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Online: Jurisprudence Essentials for Alabama Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Students
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Author(s): David M Morris, PT, PhD; Tara Pearce, PT, DHS

Price: $59 $39 Member | $99 $59 Nonmember (price subject to change)
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CEU: 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You will be provided with unlimited attempts to access the posttest.
Publication Date: April 2012

LMS-417
 

Overview | Objectives | Presenters Bios | CEU Information | System Requirements
Overview
APTA Alabama Chapter LogoJurisprudence is the science and application of law to practical situations. To assure that they are practicing in an ethical and legal manner, physical therapy clinicians must first thoroughly understand the laws, rules and regulations that govern physical therapy (PT) in their state. In Alabama, new graduates are required to pass a jurisprudence exam for licensure and current licensees are required to take a course on Alabama PT laws and regulations once every two years to renew their license The purpose of this 3-hour course is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the laws, rules and regulations that govern physical therapy practice in Alabama through case studies, discussions, and lecture. This course is appropriate for PTs, and PTAs will fulfill the newly established requirements for licensure renewal in Alabama. The course will also be helpful for PT and PTA students preparing to take the jurisprudence exam.


 

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Objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  1. Examine the goals, make-up, and responsibilities of the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy.

  2. Identify the purpose and format of the Alabama Physical Therapy Practice Act and Administrative Code.

  3. Analyze legal and ethical questions concerning related to the practice of physical therapy using the Alabama Physical Therapy Practice Act and Administrative Code.

  4. Apply ethical and legal decision making to determine effective and efficient answers to legal/ethical case studies presented within the course.

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Presenter(s) Bios

APTA Alabama Chapter Logo David M. Morris, PT, PhD

Morris is Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he teaches professional practice coursework to entry-level PT students. He received a MS in physical therapy education from UAB in 1990 and completed a PhD in health education/promotion from UAB in 2004. Morris is a former President of the Alabama Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.

APTA Alabama Chapter Logo Tara Pearce, PT, DHS

Pearce received her Doctorate of Health Sciences and Master of Health Sciences degrees from the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Pearce serves on the APTA's Task Force for Professionalism, is a Trainer of the APTA's Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program, and an On-Site Reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. She has over 14 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, sub-acute rehabilitation, acute care, long-term acute care, outpatient, and skilled-nursing facility. Tara has presented at the state and national level to entry-level students and licensed healthcare professionals. She currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Health Science Center at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.

 

 

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CEU Information


On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You will be provided with unlimited attempts to access the posttest. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

 

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System Requirements

Online Course: This course consists of a 10 question pretest, a narrated PowerPoint® presentation, and a 10 question posttest. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit and will provided with unlimited attempts on the posttest.
Computer System Requirements

 

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