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OCT 395: Concepts of Information Literacy for Health Care Professionals

Students in this hybrid course will investigate and integrate knowledge pertaining to multifaceted aspects of information literacy. The development of information literacy skills lays the foundation for improved research strategies and lifelong intellectual growth. The skills acquired will be integrated into course assignments throughout the OT curriculum. Limited to OCT majors. Two lecture hours per week.
Prerequisites: All OT flow sheet prerequisites.
Co-requisities: OCT400N, and OCT401, and OCT402, and OCT403.

Credits: 2.00

OCT 400N: Pathways for Occupational Therapy Practice

This course is designed to transition students from the role of OTA to role of OTR. Students will understand the dynamics of the term "occupation" and explore the relationship that exists between occupation, person and environment. The history of occupational therapy, occupational therapy theoretical frameworks, and philosophical foundations of the profession will be emphasized. Concepts introduced will include clinical reasoning, evidence-based and client-centered practice, professional organizations, and documents pertaining to professional development. . Students will be expected to utilize self-directed and reflective inquiry. Limited to OCT majors. Two lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for OCT400.
Prerequisites: All core and support courses must be completed before beginning professional level coursework.
Co-requisites: OCT 395 and OCT401.

Credits: 2.00

OCT 401: Effective Documentation in Ot Practice

This is a web-based course that provides the student with an understanding of documentation regulations and reimbursement systems in the healthcare industry that include Medicare, Medicaid, fee-for-service, capitation, workers' compensation and contractual care. Issues in reimbursement and strategies for overcoming challenges of third party payers in occupational therapy settings will be covered. All students will successfully complete an online documentation competency test. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisite: Completion of all core and support courses.
Co-requisite: OCT400 or OCT400N.

Credits: 2.00

OCT 402: Clinical Reasoning & Professional Judgment

This course will explore the components of clinical reasoning and students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the process involved in making sound and ethical client-care decisions related to occupational therapy practice. Contributions made by a variety of theorists will be addressed with emphasis placed on formulating skills that enable students to comprehend vital connections interwoven with the professional decision-making process and in one's own professional development. Two lecture hours per week. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisite: OCT400 or OCT400N.
Co-requisite: OCT403.

Credits: 2.00

OCT 403: Ot Promotion, Education & Media

This course will expose students to a variety of technological and non-technological methods and media and to teaching and learning styles, methods and approaches. Students will explore their own learning style, understanding and demonstrate a variety of presentation options and appreciate the value of technology in application to occupational therapy practice. Analysis of activities and it's application to the OT Practice Framework: Domain & Process will promote understanding and appreciation of human occupation from multiple learning perspectives. Two hours of lecture, one hour of lab per week. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisites: OCT400 or OCT400N, OCT401.
Co-requisite: OCT402.

Credits: 3.00

OCT 404: Perceptual and Cognitive Disabilities

This course examines occupational theory and treatment techniques associated with children and adults with cognitive-perceptual deficits. Deficits including dyspraxia, visuospatial and visuoconstructive disorders, sensory defensiveness, vestibular problems, and bilateral integration and sequencing problems will be discussed. Theories of brain function, hemispheric specialization, and cognitive-perceptual-motor treatment will be explored. Assessment and remediation strategies for constructional disabilities, sensory integration dysfunction, unilateral neglect and dyspraxia will be integrated. Three lecture hours per week. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisites: OCT400 or OCT400N, OCT401, OCT402 and OCT403.
Co-requisites: OCT406, OCT408.

Credits: 3.00

OCT 406: Conditions and Pathologies

This course will provide occupational therapy students with a comprehensive overview of medical conditions and pathologies associated with clients across the life span. Students will develop a solid foundation for discerning multiple medical, psychological, social, environmental and sensory conditions or disease processes. Problem identification techniques, comprehension of medical conditions, concepts and terminology will be addressed from a variety of practice venues. Two lecture hours per week. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisites: OCT395, OCT400N, OCT401, OCT402 and OCT403.
Co-requisites: OCT404, OCT408.

