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Occupational Therapy (O T)

O T 101 Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy Practice (2) An overview of the conceptual foundations of occupational therapy practice. Observation of therapists in treatment settings.

O T 101 Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy Practice (3)

The focus of the course is to provide students with the conceptual foundations of occupational therapy. These foundations form the basis for subsequent occupational therapy courses and are expanded upon in those courses. Topics will include: clinical reasoning, diversity issues, ethics and conflict management, occupation, models of O T, the Practice Framework, principles of management, and occupational therapy literature.

Upon successful completion of OT 101 the student will be able to:
1. Describe occupation from the perspective of an occupational therapy practitioner.
2. Identify the critical differences between the models of OT theory: cognitive, biomechanical, Person Environment Occupation, and sensory integration.
3. Identify cultural, contextual, and diversity issues which impact the practice of occupational therapy in a variety of practice settings and describe their impact.
4. Identify and define types of clinical reasoning utilized in occupational therapy.
5.. Identify professional literature appropriate to the practice of occupational therapy; read and summarize selected articles.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of liability issues related to OT and the AOTA Code of Ethics and apply the code to given situations which present ethical dilemmas.
7 . Identify issues common to the management of occupational therapy departments and the role of the OTA in these issues.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: O T 100S or current

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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