Course Index

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OTH 720 Evidence-Based Practice for Adults

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 all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 710 Evidence-Based Practice for Children and Youth Populations

Evidence based reasoning to assess and provide skilled interventions to meet the occupational needs of children and youth. Practice settings include school systems, health care agencies, private practice and community based services. An analysis of the influence of participation, rehabilitation and disability concerns with attention to culture, diversity, social, political and economic considerations in service provision are included. 

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 629 Fieldwork ID- Community Rotations

The design and development of valued community based services or exploration of underserved populations are addressed.  Needs assessments, program development, the delivery of a valued OT service and education for program continuation are included.  The role of OT in advancing one's participation and engagement in valued occupations is articulated to non-healthcare audiences. 

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of 2nd semester OT courses.

OTH 628 Fieldwork IC: Aged Populations

A critical examination of current evidence regarding health care needs and interventions for the aging population is addressed. The course explores a continuum of care model for effective OT service delivery.   Services include promotion of relevant models of occupational intervention as well as the wellness, physical, mental, and neurocognition aspects of aging.  Private, community based programs, adult day care centers, assistive living, long term care, home health care, private practice, rehabilitation settings, and hospice settings are included. 

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester two coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 625 Outreach Experience III

Unmet community based health care needs for children and youth, adults or a transitional population are addressed. This experience includes screening, evaluation and implementation of occupational therapy services to address and individual, community based needs. An outcome analysis will be included.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of second semester courses.

OTH 630 Research Capstone III

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

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 640 Contemporary Practice Models

Occupational therapy's role in evidence based assessment and intervention needs for clients within contemporary practice settings are addressed.  Services include Work and Industry, Vision Rehabilitation, Sensory Processing, Driver Rehabilitation, Feeding, Eating and Swallowing, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Transitional services among others.    

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester two coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 620 Assistive Technology, Environmental Modifications and Adaptations

Occupational Therapy's role in the design and use of assistive technologies, adaptations, and environmental modifications to enhance safety and occupational performance, participation and engagement across the life span is addressed. Learning experiences includes the assessment, design, selection, and use of technologies, adaptations and modifications.  Client's needs, personal environments, communities, organizations, and practice settings are analyzed for accessibility, needed modifications, and compliance for accessibility regulations.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 610 Evidence-Based Practice for Productive Aging

The course includes a critical application of current evidence relevant to evidence based assessment and intervention strategies for productive agingAssessment techniques include evaluation of movement, functional mobility, and task analysis. A continuum of care model to determine the effectiveness of delivered services is implemented.  Legislation, liability, documentation, billing and reimbursement, advocacy, and ethical issues related to the aging population are critically examined. Lab experiences include assessment competence related to movement and task analysis.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester one coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 538 Research Capstone II

The Research Capstone process is expanded in this course.  Learning experiences include critical reviews of related international and national evidence, and data collection and analysis methods appropriate for the study's design. Learners will analyze the outcomes of their data collection 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.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester two coursework and fieldwork.