Credits: 2.00

OCT 407N: Ot Analysis and Intervention I

This course will utilize a variety of assessment tools for problem identification, interpretation, planning and implementation of intervention strategies for the management and treatment of clients with psychosocial illness. Students will attain knowledge pertaining to the occupational therapy practice framework and appreciate the uniqueness of activity analysis in the creative decision making process for clients afflicted with psychosocial dysfunction. This course includes laboratory experiences to develop clinical reasoning and practice skills and students will participate in level one fieldwork to integrate practice and theory. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Limited to OCT majors. Not open to students who have received credit for OCT407.
Prerequisite: OCT408.
Co-requisite: OCT411.

Credits: 4.00

OCT 408: Research, Writing and Learning I

This course will develop formal skills in critical inquiry and decision-making. Students will use literature and technology resources to determine interventions based in scientific evidence and best professional practice. Students will conduct literature searches and collect data to answer assessment, descriptive and intervention effectiveness questions. Assisted by faculty, students will formulate a research question, evaluate research articles, and establish an annotated bibliography for the final capstone project. Two hours of lecture and one hour of lab per week. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisites: OCT400N, OCT401, OCT402, OCT403.
Co-requisites: OCT404, OCT406.

Credits: 3.00

OCT 411: Theoretical Principles of Occupation I

This course will provide occupational therapy students with a comprehensive overview of medical conditions and theoretical approaches utilized with clients afflicted with psychosocial dysfunction. Students will develop a solid foundation in discerning multiple medical and behavioral conditions and theoretical perspectives while enhancing problem identification technique. Two hours of lecture per week. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisite: OCT408.
Co-requisite: OCT407 or OCT407N.

Credits: 2.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Commun-Level III

OCT 412: Theoretical Principles of Occupation II

This course will impart to occupational therapy students a comprehensive overview of theoretical approaches utilized with clients diagnosed with physical disease, disability or disruption in occupation. Students will develop skills in discerning multiple physical conditions and disease processes while enhancing problem identification technique. The case study model will be used to enhance student's understanding of therapeutic and professional problem solving based in occupational science and the language presented in the occupational therapy practice framework. Two lecture hours per week. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisite: OCT411.
Co-requisite: OCT413.

Credits: 2.00

OCT 413: Ot Analysis and Intervention II

This course will utilize a variety of assessment tools for problem identification and interpretation. Students will develop an understanding of occupational performance and context, and appreciate the uniqueness of activity analysis in the decision making process for clients diagnosed with physical disability. This course will develop skills needed for the planning and implementation of intervention strategies for the management and treatment of the physically disabled adult population in a variety of clinical settings. The course includes multiple lab experiences and participation in level I fieldwork. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory a week. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisite: OCT411.
Co-requisite: OCT412.

Credits: 4.00

OCT 611: Assistive Technologies

This course will provide occupational therapy students with a lecture and laboratory-based introduction on the use of adaptive and assistive technologies. It is designed to provide a basic understanding of various types of technologies, user populations, and environments. Additional topics will be integrated into this course including universal design, funding, legislative policy, and resources. Required as prerequisite for and bridge course to occupational therapy masters degree program. Two lecture hours with lab experience. Limited to OCT majors. Lab fee required.
Prerequisites: OCT400, OCT401, OCT402, OCT403, OCT406, OCT408.

Credits: 2.00

OCT 613: Occupational Therapy Policy & Practice

This is a web-based course that will provide students with a foundation in understanding health care delivery systems and models, legislative and ethical issues and concerns, healthcare policies, and political systems. Corporate, legal and regulatory factors including liability, risk management, and regulation (state practice acts, regulatory and accrediting commissions) will be explored. Students will promote professional advocacy through participating in current state and national lobbying efforts affecting occupational therapy practice. Required as prerequisite for and bridge course to occupational therapy masters degree program. Two lecture hours per week. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisite: OCT611.

Credits: 2.00

OCT 622: Civic Advancement & Administration I

This course is designed to develop and enhance the student's competence to function effectively within any system delivering occupational therapy services. Organization and administration theory will be applied to occupational therapy practice with an emphasis on external and internal influences affecting administrative functions, marketing, communications, supervision, quality assurance, and professional advocacy. Required as prerequisite for and bridge course to occupational therapy masters degree program. Two lecture hours per week. Limited to OCT majors.
Prerequisites: OCT611, OCT613.

