Course Descriptions

OT 140 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy - 2 credit

An introduction to the profession of occupational therapy; its history, philosophical base, core values, professional standards, ethics, tools of practice, and frames of reference are presented. Employment settings, practitioner roles and professional development are explored, with particular emphasis placed on the student's future role as an entry-level occupational therapist. Majors only. One two-hour seminar/week.

OT 141 - Occupational Therapy Theoretical Concepts - 3 credits

An introduction to occupational therapy theories and models of practice, with emphasis on an analysis of their history, philosophical foundations, and applications to practice. The focus is on human occupation and adaptation, and its multicultural aspects. Three hours lecture/week, and ten hours of service learning.

OT 240 - Activity Analysis I - 3 credits

(Prerequisite: OT 141) Analysis, theory, and application of activities and media used in occupational therapy treatment with children and adolescents. Introduction to standardized and non-standardized tests to assist in selecting activities. Principles of leading groups, adaptation, and grading activities addressed through active learning. One hour lecture, four hours lab/week, and ten hours of service learning.

OT 241 - Activity Analysis II - 3 credits

(Prerequisite: OT 240) Analysis, theory, and application of activities and media used in occupational therapy treatment with adults. Introduction to standardized and non-standardized tests to assist in selecting activities. Proper documentation of treatment intervention addressed through case studies and problem-based learning. One hour lecture, four hours lab/week, and ten hours of service learning.

OT 256 - Human Anatomy for OT - 3 credits

(Prerequisites: BIOL 110, 110L, 111, 111L)
A regional in-depth study of human anatomy with major emphasis on functional anatomy. This will be accomplished through the study of prosected human specimens and surface anatomy. Three hours lecture, two hours lab/week.

OT 275 - Clinical Kinesiology - 3 credits

(Prerequisites: BIOL 110, 110L, 111, 111L; OT 256) Application of the principles of functional anatomy with emphasis on normal and abnormal movement. Measurement techniques for range of motion and muscle testing are presented, with emphasis on the movement and strength requirements found in self-care, work, and leisure activities. Concepts are integrated in lab experiences. Two hours lecture, two hours lab/week.

OT 346 - Pathological Conditions I - 3 credits

(Prerequisite: OT 256) A review of pathological conditions seen in occupational therapy practice, including: diagnosis, etiology, progression, performance deficits, treatment, prognosis, and functional outcomes. Emphasis is placed on examining developmental and pediatric disabilities. The promotion of health, prevention, and implications for the individual, family, and society are discussed. Three hours lecture/week.

OT 347 - Pathological Conditions II - 3 credits

(Prerequisite: OT 256, 346) A review of pathological conditions seen in occupational therapy practice, including: diagnosis, etiology, progression, performance deficits, treatment, prognosis, and functional outcomes. Emphasis placed on examining adult and geriatric conditions. The promotion of health, prevention, and implications for the individual, family, and society are discussed. Three hours lecture/week.

OT 356 - Functional Neuroanatomy - 3 credits

(Prerequisites: OT 256, OT 275) An overview of applied neuroanatomy and function, with emphasis on sensory, perceptual, and motor performance. Normal structure and function are discussed, together with nervous system dysfunction, as applied to self-care, work, and leisure activities related to OT practice. Two hours lecture, two hours lab/week.

OT 360 - Occupational Therapy Practice I: Pediatrics - 3 credits

(Prerequisites: OT 240, 241, 275) An overview of theoretical frames of reference, evaluation, and treatment intervention techniques used to enhance the function of infants, children, and other individuals with developmental disabilities. Emphasis is placed on current recommended practices, evidence-based research, and clinical/ educational experiential learning opportunities. Two hours lecture, two hours lab/week, and ten hours of service learning.

 

OT 361 - Occupational Therapy Practice II: Psychosocial Rehabilitation - 3 credits

(Prerequisites: OT 240, 241; co-requisite: CHS 341) An overview of theoretical frames of reference, evaluation, and treatment intervention strategies used to enhance the function of individuals with psychosocial dysfunction. Methods of clinical observation, assessment, and treatment approaches are introduced and practiced in lab simulations and field trips to area facilities. Two hours lecture, two hours lab/week and ten hours of service learning.

