Spring 2016 Physical Therapist Asst Faculty SLO Survey

Spring 2016 Physical Therapist Asst Faculty SLO Survey








Spring 2016 Physical Therapist Asst
Faculty SLO Survey
Spring 2016 - Faculty - Physical Therapist Assistant

Q3 - What do you think your students liked best about your program?
Hands on instruction by faculty with experience in the field and first hand experience in the EXPAND program.

Q4 - What do you think your students would like to see changed in your program?
Any way to reduce the "pace" and "stress" of the fall semester in the second year. Completing all of the didactic
content in the first 12 weeks of that semester to allow for a clinical is difficult. They have expressed a solution with
one of the fall courses to be delivered in the summer term. This would reduce the fall pressure and keep students in
"school" mode over the summer.

Q5 - How many students will graduate from your program this trimester?
15

Q7 - How many graduates are able to use effective communication skills?
15

Q8 - Provide any comments you have on effective communication skills taught in this
program.
Verbal and non verbal communication is emphasized as well as home exercise instruction with patients.

Q9 - How many graduates are able to apply mathematical concepts?
15

Q10 - Provide any comments you have on the application of mathematical concepts
taught in this program.
There is very little math from a calculation standpoint in the program.

Q11 - How many graduates are able to transfer social and natural science theories into
practical applications?
15

Q12 - Provide any comments you have on transferring social and natural science theories
into practical applications, and how it is taught in this program.
Application of natural science theories is significant in the program, especially in the Kinesiology and Modalities
courses.

Q13 - How many graduates are able to use critical thinking skills?
15

Q14 - Provide any comments you have on critical thinking skills taught in this program.
Critical thinking is one element but students are actually evaluated on clinical judgment which is a progression of
critical thinking.

Q15 - How many graduates are able to use technology effectively?
15

Q16 - Provide any comments you have on how using technology effectively is taught in
this program.
Use of blackboard and use of various technologies to complete documentation in electronic medical records is
required in the program. It would be beneficial to expand learning opportunities while in the program with
electronic documentation systems.

Q17 - How many graduates are able to value themselves and work ethically with others
in a diverse population?
15

Q18 - Provide any comments you have on how valuing one's self and working ethically
with others in a diverse population is taught in this program.
This is emphasized as well as the role of the PTA in working with the PT and others.

Q19 - How many graduates are able to make decisions that incorporate the importance
of sustainability?
15

Q20 - Provide any comments you have on how incorporating the importance of
sustainability in the decisions one makes is taught in this program.
Sustainability in the PTA program relates to utilization of resources and fiscal responsibility.

Q22 - How many graduates are able to demonstrate effective communication with
patients, families, and health care team?
15

Q23 - Provide any comments you have about teaching this program outcome.

Q24 - How many graduates are able to exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect respect
and sensitivity according to physical therapy practice standards?
15

Q25 - Provide any comments you have about teaching this program outcome.

Q26 - How many graduates are able to function under the supervision of a physical
therapist in a safe, legal, ethical manner?
15

Q27 - Provide any comments you have about teaching this program outcome.

Q28 - How many graduates are able to produce documentation to support the delivery of
physical therapy services?
15

Q29 - Provide any comments you have about teaching this program outcome.

Q30 - How many graduates are able to demonstrate critical thinking skills to implement
and adjust a plan of care under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist?
15

Q31 - Provide any comments you have about teaching this program outcome.

Q32 - How many graduates are able to perform technically competent data collection
under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist?
15

Q33 - Provide any comments you have about teaching this program outcome.

Q34 - How many graduates are able to perform technically competent physical therapy
interventions under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist?
15

Q35 - Provide any comments you have about teaching this program outcome.

Q36 - How many graduates are able to educate patients, family and other providers?
15

Q37 - Provide any comments you have about teaching this program outcome.

Q38 - How many graduates are able to integrate components of administrative,
operational and fiscal practices of physical therapy service in a variety of settings?
15

Q39 - Provide any comments you have about teaching this program outcome.

Q40 - How many graduates are able to implement a self-directed plan for career
development, credentialing, and lifelong learning?
15

Q41 - Provide any comments you have about teaching this program outcome.

Q43 - Consider this class of graduating students, what was most challenging for the
faculty in your program?
This cohort of students experienced a wide range of non-academic issues that were difficult. There were classmates
that were not retained in the program for personal reasons and those reasons actually influenced the class, either
through direct exposure or secondary exposure. As faculty we had to help the cohort deal with those experiences in
a positive way and foster success in those who remained. The other challenge is constant each year and that is
covering the material to an appropriate depth in an intense program.

Q44 - Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions about
your experience teaching in this program this past trimester.
There seems to be less time to teach, re-teach and come back to concepts. We are covering the required breadth of
information but the pace of instruction leaves students struggling with the depth of material. We continue to utilize
the flipped classroom and other strategies but students only have so much time in a day to digest material. It feels
like we are continually pushing forward with more required information before they may be ready.