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Learning Outcomes

Communication

1.    Utilize proper verbal, non-verbal and written communication.

Individual and Cultural Differences

2.     Adjust behavior appropriately out of respect for individual and cultural differences with each patient/client and health care provider in an effective, appropriate and capable manner.

Behavior and Conduct

3.     Display professional and ethical behavior.

Plan of Care/Intervention

4.     Provide basic, safe, patient care and comfort.

5.     Integrate knowledge and skills gained in biology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, psychology, physics, pathology, and pathophysiology and apply them to PT interventions.

6.     Perform Physical Therapy Interventions and data collection, with excellence, according to the Scope of practice of the Physical Therapist Assistant, as directed in the plan of care, under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.

Education

7.     Demonstrate teaching and learning in physical therapy practice.

Administration

8.     Participate in administration activities including: professional interaction with the health care team members; provision of accurate and timely documentation for billing and reimbursement; participate in quality assurance activities; and discuss organizational planning and operation of the PT department.

Social Responsibility

9.     Discuss the Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care.

Career Development

10.  Recognize that life-long learning is a continuum and identify life-long learning opportunities.

Outcomes measurement

11.  Through observation, data collection, communication and problem solving, participate in determining patient/client progress toward a specific outcome as established in the plan of care by the Physical Therapist.

Critical Thinking/Clinical Problem Solving

         12.  Select appropriate patient/client interventions within the plan of care established                      by the Physical Therapist.

 

BCC Institutional Learning Outcomes
 
BCC graduates will be able to:
1)      Apply relevant knowledge, technology, and tools from the academic disciplines in the contexts of personal, professional, and civic interactions, with sensitivity to diverse peoples and cultures. Met by PTA Department learning outcome of PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT, INDIVIDUAL AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
2)      Read, write, speak, and listen effectively in both personal and professional spheres. Met by PTA Department learning outcome of EDUCATION and ADMINISTRATION
3)      Retrieve, organize, analyze, evaluate, and appropriately use information. Met by PTA Department learning outcome of PLAN OF CARE/INTERVENTION, COMMUNICATION and OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS
4)      Perform effectively as a team member. Met by PTA Department learning outcome of COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION and ADMINISTRATION
5)      Reflect on, reason about, and form independent judgments on a variety of ideas and information, and use these skills to guide their beliefs and actions. Met by PTA Department learning outcome of PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT, INDIVIDUAL AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, COMMUNICATION, PLAN OF CARE/INTERVENTION, and CRITICAL THINKING/CLINICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
6)      Exercise individual and social responsibilities through personal development and self-advocacy, healthy life-style choices, ethical behavior, civic involvement, interaction with diverse cultures, commitment to life-long learning, and engagement with global issues. Met by PTA Department learning outcome of PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT, INDIVIDUAL AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, COMMUNICATION, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT.
 7)      Integrate knowledge and skills gained and adapt them to new settings, questions, and responsibilities. Met by PTA Department learning outcome of PLAN OF CARE/INTERVENTION, COMMUNICATION, ADMINISTRATION, PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT, and CRITICAL THINKING/CLINICAL PROBLEM SOLVING