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OT 5500 Human Gross Anatomy for Occupational Therapy
Credit Hours 4.0
Corequisites Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 / SNHP 5501 Gross Anatomy Lab
Description

This course of Human Gross Anatomy is designed to provide occupational therapy students a fundamental knowledge of human anatomy. An emphasis will be placed on the musculo-skeletal, peripheral nervous systems, and cardiao-vascular systems to enhance the understanding of clinical conditions that will likely be encountered in the practice of occupational therapy.

OT 5501 Human Gross Anatomy for Occupational Therapy Laboratory
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 / SNHP 5500 Human Gross Anatomy Lecture
Description

This lab component of Human Gross Anatomy is designed to provide occupational therapy students with hands-on experience with cadaver dissection to gain in-depth knowledge of human anatomy. An emphasis will be placed on the musculo-skeletal, peripheral nervous systems, and cardiao-vascular systems to enhance the understanding of clinical conditions that will likely be encountered in the practice of occupational therapy.

OT 5600 Medical Conditions across the Lifespan
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Admission into the occupational Therapy Program
Description

This course is a survey course to introduce the student to a variety of medical conditions that are frequently encountered in various settings in which occupational therapists may practice. The course will consist of lectures, discussions, and case work related to the etiology, pathology, symptomatology, and medical/surgical management of selected medical conditions which affects an individuals’ ability to participate in occupational endeavors. The student will begin to develop skills in acquiring and utilizing appropriate resources that will be added to over the next 2 years in the program.

OT 6100 Analysis and Adaptation of Occupation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to the OTM Program
Description

This first semester lecture course provides the students with an understanding of the historical foundation of the profession of occupational therapy, focusing on philosophical assumptions, and core concepts of the profession. This course is designed to introduce students to the Occupational Therapy process and introduces The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process (OTPF) 3rd edition (AOTA, 2014), an official document for the profession. Through interactive teaching, peer instruction and participatory activities, students investigate the complexities of occupation as the foundation of the practice of occupational therapy.

OT 6101 Analysis and Adaptation of Occupation Lab
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Admission to the OTM Program
Corequisites SNHP 6100- Analysis and Adaptation of Occupation
Description

This first semester lab course accompanies SNHP 6100 Lecture course and provides the students with an opportunity for interactive, dynamic, hands on activities to develop an understanding of occupation, activity analysis, evaluation of ADLs/IADL and professional documentation Addresses ACOTE Standards: B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, B.2.3, B2.7, B4.4, B4.10.

OT 6110 Social and Cultural Determinants of Health and Occupation across the Life Span
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Admission to the OTM Program
Description

This course examines current theory and research related to the development of human occupation and how it changes throughout the life course. This course also focuses on effects of occupations on health and how societal and cultural determinants influence an individual’s quality of life throughout the life span. Through interactive teaching, peer instruction and participatory activities, students will observe, interpret, and describe occupational performance, and apply relevant theories and constructs to understand the development of human occupation.

OT 6120 Functional Movement Across the Lifespan –Analysis and Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to the OTM Program
Corequisites SNHP 6121
Description

In this lecture course students will develop an understanding of clinical human anatomy and biomechanical principles underlying human movement and their application to occupational performance and how it changes across the lifespan. Students will perform detailed regional analyses of the upper and lower extremities and the trunk. Addresses ACOTE Standards: B1.1, B1.2, B2.7, B2.8, B3.1, B3.3, B4.1, B4.2, B4.3, B4.4.

OT 6121 Functional Movement Across the Lifespan –Analysis and Assessment Lab
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Admission to the OTM Program
Corequisites SNHP 6120
Description

This lab course accompanies OT 6120, and provides the student with an opportunity for interactive, dynamic, hands on activities to develop an understanding of functional human movement, how movement affects performance, and how it changes across the lifespan. Students will perform detailed regional analyses of the upper and lower extremities and the trunk. Assessment procedures such as palpation, muscle strength testing, range of motion, flexibility testing, and reflex integration will be learned in order to understand their relationships to occupational performance. Addresses ACOTE Standards: B1.1, B1.2, B2.7, B.2.8, B3.1, B.4.1, B4.2, B.4.3, B.4.4, B4.6.

