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OTA 100 INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Fall

Overview of the profession with emphasis on its history, philosophy, and organization. Explores the role of occupational therapy personnel and domain of treatment. Students are introduced to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and Introduction to Human Anatomy-BIO 210


OTA 110 CLINICAL OBSERVATION

Fall

This level 1 fieldwork experience provides the student introductory contact with persons of differing age and ability levels. Students will be rotated through approved agencies and centers and begin, under supervision, to practice 1) critical observation of abilities and disabilities within physical, emotional, cognitive, and social domains; and 2) therapeutic communication techniques.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture hour and three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and Introduction to Human Anatomy-BIO 210


OTA 112 ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING

Spring

Basic self-care skills of feeding, hygiene and dressing, independent living skills of communication, home management, architectural barrier modification and community resources are stressed. Adaptation to equipment and assertive devices necessary to perform ADL tasks are reviewed.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Occupational Therapy-OTA 100, Clinical Observation-OTA 110, Occupational Therapy Theory I-OTA 210, Disease and Impact on Occupation-OTA 131, and Occupational Development-OTA 132


OTA 120 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPEUTIC MEDIA

Spring

Theory and practice of selected creative manual arts, including acquisition of basic skills, concepts of activity analysis in practical application, instruction of individuals and groups, problem solving, therapeutic application and laboratory and equipment maintenance are presented.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Occupational Therapy-OTA 100, Clinical Observation-OTA 110, Occupational Therapy Theory I-OTA 120, Disease and Impact on Occupation-OTA 131, and Occupational Development-OTA 132


OTA 122 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY GROUP PROCESS

Spring

Exploration of the use of groups in occupational therapy treatment. Occupational therapy models of practice and protocol across the lifespan are emphasized. Group leadership, group facilitation and activity selection skills will be developed.

Credit: 2 hours - One lecture and three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Occupational Therapy-OTA 100, Clinical Observation-OTA 110, Occupational Therapy Theory I-OTA 210, Disease and Impact on Occupation-OTA 131, and Occupational Development-OTA 132


OTA 131 DISEASE AND IMPACT ON OCCUPATION

Fall

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 occupational performance throughout the lifespan as well as explores the effects of wellness on the individual, family, culture, and society.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and Introduction to Human Anatomy-BIO 210


OTA 132 OCCUPATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Fall

Occupational Development is an overview of movement patterns and movement development required for the participation in occupations. An introduction to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and theories that impact movement and occupational participation are also presented. The course explores the general to more specific aspects of movement development for occupational performance.

Credit: 1 hour - Three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and Introduction to Human Anatomy-BIO 210


OTA 133 CLINICAL ROTATION I

Spring

This level I fieldwork experience is designed to build Physical Disabilities clinical skills with the student. Students will complete in-class laboratory as well as assigned clinical rotations in select outpatient physical disability settings. The course will focus on preparatory (including Physical Agent Modalities), purposeful and occupational treatment techniques for all orthopedic and neurological disabilities. In the clinic students will provide hands on therapy under the direct line of sight supervision of a qualified occupational therapy practitioner. Students will begin the process of developing treatment plans and procedures, adapting equipment and activity. Areas of functional difficulty requiring therapeutic intervention and the integration of preparatory, enabling and occupational treatments will be explored.

Credit: 1 hour - Three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Occupational Therapy-OTA 100, Clinical Observation-OTA 110, and Occupational Therapy Theory I-OTA 210 Disease and Impact on Occupation-OTA 131, and Occupational Development-OTA 132


OTA 134 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Spring

Overview of occupational therapy theory and techniques as they relate to medical conditions referred to occupational therapy; coverage of etiology, body systems affected, residual effects and medical management; study of methods of prevention, reduction or alleviation of certain aspects of disease/illness which impede activities and self-care performance.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Occupational Therapy-OTA 100, Clinical Observation-OTA 110, and Occupational Therapy Theory I-OTA 210 Disease and Impact on Occupation-OTA 131, and Occupational Development-OTA 132.


OTA 200 PSYCHOSOCIAL THERAPY AND PRACTICE

Fall

Overview of occupational therapy psychosocial theory and techniques as they relate to various classifications of behavioral disorders and developmental disabilities. Group leadership, development of communication, observation skills, communication skills, group leadership and use of self as a therapeutic modality are emphasized. Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Activities of Daily Living-OTA 112, Occupational Therapeutic Media-OTA 120, Occupational Therapy Group Process-OTA 122, Clinical Rotation I-OTA 133, and Occupational Therapy in Physical Disabilities-OTA 134


OTA 205 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN PEDIATRICS

Fall

An analysis of occupational function and dysfunction, this course presents sequential normal and pathological development from birth through adolescence across sensorimotor, play/leisure, cognitive, affective, and self-care/work readiness domains. It investigates issues, treatment, and service systems in effective occupational performance. Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Occupational Therapeutic Media-OTA 120, Activities of Daily Living-OTA 112, Occupational Therapy Group Process-OTA 122, Clinical Rotation I-OTA 133, and Occupational Therapy in Physical Disabilities-OTA 134


OTA 210 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY THEORY I

Fall

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of joint and muscle movement along with an overview of sensory systems, musculoskeletal systems, neuroanatomy, kinesiology, and basic assessment of previously mentioned.

