Jun 23, 2024  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

PTA.-205L Life Span Lab

Credits 0 / 1.5 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-100  (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030 , ACLT-075  or ACLT-076   Pre- or Co-requisite: PTA.-212 , PTA.-280  and PTA.-205  
The lab section of the course to study human motor development including aging developmental reflexes and common pediatric and geriatric pathologies clinical findings data collection and intervention.

Course Outcomes
1. Recognize developmental stages in a normal population 2. Recognize gross motor milestones 3. Recognize fine motor milestones 4. Describe human motor control 5. Demonstrate developmental reflexes, equilibrium and righting reactions 6. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of selected pediatric and geriatric diagnoses and clinical manifestations. 7. Discuss medical treatment and prognoses for selected pediatric and geriatric diagnoses 8. List precautions relevant to physical therapy interventions for selected pediatric and geriatric diagnoses 9. Identify appropriate interventions for physical therapy for selected pediatric and geriatric conditions 10. Discuss the role of the Physical Therapist/Physical Therapy Assistant in a variety of life span settings 11. Discuss the physiological changes in the geriatric patient population, and how it relates to physical therapy practice. 12. Read and understand the health care literature. 13. Recognizes equipment used in a pediatric setting, i.e. standing frames, pediatric wheelchairs, pediatric walkers, seating etc. 14. Administer standardized questionnaires to patients and others 15. Educate others on a pediatric disease and the student will make recommendations on pediatric therapy interventions related to the diagnoses.