OT 6130 Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Research I
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Admission to the OTM Program
Description

This course is designed to inform students regarding the role and creation of practiced-based evidence in occupational therapy. The course covers the concepts, methods, and strategies related to evidence-based practice. The goal of the course is to support students in the development of critical reading and writing skills with particular relevance to understanding human occupation and the practice of occupational therapy through scientific inquiry. This course is the first in the sequence leading to the development of a proposal and completion of a research project. Addresses ACOTE Standards: B1.7, B4.2, B4.6, B8.1, B8.2, B8.3, B8.4, B8.5.

OT 6140 Clinical Skills for Occupation Based Practice Seminar I
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Admission to the OTM Program
Description

This course is the first occupation based practice seminar in a four seminar sequence and is an essential element to the first Level 1 Fieldwork experience as it facilitates the integration of information from the didactic component of the OT program to the practical clinical applications in the natural environment with seasoned professionals. The student will participate in approximately 40 hours (over the course of the semester) of supervised client involvement in a variety of settings. This seminar provides for active engagement through directed fieldwork experiences, classroom instruction, and experiential lab activities. Clinical case studies will be used to facilitate clinical reasoning processes and enhance client-centered, occupation-based practice. Students will be introduced to professional socialization, therapeutic use of self, ethical practice and group dynamics. Peer-instruction, active engagement and self-direction are essential aspects of this seminar.

OT 6150 Neuroscience: Assessing Human Performance
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites OT 5500 and OT 5501
Corequisites OT 6151
Description

This course covers terminology and neuroanatomical relationships, cellular neurophysiology, structure and function of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems and their ability to respond to environmental demands in order to introduce basic and applied neuroanatomical and neurophysiological principles. Through the assessment of human behavior and performance in relation to the nervous system, students will discuss pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures, evidence-based practices, and interdisciplinary management, along with prevention in occupational therapy.

OT 6151 Neuroscience: Assessing Human Performance Lab
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites OT 5500 AND OT 5501
Corequisites OT6150
Description

This lab course covers provides hands-on experiences and clinical application of material covered in OT 6150; Neuroscience lecture by applying neuroanatomical and neurophysiological principles. A variety of diagnostic procedures will be utilized to better understand human behavior and performance in relation to the nervous system.

OT 6200 Applied Concepts of Wellness and Illness
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites OT 6100 Analysis and Adaptation of Occupation
Description

This course examines current theory and research in occupational therapy related to the understanding of individuals’ reactions to disability / disease and the promotion of health and wellness across the lifespan and identifies the role of occupation in the promotion of health and prevention of disease and disability. This course delves into professional ethics and standards of care. Students will utilize American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Ethics, Core Values and Attitudes of OT Practice, and AOTA Standards of Practice as a guide for ethical decision-making while focusing on health and wellness.

OT 6210 Occupational Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites OT 6211
Description

In this lecture course students will explore a variety of diagnostic conditions and disorders and their impact on occupational performance, models and theories of practice, research evidence, and practice contexts/environments of children from birth to adulthood. Students will examine factors influencing occupational performance of children including performance skills, performance patterns, context, activity demands, cultural influences and client factors that affect their occupational performance. Students will critically analyze the evidence supporting evaluation and treatment methodologies used with children and adolescence with a variety of issues.

OT 6211 Occupational Assessment & Intervention Across the Lifespan Lab
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites OT 6210
Description

This lab course accompanies OT 6210 and provides the student with an opportunity for interactive, dynamic, hands on activities to develop an understanding of occupational performance of children including performance skills, performance patterns, context, activity demands, cultural influences and client factors that affect their occupational performance in a variety of contexts. Students will participate in the occupational therapy process of working with children using evaluation tools, intervention planning and documentation.

OT 6220 Assistive Technology and Environmental Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites OT 6221
Description

In this lecture course students will examine technology for health and wellness of populations and individuals with and without disabilities. Students will explore the impact of the non-human environment on occupational performance of the individuals across the lifespan and gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide evaluation and intervention. Through this course, students learn how to apply evidence-based practice, resource coordination, and advocacy for clients who utilize technology and environmental intervention.

