Disability, Mobility, & Society is a newly developed assignment for a required level II physical therapy course (SCT 221). It is aimed to familiarize students with the psychosocial and socioeconomic challenges faced by people with physical disability/dysfunction and their immediate community. Students work in teams to develop multimedia pre-recorded video presentations based on actual clinical case studies. Each team will identify and discuss issues related to the specific pathology and impairment, and consider the medical/social/behavioral/financial implications for the individual and the society. The team must present a course of physical therapy intervention that illustrates clinical competence and professional standard of care. Students are encouraged to draw connections to their personal experiences as related to relevant local and/or national healthcare issues. The grading criteria for this assignment is based on the current Global Learning and Oral Communication rubrics.
Main Course Learning Objectives:
- Reinforce effective and appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication with patient/client, the physical therapist, health care delivery personnel, and others.
- Reinforce individual and cultural differences in all aspects of physical therapy.
- To develop the student’s global awareness and oral ability.
- Demonstrate effective and appropriate verbal and non verbal communication with patient/client, the physical therapist, health care delivery personnel and others.
- Recognize individual and cultural differences in all aspects of physical therapy.
- Demonstrate Global Learning using an oral ability through a multimedia presentation based on cases assigned.
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Chan, Clarence; Engel, Debra; and Tom, May, "Disability, Mobility & Society [Physical Therapy Assistant Program]" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.