Course Index

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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. 

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: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester one coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 515 Evidence-Based Practice for Mental Health

This course examines private, community-based, and health care mental health settings and occupational therapy services in these environments. Individual and group leadership skills are developed for use in practice settings. The implications of illness for the individual within various cultures and society are analyzed.  Skills for effective evaluation and intervention planning and safe management of complex behaviors are included.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester one coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 528 Level IA Fieldwork: General Practice Areas

This course is the first in a series of five Level I fieldwork experiences.  This course sets the foundation for preparing the student for success in the fieldwork environment. The student will have the opportunity to use evidence to select assessments and choose occupation-based interventions at their assigned site.  The roles of various health care team members within practice settings are analyzed within the course. Beginning therapeutic documentation skills are addressed.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.

OTH/SCI 505 Advanced Anatomy and Applied Physiology

The course includes critical examination of anatomical structures and physiological functions of the human body as it relates to homeostasis. The course will emphasize a regional anatomical approach to provide clinical application of integrative physiology concepts pertaining to neuroanatomy. A guided cadaveric study will be a component to the course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.

OTH 520 Outreach Experience I: Health and Wellness

This course is the first of two that address the mission of Nebraska Methodist College and the MOT program through service to the community. Learners 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 health and wellness needs of a selected population within a healthcare or community setting.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.

OTH 535 Research Capstone I

The Research Capstone process will be implemented in this course. Learners will evaluate existing evidence and relevant literature to establish research questions relevant to the OT profession. Learners will further explore 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 all semester one coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 530 Research I: Evidence-Based Implications for 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 NMC's MOT program.

OTH 510 Evidence-Based Practice for Health and Wellness

A cultural awareness of health and the significance of the loss of independence are analyzed. Content includes a critical review of existing evidence for assessing and providing evidence based interventions for physiological, psychosocial, cognitive and behavioral concepts for health and wellness. Global health care trends and public health needs are explored.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.