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Clinical Education Course Descriptions

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DPT 580 Clinical Education
This is the first in a series of seven clinical education experiences during which the student is to integrate academic materials and practice psychomotor skills including patient examination, assessment, interventions, and documentation that have been presented to date in the curriculum.  The student is also expected to observe, discuss and assist the Clinical Instructor with examinations and interventions that have not yet been presented in class.  During this two-week, full-time experience, the student will be supervised by his/her Clinical Instructor (a licensed physical therapist whose facility contracts with St. Ambrose University for the purpose of providing clinical education experiences).

DPT 582 Clinical Education
This course is the second in a series of seven clinical education experiences during which student is to integrate academic materials and practice psychomotor skills including patient examinations, assessment, interventions, and documentation, which have been presented to date in the curriculum.  The student is also expected to observe,  discuss, and assist the Clinical Instructor with examinations and interventions that have not yet been presented in class. During this full-time, three-week experience, the student will be supervised by his/her Clinical Instructor (a licensed physical therapist whose facility contracts with St. Ambrose University for the purpose of providing clinical education experiences).

DPT 680 Clinical Education
This is the third in a series of seven clinical education experiences during which the student is to integrate academic materials and practice psychomotor skills including patient examination, assessment, interventions, and documentation, which have been presented to date in the curriculum.  The student is also expected to observe, discuss and assist the Clinical Instructor with examinations and interventions that have not yet been presented in class.  During this full-time, two-week experience, the student will be supervised by his/her Clinical Instructor (a licensed physical therapist whose facility contracts with St. Ambrose University for the purpose of providing clinical education experiences).

DPT 780 Clinical Education
This course is the fourth in a series of seven clinical education experiences during which the student is to integrate academic materials and practice pshychomotor skills including patient examination, assessment, interventions, and documentation, which have been presented to date in the curriculum.  The student is also expected to observe, discuss, and assist the Clinical Instructor with examinations and interventions that have not yet been presented in class.  During this full-time, two-week experience, the student will be supervised by his/her Clinical Instructor (a licensed physical therapist whose facility contracts with St. Ambrose University for the purpose of providing clinical education experiences).

DPT 781 Clinical Education 6 credits
This is the fifth in a series of seven clinical education experiences included in the curriculum.  By the completion of this eight-week internship, the student is to demonstrate entry-level performance* in the delivery of patient care in the designated area of clinical practice (inpatient acute care, neurological rehabilitation, or outpatient orthopedics).  The student will be supervised during this internship by his/her Clinical Instructor (a licensed physical therapist whose facility contracts with St. Ambrose University for the purpose of providing clinical education experiences).

* Entry-level performance (as defined in the Clinical Performance Instrument):  A physical therapist clinician performing at entry-level utilizes critical thinking to make independent decisions concerning patient needs and provides quality care with simple or complex patients in a variety of clinical environments.  The physical therapist clinician at the professional level needs no guidance or supervision except when addressing new or complex problems.

DPT 782 Clinical Education 6 credits
This is the sixth in a series of seven clinical education experiences included in the curriculum. By the completion of this eight-week internship, the student is to demonstrate entry-level performance* in the delivery of patient care in the designated area of clinical practice (inpatient acute care, neurological rehabilitation, or outpatient orthopedics). The student will be supervised during this internship by his/her Clinical Instructor (a licensed physical therapist whose facility contracts with St. Ambrose University for the purpose of providing clinical education experiences).

DPT 784 Clinical Education 6 credits
This is the seventh in a series of seven clinical education experience of the curriculum.  By the completion of this eight-week internship, the student is to demonstrate entry-level performance* in the delivery of patient care in the designated area of clinical practice (inpatient acute care, neurological rehabilitation, or outpatient orthopedics). The student will be supervised during this internship by his/her Clinical Instructor (a licensed physical therapist whose facility contracts with St. Ambrose University for the purpose of providing clinical education experiences).