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[1] Graduate Courses in Occupational Therapy (OTHY)

5308 FOUNDATIONS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Examination of the conceptual foundations of occupational therapy. Exploration of the role of occupational therapy practitioners as influenced by a variety of service-delivery models. The basic components of documentation of occupational therapy services are presented. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Fall.

5310 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY The use of assistive technology to promote greater independence for individuals with disabilities. Domains presented include vision, hearing, communication, mobility, cognition, and environmental controls. Fall, Spring.

5317 FUNCTIONAL KINESIOLOGY Principles of body mechanics and analysis of muscle and joint actions in functional coordinated movement. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Fall.

5321 EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN PHYSICAL DISABILITIES I The scope of occupational therapy practice with adolescent through adult populations. Content will include Occupational Adaptation, Rehabilitation, and the Biomechanical frames of reference. Methods of evaluation, treatment planning, implementation, and documentation are emphasized within each theoretical perspective. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Spring.

5325 FOUNDATIONS IN MENTAL HEALTH FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY The role, scope, and service delivery of occupational therapy for mental health conditions. Etiology, manifestations, treatment, and implications for occupational therapy intervention for major neuropsychiatric conditions are discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Spring.

5330 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH Interpretation and critical analysis of current literature and research in occupational therapy. Sampling, data collection, data analysis, reliability, validity, and the components of a research proposal are introduced. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program or by permission of instructor. Spring.

5335 FOUNDATIONS FOR PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY This required course introduces the scope of pediatric occupational therapy practice. A typical development is contrasted to typical development in the context of occupational therapy practice. Students develop beginning skills in the diagnosis of problems associated with abnormal development as needed for occupational performance. This course is open to undergraduate and/or graduate students who have been accepted and enrolled in entry-level occupational therapy program. Spring.

5365 EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH I Introduces the scope of mental health occupational therapy practice, including settings, models, teams, and purposeful activity. Model of Human Occupation, Object Relations, Behavior and Role Acquisition approaches to evaluation, treatment planning, implementation, and documentation are emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Fall.

5380 EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN PHYSICAL DISABILITIES II Emphasizes traditional and contemporary motor control frames of reference and cognitive-perceptual approaches to intervention with the adult population. Students will learn approaches to assessment, intervention, and documentation based on these approaches. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Fall.

6100 LEVEL I FIELDWORK, CLINICAL ROTATION 3 Occupational therapy clinical experience in rehabilitative, medical, and community service delivery models. Observation and moderately supervised evaluation, treatment planning, and treatment implementation. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Summer.

6101 LEVEL I FIELDWORK, CLINICAL ROTATION 4 Occupational therapy clinical experience in rehabilitative, medical, and community service delivery models. Observation and minimally supervised evaluation, treatment planning, and treatment implementation. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Fall.

6125 INDEPENDENT LIVING STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITY RE-ENTRY Techniques and therapeutic procedures involved in promoting successful community re-entry for individuals with a variety of impairments. Focus on compensatory techniques, assistive devices, adaptation of the environment, and community resources to accommodate limitations in performance of advanced activities of daily living in community settings. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Summer.

6150, 6250, 6350 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Topic in Occupational Therapy of special interest to the student who wishes to conduct an in-depth investigation with faculty guidance. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. On demand.

6199, 6299, 6399, 6499, 6599, 6699 CONTINUED STUDIES This credit/no credit course is required in subsequent semester(s) when an x-grade is awarded in a specified occupational therapy graduate course and until course requirements are fully met. Specified courses are: OTHY 5390-5690, 6150-6350, 6306, 6315, 6316, 6320, as well as other courses if required by the faculty member. The course does not count toward the MS in Occupational Therapy degree, but allows the student access to faculty guidance and university resources.

6220 CLINICAL REASONING Course emphasizes the clinical reasoning processes necessary to achieve client-centered practice within the paradigm of occupation. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Fall.

6300 BODY IMAGE AND PERCEPTUAL DYSFUNCTION IN ADULTS Integration and application of perceptual research and theory to rehabilitation of conditions that result in visual and somesthetic perceptual dysfunctions and body image disturbances. Prerequisite: Enrollment in a graduate-level program in a rehabilitation discipline and consent of instructor. On demand.

6301 EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN PEDIATRICS II Visual perception and psychosocial approaches to evaluation, treatment planning, implementation, and documentation relative to occupational performance and model of human occupation. Fine motor skills, handwriting, and oral motor skills are presented. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Spring.