Credits: 2.00

OCT 700: Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Seminar

This discussion-based seminar provides students with the conceptual foundation needed to understand the complexities of professional practice in occupational therapy. This seminar will review the historical and philosophical basis of the profession and examine OT professional documents. Students will receive introduction to the dynamics of "occupation" and explore the relationship that exists between occupation, person and environment. The impact of disability, disease, and injury on the person, family and society will be analyzed and acquisition of cultural competencey and knowledge relating to occupational justice will be presented. In addition, an inspection of the social and political systems that influence the delivery of health care services and the relevance of evidence-based practice to the profession will be discussed. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 701: Effective Documentation for Ot Practice

This is a web-based course that provides the student with an understanding of documentation regulations and reimbursement systems in the healthcare industry that include Medicare, Medicaid, fee-for-service, capitation, workers' compensation and contractual care. Issues in reimbursement and strategies for overcoming challenges of third party payers in occupational therapy settings will be covered. All students will successfully complete an online documentation competency test. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 700, OCT 724
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 702: Critical Thinking & Professional Judgment

This course will explore the components of clinical reasoning. Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the process involved in making sound and ethical client-care decisions related to occupational therapy practice. Contributions made by a variety of theorists will be addressed with emphasis placed on formulating skills that enable students to comprehend vital connections interwoven with the professional decision-making process and in one's own professional development. Limited to OCT Major
Pre-Requisites: OCT 701, OCT 795, OCT 726
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 703: Ot Promotion, Education & Media

Students will learn a variety of technological and non technological methods and media including Power Point, Publisher, Word and several teaching and learning styles, methods and approaches. Students will explore their own learning style, view and explore a variety of presentation options, and appreciate the value of technology in application to occupational therapy practice. Students will gain additional skill in the analysis of actities and its application to the OT Practice Framework. This course will enhance students' understanding of human occupation and assist in creating an appreciation of the multiple learning venues and methodologies available. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: None
Co-requisites: [OCT 727, OCT 728, OCT 729] or OCT 796

Credits: 3.00

OCT 704: Theoretical Principles of Ot Practice I

This course will provide occupational therapy students with a comprehensive overview of medical conditions and theoretical approaches utilized with clients afflicted with psychosocial dysfunction. Students will develop a solid foundation in discerning multiple medical and behavioral conditions and theoretical perspectives while enhancing problem identification technique. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-requisites: OCT 804, OCT 806, OCT 798
Co-requisite: OCT 705

Credits: 2.00

OCT 705: Ot Analysis & Intervention I

This course will utilize a variety of assessment tools for problem identification, interpretation, planning and implementation of intervention strategies for the management and treatment of clients with pychosocial illness. Students will attain knowledge pertaining to the occupational therapy practice framework and appreciate the uniqueness of activity analysis in the creative decision making process for clients afflicted with psychosocial dysfunction. This course includes laboratiory experiences to develop clinical reasoning and practice skills and students will participate in level one fieldwork to integrate practice and theory. Limited to OCT Major.
Prerequisites: OCT 804, OCT 806, OCT 798.
Co-requisites: OCT 704.

Credits: 4.00

OCT 706: Theoretical Principles of Ot Practice II

This course will impart to occupational therapy students a comprehensive overview of theoretical approaches utilized with clients diagnosed with physical disease, disability or disruption in occupation. Students will develop skills in discerning multiple physical conditions and disease processes while enhancing problem identification technique. The case study model will be used to enhance student's understanding of therapeutic and professional problem solving based in occupational science and the language presented in the occupational therapy practice framework. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 704, OCT 705, OCT 822
Co-Requisites: OCT 707

Credits: 2.00

OCT 707: Ot Analysis & Intervention II

This course will utilize a variety of assessment tools for problem identification and interpretation. Students will develop an understanding of occupational performance components and context, and appreciate the uniqueness of activity analysis in the decision making process for clients diagnosed with physical disability. This course will develop skills needed for the planning and implementation of intervention strategies for the management and treatment of the physically disabled adult population in a variety of clinical settings. The course includes multiple lab experiences and participation in level I filedwork. Limit to OCT Major.
Pre-requisites: OCT 704, OCT 705, OCT 822.
Co-Requisites: OCT706.

