Course Index

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OTH 710 Evidence Based Practice for Children and Youth

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 the 3rd semester graduate OT courses.

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 Population

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: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of 2nd semester OT courses.

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: Data Collection

The course advances exploration of a personal research topic or capstone project.  Learning experiences include critical reviews of related international and national evidence, data collection and analysis methods appropriate for the study's design. The research/scholarship project will include a presentation of current findings, statistical models appropriate to the study, and existing findings for OT practice.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of 2nd Semester Course Work or Permission of the Program Director.

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: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of 2nd semester courses.

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: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of 2nd Semester Courses. 

OTH 610 Evidence Based Practice for Productive Aging

The course includes a critical application of current evidence relevant to health promotion and evidence based assessment and intervention strategies for productive aging.   A continuum of care model to determine the effectiveness of delivered services is implemented.  The use of assistive technology, environmental modifications and occupational adaptations for clients within health care settings, community settings and home environments is implemented.  Legislation, liability, documentation, billing and reimbursement, advocacy, and ethical issues related to the aging population are critically examined.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of 2nd Semester Courses. 

OTH 538 Research Capstone II: Design and Methods for Scholarship and Practice

The course explores research design and statistical models and methodologies for a research capstone that promotes the OT profession, and addresses professional practice, service delivery and/or professional issues.  The course includes methods for conducting scholarship of integration, application, and teaching and learning.     

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of 1st Semester Courses and FWE IA.

OTH 529 Fieldwork IB- Mental Health, Behavioral and Social Health

The fieldwork experience addresses mental health, cognition, and behavioral management needs.  Individual and group programming experiences requiring leadership, and identification of assessment findings, needed goals, and evidence based intervention needs and discharge plans.  Learners will articulate to external audiences and/or other professionals the role and value of OT mental health services.   

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in the 2nd Semester MOT Curriculum.