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. This course meets in 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.

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 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. This course meets online, and students are also required to meet with their research group as necessary to complete course objectives.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester two coursework and fieldwork.

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. This course meets online, and students are also required to meet with their research group as necessary to complete course objectives.

  • 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. This course meets online only. 

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.

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. This course meets face-to-face. Students complete 4+ hours of fieldwork at their assigned site.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • 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. This course meets face-to-face. Students complete 24 hours of fieldwork at their assigned site. 

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.

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.This course meets online, and students are also required to meet with their assigned group members as well as work with an assigned community partner.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester one coursework and fieldwork.

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. This course meets online, and students are also required to meet with their assigned group members as well as work with an assigned community partner. 

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Admission into NMC's MOT program.

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. The lecture for this course is online only. The lab meets face-to-face on selected weeks.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester one coursework and fieldwork.