DPT 8801 - Clinical Education IIICredits: 8 Hrs.
This is the third full-time clinical experience for the graduate physical therapy student. During this 10 week internship the student will be assessed on progress toward independent functioning in a clinical setting. The student will be expected to delegate, supervise, and assess the impact of delegation to support personnel on patient outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on consistent demonstration of essential functions for a physical therapist that is ready for entry-level practice. The student will be expected to consistently demonstrate effective clinical decision making, documentation, communication skills, patient management, and self-assessment without cues or supervision for both simple and complex patients. The student will also be assessed on administrative, consultative, and preventative practice in their clinical setting. They should characterize the entry-level skills and professional attitudes of a competent, safe, ethical, and legal physical therapist that is ready for practice and clinical instruction.