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Course Descriptions

OTA 213 Pathophysiology and Conditions I (3)
This course provides an overview of the etiology, clinical course, management, and prognosis of congenital and developmental disabilities, acute and chronic disease processes, and traumatic injuries; and examines the effects of such conditions on functional performance throughout the lifespan as well as explores the effects of wellness on the individual, family, culture, and society. Prereq: Admission to the OTA program. F

OTA 214 Pathophysiology and Conditions II (3)
Providing a focus in the areas of neurology and orthopedics, this course continues the overview of the etiology, clinical course, management, and prognosis of congenital and developmental disabilities, acute and chronic disease processes, and traumatic injuries by examining the effects of such conditions on functional performance throughout the lifespan and by exploring the effects of wellness on the individual, family, culture and society. Prereq: OTA 213. Sp

OTA 221 Technical Communication (3)
The emphasis of this course is the development of skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. These skills include: interviewing; self, dyadic, and group interaction; documentation to ensure accountability and reimbursement of services; critical reading of research; public speaking; and participation in meetings. This course introduces the student to medical terminology used in many of the treatment settings. Prereq: Admission to the OTA program. F

OTA 231 Therapeutic Media (3)
The first half of this course includes a multicultural perspective to emphasize the analysis of activities, the performance and teaching of selected tasks and activities, and the grading and adapting of purposeful activity for therapeutic intervention. The focus of the second half of the course is assistive technology including orthotics and prosthetics. F, Sp

OTA 232 Media and Modalities (2)
The student will be introduced to theory and clinical competencies needed to become proficient in basic splint fabrication skills and medical conditions associated with each type of splint constructed. The course will also explore the use of assistive devices, adaptive equipment, and an overview of prosthetics, orthotics, and the use of physical agent modalities in treatment. Prereq: Admission to the OTA program.

OTA 241 Occupational Performance Components I (4)
This course examines the occupational therapy process with an emphasis on optimal occupational performance which enhances lifespan role functioning across occupational performance contexts. This course examines the interplay of performance areas and concomitant performance components with a focus on psychosocial skills. Prereq: Admission to the OTA program. F

OTA 242 Occupational Performance Components II (5)
This course examines the occupational therapy process with an emphasis on optimal occupational performance which enhances lifespan role functioning across occupational performance contexts. This course examines the interplay of performance areas and concomitant performance components with a focus on sensorimotor and cognitive skills. Prereq: OTA 241. Sp

OTA 297 Practicum Seminar (2)
Along with a 40 clock hour Level I practicum experience, this first practicum course provides students opportunities to discuss fieldwork matters and integrate fieldwork with occupational therapy process and practice issues. Prereq: Admission to the OTA program. F, Sp, Su

OTA 298 Practicum Seminar (2)
Along with a 40 clock hour Level I practicum experience, this second practicum course provides students additional opportunities to discuss fieldwork matters and integrate fieldwork with occupational therapy process and practice issues. Prereq: OTA 297. F, Sp, Su

OTA 343 Occupational Performance Areas I (5)
This course examines the occupational therapy process with an emphasis on optimal occupational performance which enhances lifespan role functioning across occupational performance contexts. This course examines the interplay of performance components and their effects on subsequent performance areas, particularly activities of daily living and play or leisure. Prereq: OTA 241. Sp

OTA 344 Occupational Performance Areas II (4)
This course examines the occupational therapy process with an emphasis on optimal occupational performance which enhances lifespan role functioning across occupational performance contexts. This course examines the interplay of performance components and their effects on subsequent performance areas, particularly work and productive activities. Prereq: OTA 343. Su

OTA 345 Occupational Performance in Pediatrics (3)
The emphasis of this course is the development of skills in use for the pediatric population including the evaluation and treatment planning using developmental cognitive, motor, and psychosocial theories. The use of experiential learning techniques will reinforce presented concepts. Su

OTA 350 Independent Study (1-12)
This elective course may be customized for the special interest of the student. Students may complete this independent study by participating in faculty approved supervised service delivery, research projects under the direction of faculty, or another faculty approved project.  Prereq: Admission to the OTA program. F, Sp, Su

OTA 372 Management for Occupational Therapy Assistants (3)
General management principles such as planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating/directing, controlling, budgeting, marketing, strategic planning are applied to the management of activities service. There is an emphasis on the development of supervisory skills for occupational therapy students, certified occupational therapy assistants, and other personnel. Su

OTA 397 Technical Fieldwork A (3)
While working with persons having various levels of psychosocial, sensorimotor, and cognitive performance components, students have opportunities for synthesis, the integration and application of knowledge gained throughout their educational experiences which include general education/liberal arts courses as well as the sequence of occupational therapy coursework. Students will examine the interplay among occupational performance areas, components, and contexts; develop and expand a repertoire of occupational therapy treatment interventions; and employ clinical reasoning and reflective practice skills. Fieldwork A, a Level II internship of at least 8 full-time work weeks in duration, must vary from Fieldwork B to reflect a difference in ages across the lifespan of persons requiring occupational therapy services, in the setting with regard to chronicity (long term versus short term), and in facility type (institutional versus community based). Level I fieldwork shall not be substituted for any part of Level II fieldwork. Prereq: Completion of OTA 297 and 298. F, Sp, Su

OTA 398 Technical Fieldwork B (3)
While working with persons having various levels of psychosocial, sensorimotor, and cognitive performance components, students have opportunities for synthesis, the integration and application of knowledge gained throughout their educational experiences which include general education/liberal arts courses as well as the sequence of occupational therapy coursework. Students will examine the interplay among occupational performance areas, components, and contexts, develop and expand a repertoire of occupational therapy treatment interventions, and employ clinical reasoning and reflective practice skills. Fieldwork B, a Level II internship of at least 8 full-time work weeks in duration, must vary from Fieldwork A to reflect a difference in ages across the lifespan of persons requiring occupational therapy services, in the setting with regard to chronicity (long term versus short term), and in facility type (institutional versus community based). Level I fieldwork shall not be substituted for any part of Level II fieldwork. Prereq: Completion of OTA 397. F, Sp, Su

 


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