OT 6221 Assistive Technology and Environmental Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites OT 6220
Description

This lab course accompanies OT 6220 and provides the student with an opportunity for interactive, dynamic, hands on activities to develop an understanding of technology for health and wellness of populations and individuals with and without disabilities. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide evaluation, intervention, and documentation. Through this course, students learn how to apply evidence-based practice, resource coordination, and advocacy for clients who utilize technology and environment intervention.

OT 6230 Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Research II
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites OT 6130 Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Research
Description

This is the second course in a sequence of two courses designed to develop knowledge and skills for using scientific evidence in clinical decision-making and in understanding clinical research. We will examine evidence gathered using a variety of quantitative and Qualitative methods including group designs and meta-analytic approaches. A variety of teaching / learning methods including cooperative learning, mini-lectures, experiential learning and interactive reflection and feedback will be used.

OT 6240 Clinical Skills for Occupation Based Practice Seminar II
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites OT 6140
Description

This is the second integrative seminar in the four-seminar sequence. The student will participate in approximately 40 hours of supervised client involvement in a variety of settings. The seminar portion of this course is designed to enhance clinical reasoning processes and the use of sound judgment by integrating knowledge and skills from previous educational and work experiences and from concurrent OT courses with weekly fieldwork experiences. This seminar focuses on task analysis, and active participation in the OT processes of screening, evaluation and referral. Students will participate through self-directed and collaborative learning, class participation and leadership activities.

OT 7100 Orthopedic Assessment & Intervention Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites OT 7101
Description

In this lecture course students will explore a variety of orthopedic diagnostic conditions and their impact on occupational performance of adults. Students will critically analyze models and theories of practice, research evidence and current concepts and techniques utilized in orthopedic rehabilitation. Biomechanical considerations of major orthopedic injuries including injury potential of various human movement activities, acute and chronic injuries, and methods for reducing the likelihood of suffering an injury are explored. Students will critically analyze the evidence supporting evaluation and treatment methodologies used with individuals with orthopedic impairments.

OT 7101 Orthopedic Assessment & Intervention Across the Lifespan Lab
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites OT 7100
Description

This lab course accompanies OT 7100 and facilitates student learning through interactive, dynamic, hands on activities to develop skills in providing OT services to individuals with orthopedic diagnoses. Students will be instructed in use of orthotic and prosthetic devices and equipment utilized (including thermal modalities) in occupational therapy with this population. Students will participate in the occupational therapy process including screening, evaluation, and intervention plan development using interactive case study design.

OT 7110 Disability Theory, Mental Health and Group Process: Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites OT 7111
Description

In this lecture course students will explore diagnostic conditions and disorders, models and theories of practice, and research evidence for occupational therapy practice with adults, individually and in groups, with a variety of mental health disorders. This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed to select and implement specific occupational therapy assessments and interventions including individual and group interventions. This course will focus on individuals living with conditions most likely to benefit from remedial interventions focusing on performance skills and client factors.

OT 7111 Disability Theory, Mental Health and Group Process: Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites OT 7110
Description

This lab course accompanies OT 7110 and facilitates student learning through interactive, dynamic, hands on activities designed to provide knowledge and skills needed to select and implement specific occupational therapy assessments and interventions to individuals as well as groups focusing on mental health disorders impacting occupational functioning. The student will focus on both individual treatment as well as group dynamics used for occupational performance deficits of adults with mental health issues. Students will participate in the occupational therapy process including screening, evaluation, and intervention plan development and documentation using interactive case study design.

OT 7120 Cognitive and Perceptual Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites OT 7121
Description

In this lecture course students will learn about the cognitive and perceptual aspects of disease and disability while examining occupational therapy models of practice that support occupational performance throughout the lifespan. Students will critically analyze the evidence supporting evaluation and treatment methodologies used with individuals with cognitive and perceptual difficulties.

OT 7121 Cognitive and Perceptual Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan Laboratory
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites OT 7120
Description

This lab course accompanies OT 7120 and provides the student with an opportunity for interactive, dynamic, hands on activities to develop an understanding of cognitive and perceptual aspects of disease and disability. This course provides an introduction to evaluation tools and methodologies used in analyzing interventions in cognition and perceptual disorders.

