Wayne State University

Courses offered - Occupational Therapy

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OT 3000 Introduction to Occupation, Health, and Wellness

Prereq: admission to the occupational therapy professional program; coreq: OT 5993.

Introduction to the processes and procedures utilized by the occupational therapist: observation, interview, communication and skills gained through interaction with normal individuals from infancy through senescence.

OT 3200 Therapeutic Media

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Performance, adaptation and utilization of processes involved in selected creative and manual tasks and activities which have therapeutic value. Principles and methods of teaching appropriate to the therapist.

OT 3300 Movement Assessment and Intervention

Prereq: PHY 2130, OT 5200.

Lecture and laboratory on human movement concepts prerequisite to the understanding of occupational therapy procedures applicable to patients with physical or sensory-integrative dysfunction.

OT 3400 Health Conditions I: Physical Disabilities

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

A series of interdisciplinary presentations on the clinical manifestations and management of selected problems due to disease states or injury; includes etiology, assessment, course and medical specialty management of the problems.

OT 4280 Occupational Therapy Assessments

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Tools and techniques for conducting assessments; documenting, observing, and interviewing. Course format: didactic, case presentation, and experiential.

OT 4400 Health Conditions II: Mental Health

Prerequisite: OT 3400 Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Major categories of psychiatric conditions, young adult through elderly. Diagnostic criteria; treatment strategies in hospital and community settings with fieldwork requirements. Guest lecturers from medical and community settings. Second of two courses.

OT 4600 Group Dynamics

Experiential approach to learning group dynamics and achieving skills necessary for conducting effective therapeutic groups for a variety of settings. Development of self-awareness and social skills necessary in building practical group skills. Level I fieldwork.

OT 4990 Directed Study

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

OT 5000 Interventions and Outcomes I

Prereq: admission to OT program.

Occupation-based therapeutic activities, intervention strategies, documentation skills, and discharge planning that promote client-centered outcomes; focus is on children, through the teen years. First of two courses.

OT 5040 Environmental Influence on Disability and Health

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Application of OT practice in health care delivery. Critical examination of physical, social, economic and political environments on the health, wellness, and disability of individuals, populations, and the health care delivery system. Offered for graduate credit only.

OT 5050 Life Occupations II

Prereq: OT 4050. Open only to Pharmacy and Health Sciences students.

Role of leisure in health, wellness, prevention and rehabilitation; focus: across the life span. Explores and develops assessment tools, treatment plans for diverse populations; includes experiential learning. Second of two courses.

OT 5300 Surface Anatomy for Occupational Therapy

Pre/coreq: OT 5505 and 5510. Must be accepted to the Master of Occupational Therapy program.

Students will: 1) practice and develop palpation skills, 2) locate bony landmarks, muscles, tendons, joints, ligaments, nerves, and arteries on the living human body, 3) appreciate differences of a variety of tissue types.

OT 5400 Neurosciences for Health Care Professionals

Prereq: OT 5200. Open only to students admitted to EACPHS professional program.

Study of the human central nervous system; emphasis on sensory and motor systems and structures that contribute to normal movement.

OT 5505 Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy

Prereq: admission to Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy professional program; coreq: PT 5510 or OT 5510.

Knowledge of basic human anatomy for students in health science professional programs; foundation for further study in clinical sciences.

OT 5510 Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy: Laboratory

Prereq: admission to professional OT program; coreq: OT 5505 or PT 5505.

Examination of prosections, dissection of human cadavers; didactic study.

OT 5650 Pathophysiology for Health Sciences

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Fundamental knowledge of the nature of disease for the health sciences student; physiologic and morphologic changes accompanying disease processes; mechanisms of repair and recovery.

OT 5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Seminar in Occupational Therapy

Prereq: enrollment in occupational therapy program; coreq: OT 3000. Offered for S and U grades only. No degree credit. Required for all majors.

Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of a faculty member. Must be selected in conjunction with designated corequisite; consult Schedule of Classes for corequisites available each term. Satisfies University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement. Required for all majors.

OT 6000 Interventions and Outcomes II

Prerequisite: OT 5000 Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Occupation-based therapeutic activities, intervention strategies, documentation skills, and discharge planning that promote client-centered outcome; focus is on young adult, adult years, life span. Second of two courses.

OT 6070 Occupational Therapy Research II

Prereq: OT 3070.

Application of research principles and methods to solving occupational therapy problems.

OT 6090 Directed Research

Prereq: OT 6070 or equiv., and written consent of instructor.

Opportunity to conduct supervised research and to participate in research activities of a mentor.

OT 6230 Motor Control

Prerequisite: OT 5200 with a minimum grade of C- and OT 5400 with a minimum grade of C- and OT 7300 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Current theories of motor control and motor learning; recovery of function and normal movement across the lifespan.

OT 7120 Topics in Assistive Technology

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Theories of assistive technology; their application in health care and community settings.

OT 7200 Occupational Therapy Practice in Aging

Open only to OT students.

Covers the concepts and the process of aging and the role of occupational therapy with adults impacted by changing physical health and cognitive capacities and environments. Focuses on the effects of major late life transitions including, for example, retirement from paid employment, driving cessation, household downsizing and caregiving.

OT 7750 Professional Field Experience

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Supervised placement in area of specialization.

OT 7898 Level II Fieldwork A: Medical

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Supervised field work experience in affiliated health care agencies.

OT 7899 Level II Fieldwork B: Community

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Supervised field work experience in affiliated health care agencies.

OT 7990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

Opportunities for study and experience in areas of special interest in occupational therapy. Written report and oral presentation required.