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Course Descriptions

Foundations of Occupational Therapy

OCT100

Examination of the role of occupational therapy in health care, community-based, and educational systems. Topics include history and philosophical principles, the Occupational Therapy Framework: Domain and Process, and Standards of Practice as applicable to current and emerging practice. Coursework includes tours to a variety of community settings. Student must be enrolled in the OC major. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Transportation will be the responsibility of the student. Fall Only.

Human Occupations

OCT101

Observation, analysis, and performance of human occupation in work, self care, and play/leisure throughout the lifespan. The teaching-learning process is incorporated. Student must be enrolled in the OC major. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Fall Only.

Analysis of Movement

OCT121

Study of the organization of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and joints of the trunk, and upper extremity and lower extremity of the human body. Topics include the interrelationship between the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and musculoskeletal system and analysis of functional movement required for work, self care, and play. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO115 and MTR100 and OCT100 and OCT101. Corequisite(s): OCT122 and OCT124. Spring Only.

Developmental Habilitation Theory

OCT122

Examination of lifespan human development with an emphasis on conditions that threaten occupational performance and need satisfaction. An emphasis on development of knowledge and skills for observation, assessment, and treatment implementation in settings with developmentally challenged children and adults. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO115 and OCT100 and OCT101 and PSY111. Corequisite(s): OCT121 and OCT124. Spring Only.

Developmental Habilitation: Level I Fieldwork

OCT124

Observation and guided application of the occupational therapy process in settings serving developmentally challenged children or adults. Students are supervised by clinical educators or faculty at health care, education, or community settings. In-class activities complement topics and experiences in off-campus sites. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO115 and OCT100 and OCT101 and PSY111. Corequisite(s): OCT122. Transportation will be the responsibility of the student. Spring Only.

Physical Rehabilitation Methods

OCT201

Principles and practice of observing, assessing, documenting, teaching, adapting, and grading self care, work, and play/leisure for individuals with physical challenges. Emphasis on techniques and equipment that maximize participation in meaningful occupations, improve independence, assure safety, and prevent deformity. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and OCT121 and OCT122 and OCT124. Corequisite(s): OCT203 and OCT204 and OCT205 and OCT206. Fall Only.

Clinical Conditions

OCT203

Examination of the etiology and symptoms of clinical conditions that are commonly referred to occupational therapy services. Emphasis on the effects of trauma, disease, and congenital conditions on the biological, psychological, and social domains of occupational behavior. Topics include review of procedures and precautions ensuring safety for patients and caregivers. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and OCT122 and OCT124. Corequisite(s): OCT201 and OCT204 and OCT205 and OCT206. Fall Only.

OT Practice Skills

OCT204

Simulated assessment and intervention strategies with demonstration of service competency for selected skills necessary for clinical practice. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and OCT121 and OCT122 and OCT124. Corequisite(s): OCT201 and OCT203 and OCT205 and OCT206. Fall Only.

Physical Rehabilitation Theory

OCT205

Examination of the occupational therapy process in relation to the physically challenged population, beginning with a historical and theoretical overview. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and OCT121 and OCT122 and OCT124. Corequisite(s): OCT201 and OCT203 and OCT204 and OCT206. Fall Only.

Physical Rehabilitation: Level 1 Fieldwork

OCT206

Observation and guided application of the occupational therapy process in settings serving physically challenged children or adults. Students are supervised by clinical educators or faculty at health care, or community settings. In-class activities complement topics and experiences in off-campus sites. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): BIO125 and OCT121 and OCT122 and OCT124. Corequisite(s): OCT201 and OCT203 and OCT204 and OCT205. Transportation will be the responsibility of the student. Fall Only.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Methods

OCT221

Principles and practice of observing, assessing, documenting, teaching, adapting, and grading self care, work, and play/leisure occupations of individuals with psychosocial challenges. Emphasis on group dynamics, development of therapeutic use of self, and applications of the OT process. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): OCT201 and OCT203 and OCT204 and OCT205. Corequisite(s): OCT226. (Writing Enriched) Spring Only.

Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy

OCT224

Application and integration of clinical reasoning and problem-solving strategies throughout the occupational therapy process. Emphasis on the multifaceted dimensions of clinical decision making in OT practice. Through role plays and case study, discussion and practice includes documentation of occupational profiles and intervention plans, and development of treatment implementation strategies. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): OCT201 and OCT203 and OCT204 and OCT205. Corequisite(s): OCT228. Spring Only.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Theory

OCT226

Examination of the occupational therapy process in relation to individuals with psychosocial challenges, beginning with a historical and theoretical overview. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): OCT201 and OCT203 and OCT204 and OCT205 and OCT206 and PSY201. Corequisite(s): OCT227. Spring Only.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Level I Fieldwork

OCT227

Observation and guided application of the occupational therapy process in settings serving psychosocially challenged children or adults. Students are supervised by clinical educators or faculty at health care, education, or community settings. In-class activities complement topics and experiences in off-campus sites. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): OCT201 and OCT203 and OCT204 and OCT205 and OCT206 and PSY201. Corequisite(s): OCT226. Transportation will be the responsibility of the student. Spring Only.

Occupational Therapy Management Issues

OCT228

Examination of basic management and support tasks relevant to the role of the occupational therapy assistant. Topics include ethical principles in the work place, the roles and functions of regulatory agencies, funding and reimbursement systems, and health care delivery systems. Experiential learning with program development. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): OCT201 and OCT203 and OCT204 and OCT205. Corequisite(s): OCT224. Spring Only.

Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy

OCT229

Examination of professional issues, the role of agencies and associations that support and regulate occupational therapy practice, and advocacy roles of the OTA. Topics include preparation activities for Level II Fieldwork, licensure and certification, employment acquisition, and development of a professional development plan. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab) Prerequisite(s): OCT201 and OCT203 and OCT204 and OCT205 and OCT206. Spring Only.

Level II-A Fieldwork

OCT251

A minimum of eight weeks or 300 hours of supervised experience practicing the skills of an entry-level OTA. Students are assigned to a setting where they receive practical experience integrating and applying knowledge and skills to consumers of a variety of ages and conditions. Students must successfully complete all required course work of the OTA curriculum, current CPR certification, and approval of the department prior to enrolling in this course. Grading evaluated as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. NOTE: STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION, ROOM AND BOARD. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 15 Practicum)

Level II-B Fieldwork

OCT252

A minimum of eight weeks or 300 hours of supervised experience practicing the skills of an entry-level OTA. Students are assigned to a setting where they receive practical experience integrating and applying knowledge and skills to a client population which offers a diversity of clinical experience from that offered in OCT 251. Students must successfully complete all required course work of the OTA curriculum, current CPR certification and approval of the department. Grading evaluated as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. NOTE: STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION, ROOM AND BOARD. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 15 Practicum)

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