Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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PHTA 2115 - Seminar I

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Physical Therapist Assistant

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
1 Credit(s)
This course discusses issues relevant to the physical therapy profession and patient populations. The course also discusses time and stress management as well as styles of management and communication, utilization review, and utilization management. The course relates patient outcomes to documentation and reimbursement in the healthcare field. Introduction into research as it relates to physical therapy, along with data collection and the different methods of collecting data for research. Semesters available: Day - Su UG
1 Seminar Hour(s);

Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take PHTA 1090 , PHTA 1110  

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take PHTA 2110  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy Students will need to submit the abstract and hypothesis for the capstone project. It will be graded with the Information Literacy VALUE rubric. The abstract and hypothesis will be completed by midterm.
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Identify differences in role, function, supervision, and delegation in a PT Department or healthcare setting.

Written midterm and final exam, quizzes during term
2. Identify principles of caseload management. Written midterm and final exam, quizzes during term

3. Identify useful tools for time management in a PT clinic.

Written midterm and final exam, quizzes during term

4. Implement or discuss the DISC model of behavior with key elements to motivation of the individual.

Class activity during term; Written midterm and final exam

5. Identify types of health care financing and provider reimbursement.

Written midterm and final exam, quizzes during term

6. Describe or identify use of outcomes in a retrospective and prospective utilization management system.

Written midterm and final exam, quizzes during term

7. Identify time wasters that affect performance in a managed care environment.

Written midterm and final exam, quizzes during term

8. Research professional websites and report on interesting, important or newsworthy facts.

Online presentation end of term

9. Describe various healthcare models for provision of services.

Written final exam

10. Recognize the importance of research as it applies to meeting the needs of patients and the profession of physical therapy.

Quizzes during the term, and final exam
11. Define components of a research project. Quizzes during the term and final exam
12. Define types of research. Quizzes during the term and final exam

13. Demonstrate ability to set up a research project by completing an abstract with a small group of peers.

Written assignment due per date on schedule

14. Examine data collected from research process to arrive at a generalized conclusion.

Research project completed and presented on assigned date.


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link




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