PTA257 Clinical Education Experience III
The focus of this full-time clinical experience is to validate the level of independence gained in areas of patient care, documentation, and professionalism as a physical therapist assistant student. Prior to attending this clinical experience, the student will complete a series of lab activities working with the more medically complex patient, layering in more advanced critical thinking, and compound psychosocial issues. The student will work towards independence in all aspects of the scope of physical therapy clinical practice. This clinical experience allows the student to establish a comfort level and confidence with the facility, supervising therapist, and patients. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to follow the progression from initial evaluation through discharge with a multitude of different rehabilitation opportunities.