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2011 - 2012 General Catalog

 

 

Course Descriptions

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OCTA)

200:
Introduction to Occupational Therapy (2-2-0)
Prerequisite: Completion of all General Education Courses required for the program and acceptance in the OTA program.
This course will introduce the historical development, theory, principles, values, roles and responsibilities in Occupational Therapy. Topics include the OT Practice Act, professional behaviors, core values and attitudes, code of ethics, emerging trends, practice framework, models of practice and frames of reference. The basic tenets of Occupational Therapy will also be discussed.
201:
Human Movement for Occupation (2-1-3)
Prerequisite: Completion of all General Education Courses required for the program and acceptance in the OTA program.
This course will provide training in functional anatomy of the neuromusculoskeletal system as related to occupation. Through observation and/or palpitation, identify bony landmarks, joints, muscles, nerves and ligaments. Topics also include identifying musculoskeletal components and the muscles involved in movements that support areas of occupation; and describing functional limitations associated with musculoskeletal involvement that affects occupation.
202:
Group Process (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: OCTA 200 and OCTA 201
This course provides training in group skills, guidelines and planning of group activities. Introduction of cultural diversities will be discussed. Topics include group dynamics, cultural competence, therapeutic use of self, professional behaviors, communication skills (oral and written), and planning strategies for group intervention and group activities.
203:
Physical Challenges to Occupation (3-2-1)
Prerequisite: OCTA 200 and OCTA 201
This course will provide knowledge of occupational therapy assessments and strategies for the OTA to use along with the OTR in gathering data and in assessing individuals with various major medical diagnoses that have altered the individual’s performance in areas of occupation (ADL, IADL, education, play, work, leisure, and social participation). Topics include assessments of client factors, intervention principles, and performance areas of occupation.
204:
Mental Challenges to Occupation (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: OCTA 200 and OCTA 201
This course will introduce the history and theories, contexts, and interactions with individuals that have psychosocial issues that alter an individual’s performance in areas of occupation (ADL, IADL, education, play, work, leisure, and social participation). Topics include role of the OTA, practice models, behavioral and life span issues, major DSM-IV-TR diagnoses, contexts of intervention, symptoms, therapeutic use of self, safety and group techniques. The evaluation process and appropriate assessments will be introduced.
205:
Developmental Challenges to Occupation (3-2-1)
Prerequisite: OCTA 200 and OCTA 201
This course will provide knowledge on pediatric health conditions. Topics include normal pediatric and adolescent development, development of occupational performance skills and areas of occupation, intellectual disabilities, and other pediatric disorders that interfere with an individual’s performance in areas of occupation (ADL, IADL, education, play, work, leisure, and social participation). The evaluation process and appropriate assessments will be introduced.
206:
Therapeutic Interventions I (1-0-1)
Prerequisite: OCTA 200 and OCTA 201
This course will provide knowledge in patient care, body mechanics, therapeutic modalities and orthotics that will be used to increase the individual’s participation in areas of occupation across the life span. Topics include emphasis on vital signs, patient equipment management, transfers and positioning, assistive technology, functional ambulation and splinting. Skills such as observation, activity analysis, media activities, and modalities and their therapeutic value will be introduced.
207:
Fieldwork Level I-A with Documentation (2 credit hours)
Prerequisite: OCTA 200 and OCTA 201
This course will provide knowledge of the documentation process for occupational therapy including electronic documentation. Topics also include clinical reasoning skills, professional behaviors, use of language, and ethical and legal considerations. Students will be assigned to fieldwork affiliation sites during the semester for 40 clinical practice hours under the supervision of a licensed practitioner to increase their observational and documentation skills.
210:
OTA Seminar (2-2-0)
