March 12, 2021
Professional Issues IV
The course introduces the student to the historical development, structure, operation, and major components of the American health care delivery system and the federal laws that influence the practice of physical therapy. The course examines the ways in which health care services have developed, are organized and delivered, the influences that impact healthcare delivery decisions, and factors that determine the allocation of healthcare resources. The course provides the student with a basic understanding of the structure and function of the system in which they will work as a licensed health care provider, enabling them to work as an effective team member.