Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

PTA-203 - Specialty Topics in Physical Therapy (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: PTA102, PTA103 and Basic Life Support (BLS) healthcare provider certification (American Heart Association or American Red Cross) COREQUISITES: PTA201, PTA202 and PTA211
This course is designed to explore contemporary physical therapy topics and physical therapy practice settings. The course emphasis is placed on enhancing the Physical Therapist Assistant student's knowledge and skills in the prevention and treatment of injuries and conditions encountered in various physical therapy practice settings. Students receive training in the cognitive and skills evaluations required for Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) delivery and First Aid. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

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