Prerequisites: OCTA 202, OCTA 203, OCTA 204, OCTA 205, OCTA 206, OCTA 207
This course will be a review of skill-based competencies in the areas of neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions, psycho-social issues, and common diagnoses and medical conditions in the population across the lifespan. Topics include field work practicums expectations and behaviors, professional development, resume writing and interview skills, reimbursement and management skills, preparation of the national certification examination and preparation for state licensure. The student will demonstrate proficiency as an entry level OTA in the areas of clinical reasoning, assessment, reassessment, treatment, referral, consultation, collaboration, and discharge planning through case study analysis
212:
OT Strategies and Interventions for the Elderly (2-2-0)
Prerequisites: OCTA 202, OCTA 203, OCTA 204, OCTA 205, OCTA 206, OCTA 207
This course will provide knowledge about issues related to aging trends, concepts and theories, health and well being, cultural diversities and ethical aspects related to elders. Topics include emphasis on occupational therapy interventions with the elderly population including working with families and caregivers, mobility and other common medical and psychosocial issues. Experiences in various settings of the elderly population will be provided.
213:
OT Strategies and Intervention to Physical Challenges (3-2-1)
Prerequisites: OCTA 202, OCTA 203, OCTA 204, OCTA 205, OCTA 206, OCTA 207
This course will provide knowledge of occupational therapy strategies and interventions in conditions that alter an individual's performance in areas of occupation (ADL, IADL, education, play, work, leisure, and social participation). Topics include common diagnoses, treatment environments, and treatment for areas of occupation. Lab activities will concentrate on performance patterns, context, activity demands, and client factors. The evaluation process and appropriate assessments will be introduced.
215:
OT Strategies and Interventions to Pediatrics (3-2-1)
Prerequisites: OCTA 202, OCTA 203, OCTA 204, OCTA 205, OCTA 206, OCTA 207
This course will provide knowledge in occupational therapy strategies and intervention techniques for individuals ranging in age from birth to age 22 that have limitations that affect their performance in areas of occupation (ADL, IADL, education, play, work, leisure, and social participation). Topics include common diagnoses, assessments, treatment environments, and treatment for areas of occupation. Lab activities will concentrate on performance skills, performance patterns, context, activity demands and client factors.
216:
Therapeutic Interventions II (1-0-3)
Prerequisites: OCTA 202, OCTA 203, OCTA 204, OCTA 205, OCTA 206, OCTA 207
This course will provide knowledge of a variety of media and functional activities that will be used to increase the individual’s participation in areas of occupation across the life span. Topics include an emphasis on recognizing and choosing appropriate activities based on a person’s needs, abilities and goals; and adapting, altering or designing equipment and environments that support participation and independence in all areas of performance. Topics such as observation, activity/task grading and analysis, media and ADL activities, and equipment and their therapeutic value will be expanded upon.
217:
Fieldwork 1-B (2 credit hours)
Prerequisites: OCTA 202, OCTA 203, OCTA 204, OCTA 205, OCTA 206, OCTA 207
This course will provide experience in physical disability, pediatric, and psychosocial clinical settings to increase knowledge and performance in clinical reasoning and documentation skills. Students will be assigned to 3 different settings, 60 clinical practice hours, under the supervision of a licensed practioner.
220:
Fieldwork Level II-A (6 credit hours)
Prerequisites: OCTA 210, OCTA 212, OCTA 213, OCTA 215, OCTA 216, OCTA 217
Student will be assigned full-time placement (40 hrs/week) at an affiliation site for a total of 320 clinical hours for 8 weeks of fieldwork. Students will practice and apply skills learned during the academic component of the OTA program. Students will be under the supervision of a licensed practitioner.
221:
Fieldwork Level II-B (6 credit hours)
Prerequisites: OCTA 210, OCTA 212, OCTA 213, OCTA 215, OCTA 216, OCTA 217
Student will be assigned full-time placement (40 hrs/week) at an affiliation site for a total of 320 clinical hours. Students will practice and apply skills learned during the academic component of the OTA program. Students will be under the supervision of a licensed practitioner.

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