Course Index

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OTH 785 Fieldwork IIB

The Fieldwork Experience Level IIB is provided to strengthen the didactic, affective and laboratory learning experiences.   Students' delivery of professional and client centered services are supervised and evaluated for competence and appropriateness in preparation for entry level practice.  Expectations of the Level II Experience include the cumulative application and advancement of didactic learning, laboratory skills and Fieldwork I and Outreach experiences.

Note: Fieldwork II experiences may cross over semester timelines

  • Credits: 6.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful Completion of FWE II A Experiences and all academic courses. 

OTH 780 Fieldwork IIA

Fieldwork Level II Experiences involve the full time application of the curriculum's didactic knowledge, skills, and values.  Service delivery of professional and client services are supervised and evaluated within a variety of practice settings.  Experiences are selected for the quality and compatibility with the institution's curriculum design. 

Note: Fieldwork II experiences may cross over semester timelines

  • Credits: 6.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completions of OT graduate semester coursework (Semesters 1-5) and Fieldwork I Experiences.

OTH 750 Occupational Therapy Practice Competencies

The course explores professional practice competencies needed for the occupational therapist.  Professional memberships, licensure, certifications, and advancing professional competencies are explored. The knowledge, skills, and values to successfully pursue life long professional development are explored.  

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in the 5th semester coursework.

OTH 735 Research Capstone V: Defense and Implications for OT

The final research capstone includes an oral defense of the study. A final presentation of findings and the implications for the profession are included.   

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of the 4th semester coursework.

OTH 740 Leadership and Ethical Management: Practice and Healthcare Policy

The development and management of applied advocacy, supervision, marketing and leadership skills are included. A professional practice will be initiated including a mission, vision, strategic and business plans, budget, policies and procedures, job descriptions, performance benchmarks and appraisal methods.  Supervision and leadership models are addressed. Emerging trends in health care systems, policies, management expectations, promotion and marketing, liability, consultation, advocacy, and consulting roles are addressed

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successfully completion of 4th Semester Courses. 

OTH 639 Fieldwork IF- Adults

The Fieldwork Experience IF includes adult practice experiences to evaluate and implement OT services for adults. Students are to select the appropriate assessments, establish client centered goals and evidence based interventions.  The roles of OT and the OTA, and other health providers are analyzed.  Documentation, reimbursement, ethics, advocacy, referrals and liability issues are critically examined.  

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in the fifth semester OT courses.

OTH 638 Fieldwork IE- Children and Youth

The course includes the application of OT values, knowledge and skills to address the needs of children, youth, and transitional populations. Evidence based assessments and OT interventions within varied practice settings including communities, schools, private practice, and health care centers are included.  Learners apply skilled services to enhance clients' occupational performance, participation and engagement.   

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful enrollment in the 4th semester OT graduate courses and successful completion of previous Level I FWEs. 

OTH 635 Research Capstone IV

The course advances the development of an assigned research/capstone project to include the analysis of statistical outcomes to determine implications for OT.  The course expands the learners' comprehension of the profession's focus and value of research and scholarship to advance practice and professional contributions.  The search for applicable grants and funding support are included.  

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of the 3rd semester OT graduate courses.

OTH 730 Orthotics, Prosthetics and Physical Agent Modalities

The therapeutic use of orthosis, prosthesis and physical agent modalities to address clients' needs to enhance participation and engagement in valued occupations are addressed. Current evidence and use of the adjunctive methods are analyzed including application protocols, contraindications, and safety procedures.  Skills in the design, fabrication, application, and prescriptions are addressed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of the 3rd semester OT graduate courses.

OTH 720 Evidence Based Practice for Adult Populations

Evidence based practice for adult clients are addressed. Content includes models of practice addressing rehabilitation, disability and participation needs.  Experiences include orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, burns, and general medicine and surgery. The application of assistive technology, orthosis, environmental modifications, prostheses, and physical agent modalities is included. 

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of the 3rd semester OT graduate courses.