OT 7130 Masters Project I
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Evidence based practice II
Description

This course supports the development of a research proposal and the skills needed to implement a research project. This course builds on the skills developed through pre-requisite coursework as well as courses completed in the first year of the program. Through a series of lectures, small group discussions and lab activities students are guided through the development of a research proposal and analysis of data.

OT 7140 Field Work I C and Skills for Occupational Based Practice Seminar III
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites OT 6140 and OT 6240
Description

This course is the third occupation based practice seminar in a four-seminar sequence and is an essential element to the first Level 1 Fieldwork experience. The student will participate in approximately 40 hours of supervised client involvement in a pediatric environment. This seminar provides for active engagement through directed fieldwork experiences, classroom instruction, experiential lab activities, and clinical case studies to facilitate clinical reasoning processes and enhance client-centered, occupation-based practice. Continued focus on the occupational therapy process will including intervention planning, as well as promoting professional development through initiating a professional portfolio.

OT 7210 Neurologic Assessment and Intervention Across the Lifespan Lecture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites OT 6150 Co-requisites: OT 7211
Description

In this lecture course students will explore diagnostic conditions and disorders, models and theories of practice, research evidence for occupational therapy practice with adults with a variety of neurological conditions. This course will focus on clinical reasoning and occupation-based evaluation and intervention for Neuro-rehabilitation Frames of References. Content includes both acute conditions and individuals living with long-term conditions who are most likely to benefit from remediation interventions to enable performance of meaningful occupations, e.g., ADL/IADLs, work, education, play, leisure, and social participation.

OT 7211 Neurologic Assessment and Intervention across the Lifespan Lab
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites OT 6151 Co-requisites OT 7210
Description

This lab course accompanies OT 7210 and provides the student with an opportunity for interactive, dynamic, hands on activities to develop skills in OT process with this population including selecting and using evaluation tools, designing and implementing treatment methodologies, and completing documentation. Through active learning experiences, students will examine strategies to remediate performance deficits for individuals due to neurologic impairments.

OT 7220 Community Based Practice Assessment and Intervention across the Lifespan Lecture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites OT 7110, OT 7120 Co-requisites: OT 7221
Description

This lecture course examines models of community occupational therapy practice across the lifespan along with the skills and challenges related to community practice. Evidence supporting individual, group, and community interaction to promote occupational functioning, health promotion and disease prevention will be analyzed. The role of occupational therapy in assisting the elderly age-in-place by looking at factors influencing occupational performance such as performance skills and patterns, activity demands, and client factors will be addressed.

OT 7221 Community Based Practice Assessment and Intervention across the Lifespan Lecture
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites OT 7111, OT 7121; Co-requisites – OT 7220
Description

This lab course accompanies OT 7220 and facilitates student learning through interactive, dynamic, hands on experiences to develop skills in providing OT services focusing on community based practice. The role of occupational therapy in assisting individuals with a variety of conditions across the lifespan participate to the fullest extent possible in their community by addressing factors influencing occupational performance such as performance skills and patterns, activity demands, and client factors. The emerging area of OT practice, aging-in-place, will be addressed. Students will participate in the occupational therapy process including screening, evaluation, intervention plan development and documentation with the focus on the clients’ ability to plan and engage in roles, routines, and tasks for the purpose of self-maintenance, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation.

OT 7230 Masters Project II
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites OT 7130
Description

In this course students complete the collection and analysis of their data as well as the development of a final paper and poster presentations of their study findings. The skills addressed in this course include data entry and management, data analysis and preparation of tables and figures and the integration of the findings with existing literature. The emphasis on scientific writing and presentation emphasizes the importance of contribution to the OT literature and continuing education programs.

