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Web-Based and Computer-Assisted Instruction in Physical Therapist Education

Web-Based and Computer-Assisted Instruction in Physical Therapist Education Simpson, Beth Phillips Background and Purpose. The Internet superhighway is rapidly advancing into higher education, and it now appears the digital medium is making its way into physical therapist education as well. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of use of computer-assisted instruction […]

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A grounded theory investigation of diversity and multiculturalism in the physical therapy profession

A grounded theory investigation of diversity and multiculturalism in the physical therapy profession Kachingwe, Aimie Fitzgerald Background and Purpose. Although the goals of increasing practitioner diversity and incorporating multiculturalism into professional education cunicula are increasingly being professed, it appears that physical therapy education programs are failing to achieve both objectives. The overall purposes of this […]

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A descriptive analysis of physical therapy group intervention in five midwestern inpatient rehabilitation facilities

A descriptive analysis of physical therapy group intervention in five midwestern inpatient rehabilitation facilities Gelsomino, Kristi L ABSTRACT. Throughout the nation, the rapidly changing health care system has led to the use of more cost-effective and time-efficient means of intervention in rehabilitation. Group therapy has been utilized as a solution to these challenges. The purpose […]

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Physical Therapist Assistant Education Over the Decades

Physical Therapist Assistant Education Over the Decades Carpenter-Davis, Cheryl A This article reviews the history of the physical therapist assistant (PTA) and PTA education programs and the professional, political, and social issues that have shaped PTA education over the past four decades in the United States. The author discusses the role of the American Physical […]

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Qualifications and Credentials of Clinical Instructors Supervising Physical Therapist Students

Qualifications and Credentials of Clinical Instructors Supervising Physical Therapist Students Giles, Scott Background and Purpose. Full-time clinical education experiences represent an average of 41% of the total contact hours students spend in physical therapist education programs. As a result, clinical instructors (CIs) assume an influential role in the professional and social development of physical therapist […]

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Career paths of male physical therapist students entering a female-dominant profession

Career paths of male physical therapist students entering a female-dominant profession Rozier, Carolyn K Female-dominant professions, including physical therapy, are attractive to men for a variety of reasons. What is unknown, however, are some of the factors that enter into the career choices of male physical therapist students who enter a female-dominant profession. A qualitative […]

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Neurological Rehabilitation. 5th ed.

Neurological Rehabilitation. 5th ed. Hardage, Jason B Neurological Rehabilitation. 5th ed. Umphred DA. St Louis, Mo, Mosby Elsevier, 2007, hardcover, 1272 pp, $169.00. Neurology is 1 of the 4 major areas of physical therapist clinical practice according to the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice1 and the Minimum Required Skills of Physical Therapist Graduates at Entry-Level.2 […]

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Moving beyond the controversy, The

evolution of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy: Moving beyond the controversy, The Plack, Margaret M A great deal of debate has surrounded the newest professional (entry-level) degree in physical therapy, the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). This article provides a historical view of the evolution of physical therapy education from its earliest technical roots to […]

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Student Projects Enhance Competency in Community-Based Nursing Practice

Student Projects Enhance Competency in Community-Based Nursing Practice Linder, Susan Student Projects Enhance Competency in Community-Based Nursing Practice. Ura D, Moneyham L. Nurse Educ. 1998;23:21-24. The purpose of this article was to describe “Senior Innovative Projects,” which have been incorporated into the nursing program at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. The goal […]

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Effect of Computer-Assisted Instruction Versus Traditional Modes of Instruction on Student Learning of Musculoskeletal Special Tests

Effect of Computer-Assisted Instruction Versus Traditional Modes of Instruction on Student Learning of Musculoskeletal Special Tests Ford, Gregory S Background and Purpose. Physical therapist educators strive to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of instruction by using optimal teaching methods. Most pedagogical research in allied health education has focused on acquisition and retention of cognitive knowledge […]