Courses offered - Occupational Therapy

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OT 3000 Introduction to Occupation, Health, and Wellness

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 3070 Occupational Therapy Research I

Basic concepts and principles of research, terminology used to describe research, and effective use of research information for evidence-based practice in occupational therapy. Didactic and experiential components.

OT 3200 Therapeutic Media

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

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

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 4050 Life Occupations I

Examination of areas of occupation: daily living activities, work/school, play, leisure and social participation. Tools and techniques for analysis of occupations; development of intervention strategies; effective documentation. First of two courses.

OT 4280 Occupational Therapy Assessments

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

OT 4400 Health Conditions II: Mental Health

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

OT 5000 Interventions and Outcomes I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OT 5650 Pathophysiology for 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 Writing Intensive Seminar in Occupational Therapy

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

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

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

OT 6090 Directed Research

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

OT 6230 Motor Control

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

OT 7120 Topics in Assistive Technology

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

OT 7200 Occupational Therapy Practice in Aging

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 7500 Occupational Therapy Synthesis

Synthesizes learning from all previous coursework while preparing the student to take the National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination and business and management fundamentals. This course will include blended learning methodology to enhance learning and peer interaction. Students will complete a review of previously learned content and apply that content into practical clinical scenarios and gain knowledge to successfully pass the NBCOT exam.

OT 7750 Professional Field Experience

Supervised placement in area of specialization.

OT 7898 Level II Fieldwork A: Medical

Supervised field work experience in affiliated health care agencies.

OT 7899 Level II Fieldwork B: Community

Supervised field work experience in affiliated health care agencies.

OT 7990 Directed Study

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