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Occupational Therapy (OTHY)

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[1] Graduate Courses in Occupational Therapy (OTHY)

6V51 LEVEL II FIELDWORK ROTATION I (Variable credit: 1-6 credit hours.) Integration and application of academically acquired knowledge through an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services in traditional and/or emerging service delivery models. Requires a grade of PR/CR for six continuous hours to receive credit for this course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence and approval of graduate faculty.

6V71 LEVEL II FIELDWORK ROTATION II (Variable credit: 1-6 credit hours) Integration and application of academically acquired knowledge through an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services in traditional and/or emerging service delivery models. Requires a grade of PR/CR for six continuous hours to receive credit for this course. Prerequisites: Approval of graduate faculty, successful completion of a total of six hours of OTHY 6V51.

6102 LEVEL I FIELDWORK: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROCESS Application of professional skills and foundational components of the occupational therapy process with a focus on the social and psychological aspects that influence engagement in occupation within a practice setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6103 LEVEL I FIELDWORK: EVALUATION AND INTERVENTION Level I Fieldwork under the supervision of an occupational therapy practitioner that focuses on infusion of occupation throughout the occupational therapy process. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6104 LEVEL II FIELDWORK SEMINAR This course prepares students for level II fieldwork experiences in various settings across the lifespan. Specifically, the student will learn how to transition from student to fieldwork student and ultimately practitioner. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6110 DOCTORAL SEMINAR I: SERVICE LEARNING The first semester course focus is on the foundation concepts upon which the remainder of the curriculum is built. This course provides the basis for professionalism, embracing core values and ethics of the profession, understanding and embracing the use of occupation, and valuing of person-centered practice that is evidenced-based and contextually relevant. In addition, students are expected to develop skills to critically search the evidence and be competent consumers of scholarly literature as related to occupational therapy practice, which provides a foundation for engaging in scholarly activities later in the program.

6112 LEVEL I FIELDWORK: ANALYSIS OF HUMAN OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE Application of professional skills and components of the occupational therapy process under the supervision of an occupational therapy practitioner.

6120 DOCTORAL SEMINAR II: INTRODUCTION TO CAPSTONE This course introduces the capstone process through small group, case-based learning experiences. Students will use clinical reasoning to progressively develop three potential capstone scenarios. Potential areas of emphasis include advocacy, leadership, research, advanced practice, education, theory, development, and program and policy development.

6190 FORMATIVE COMPETENCY Formative evaluation of knowledge, skills, and judgment in applying the occupational therapy process with a client. Includes professional portfolio mid-review. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6303 HUMAN MOVEMENT AND PERFORMANCE Human structure and function analysis as it relates to engagement in occupations. The course emphasizes the anatomical foundation of the skeletal and muscle systems, mechanics and principles of human motion, analysis, and application.

6307 THEORIES IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY In depth study, analysis, synthesis of evidence, and case-based application of theories used to support occupational therapy practice. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6309 POPULATION- AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMMING Needs analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of occupation-centered, evidence-supported programs for populations and communities that promote health and wellness. Includes service learning and field experience in traditional and emerging areas of practice. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6310 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST AS AN EDUCATOR Academic issues and concepts are presented; students will learn to prepare educational objectives, learning experiences, and evaluations for a variety of teaching situations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6317 RESEARCH Study of designs used in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research including critical appraisal of literature and related evidence to inform occupational therapy practice and develop future research. Prerequisite: Admission to the OTD program.

6321 ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT Theoretical and practical application of management principles in the provision of occupational therapy services including evaluation and application of strategies to address internal and external influences on practice. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6323 PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY An overview of the history, philosophical base, traditional and emerging service delivery models, and future of occupational therapy as well as professional roles and responsibilities, credentialing requirements, ethical standards, and professional literature. Includes portfolio development and service learning. Prerequisite: Admission to the OTD program.

6324 ART AND SCIENCE OF OCCUPATION An in-depth study of occupation, underlying scientific theories, and legitimate tools of practice with an emphasis on meaningful use of occupation-based interventions. Prerequisite: Admission to the OTD program.

6326 CONDITIONS INFLUENCING OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE A lifespan study of mental, developmental, and physical conditions commonly encountered in occupational therapy practice, their potential impact on occupational engagement and performance, and general implications for occupational therapy intervention. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6355 APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE A study of the development, structure, and function of the human nervous system as well as the sequelae of neurological insult or injury. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6403 APPLIED HUMAN ANATOMY A study of human structure and function as a foundation of occupational performance.

