Occupational Therapy

Undergraduate Bulletin
Document Number 4.04.09

Return to Occupational Therapy

[1] Courses in Occupational Therapy (OTHY)

1200 SURVEY OF HEALTH SCIENCES An elective open to all students, the course is designed to assist students in the exploration of professional requirements and responsibilities of various health careers. Guest lectures, discussion, field trips. Fall, and on demand.

3125 INDEPENDENT LIVING STRATEGIES FOR ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING Methods and therapeutic procedures involved in teaching daily living skills are presented. Compensatory techniques, assistive devices, and adaptations to accommodate limitations in performance are emphasized. Lecture, lab, field trips. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Spring.

3215 GROUP PROCESS AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY This course uses group process theory and experiential learning to facilitate the development of communication and interpersonal skills used in occupational therapy practice. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Summer.

3223 INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY This is a study of the definition, philosophy, history, scope of practice, and educational requirements of the profession. Discussed are the professional roles of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant, current health trends, professional organizations, standards of practice, code of ethics, and the certification and licensure processes. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. May Intersession or Summer.

3241 CLINICAL CONDITIONS II This course is a continuation of Clinical Conditions I. Presented are the pathology, etiology, and management of selected clinical diagnoses with emphasis on implications for the occupational therapy practitioner. Lecture, internet. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Spring.

3330 THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY This is an introduction to purposeful activity and activity analysis in occupational therapy. Students study the use of crafts, computers, and other media in clinical practice. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. May Intersession.

3340 CLINICAL CONDITIONS I Presented are the pathology, etiology, and management of selected clinical diagnoses with emphasis on implications for the occupational therapy practitioner. Lecture, internet. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Spring.

4125 INDEPENDENT LIVING STRATEGIES FOR INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING Students learn techniques and therapeutic procedures involved in promoting independence in instrumental daily living skills. Emphasis is on the compensatory techniques, assistive devices, and adaptations to the environment to accommodate limitations in performance. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Fall.

4127 LEVEL I FIELDWORK, CLINICAL ROTATION I This course is a clinical experience with emphasis on developing observation skills, therapeutic interaction skills, professional behavior, beginning documentation skills, and patient care skills necessary for safe, basic clinical performance. Clinical placement. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Spring.

4128 LEVEL I FIELDWORK, CLINICAL ROTATION II This course is a clinical experience with emphasis on occupational therapy evaluation and treatment, identification of treatment theories/frames of reference and activity analysis. Clinical placement. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Fall.

4230 OCCUPATIONS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN Occupational therapy's domain of concern stems from the profession's interest in human beings' ability to engage in everyday occupations. Based on previously acquired knowledge on occupation, this required lab style course will study the concept of occupation and its role among healthy individuals at different ages and life stages. Using the occupational therapy practice framework, students will be able to observe and describe typical occupations experience within individuals' cultural, physical, social personal, spiritual, temporal, and virtual contexts. Fall.

4270 PHARMACOLOGY IN REHABILITATION Drugs commonly encountered by occupational therapy practitioners are presented. Drug effects, side effects, and toxicology are explained. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Fall.

4300 FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY An analysis of the structure and function of the peripheral, central and autonomic nervous systems, including laboratory study of specimens of human central nervous system. Summer.

4308 FOUNDATIONS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Students examine the conceptual foundations of occupational therapy and explore the role of occupational therapy practitioners as influenced by a variety of service delivery models. The course will assist students with understanding the basic components of documentation of occupational therapy services. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program permission of chair. Fall.

4310 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Elective for students majoring in occupational therapy or related health care fields. The use of assistive technology to promote greater independence for individuals with disabilities is presented . Domains presented include vision, hearing, communication, cognition, and environmental controls. Lecture, lab, field trips. Fall, spring.

4317 FUNCTIONAL KINESIOLOGY Principles of body mechanics and analysis of muscle and joint actions in functional coordinated movement are presented. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Fall.

4321 EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN PHYSICAL DISABILITIES I The scope of practice with adolescent through adult populations with physical disabilities is introduced. Emphasis is on rehabilitative and biomechanical approaches to evaluation, treatment planning, implementation, and documentation relative to occupational performance and occupational adaptation. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Spring.

4325 FOUNDATIONS IN MENTAL HEALTH FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY This course presents the etiology, manifestations, treatment, and occupational performance implications of major neuropsychiatric conditions. Lecture and case presentations. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Fall.

4330 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH Students learn to interpret and critically analyze current literature and research in occupational therapy and related fields. Research procedures and analysis utilized in qualitative and quantitative research are introduced. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Spring.

4335 INTRODUCTION TO PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY This required course introduces the scope of pediatric occupational therapy practice. Atypical 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.

4351 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY For occupational therapy honor students This is a directed study in which students conduct an in-depth investigation of a specific area of occupational therapy. Review of the literature and/or research project is required. Regular consultation and guidance with instructor is necessary. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of the faculty, and GPA of 3.5 or better. Fall.

4355 EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN PEDIATRICS I The scope of occupational therapy practice with children is introduced. Neurodevelopmental and sensory integrative approaches to evaluation, treatment planning, implementation, and documentation relative to occupational performance and the model of human occupation are emphasized. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Fall.

4365 EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH I The model of human occupation, object relations, behavior, and role acquisition approaches to evaluation, treatment planning, implementation, and documentation for clients with cognitive and mental disorders are presented. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Fall.

4380 EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN PHYSICAL DISABILITIES II The application of occupational therapy neurodevelopmental theories and principles in evaluation and treatment for adults with physical disabilities is presented. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the occupational therapy program, permission of chair. Fall.

4400 GROSS ANATOMY Gross anatomy studies the structural aspects of the human body. The course incorporates lecture and laboratory study of prosected cadaver specimens. Fall.