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Course Descriptions

PTA 111: Application of Physical Agents I

-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, 101, 102, 110, 120, and 121

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the PTA program, Completion with a grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment in, PTA 100, PTA 101, PTA 102, PTA 110, PTA 120 & PTA 121.This course allows students to apply the physical agents presented in PTA 110 including: massage, fascia release, soft tissue mobilization, moist heat, paraffin, ultrasound, cryotherapy, contrast bath, hydrotherapy, traction, intermittent compression, compression wraps and aseptic technique. Clinical case scenarios are utilized to mimic ?real? patient presentation and to promote appropriate review and implementation of the plan of care. In addition proper posturing and draping techniques along with effective communication, clinical decision making and time management are emphasized. Indications, contraindication, precautions and safety consideration regarding the physical agents are also stressed. 1.5 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