6404 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSESSMENTS Examination and application of psychometric principles necessary to read, score, calculate, and interpret data collected in tests and assessments. Includes selection, standardized administration, interpretation, and documentation of assessments used in occupational therapy practice to evaluate client factors and occupational performance while considering contextual influences. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6438 EVALUATION AND INTERVENTION PLANNING Synthesis of comprehensive evaluation data to establish client-centered, occupation-based, and outcome-focused intervention plans for clients across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6510 HOLISTIC INTERVENTIONS BIRTH TO YOUNG ADULT Theory- and evidence-based selection and application of relevant occupation-based interventions for clients from birth to young adulthood who present with acute, developmental, neurological, mental health, musculoskeletal, and/or chronic conditions. Includes therapeutic techniques as precursors to occupation based interventions when indicated. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

6511 HOLISTIC INTERVENTIONS ADULT TO END OF LIFE Theory- and evidence-based selection and application of relevant occupational therapy interventions for clients from adulthood to end of life who present with acute, developmental, neurological, mental health, musculoskeletal, and/or chronic conditions. Includes therapeutic techniques as precursors to occupation based interventions when indicated. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

7V50 DOCTORAL CAPSTONE (Variable credit: 1-8 credit hours) A mentored intensive and extensive learner-centered experience designed to develop advanced skills in a specialized area such as clinical practice, research, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, or theory development. Requires a minimum of 640 hours and includes implementation and oral dissemination of a research based major project congruent with the capstone experience. Students must complete a total of twelve (12) doctoral capstone credit hours. Prerequisite: Completion of didactic and fieldwork courses.

7220 TRANSITION TO PRACTICE Comprehensive self-analysis, reflection, and practical evaluation of knowledge, skills, and judgment in providing occupational therapy services to individuals, groups, and populations. Includes finalizing plans for transitioning to the doctoral residency and an emphasis on professional and ethical avenues for gainful employment, certification, licensure, and lifelong learning for ongoing competence in an evolving practice environment. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

7310 DOCTORAL SEMINAR III: PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT This seminar course requires the learner to critically analyze professional needs and interests in preparation for the doctoral residency. Through self-directed learning and practical application, students will complete program planning and development to establish a specialized in-depth experience designed to acquire advanced skills in clinical practice, research, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, or theory development. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

7311 LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION IN HEALTHCARE This course provides multiple approaches to develop, discern, and apply principles of leadership. Students will examine professional leadership through theory, communication, and structured reflection. These experiences will prepare students for both leadership roles and becoming change agents. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

7317 APPLIED RESEARCH I Mentored participation in a scholarly project that may be used to evaluate practice, service delivery, and/or professional issues. Includes but is not limited to: design, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination. This is the first course in a series of three designed to address the interrelationship among theory, research, and practice. Students will design a theory based research proposal of importance to the field of occupational therapy. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

7318 APPLIED RESEARCH II Mentored participation in a scholarly project that may be used to evaluate practice, service delivery, and/or professional issues. Includes but is not limited to: design, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination. This is the second course in a series of three designed to address the interrelationship among theory, research, and practice. Emphasis is on subject/participant recruitment and data collection based on the research proposal developed in Applied Research I. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

7319 APPLIED RESEARCH III Mentored participation in a scholarly project that may be used to evaluate practice, service delivery, and/or professional issues. Includes but is not limited to: design, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination. This is the third course in a series of three designed to address the interrelationship among theory, research, and practice. Emphasis is on data analysis and dissemination of findings based on the data collected in Applied Research II. This course concludes the culminating research project experience. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

7320 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND ADVOCACY IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY An appraisal of contemporary issues in occupational therapy practice focusing on advocacy, policy, and ethics. Students will examine professional responsibilities and roles of the occupational therapist regarding advocacy, policy and ethics and how each influences practice. This course will prepare students to become change agents. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

7330 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES This course advances students’ knowledge in timely topics and trends of critical importance in occupational therapy practice for children, youth, and families. Student-driven areas of interest will be a focus in a variety of practice settings, including schools, clinics, and homes. This course uses leadership, evidence-based practice, and advanced clinical skills as components to advocate for change in order to meet societal and professional needs. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

7340 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN REHABILITATION AND DISABILITY This course advances students’ knowledge in the area of rehabilitation and disability across the lifespan in a variety of practice settings, including orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, and others. This course uses evidence-based practice, advanced clinical skills, and emerging treatment areas to enhance occupational therapy clinical practice.. Students will be prepared to sit for advanced certifications in selected areas of practice. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.

7360 ADVANCED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH This course is designed for students with an interest in advanced knowledge in psychosocial occupational therapy. Through medical and community experiences, students will examine factors that influence participation in occupation for clients diagnosed with mental illness and those that influence occupational therapy practice in mental health. Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous courses in program sequence.