NDPT 7321: Patient Care Skills II (4)

Lecture: 2, Lab: 4, Other: 0

This course completes examination and application of basic patient skills, such as universal precautions, bed mobility, wheelchair mobility, transfer training, and gait training. The course also provides an in-depth exploration of the components of the acquisition of teaching/learning as it applies to patient interaction in physical therapy. A variety of educational/instructional methods are introduced, allowing for exploration of optimal teaching approaches in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains. Modifications to learning/teaching strategies are discussed within the context of age, race, gender, culture, and socioeconomic status. Emphasis will be placed on the selection of educational methods that enhance retention and compliance of learning.