DPT 867 Clinical Education III, 8 credits

This is an eight-week, full-time clinical education experience occurring in the seventh semester of the program (Summer III). This experience builds upon Clinical Education II and incorporate the additional competencies attained in didactic and laboratory work. Students will continue to use problem-solving strategies in direct patient care, under the guidance of physical therapy clinical faculty. A variety of patient populations and problems will be provided to allow for integration of professional knowledge and skills in total patient care. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their knowledge and skills to identify problem areas to be addressed in Clinical Education IV. Further development of interpersonal skills, clinical decision making,self-assessment, proactive learning, and professional socialization is expected. (8 weeks)

Prerequisites: DPT 843, DPT 863, DPT 865, DPT 859, DPT 880. Summer