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Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICE)

Learn about the varied Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICE) in KU's doctor of physical therapy program.

Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICE) are an important part of the DPT program. These four clinical experiences are embedded within the curriculum and complement your classroom learning with concurrent clinical practice. Integrated clinical experiences allow you to learn more about the role of a physical therapist in preparation for full-time clinical experiences.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

PTRS 720 (ICE I)

PTRS 720: Integrated Clinical Experience I (1 credit hour) A series of weekly supervised clinical experiences and seminar sessions that provide preliminary opportunities for the application of didactic coursework in the clinical environment. In addition to basic physical therapy skills and procedures introduced in classes, emphasis is placed on the development of communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the D.P.T. curriculum or permission of instructor. The student should be able to integrate skills learned in didactic curriculum to achieve a beginner level of performance in most aspects of patient and practice management in an inpatient setting. View the Syllabus

PTRS 730 (ICE II)

PTRS 730: Integrated Clinical Experience II (1 credit hour) A series of weekly supervised clinical experiences and seminar sessions that provide opportunities for the application of didactic coursework in the clinical environment. In addition to basic physical therapy skills and procedures introduced in classes, emphasis is placed on the development of professional, teamwork, and leadership skills in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semesters 1 and 2 of the D.P.T. curriculum or permission of instructor. The student should be able to integrate skills learned in didactic curriculum to achieve an advanced beginner level of performance in most aspects of patient and practice management in an inpatient setting. View the Syllabus

PTRS 830 (ICE III)

PTRS 830: Integrated Clinical Experience III (2 credit hours) A series of weekly supervised clinical experiences and seminar sessions that provide opportunities for the application of didactic coursework in the clinical environment. In addition to physical therapy skills and procedures introduced in classes, emphasis is placed on the development of customer service skills, understanding the roles of the physical therapist, continuum of health care in different practice settings and interprofessional collaboration in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semesters 1-4 of the D.P.T. curriculum or permission of instructor. The student should be able to integrate skills learned in didactic curriculum to achieve intermediate/advanced intermediate level of performance in most aspects of patient and practice management in selected settings. View the Syllabus

PTRS 840 (ICE IV)

PTRS 840: Integrated Clinical Experience IV (2 credit hours) A series of weekly supervised clinical experiences and seminar sessions that provide opportunities for the application of didactic coursework in the clinical environment. In addition to physical therapy skills and procedures introduced in classes, emphasis is placed on the development of information management, quality improvement and interprofessional practice skills in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semesters 1-5 of the D.P.T. curriculum or permission of instructor. The student should be able to integrate skills learned in didactic curriculum to achieve an advanced intermediate level of performance in most aspects of patient and practice management in selected settings. View the Syllabus

** These schedules are provided for reference only. For complete, current information about courses and requirements in our doctor of physical therapy program, please visit the Academic Catalog.

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KU School of Health Professions

Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2002
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
ptrs@kumc.edu

913-588-6799