DPT 837 Clinical Education I, 8 credits

This is an eight-week, full-time clinical education experience, occurring during the fourth semester in the program (Summer II). This experience will provide the opportunity for integration of current professional competencies into direct patient care using problem solving strategies. Facilitation from physical therapy clinical faculty will assist in the utilization of these skills in critically analyzing a variety of patient and role problems. This experience will begin the process of professional socialization and cultivation of interpersonal communication skills; clinical decision making; self-assessment; proactive learning; and development of personal values, attitudes, and motivations in relationship to ethical, legal, and moral practice. (40 hours per week for 8 weeks.)

Prerequisites: DPT 853, DPT 823, DPT 809, DPT 855, DPT 857, DPT 839. Summer.