Course Index

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OTH 525 Outreach Experience II

The course addresses a community health care need involving clients with neurorehabilitation impairments.  Neurobehavioral screenings, assessments, and the use of currrent evidence to plan and needed implement interventions are applied.  Client and community education as to the role of the OT profession for neurobehavioral services is provided.  

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of first semester courses and FW IA.

OTH 565 Occupational Therapy Critical Reasoning: Life Span Assessments and Interventions

The course critically examines the use of models of reasoning for effective screening, assessment, goal setting, intervention processes and discharge planning across the lifespan and varied cultures. Standardized and non-standardized assessments are utilized to address occupational needs. Case based scenarios are used to explore critical thinking models to effectively address complex health care needs The role of OT related to occupational performance, access to care issues, language barriers, and ethical and cultural considerations are explored. Health care needs of various cultures are analyzed. 

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of the 1st semester and FW IB OT graduate courses.

OTH 540 Applied Kinesiology

The course includes a comprehensive study of movement, functional mobility, and task analysis. An application of the biomechanical frame of reference to evaluate force, torque, range of motion, strength, endurance, sensation, and edema is included.  Laboratory experiences include assessment competence, the analysis of movements and performances of functional tasks and occupations. 

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of 1st semester OT courses. 

OTH 585 Neurorehabilitation: Cognition, Behavior and Neuromotor Applications

The course analyzes current neuroscience evidence and implications for occupational therapy assessment and interventions.  Classroom and laboratory experiences critically examine principles of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurosenory systems, neurobehaviors, cognition, and motor control approaches.  Applications of evidence based neurorehabilitation models are included.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of first semester OT coursework. 

OTH 515 Evidence Based Practice for Mental Health

Private, community and health care mental health settings and services are examined. Individual and group leadership skills are developed.  The implications of illness for the individual, within various cultures, and society are analyzed. Individual and group services and the leadership and safe management of complex behaviors are included.  The role of OT and the use of evidence based assessments and interventions to promote occupational performance, participation and engagement are addressed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of the 1st semester OT graduate courses.

OTH 528 Fieldwork IA- General Practice Settings

The course provides intervention experience in an assigned health care setting.   The use of evidence to select assessments and interventions to address a client's occupational needs are included.  An examination of the roles of various health care team members within the practice setting is included. The experience includes analysis and application of selected models of care and documentation of services.     

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's College's OT graduate program and in good standing for semester coursework. 

OTH/SCI 505 Advanced Anatomy and Applied Physiology

The course includes critical examination of anatomical structures of the human body. Cadaver and virtual dissection of body systems and musculoskeletal reviews are analyzed.  Functional physiology concepts pertaining to peripheral and central nervous systems are also included.  

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into Nebraska Methodist College's MOT graduate program.  

OTH 520 Outreach Experience I

The course explores the wellness needs of an assigned client or group within a health care or a community setting.  A needs assessment and developed health program will be implemented. Program outcomes will be assessed. The experience will address the application and integration of health related knowledge and skills to address the health and wellness needs.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into Nebraska Methodist College's MOT graduate program.  

OTH 535 Research Capstone I: Initiation of Practice Scholarship

Implementation of a personal research capstone study to promote scholarly endeavors to explore the scope of the profession, establish new knowledge, and interpret and apply the knowledge to practice.  Learners will use evidence to assess implications for the OT profession. Learners will evaluate existing evidence and relevant literature to establish research questions relevant to the OT profession.   

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into Nebraska Methodist College's MOT graduate program.  

OTH 530 Research I: Evidence Based Implications for Practice Scholarship

The scholarship process for advancing professional theory, practice and application are examined. Critiques of existing research, use of literature to make evidence based decisions, and the understanding of descriptive, correlational, and inferential quantitative and qualitative studies are included.  Research designs, methodologies, interpretation of statistics and the implications for practice are addressed. Expectations for conducting a graduate research capstone and a written scholarly report are initiated.   

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into Nebraska Methodist College's MOT graduate program.