DPT 7155 - Clinical Education IV

Clinical Education IV occurs during semester two of year three of the DPT Program and it is the final clinical experience of the DPT curriculum. The student is placed in one clinical setting, full-time, for 11 consecutive weeks. The primary purpose of this clinical experience is to provide students an opportunity to achieve and demonstrate entry-level skills in patient/client management, with a wide variety and complexity of patients/clients. Emphasis will be placed on integrating knowledge and techniques learned during the DPT program. The student will deliver direct physical therapy services to patients/clients under the supervision of a physical therapist/s (clinical instructor/s). Students will be placed in an orthopedic outpatient, acute care, general practice (rural hospital), subacute/skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, or pediatric facility. The student will also have the opportunity to participate in learning experiences unique to the clinical site, such as observation of surgery, medical rounds, staff meetings/inservices, diagnostic tests and/or other services (occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, respiratory therapy, prosthetics/orthotics, etc). In preparation for the final component of DPT 7165 Ethics and Leadership Summit, the student will engage in focused reflection on the community work and learning component of DPT 7165 and other assigned topics. The final component of DPT 7165 occurs immediately following DPT 7155 Clinical Education IV. The student will use the clinical education learning journal as a vehicle for this reflection. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all prior DPT Program coursework. Successful completion of a healthcare professional level course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Provide proof of immunizations as outlined in the DPT Clinical Education Handbook. Completion of state of Minnesota Background Study. Compliance with background study requirements for state in which student is assigned, if other than Minnesota. Compliance with any additional requirements of assigned clinical site, which may include drug testing or a national background check. Basic knowledge of HIPAA regulations. The student must carry health insurance (student is responsible for cost). Completion of Clinical Education Student Contract. Successful completion of the PT CPI Web training module (APTA website, Learning Center). Completed contact with assigned site prior to clinical experience. Completed requirements as stipulated by the assigned site prior to clinical experience. Read the site’s Clinical Site Information Form (CSIF).
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