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  • OTH-600

    Human Occupation

    This course introduces students to the broad concept of occupation by exploring ways people acquire skills for occupational performance. Students will develop an understanding of the relations between health and occupation, disability and occupation, and explore how humans find meaning in their lives, through occupation. Students will examine developmental themes and models of childhood and adolescent occupation, including activities of daily living, play, education, social skill development, and vocational exploration. The impact of physical, psychological, cognition, and social development on the child as well as the influence of caretakers, community, and culture will be addressed. Developmental themes and theoretical models of the adult life cycle, from early to late adulthood will include examination of physical, psychological, cognitive, and social changes and the influence of culture, race, and gender on occupations and adaptation. Emphasis will be placed on individual differences and the impact of sociocultural context or areas of occupation such as work, activities of daily living, play, education, social participation, and spiritual practices. Prerequisites: Admittance to Program
  • OTH-604

    Occupational Therapy Practice

    Students will be introduced to foundation knowledge, values and philosophy of occupational therapy practice, and OT practice models and frameworks. Comparison of different frameworks will be conducted based on client profile, contextual surroundings and individual therapy goals. Students will learn the skills necessary to apply professional behaviors and skills required to be ethical practitioners. They will learn about various practice settings and systems within which occupational therapists practice to prepare them to begin making decisions regarding their fieldwork site selections. Prerequisites: Admittance to Program
  • OTH-608

    OT Prac.-Psychosocial Dys/Lab

    Students will be introduced to foundation knowledge, values and philosophy of occupational therapy practice, and OT practice models and frameworks. Comparison of different frameworks will be conducted based on client profile, contextual surroundings and individual therapy goals. Students will learn the skills necessary to apply professional behaviors and skills required to be ethical practitioners. They will learn about various practice settings and systems within which occupational therapists practice to prepare them to begin making decisions regarding their fieldwork site selections. Prerequisites: Admittance to Program
  • OTH-608X

    Lab

    Students will be introduced to foundation knowledge, values and philosophy of occupational therapy practice, and OT practice models and frameworks. Comparison of different frameworks will be conducted based on client profile, contextual surroundings and individual therapy goals. Students will learn the skills necessary to apply professional behaviors and skills required to be ethical practitioners. They will learn about various practice settings and systems within which occupational therapists practice to prepare them to begin making decisions regarding their fieldwork site selections. Prerequisites: Admittance to Program
  • OTH-612

    OT Prac.-Physical Dys/Lab

    Basic treatment principles for neurologic, orthopedic, degenerative, and traumatic conditions, including CVA, arthritis, burns, fractures, and spinal cord injuries, as well as theory and research in relation to treatment, will be presented during lectures. A basic overview of human body-mind systems will be provided with an emphasis on pathology, the recognition of symptoms, their causes and the occupational implications of the disorders. Laboratory experiences will stress motor, sensory, and perceptual evaluations; comprehensive treatment planning; splint fabrication; and transfers. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice
  • OTH-612X

    Lab

    Basic treatment principles for neurologic, orthopedic, degenerative, and traumatic conditions, including CVA, arthritis, burns, fractures, and spinal cord injuries, as well as theory and research in relation to treatment, will be presented during lectures. A basic overview of human body-mind systems will be provided with an emphasis on pathology, the recognition of symptoms, their causes and the occupational implications of the disorders. Laboratory experiences will stress motor, sensory, and perceptual evaluations; comprehensive treatment planning; splint fabrication; and transfers. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice
  • OTH-616

    Group Dynamics/Lab

    Group Dynamics involves the exploration of the interactions that occur in small and large group systems. Classes and readings focus on theories of group process that lead to effective group functioning, theories of small group functioning and elements of group process that lead to effective group formation, development, and closure. Group experiences in class will assist in integrating theoretical learning, building upon skills for group observation, leadership, and individual membership. The class will be part of its own laboratory in small group dynamics. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice
  • OTH-620

    OT Eval/Int-Child&Adoles/Lab

    Students will gain foundation knowledge of OT evaluation and intervention processes. Students will apply clinical reasoning for the evaluation and treatment of children with various conditions, and across age groups. Course content will focus on supporting the occupations of the child within an environmental context with an emphasis on family and sociocultural factors. Students will examine major theoretical frames of reference based upon current research and will learn to apply this to planning occupational therapy evaluations and interventions. Students will learn common assessment tools used by occupational therapists, and how to select and critique evaluation methods. Select cases will be used for the application of knowledge, interventions, and frames of reference used with children. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice, OT Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction/Lab, OT Practice in Physical Dysfunction/Lab
  • OTH-624

