Applied Health Physical Therapy 842

AHPT 842: Professional Affairs
Prerequisite: Admission to the doctor of physical therapy program
Credit Hours:  (2)

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 American Physical Therapy Association (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.


Review and Approval

May 9, 2017