Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog
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AHPT 842 - Professional Affairs

Credits: (2)


Instructional Method: The format of the course may include but is not limited to lecture, case studies, small group and cooperative learning experiences.
Prerequisites:

Successful completion of all prior course work, or permission of department.


This course introduces students to elements of professional conduct, professional ethics, and standards of practice.  The course reviews and assesses the goals, priorities and mission of the APTA.  The course will introduce students to the medical system, the professional environment of physical therapy and the patient/therapist relationship and its importance in patient outcomes.  The need for cultural sensitivity and strategies dealing with cultural diversity in clinical practice will be introduced and applied to clinical case studies.  The course will review, discuss, and apply elements of negligence/malpractice and ethical decision making in the provision of physical therapy.



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