OT 380 - Occupational Therapy Level I Clinical - I: Pediatrics - 1 credit

(Prerequisites: OT 346, 356, 360) Directed observation and supervised participation in the occupational therapy process in a pediatric/developmental disabilities setting. Emphasis on the integration of theory and practice. Intersession, two weeks, full time.

OT 381 - Occupational Therapy Level I Clinical - II: Psychosocial Rehabilitation - 1 credit

(Prerequisites OT 347, OT 361, OT 380) Directed observation and supervised participation in the therapeutic process in a psychosocial rehabilitation setting. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and practice. Summer, two weeks, full time.

OT 393 - Research Methods in Occupational Therapy - 3 credits

(Prerequisite: PSYC 210) This course provides an introduction to understanding how professionals contribute to the knowledge base that supports the field of occupational therapy. The student learns the language of scientific inquiry and how to critically examine research-based literature. The guiding principles that support sound research practices are examined throughout the course.

OT 440 - Management and Supervision of Occupational Therapy Services - 3 credits

An application of major management principles to the provision of occupational therapy services with an emphasis on the administrative and supervisory requirements in managing an occupational therapy department. Information provided concerning program planning, recruitment, marketing, budgeting, supervision, documentation, evaluation, reimbursement, and quality assurance. Three hours lecture/week.

OT 451 - Hand Rehabilitation - 2 credits

(Prerequisites: OT 256, 275, 356) An in-depth review of the functional anatomy of the hand and arm, with emphasis on rehabilitation principles and basic splinting techniques. Theoretical concepts, evaluation, and fabrication procedures are integrated in lab experiences. One hour lecture, two hours lab/week.

OT 460 - Occupational Therapy Practice III: Physical Rehabilitation - 3 credits

(Prerequisites: OT 256, 275, 346, 347, 356, 360, 361, 380, 381) A study of the occupational therapist's complex role in providing services to individuals with physical dysfunction. Theoretical frames of reference and various intervention approaches are integrated as techniques and strategies to enhance functional performance are introduced, observed and practiced. Emphasis on safe clinical practice and development of sound clinical reasoning skills. Two hours lecture, two hours lab/week and ten hours of service learning.

OT 461 - Occupational Therapy Practice IV: Geriatrics - 3 credits

(Prerequisites: OT 346, 347, 356, 460) An overview of frames of reference, evaluations, and interventions used to enhance elder's well-being. Emphasis is placed on understanding the biopsychosocial changes and environmental contexts of elders. The ability to provide holistic and humanistic elder care is facilitated through lab simulations, completion of a program needs assessment, and via service learning. Two hours lecture/two hours lab per week and ten hours of service learning.

OT 475 - Advanced Therapeutic Techniques - 3 credits

(Prerequisites: OT 451, OT 460, OT 480) An in-depth examination of selected concepts and approaches in physical rehabilitation, with an introduction to certain specialized areas of occupational therapy practice. Topics will include standardized assessments, industrial rehabilitation, pain and soft tissue management, neurodevelopmental treatment, adaptive positioning and seating, cognitive-perceptual rehabilitation, and reimbursement issues. Two hours lecture, two hours lab/week.

OT 480 - Occupational Therapy Level I Clinical - III: Physical Rehabilitation - 1 credit

(Prerequisites: OT 381, OT 451, OT 460) Directed observation and supervised participation in the therapeutic process in a physical rehabilitation setting. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and practice. Intersession, two weeks, full time.

OT 494 -  Evidence Based Research - 3 credits

(Prerequisite: PSYC 210; OT 393) This course provides an in-depth study of evidence-based practice. It is a course for occupational therapy students designed to develop essential skills for conducting evidence-based research. It includes the basic steps of the evidence-based practice process and how to apply those steps to examine clinical questions. Three hours seminar/week.

OT 501 - Leadership in Occupational Therapy - 3 credits

(Prerequisite: OT 581 or OT 582) Extensive analysis of the profession's historical influences, current, and emerging trends in occupational therapy leadership, and possibilities for personal leadership evolution. Emphasis is placed upon examining the link between professional ethics, personal values, and leadership. Systemic challenges to ethical leadership and professional supports for sustaining ethical practice are presented. Three hours lecture/week.

