ECE is part of Professional Issues & Skill Development I and II. Students are assigned to part-time clinical experiences in which they can practice patient management skills as they learn them during their first two semesters of curriculum. ECE is an integrated clinical experience where students take didactic information and skills within the current semester and apply those skills as they are learning them.
Students practice these skills in ECE I: Systems screening, visual appraisal, vital signs, sensation, reflexes, pain, range of motion/goniometry, body substance isolation, muscle strength, positioning, draping, bed mobility, gait, transfers, and management of various mobility equipment.
In ECE II, students refine the skills practiced in ECE I while beginning to practice the skills associated with the examination and evaluation components utilized to determine a movement system diagnosis – posture analysis, muscle stiffness/length, and functional mobility and gait analysis.