Credits: 4.00

OCT 712: Theoretical Principles of Occupation III

This course will explore multiple medical conditions and theoretical principles needed to understand and treat the pediatric population. Students will examine how specific disease processes impact clients from the age of newborn to young adulthood. Problem identification skills required to assess and treat pediatric clientele will be further developed. Students are expected to understand and demonstrate the impact of pediatric illness or disability in relation to developmental characteristics, function and occupational performance. Limited to OCT Majors.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 814, OCT 813, OCT 823, OCT 811 OR OCT 412, OCT 413, OCT 611, OCT 613
Co-requisites: OCT 715

Credits: 2.00

OCT 715: Ot Analysis and Intervention III

This course is designed to teach students to critically evaluate and assess pediatric and adolescent clients. Evaluation and assessment tools utilized with these age groups will be explored. Occupational therapy clinical reasoning skills will be developed through experiential and problem-based learning activities enabling students to write creative, individualized and occupationally based treatment plans. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-requisites: OCT 814, OCT 813, OCT 823, OCT 811 OR OCT 412, OCT 413, OCT 611, OCT 613
Co-requisite: OCT 712

Credits: 4.00

OCT 718: Theoretical Principles of Occupation IV

This course explores multiple medical conditions and theoretical principles used in the treatment of older adults. Students will examine how specific disease processes impact clients from an older adult realm developing problem identification skills needed to assess and treat geriatric clientele. Health management for older adults including issues related to policy, economics, organizational structure, and clinical care will be explored. Limited to OCT Majors.
Prerequisites: OCT712, OCT715, OCT800.
Co-requisites: OCT720, OCT802.

Credits: 2.00

OCT 720: Ot Analysis and Intervention IV

This course will augment the students' ability to critically evaluate, assess and treat the older adult client using standardized and non-standardized evaluation and assessment tools. Proficiency in problem identification, goal writing, documentation, and treatment planning will be developed through experiential and problem-based learning activities. These learning activities will enhance the student's ability to write creative, individualized and occupationally-based treatment plans for older adults confronted with disease, disability, or impaired functional capabilities. Limited to OCT Majors.
Prerequisites: OCT712, OCT715, OCT800.
Co-requisites: OCT718, OCT802.

Credits: 4.00

OCT 724: Introduction to Human Occupation and the Theoretical Constructs of Practice

This introductory course prepares the OT student for acquiring knowledge of the theoretical foundations that support decision-making for occupational therapists in a variety of complex environments. Discussion and analysis of the models, theories and frames of reference in OT practice will be included. In addition, students will learn about humans as occupational beings, the analysis of human occupation, occupational performance and the impact of the environment on occupational endeavors. The OT Practice Framework will be integrated into the course work. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 725: Concepts of Information Literacy for Health Professionals

This course provides students with an overview of information literacy enhancing skills necessary to navigate numerous information resources. The development of critical thinking relating to interpreting data and how it is organized lays the foundation for improved research strategies and lifelong intellectual growth. The skills acquired will be integrated into course assignments throughout the OT curriculum. Limited to OCT post professional majors.
Prerequisites: None
Co Requisites: OCT 700, OCT 724

Credits: 3.00

OCT 726: Therapeutic Occupations & Activities

The use of occupation to promote interventions and functional performance is at the core of the occupational therapy profession. This course will explore the meaning and dynamics of occupation and activity from a personal perspective as well as from a treatment perspective. Students will explore the concept of occupation as it supports participation in life using models of practice as well as the OT Practice Framework. Students will expound upon the occupational therapy process while identifying and evaluating occupational performance areas, skills and patterns and view the interwoven relationship of this process to occupational context, client factors, and activity demands. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 700, OCT 724
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 727: Introduction to Ot Treatment Planning Across the Lifespan

This course will support the development of writing skills and the creation of occupational therapy treatment plans. Students will use newly acquired skill to develop OT treatment plans that will include problem identification, goal setting, frame of reference identification, and the decision-making involved for choosing appropriate and safe treatment interventions. Emphasis will be on the commonalities and differences of treatment planning for clients across the life span in a variety of treatment contexts and with a range of diagnosis. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-requisites: OCT 701, OCT 726, OCT 795
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 728: Community Service Practicum