OT 502 - Advanced Occupational Therapy Theory - 3 credits

(Prerequisite: OT 581 or OT 582) A review of how occupational therapy paradigms have been established and changed over time, and how these changes have influenced occupational therapy practice will be presented. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural, economic, and demographic motivators of theory development and application. Three hours lecture/week.

OT 560 - Advanced Interpersonal Dynamics - 3 credits

(Prerequisite: OT 581 or 582) A review of the concepts and aspects of interpersonal, intrapersonal, and group dynamics provides a foundation for the student to understand the meaning of illness and how that impacts the human condition. An in-depth analysis of disability from the perspective of the disabled is explored Two hours lecture, two hours lab per week or equivalent.

OT 575 - Community-based Practice - 3 credits

(Prerequisite: OT 581 or OT 582) In-depth exposure to selected areas that represent the current focus of advanced practice in occupational therapy. The areas of practice examined in the course will include community-based programs, non-medical settings, alternative care, and natural environments. Two hours lecture, two hours lab per week or equivalent.

OT 581 - OT Level II Internship - I: Physical Rehabilitation or Psychosocial Rehabilitation - 6 credits

(Prerequisite: completion of all undergraduate coursework or academic graduate course work) Level II fieldwork is designed to provide opportunities to integrate academically acquired knowledge with Occupational Therapy clinical practice in psychosocial rehabilitation. OT certification exam eligibility requires 24 weeks total Level II Internship (minimum). Summer, following the fourth or fifth year of the program, twelve weeks, full time.

OT 582 - OT Level II Internship - II: Physical Rehabilitation or Psychosocial Rehabilitation - 6 credits

(Prerequisite: completion of all undergraduate coursework or academic graduate course work) Level II fieldwork is designed to provide opportunities to integrate academically acquired knowledge with Occupational Therapy clinical practice in physical rehabilitation. OT certification exam eligibility requires 24 weeks total Level II Internship (minimum). Summer, following fourth or fifth year of program, twelve weeks, full time.

OT 583 - OT Level II Internship - III: Specialty (Optional) - 4-6 credits

(Prerequisites: OT 581, OT 582) Level II fieldwork designed to provide opportunities for clinical experience in a specialty area of practice. Arranged on an availability basis. Fall, following the fifth year of the program, eight to twelve weeks, full time.

OT 597 - Faculty Research Internship I - 1 credit

(Prerequisites: OT 393; OT 494; PSYC 210; CITI Course in the Protection of Human Subjects) This course represents a mentored internship experience on a faculty-led research project in order to develop beginning-level research skills. Internship may involve preparing DRB/IRB proposals, literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, grant investigations, and dissemination activities. The importance of professional collaboration is emphasized.

OT 598 - Faculty Research Internship II - 2 credits

(Prerequisites: OT 597 This course represents a mentored internship experience on a faculty-led research project in order to develop beginning-level research skills. Internship may involve preparing DRB/IRB proposals, literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, grant investigations, and dissemination activities. The importance of professional collaboration is emphasized.

PCPS 501 - Interdisciplinary Developmental Assessment in Pediatrics - 3 credits

This course will focus on the assessment of infants, young children, and adolescents and their families. This course reflects an integrative curriculum model that incorporates team teaching and a faculty practice format whereby students complete actual pediatrics core evaluations under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner.

PCPS 540 - Allied Health Seminar Series I - 2 credits

(Prerequisites: Completion of undergraduate coursework; completion of OT 581 or OT 582) This course develops advanced skills in clinical practice, research, leadership, or advocacy. Aiding student's transition to practitioner, it provides technical expertise as well as practice in collegial engagement and self-directed professional development. Seminar topics offer in-depth exploration of emerging or ‘specialty' areas of occupational therapy practice or areas of significance to the interdisciplinary health care team.

PCPS 541 -Allied Health Seminar Series II - 1 credit

(Prerequisites: Completion of undergraduate coursework; completion of OT 581 or OT 582) This course develops advanced skills in clinical practice, research, leadership, or advocacy. Aiding student's transition to practitioner, it provides technical expertise as well as practice in collegial engagement and self-directed professional development. Seminar topics offer in-depth exploration of emerging or ‘specialty' areas of occupational therapy practice or areas of significance to the interdisciplinary health care team.