is placed on developing students' awareness of contributing positively to society and the patient care experience through their individual roles as Physical Therapist Assistants.


1 Credit


PHTA 1133, PHTA 1203, PHTA 1243, and PHTA 1272 - Must be completed prior to taking this course.

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