Students will explore the connection of occupational therapy to community-based programming. A focus on health and wellness and its promotion to clients from a variety of community placemnets will integrate knowledge and experience within the local community to develop skills for working with clients and program stakeholders. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 701, OCT 795, OCT 726
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 2.00

OCT 729: Occupational Therapy Health Care Innovations in Society

Healthcare is constantly changing and occupational therapy practice is continually evolving to meet the needs of both traditional healthcare settings and non-traditional areas of practice. Students will analyze how health, societal and political systems will focus on how these systems influence the delivery of health care services, and the impact of culture on treatment and health practices. Students will explore areas of occupation-based treatment and relate new and innovative ideas to clinical practice. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 701, OCT 726, OCT 795
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 798: Research, Writing & Learning I

This course will develop formal skills in critical inquiry and decision-making. Students will use literature and technology resources to determine interventions based in scientific evidence and best professional practice. Students will conduct literature searches and collect data to answer assessment, descriptive and intervention effectiveness questions. Assisted by faculty, students will formulate a research question, evaluate research articles, and establish an annotated bibliography for the final capstone project. Limit to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 702, OCT 703, OCT 727, OCT 728, OCT 729
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 800: Research, Writing and Learning II

Research II expands the foundation established in prior courses and prepares the occupational therapy student to be an active participant in Health Science Research. A comprehensive understanding of statistics in both application and theory will be addressed. Additional research designs will be examined in a number of areas that impact the present Health Care environment. At the completion of this course students will submit a proposal for their scholarly research project. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 813, OCT 814, OCT 811, OCT 823, OCT 412, OCT 413, OCT 611, OCT 613 OR OCT 795, OCT 703, OCT 771
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 802: Research, Writing and Learning III

Research III is the capstone course of the three research modules completing the foundation skills needed to be active participants and contributors to health science research. This course presents advanced topics related to research design and statistics. Students will complete individual research projects and present the findings. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre Requisites: OCT 712, OCT 715, OCT 800 OR OCT 972, OCT 800
Co-requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 804: Perceptual-cognitive Disabilities

This course examines occupational theory and treatment techniques associated with children and adults with cognitive-perceptual deficits. Deficits including dyspraxia, visuopatial and visuoconstructive disorders, sensory defensiveness, vestibular problems, and bilateral integration and sequencing problems will be discussed. theories of brain function, hemispheric specialization, and cognitive-perceptual-motor treatment will be explored. Assessments and remediation strategies for constructional disabilities, sensory integration dysfunction, unilateral neglect and dyspraxia will be integrated. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 702, OCT 703, OCT 727, OCT 728, OCT 729
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 806: Conditions

This course will provide occupational therapy students with a comprehensive overview of medical conditions and pathologies associated with clients across the life span. students will develop a solid foundation for discerning multiple medical, psychological, social, environmental, and sensory conditions or disease processes. Problem identification techniques, comprehension of medical conditions, concepts, and terminology will be addressed from a variety of practice venues. limited to OCT major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 702, OCT 703, OCT 727, OCT 728, OCT 729
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 808: Research, Writing & Learning I

This course will develop formal skills in critical inquiry and decision-making. Students will use literature and technology resources to determine interventions based in scientific evidence and best professional practice. Students will conduct literature searches and collect data to answer assessment, descriptive and intervention effectiveness questions. Assisted by faculty, students will formulate a research question, evaluate research articles, and establish an annotated bibliography for the final capstone project. Limit to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 702, OCT 703, OCT 727, OCT 728, OCT 729
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

OCT 811: Assistive Technology

This course will provide occupational therapy students with a lecture and laboratory-based introduction on the use of adaptive and assistive technologies. It is designed to provide a basic understanding of various types of technologies, user populations, and environments. Additional topics will be integrated into this course including universal design, funding, legislative policy, and resources. Limited to OCT major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 810, OCT 812, OCT 822
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 2.00

OCT 822: Civic Advancement and Administration I

This course is designed to develop and enhance the student's competence to function effectively within any system delivering occupational therapy services. Organization and administration theory will be applied to occupational therapy practice with an emphasis on external and internal influences affecting administrative functions, marketing, communications, supervision, quality assurance, and professional advocacy. Required as prerequisite for and bridge course to occupational therapy master's degree program. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 804, OCT 806, OCT 808
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 2.00

