Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
PT 704 Professional Experience II 4 sem. hrs.
This is the second of four clinical education experiences within the curriculum. Professional Experience II provides the student the opportunity to participate in a physical therapy practice that pertains to the care of varied individuals across the lifespan. Primary emphasis is on those who experience acute or chronic neurological dysfunctions and/or acute cardiopulmonary and/or integumentary dysfunctions. Professional Experience II primarily occurs in an inpatient acute, post-acute or rehabilitation settings. Some students may participate in an outpatient neurological or general medicine rotation. Under the direct guidance of a licensed physical therapist/clinical mentor, students are responsible for the examination, evaluation, diagnostic, prognostic and intervention components for patient care. Students are expected to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to participate in practice management activities. The specific content will vary depending upon the learning experiences available and the perceived or declared readiness of each student.
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