Course Index

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MAP 003 MEDICATION AIDE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

This 40-hour course provides classroom instruction and lab experience in the role, responsibilities and skills necessary to provide routine medications to clients, with a special emphasis on the aging client. The primary objectives of the course are to: recognize the 10 basic competencies needed in order to safely provide another person with his/her medications in accordance with the Nebraska Medication Aide Act; identify specific drug families, actions, side-effects and use this knowledge to treat or prevent disease; and recognize the responsibility of the medication aide in relation to PRN medication, providing medications by vaginal, rectal, tube or inhaled routes; and providing insulin by injection. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the competency examinations to qualify for placement on the state of Nebraska Medication Aide Registry. After placement on the registry, nursing assistants have the opportunity to work with clients of diverse ages in healthcare facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, schools, child care settings or even client homes. Admissions criteria and fees are detailed in appropriate sections (Admissions, Fees) of this catalog. Class dates and times are varied. Preregistration, proof of active status on the Nebraska Nurse Aide registry; proof of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the HealthCare Provider; proof of required immunizations and completed physical; the completed Campus Health service Questionnaire.

  • Credits: 0.0

OTH 785 Level IIB Fieldwork

This course is the second in a series of two Level II fieldwork experiences involving 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.

  • Credits: 9.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all didactic coursework and fieldwork Level I and IIA requirements.

OTH 780 Level IIA Fieldwork Part II

This course is the first in a series of two Level II fieldwork experiences involving 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. 

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all didactic coursework, Level I fieldwork, and OTH 780 Part I.

OTH 780 Level IIA Fieldwork Part I

This course is the first in a series of two Level II fieldwork experiences involving 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: Starts Week 7 of the semester. Completed over 12 weeks - crosses over semester lines.

  • Credits: 6.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all didactic coursework and all Level I fieldwork.

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: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester four coursework and fieldwork.

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 in 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: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester four coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 639 Level IE Fieldwork: Community-based Adult Populations

This course is the fifth in a series of five Level I fieldwork experiences. This course includes adult practice experiences in a community-based setting 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: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 638 Level ID Fieldwork: Children and Youth Populations

This course is the fourth in a series of five Level I fieldwork experiences. This course includes the application of OT values, knowledge and skills to address the needs of children, youth, and transitional populations. Learners will integrate their knowledge of the occupational therapy process to deliver skilled services to enhance clients' occupational performance, participation and engagement.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

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.