OCT 823: Occupational Therapy Policy & Practice

This is a web-based course that will provide students with a foundation in understanding health care delivery systems and models, legislative and ethical issues and concerns, healthcare policies, and political systems. Corporate, legal and regulatory factors including liability, risk management, and regulation (state practice acts, regulatory and accrediting commissions) will be explored. Students will promote professional advocacy through participating in current state and national lobbying efforts affecting occupational therapy practice. Required as prerequisite for and bridge course to occupational therapy's master's degree program. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 810, OCT 812, OCT 822
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 2.00

OCT 850: Level II Fieldwork and Seminar A

This fieldwork internship and seminar will provide students with practical skills and knowledge for participation in and successful completion of level II fieldwork. Students will complete a 480-hour internship within a chosen clinical setting in conjunction with a fieldwork seminar. Students will discuss and integrate clinical experiences with academic ideologies. Focus of study will include student assessment tools, facility requirements and expectations, and review of concepts pertaining to professionalism that foster competence for entry-level occupational therapy practice. Limited to OCT Majors.
Prerequisites: OCT712, OCT715, OCT718, OCT720, OCT800 and OCT802.

Credits: 6.00

OCT 900: Civic Advancement and Administration II

This course will continue to build upon the fundamental management tools learned in OCT 722 while further developing business administration, marketing and entrepreneurial skills. Students will incorporate their professionally enhanced experiences; develop critical thinking skills, and research interests to create a business plan for an occupational therapy private practice or consulting business. Students will learn the key elements of a business plan. They will also further explore opportunities for occupational therapy consultants in emerging practice areas. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 850
Co-Requisites: None

Credits: 2.00

OCT 910: Trends and Innovative Practice Arenas

This course will prepare students to understand models of service delivery and their effect on the practice of occupational therapy. The advancements in intervention technology in a variety of developing or existing areas of occupational therapy will be discussed and practiced in a laboratory setting. Specialty areas such as low vision and inclusion models will be included. Limited to OCT Major.
Pre-Requisites: OCT 850 OR OCT 980

Credits: 3.00

OCT 912: Special Topics in Occupational Therapy

This is an optional course that provides comprehensive instruction on special topics in Occupational Therapy. This course will augment intervention skills and competencies for practice within a variety of clinical and community settings. The course content is to be designed by the instructor(s). Topics will vary according to students' interest and faculty expertise. Instruction may take the form of seminars, conferences, or institutes. This course may occur on the Salem State College campus or at an approved community location.

Credits: 3.00

OCT 920: Capstone Seminar in Professional Practice

The importance of research and evidence-based practice, professional presentation skills, and the promotion of professional advocacy will be components emphasized in this course. Integration of student's prior clinical experience and the skills attained throughout the curriculum will be reflected upon and discussed. Additionally, skills required to develop new areas of occupational therapy practice and maintain professional development will be highlighted. Limited to OCT Major.
Prerequisites: OCT 718, 720, 802, 850
Co-requisites:

Credits: 3.00

OCT 925: Introduction to Interprofessional Practice in Health Care Systems

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and strategies of interprofessional practice in contemporary health care systems. The course curricula are designed to advance students' competent practice in interprofessional health care delivery. The course is open to matriculated graduate students in nursing, occupational therapy and social work as well as to non-matriculated students who hold a baccalaureate degree in one of these disciplines and whose undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or better.

Credits: 3.00

OCT 960: Level II Fieldwork and Seminar B

This final level II fieldwork internship and seminar is designed to provide students with practical skills and knowledge for fieldwork and for entry-level practice. Students will complete their second internship (480 clinical hours) within a chosen clinical setting in conjunction with this seminar. Students will examine and discuss concepts learned throughout the curriculum with focus spent on preparation and review for the NBCOT examination, interviewing skills, professionalism, civic and professional responsibilities, advocacy and their role as future leaders. Limited to OCT Major.
Prerequisites: OCT 900, OCT 910 and OCT 920.
Co-requisites: None

Credits: 6.00

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