Goals for Today: Week 1, Lecture 1 Summarize instructor information Identify course learning objectives (Syllabus) Identify course grading, academic integrity, dress code, behavior, attendance, and professional conduct (Syllabus) Locate course reading and written assignments, due dates, and test dates (Assignment Calendar) Describe Blackboard and how it relates to this course Identify course requirements for Research Project
About me! Week 1, Lecture 1 Favorite Hobbies: Photography, Napping, Collecting Scrapbook Supplies! Favorite Place on Earth: Anywhere with my family (as long as everybody’s HAPPY!) Favorite Movie: GREASE & The Sound of Music Theme Song: ??? Dream Job: Mom, Wife, PT, Instructor (I think I’ve found my DREAM JOB!)
My Family Week 1, Lecture 1 August 31st, 1991 20 years later!!!
WHY I became a Physical Therapist! In November 1979, my little cousin Leigh was born. I was 8 years old. Week 1, Lecture 1
My Inspiration! Week 1, Lecture 1 In November of 2011, Leigh will be 32 years old!
Obtained licensure as a PT by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, August 1995
Currently hold a PT License, to renew 08/31/13
Professional Experience Week 1, Lecture 1 Methodist Hospital (Acute Care) Pediatric Therapy, Inc. (Variety of Pediatrics) ECI-DEBT (Birth through Two) 3 year sabbatical to focus on being a Mommy! Woodward Therapy Services (Home Health) Direct Health Care (Home Health) Hallmark Rehabilitation – Heritage Oaks (Skilled Nursing Facility/Long Term Care) Rehab & Wellness Consulting (Home Health) South Plains College/UMC Home Health
Obtain the best clinical sites available for placement
Insure you are well prepared for clinical rotations
Insure you are well prepared to take and PASS licensure!
Work diligently to help SPC PTA Program obtain full accreditation from CAPTE
Course Syllabus Overview Week 1, Lecture 1 General & Specific Learning Objectives Course Grading Must make a grade of 75% or higher. Attendance/Participation 10% Research Paper 25% Assignments 25% Exams 40% Accommodation Statement Academic Integrity Diversity Statement SPC Student Guide/PTA Program Handbook
Course Syllabus Overview Week 1, Lecture 1 Dress Code Due Date: -10 points per day late Behavior Cell Phone use in class/clinic Required Materials Internet Access with internet browser/MS Office 4 Textbooks for this course Attendance to class/clinic is MANDATORY 3 Tardies count as one absence. Professional Conduct
Assignment Calendar Overview Week 1, Lecture 1 Reading assignments to be completed BEFORE class Be prepared to discuss topic in class! Written assignments Submitted via Blackboard by the Due Date Rubrics used for all applicable assignments Tests 5 tests total (1st three tests are combined) Material covered on test listed (Assign Calendar) Test date/time/location Fridays, 10:30am-noon, as listed, Nursing Computer Lab (either TA 120 or TA 121)
Blackboard Week 1, Lecture 1 What is Blackboard? How does Blackboard relate to PTHA 1301?
Projected Layout of NEW Building Week 1, Lecture 1
Introduction to Research Project Week 1, Lecture 1 25% of your grade for this class!
WHY is Research Important? Week 1, Lecture 1 Research improves CRITICAL THINKING Furthers YOUR knowledge of your field Furthers the field’s knowledge of your topic Determines effectiveness of interventions Establishes a body of knowledge for the profession Improves patient care
Research –Taken from “OWL, Purdue Online Writing Lab” What the goal IS: What the goal IS NOT: Week 1, Lecture 1 “…to draw on what others have to say about a topic and engage the sources in order to thoughtfully offer a unique perspective on the issue at hand.” “…to inform the reader what others have to say about a topic.” http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/658/2/
Research Project: 1st Assignment Week 1, Lecture 1
SPC Library Smart Starts Week 1, Lecture 1 Log onto mySPC/Library Complete all SIX Library Smart Starts Modules Pass each module with at least an 80% on quizzes Print out the “Quiz Summary” for each of the SIX modules Turn these quiz summaries into Elaine BEFORE lecture begins on Tuesday of Week 3 (Class meets in the Library this day)
Research Topic Considerations Week 1, Lecture 1 MUST relate to the profession of Physical Therapy in some way Must be appropriate for presentation in class Helpful if topic is something that is of personal interest to you!
Research Paper Requirements Week 1, Lecture 1 APA Format (see Official APA Manual): writing style guidelines published by The American Psychological Association 7-10 pages At least 5 sources
Research Presentation Requirements Week 1, Lecture 1 10 minutes in length Includes a written handout Utilize a visual aide (such as PowerPoint) Use an evaluative tool to assess classmates’ presentations