Course Index

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MBH 600 Health Systems, Informatics, & Leadership

This course provides an overview of contemporary health care systems and organizations. Within this overview research, health policy, regulation, and law are examined from the perspective of how these factors shape health care organizations.  Available technology to interpret and organize health data is investigated in relation to health system productivity.  This course synthesizes leadership and systems theory into understanding the health care industry and program development to become a leader in patient-centered care and positive health outcomes. 

  • Credits: 3.0

OTH 785 Level IIB Fieldwork

This course is the second 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. Students complete 480+ hours of fieldwork at their assigned site. Communication with the course instructor is online.

  • Credits: 9.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all didactic coursework and fieldwork Level I and IIA requirements.

OTH 780 Level IIA Fieldwork

This course is Level II fieldwork experience 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. Students complete 480+ hours of fieldwork at their assigned site. Communication with the course instructor is online.

  • Credits: 9.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all didactic coursework, 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. This course meets in blended format; some weeks are online, and some are face-to-face. This course runs over a 5-week term, prior to Level II fieldwork.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester four coursework and fieldwork.

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. This course meets in blended format; some weeks are online, and some are face-to-face. This course runs over a 5-week term, prior to Level II fieldwork.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • 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 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. This course meets face-to-face.

  • 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. The lecture for this course is online only. The lab meets face-to-face each week.

  • 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. The lecture for this course is online only. The lab meets face-to-face each week.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • 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. This course meets in a blended format; some weeks are online, and some are face-to-face.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester two coursework and fieldwork.