Course Index

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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

This course addresses occupational therapy's role within contemporary practice settings. Settings include but are not limited to Work and Industry, Cancer Rehabilitation, Lymphadema, Driver Rehabilitation, Feeding, Eating and Swallowing, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Transition Planning.

  • 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.

OTH 529 Level IB Fieldwork: Community-Based Mental, Behavioral, and Social Health Needs

This course is the second in a series of five Level I fieldwork experiences. This course addresses mental health, cognition, and behavioral management needs of a community-based population. The student will have the opportunity to use evidence to select assessments and choose occupation-based interventions at their assigned site. Learners will articulate to external audiences and/or other professionals the role and value of OT mental health services.  Therapeutic documentations skills will continue to be developed.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester one coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 525 Outreach Experience II: Neurobehavioral Populations

This course is the second of two that address the mission of Nebraska Methodist College and the MOT program through service to the community. Students will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community in which they serve through completing a needs analysis and program development for a selected organization, focusing on the needs of a neurobehavioral population.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester one coursework and fieldwork.

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: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester two coursework and fieldwork.

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.