Course Index

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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.

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: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 720 Evidence-Based Practice for Adults

This course includes analysis of evidence-based models of practice addressing rehabilitation, disability and participation needs for the adult population.  Major topics include but are not limited to orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, burns, general medicine,  and general surgery and their impact on occupational performance.  This course will continue to develop the student's ability to critically reason through the occupational therapy process for the adult client.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 710 Evidence-Based Practice for Children and Youth Populations

Occupational performance related to congenital, developmental, and acquired disability within the children and youth population will be analyzed within this course.  Learners will continue to develop their ability to critically reason through selection and delivery of related assessment and intervention skills appropriate for the population and practice setting.  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.