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Course Descriptions

PTA 101: Principles of Patient Care

-Admission into the PTA program
-Completion of ENGL 101, BIOL 181, BIOL 182, COMM 101, HLTH 225, PSY 101, and PSY 209 with grades of C or better
-Completion with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in PTA 100, 102, 110, 111, 120, and 121

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PTA program, Completion with a grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment in, PTA 100, PTA 102, PTA 110, PTA 111, PTA 120 & PTA 121. This course will introduce students to patient care activities for patients with orthopedic injury to include bed mobility, transfers and gait training and wheelchair fitting/mobility. In addition, this course also prepares the student to assess ROM, muscle strength, vital signs, manage medical emergencies, document in a medical record, instruct in patient education and comply with isolation techniques. 2 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Heartland Community College