OT 7240 Fieldwork I D Skills for Occupation Based Practice Seminar IV
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites OT 7140 Co-requisites – OT 7110, OT 7120
Description

This course is the 4th and final occupation based practice seminar in a 4-seminar sequence and is an essential element to the Level I Fieldwork experience. The student will participate in approximately 30-40 hours of supervised client involvement in Community-based settings. This seminar provides for active engagement through directed fieldwork experiences, classroom instruction, experiential lab activities, and clinical case studies. Focus will continue with the application of the OT process and professional development through the portfolio project and will include a focus on group dynamics and being able to facilitate successful groups in a natural environment. This Seminar will also help the students prepare for their Level II FW experience by reviewing the FW Manual, FW requirements and expectations and assignments.

OT 7300 Clinical Review Seminar-Competency Testing
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites All Didactic Courses Successful completion of all previous OT Coursework; Co-requisites – none
Description

This course will review major concepts of all competency-based coursework taught throughout the curriculum. Students will then have the opportunity to take practice tests with written or oral comprehensive questions in order to help students prepare for the National Board of Credentialing for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) practice exam prior to Level II Fieldwork experiences.

OT 7310 Fieldwork Experience II A
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites FW Seminar IA, IB, IC, ID and All Didactic Courses Successful completion of all previous OT coursework including OT 7300
Description

This fieldwork will provide student with the first 12 week, full-time supervised fieldwork experience to refine entry-level abilities and integrate OT theory, research, and practice. Addresses ACOTE Standards: All B Content Requirement Standards.

OT 7320 Fieldwork Experience II B
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites OT 7310
Description

This Fieldwork will provide the student with the second of two 12 week, full-time supervised fieldwork experiences {a minimum of 24 weeks (940 hours) is required by ACOTE}. This fieldwork experience will focus on promoting and integrating clinical reasoning skills, reflective practice and entry-level performance competence in a select area of occupational therapy practice. The OT student will demonstrate client –centered, occupation- based, evidenced- based practice as well as cultural competency reflecting the OT/M programs philosophy. The student will also exhibit values and beliefs that foster ethical practice.

OT 7330 Masters Project Seminar III
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites OT 7130, OT 7230
Description

In this course students complete the collection and analysis of their data as well as the development of a final paper and poster presentations of their study findings. The skills addressed in this course include data entry and management, data analysis and preparation of tables and figures and the integration of the findings with existing literature. The emphasis on scientific writing and presentation emphasizes the importance of contribution to the OT literature and continuing education programs.

OT 7980 Research Practicum
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Directed research in collaboration with a faculty member. For graduate assistants. Does not count towards degree requirements.

OT 8100 Health Services Systems and Policy in Occupational Therapy
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites All previous OT coursework
Corequisites OT 8110
Description

This course analyzes health care policy and investigates how the development of policy affects the profession of occupational therapy and its consumers. Students gain essential knowledge on how health care reforms and trends create major changes in Medicare and reimbursement policies that impact how practitioners serve their clients. The course discusses and explains in detail the principles and major structures of health services and how to advocate for both private and public policy change. The students explore key issues like health care access, cost, quality, licensure, informed consent, and medical liability. The role of global and population health affecting trends in the United states, especially in the areas of special education and mental health is also discussed. Case studies, critical problem solving assignments, in class debates and group work are the primary format of the class. Addresses ACOTE standards B.1.8., B.5.18., B.6.1., B.6.2., B.6.3., B.6.4., B.6.5., B.6.6.

OT 8110 Business Development and Managment in Occupational Therapy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites All previous OT coursework
Corequisites OT 8100
Description

This course provides a fundamental, critical overview of health care leadership and management principles as they relate to occupational therapy practice. The course will describe and discuss major leadership philosophies and theories as well as ethical dilemmas. Detailed discussions, teamwork, practical case study experiences, as well as oral and written assignments will be used to train the students to effectively manage and supervise people and resources, and to understand political, regulatory, economic, and social forces that are affecting a constantly changing and often complex health and rehabilitation environment. Major emphasis is on advocacy and legislation, reimbursement, financial planning, personnel management, leadership, negotiation skills, conflict resolution, ethics, grant writing, starting up a new program, business or practice, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Addresses ACOTE Standards: B7.1, B7.2, B7.3, B7.4, B7.5, B7.6, B7.7, B7.8, B9.1, B9.2, B9.3, B9.4, B9.5, B9.6, B9.7, B9.8, B9.9, B9.10, B9.11, B9.12, B9.13.