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PTRM 6016 Professional Practice I: Introduction to Professionalism (Summer I)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

This provides an introduction to professional issues that include theories of learning and educating others, group dynamics, concept mapping, critical thinking and principles of evidence-based practice, professional behaviors, and historical and contemporary aspects of the profession of physical therapy. The first half of the course addresses considerations in learning and teaching that students will use clinically, and principles of group dynamics important for working in groups. The second half of the course shifts to issues of professional behavior including Mays’ generic abilities of professionalism, ethics, professional service and political action, and the history of the physical therapy profession. The majority of the course is lecture-based, although several in-class activities occur to engage students in their learning.