Course Index

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OTH 628 LEVEL IC FIELDWORK: AGED POPULATIONS

This course is the third in a series of five Level I fieldwork experiences. This course explores a continuum of care model for effective OT service delivery.   Services include promotion of relevant models of occupational intervention as well as the wellness, physical, mental, and neurocognitive aspects of aging.  Fieldwork settings may include but are not limited to private practice, adult day care centers, assistive living, long term care, home healthcare, private practice, rehabilitation settings, and hospice settings. This course meets online only. Students complete 24 hours of fieldwork at their assigned site. 

  • Credits: 1.0
  • 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. This course meets online only.

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

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester one coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 585 NEUROREHABILITATION: COGNITION, BEHAVIOR, AND NEUROMOTOR APPROACHES

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. 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 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 healthcare needs The role of OT related to occupational performance, access to care issues, language barriers, and ethical and cultural considerations are explored. Healthcare 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 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 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. This course meets online only. 

  • Credits: 4.0
  • 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 healthcare 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.