6304 EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH II Life Span Development, Cognitive Behavioral, Cognitive Disability, and Movement-Centered frames of reference for evaluation, treatment planning, implementation, and documentation are emphasized. Each will be related to both occupational performance and model of human occupation. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Spring.

6305 COMPARATIVE THEORY Analysis of the work of major theorists and other leaders in the occupational therapy profession and the relationship of their ideas to occupational therapy research and practice. Online. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. On demand.

6308 ADVANCED PRACTICE IN PHYSICAL DISABILITIES Study of purposes and uses of orthotic and prosthetic appliances. Selection, fitting, and fabrication of orthotic appliances, selection of prostheses. Special emphasis on management of burns, arthritis, and musculoskeletal injuries. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Spring.

6310 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST AS AN EDUCATOR Prepares the occupational therapy clinician for adaptation to the higher education environment. Academic issues and concepts are presented; students will learn to prepare educational objectives, learning experiences, and evaluations for a unit of study. Prerequisite: Enrollment in a graduate-level program in a health care discipline or consent of instructor. On demand.

6311 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN THE COMMUNITY Learners synthesize previous knowledge about individuals with disabilities and their assimilation into the community and explore a variety of practice settings in which occupational therapists provide services to clients within their local community and the impact that technological advances and economics have on the scope of practice. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Spring.

6312 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT Advanced theory, philosophy, and management functions as related to occupational therapy practice. Reimbursement and health care economic issues are addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Fall.

6313 LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE A study of leadership theories, and the application of these theories to leadership roles and work situations encountered by health professionals. Prerequisite: Enrollment in a graduate-level program in a health care discipline or consent of instructor. On demand.

6314 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE IN GERIATRICS Role of occupational therapy with older adults. The course examines the therapeutic relationship between the occupational therapist and the older person, geriatric assessment tools, and treatment areas in occupational therapy, including prevention, accommodation, and restoration. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Fall.

6315 RESEARCH METHODS Provides the skills and procedures necessary for designing a research proposal or project of importance to the field of occupational therapy. The kinds of data collection, analysis, and interpretations pertinent to occupational therapy are discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to OT program. Fall.

6320 THESIS Includes the writing and defense of the thesis. Open only to students in the thesis option of the Occupational Therapy master's program. Fall, Spring.

6325 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND THE ARTS: A NON-TRADITIONAL COMMUNITY-BASED EXPERIENCE This graduate elective provides opportunities for occupational therapy students to work in a community-based program. Students will use knowledge and skills from previous courses to work with persons with disabilities, professional artists, and service providers in a community-based program using the performing/visual arts and a camp-like experience. In addition, the course allows the student to understand and experience the achievements and challenges that people with disabilities experience on a day-to-day basis. Prerequisite: Admitted to and progressing through the occupational therapy program. Summer.

6328 ACTING CREATES THERAPEUTIC SUCCESS: A SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCE This service-learning course allows the student to apply the occupational therapy process in a community-based program (Acting Creates Therapeutic Success - ACTS) for persons with developmental disabilities. Through seminars and practical experiences, the student will have the opportunity for academic and personal reflection. Prerequisite: Admitted to and progressing through the 2nd year of the occupational therapy program. On demand.

6330 TRANSDISCIPLINARY ASSESSMENT AND COLLABORATIVE PRACTICES Addresses issues involved in transdisciplinary assessment of children (and their families), ages birth to five, with special needs. Prerequisite: Enrollment in a graduate-level program in a rehabilitation discipline or consent of instructor. On demand.

6331 SPECIALIZED PRACTICE IN BRAIN INJURY Students will develop strong foundational and advanced skill application in acquired brain injury rehabilitation.  Students, who are interested in working with the population of people with brain injury, will also learn about evidence based practices.  Students will also be well prepared for the national examination to become certified brain injury specialists, after completion of the required 500 hours of work with those that have sustained a brain injury.  Once a year.

6335 ADVANCED SPINAL CORD INJURY MANAGEMENT Course will include information necessary for students to independently perform advanced client evaluation and intervention for persons with spinal cord injuries. Prerequisite: Enrollment in a graduate-level program in a rehabilitation discipline or consent of instructor. On demand

6336 ADVANCED INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICE IN COGNITIVE-NEUROREHABILITATION Advanced application of theory, evaluation, and intervention for clients with acquired brain injury.  Emphasis is on preparatory and occupation-based practice to address cognitive, perceptual, and behavioral deficits and the use of neurodevelopmental treatment.  Prerequisite(s):  OTHY 4380 or OTHY 5380. Elective.  Summer.

