Physical Therapy Aide diploma curriculum
The Physical Therapy Aide diploma curriculum is designed by healthcare experts to be both practical and job-relevant. You’ll cover almost every aspect of the physical therapy aide profession, from hands-on patient techniques to ethical issues, medical terminology, and record keeping.
Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career ProgramLearning at Ashworth
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues students may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.
Lesson Group 2: Introduction to Physical TherapyThe Profession of Physical Therapy and Career Opportunities for the Aide
In this lesson, you will learn the role rehabilitation plays in providing patients with physical therapy treatments. You will also explore the many opportunities to be found in this exciting new field of work in both private and public health care systems.
In this lesson, you will learn about the patient's bill of rights and the role each member of the rehabilitation team plays in protecting those rights. You will also gain an understanding of the moral issues that apply to the daily practice of the PT aide.
In this lesson, you will look at how effective and sensitive communication on the part of the physical therapy aide is essential to the job. You will gain an understanding of medical word formation, abbreviations, and common terms you will encounter as a PT aide. You will also explore the major components of a physical therapy patient's medical record.