Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
PT 706 Professional Experience IV 6 sem. hrs.
This is the fourth and final clinical education experience within the curriculum. Professional Experience IV is scheduled after the completion of all didactic coursework in the basic, behavioral and clinical science courses. This course provides the student the opportunity to participate in a physical therapy practice that pertains to the composite care of individuals across the lifespan, emphasizing the complexities of those who experience any of neuromusculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary or integumentary dysfunctions. Practice settings may vary based upon a student’s clinical interests. Students may also be given the opportunity to focus on an area of their own interest involving specialized patient populations (i.e. geriatrics, athletes, pediatrics), particular practice management skills, or clinical research applications. During this final experience each student will have the opportunity to function behaviorally as an entry level professional physical therapist as part of a multi-disciplinary team under the mentorship of his/her clinical instructor. The specific content may vary depending upon the learning experiences available and the perceived or declared readiness of each student, but the level of performance of all students is expected to fulfill requirements consistent with their final professional experience. Students are expected to participate in all components of the patient-client management process as available at the Clinical education site.
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