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Department of Physical Therapy

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Clinical Education Handbook 2017 - 2018

The material that follows is designed to answer both students’ and clinical instructors’ questions regarding clinical education. If you have any additional questions, or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to call James Boone, PT, DPT, OCS, Director of Clinical Education, at 423.439.8792.

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Students are advised NOT to contact clinical sites. Please discuss any questions or concerns with Dr. Boone.

Chapter One -- Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Mission
  • Clinical Education Contacts
  • Clinical Education Terminology
  • Curriculum
  • Clinical Education Calendar—Class of 2019
  • Clinical Experience Selection Process
  • Type of Required Clinical Experiences
  • Anticipated Student Expenditures
  • Dress Code
  • Attendance during Clinical Experience
  • Determining Clinical Site Placement
  • General Standards of Practice for Clinical Experience
  • Clinical Education Team Responsibilities
  • DCE Assessment

Chapter One Printer-Friendly Forms

Chapter Two -- Clinical Education Policies and Procedures

  • Changing a Clinical Site
  • Background Check Policy
  • Removal of Student from Clinical Site
  • Student Information Packet
  • Clinical Experience Requirements
  • Social Media Policy

Chapter Two Printer-Friendly Forms and Documents

Chapter Three -- Clinical Education Syllabi

Chapter Four--Clinical Education Performance Evaluation and Information

Chapter Five -- Clinical Site Procedures

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