6337 THEORY OF OCCUPATIONAL ADAPTATION This course provides post-professional and entry-level graduate occupational therapy students the opportunity to learn, analyze, practice and critique the Theory of Occupational Adaptation.  Elective. Summer.

6338 SPECIALIZED INTERVENTIONS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY:  PEDIATRIC DYSPHAGIA AND SELECTED MODALITIES Occupational Therapy evaluation and treatment of dysphagia in children.  Use of selected physical and electrical modalities (neuromuscular electrical stimulation, interferential current, ultrasound, whirlpool, and cold laser) as preparatory intervention methods for occupational therapy.  Elective.  Spring.

6339 ADVANCED ANATOMICAL REVIEW OF THE UPPER EXTREMITY Advanced study of the shoulder, arm, forearm and hand through dissection of cadaver specimens.  Special emphasis is placed on bone, muscular and nerve structures as they contribute to functional use of the upper extremity.  Based on client need and research evidence, students select appropriate treatment interventions to optimize/restore occupational performance.  Elective.  Summer.

6340 SENSORY INTEGRATION An in-depth examination of sensory integration theory. This course emphasizes sensory integration concepts, postulates, function/dysfunction, assessment interpretation, treatment planning, and treatment implementation. Prerequisite: Enrolled in graduate study in a rehabilitation discipline, or consent of instructor. On demand.

6343 NEONATAL DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTION Roles and functions of a developmental specialist working with neonates. Major neonatal disorders and relevant theoretical approaches applicable to treat these disorders from a family-focused perspective will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Enrolled in OT master's program, or consent of instructor. On demand.

6345 ADVANCED PEDIATRIC FINE MOTOR TREATMENT Course presents the foundations and development of normal pediatric hand skills as well as conditions that affect fine motor development. Assessment and therapeutic intervention strategies will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Enrolled in OT master's program, or consent of instructor. On demand.

6346 INTERDISCIPLINARY LEADERSHIP IN PEDIATRIC PRACTICE I This course presents didactic information and clinical/community experiences necessary to develop leadership and research skills in delivery of interdisciplinary family-centered health care to children with special needs and their families. Emphasis is on development of skills needed to successfully work with children and families as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Prerequisite: Admitted to and progressing through occupational therapy program. Spring.

6347 INTERDISCIPLINARY LEADERSHIP IN PEDIATRIC PRACTICE II A continuation of OTHY 6346 (admission by application only). Emphasis is on integrating and applying the clinical and leadership skills learned in OTHY 6346 to interdisciplinary clinical experiences. Prerequisite: OTHY 6346. Fall.

6348 ENVIRONMENTAL COMPETENCY Explore the role of the environment with a client receiving occupational therapy; the effects on participation in occupation, the ways in which the environment affects disability, and ways the environment shapes occupational therapy practice.  This online course is an elective offered to graduate students enrolled in the occupational therapy program.  On demand.

6352 DIRECTED STUDY IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Directed individual or group in-depth study of a particular topic in occupational therapy.

6354 TRANSDISCIPLINARY INTERVENTION WITH YOUNG CHILDREN Development of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is examined. Professionals from involved disciplines will discuss transdisciplinary strategies and materials used with young children with special needs in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: OTHY 6330 or permission of instructor. On demand.

6360 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS Occupational therapy services within the context of the public school environment are examined. Students develop advanced knowledge of the implication of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act on occupational therapy service delivery, to include education-related assessments and collaborative consultation. Prerequisite: Enrolled in OT master's program. On demand.

6365 CURRENT ISSUES AND TRENDS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Identification and analysis of current issues and trends in occupational therapy and the health care environment. Recent changes and future projections for occupational therapy practice and education are discussed. Prerequisite: Enrolled in OT master's program. Online. On demand.

6370 ADVANCED SPLINTING IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY The fabrication and treatment progression for selected dynamic splints/casts utilized with individuals with joint range of motion impairments. Prerequisite: Enrolled in OT master's program. On demand.

6621 FIELD EXPERIENCE I Integration and application of academically acquired knowledge in an occupational therapy setting with emphasis on a medical model service-delivery system. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate faculty. Spring, summer, fall.

6631 FIELD EXPERIENCE II Integration and application of academically acquired knowledge in an occupational therapy setting with emphasis on a community-based service-delivery system. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate faculty. Spring, summer, fall.

6641 FIELD EXPERIENCE III Integration and application of academically acquired knowledge in an occupational therapy setting with emphasis on a rehabilitation model of service delivery. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate faculty. Spring, summer, fall.