    OT Eva/Int-Adult&OldAdult/Lab

    Students will gain foundation knowledge of OT evaluation and intervention processes with adults with neurological and orthopedic conditions. Students will apply the clinical reasoning processes to clinical practice with adults with various types of medical conditions. Students will learn about common assessment tools available to occupational therapists for adults, as well as where, when, and how to apply them. The course includes examination of theories of aging, including physiological, psychological, and functional changes and the influence of culture, race, and gender in the experience of aging. Through clinical reasoning, students will learn to evaluate and facilitate functional performance in older adults in a variety of environments, ranging from community to institutional settings. Students will develop technical skills in administering selected evaluation tools, in integrating assessment data, and demonstrate clinical decisions about intervention planning and implementation. Selected cases will be used for application of knowledge. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice, OT Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction/Lab, OT Practice in Physical Dysfunction/Lab Note: This course will include a Problem-Based Learning component that encourages students to apply clinical reasoning and material from previous courses in a practice/case-based context. ?
  • OTH-628

    Community Based Practice/Lab

    Students will learn the necessary skills, knowledge, and roles utilized by occupational therapists in community-based settings. Topics will include program planning, design, and implementation, legislative and systems issues related to community-based practice, program evaluation, entrepreneurship, and future directions in community-based practice. Students will discuss and evaluate models for early intervention programs, adult day health programs, primary care models, low vision and fall prevention programs, forensic mental health, return-to-work, and other similar models of community-based practice. This course includes a service learning component. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice, OT Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction/Lab, OT Practice in Physical Dysfunction/Lab, Group Dynamics/Lab, OT Eval & Intervention Children/Adolescents/Lab, OT Eval & Intervention Adults/Older Adults/Lab
  • OTH-628X

    Lab

    Students will learn the necessary skills, knowledge, and roles utilized by occupational therapists in community-based settings. Topics will include program planning, design, and implementation, legislative and systems issues related to community-based practice, program evaluation, entrepreneurship, and future directions in community-based practice. Students will discuss and evaluate models for early intervention programs, adult day health programs, primary care models, low vision and fall prevention programs, forensic mental health, return-to-work, and other similar models of community-based practice. This course includes a service learning component. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice, OT Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction/Lab, OT Practice in Physical Dysfunction/Lab, Group Dynamics/Lab, OT Eval & Intervention Children/Adolescents/Lab, OT Eval & Intervention Adults/Older Adults/Lab
  • OTH-632

    Assistive Technology

    This course will examine the problems associated with designing and providing assistive devices to individuals with disabilities, in order to assist mobility, communication, positioning, environmental control and daily living. Processes discussed will include needs assessment, search for available devices, resources available, and creative problem solving. Students will work with materials commonly used to create individualized devices, as well as in teams on a design for a specific user or group. Problems of funding and delivery of devices will also be explored. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice, OT Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction/Lab, OT Practice in Physical Dysfunction/Lab
  • OTH-636

    Research Methods

    This course will explore components of the research process in the context of occupational therapy. This includes developing research questions, conducting a literature search and review, data collection and data analysis, drawing conclusions from data, ethics in research, and sharing research findings. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice, OT Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction/Lab, OT Practice in Physical Dysfunction/Lab
  • OTH-640

    School-Based Practice

    Students will gain knowledge and experience in the practical application of educationally relevant occupational therapy service provision in the context of the school. Topics include: screening, assessment, planning, and implementation of interventions, consultation models, documentation, the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) process, understanding eligibility for special education services, evaluation of caseloads, and direct and alternative strategies for supporting children in the educational process. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice, OT Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction/Lab, OT Practice in Physical Dysfunction/Lab, OT Eval & Intervention Children/Adolescents/Lab
  • OTH-644

    Clinical Reasoning in OT

    This course will focus on the development of occupational therapy reasoning skills based on theoretical and practice learning. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to make, reflect on, analyze, and critique observations, as well as make interpretations based on these observations. Students will explore the procedural components of the clinical reasoning process with reference to the profession's practice framework, evidence-based practice, selected theoretical models and practice areas. Topics include principles of evaluation, outcome measures, evidence-based practice, client-centered practice, clinical documentation, pain management, client problem and goal identification, development of PICO questions, searching and analyzing literature, preparing Rx plans, and presentation to the client. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: : Human Occupation, Occupational Therapy Practice, OT Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction/Lab, OT Practice in Physical Dysfunction/Lab, Group Dynamics/Lab, OT Eval & Intervention Children/Adolescents/Lab, OT Eval & Intervention Adults/Older Adults/Lab, Community Based Practice/Lab