Course Index

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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, healthcare 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 639 LEVEL IE FIELDWORK: COMMUNITY-BASED ADULT POPULATIONS

This course is the fifth in a series of five Level I fieldwork experiences. This course includes adult practice experiences in a community-based setting to evaluate and implement OT services for adults. Students are to select the appropriate assessments, establish client centered goals and evidence based interventions.  The roles of OT and the OTA, and other health providers are analyzed.  Documentation, reimbursement, ethics, advocacy, referrals and liability issues are critically examined. This course meets face-to-face. Students complete 6+ hours of fieldwork at their assigned site.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

OTH 638 LEVEL ID FIELDWORK: CHILDREN AND YOUTH POPULATIONS

This course is the fourth in a series of five Level I fieldwork experiences. This course includes the application of OT values, knowledge and skills to address the needs of children, youth, and transitional populations. Learners will integrate their knowledge of the occupational therapy process to deliver skilled services to enhance clients' occupational performance, participation and engagement. This course meets online only. Students complete 24 hours of fieldwork at their assigned site.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all semester three coursework and fieldwork.

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. 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 three coursework and fieldwork.

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.