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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Occupational Therapy (O T)

O T 201 Clinical Reasoning and Documentation in Occupational Therapy (3) Clinical reasoning strategies in occupational therapy practice. Practical application will include case-based reasoning, multi-faceted strategies, and selected formats of documentation.

O T 201 Clinical Reasoning and Documentation in Occupational Therapy (3)

The objective of this course is to provide intense instruction in clinical reasoning strategies and documentation related to the practice of occupational therapy in a variety of settings.

The student will be engaged in clinical reasoning and problem solving throughout the course via case-based scenerios and virtual examples. The process will address the student's understanding of and documentation of how to relate textbook material to clinical data, client-centered practice, and professional judgment and knowledge.

Course objectives include demonstrating the ability to utilize medical terminology and approved abbreviations in documentation reports, identify parts of a SOAP note, utilize narrative or SOAP (relates a form of documentation subjective, objective, assessment, plan) format, understand and utilize digital/electronic documentation methodologies, and write a concise note to document occupational therapy intervention, progress or discharge of a client. Student learning will take place in a classroom setting as well as through written assignments, peer critique, research of documentation requirements in specific contexts, and individual writing critique sessions with the course instructor.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: O T 105W, O T 107 or consent of program

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