Credit: 4 hours - Three lecture and three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and Introduction of Human Anatomy-BIO 210


OTA 217 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE I

Spring

Development of professional skills through supervised application of treatment principles. This first level II fieldwork experience is designed to provide the first of two clinical opportunities to make the transition form "student to clinician." Within the eight weeks students are expected to perform the functions of a practicing therapist at the first of two assigned clinical sites. It is expected that at the end of the eight weeks (school systems minimum 280 hours, al others minimum 320 hours) the student should be functioning at entry-level with close supervision needed. General objectives for each experience are the same. However, specific objectives will be developed by each fieldwork site in conjunction with the OTA educational program. Fieldwork will include at least one physical disability site and any of the following for the other section site: physical disability, psychosocial, pediatric, or hand therapy, or a combination. Psychosocial experiences will be strongly encouraged within all fieldwork. Students will be closely supervised by a certified occupational therapy assistant and/or a registered occupational therapist with at least one year clinical experience.

Credit: 4.5 hours - 328 contact hours (.5 lecture and 20 clinical).

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ALL academic coursework, except Occupational Therapy Administration


OTA 218 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE II

Spring

This second level II fieldwork experience is designed to provide the ongoing opportunity for transition from "student to Clinician." As with Fieldwork Experience I, within the eight weeks students are expected to perform the functions of a practicing therapist at the second clinical site. It is expected that at the end of the eight weeks (school systems minimum 280 hours, al others minimum 320 hours) the student should be functioning at entry-level with close supervision needed. General objectives for each experience are the same. However, specific objectives will be developed by each fieldwork site in conjunction with the OTA educational program. Fieldwork will include at least one physical disability site and any of the following for the other section site: physical disability, psychosocial, pediatric, or hand therapy, or a combination. Psychosocial experiences will be strongly encouraged within all fieldwork. Students will be closely supervised by a certified occupational therapy assistant and/or a registered occupational therapist with at least one year clinical experience. Fieldwork Experience II must be successfully completed within 18 months of academic coursework.
FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE II MUST BE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED WITHIN 18 MONTHS OF ACADEMIC COURSEWORK.
In addition to the OTA courses, students must complete eight general education courses listed in the college catalog under the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Curriculum. These classes are in the areas of English, psychology, sociology, child development, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and interpersonal relationships. OTA students must also demonstrate competency in using a computer, navigating word processing and documentation software, accessing and using internet search engines and research sites and databases, and communicating to faculty and classmates via email and chat rooms. Assignments will require these skills throughout the program. If the applicant has not had keyboarding skills, it is strongly suggested that a college class or a continuing education course in keyboarding be taken prior to beginning OTA classes. If the applicant has no computer experience, it is also suggested that a beginning continuing education class in basic computer use to be taken. Further support will be provided by OTA faculty.


OTA 230 CLINICAL ROTATION II

Fall

Level I fieldwork experience provides the student with clinical opportunities (both in-class laboratory and assigned clinical sites) for treatment of patients/clients of different ages and disabilities. Students will continue practice of treatment and communication techniques under supervision. Students will continue to expand the process of developing treatment plans and procedures, adapting equipment and activities with an emphasis on ethics and the cultural impact of client-centered treatments. Preparation for participation in the level II fieldwork experiences is provided.

Credit: 2 hours - Six lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Occupational Therapeutic Media-OTA 120, Activities of Daily Living-OTA 112, Occupational Therapy Group Process-OTA 122, Clinical Rotation I-OTA 133, and Occupational Therapy in Physical Disabilities-OTA 134


OTA 231 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY THEORY II

Fall

Provides an expanded knowledge of development and administration of selected tests, theoretical basis for treatment, and treatment principles with an emphasis on clinical reasoning, the OT process and diagnostic-specific techniques across the life span.

Credit: 1.5 hours - One lecture and 1.5 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Occupational Therapeutic Media-OTA 120, Activities of Daily Living-OTA 112, Occupational Therapy Group Process-OTA 122, Clinical Rotation I-OTA 133, and Occupational Therapy in Physical Disabilities-OTA 134


OTA 232 AGING AND IMPACT ON OCCUPATION

Fall

This course introduces the student to the physical, psychological, socioeconomic, cultural aspects of aging, and their relationship to occupational therapy programs for older adults. The focus is on providing care to individuals experiencing disorders of aging and uses the occupational therapy process of evaluation, planning, implementation, and community programming.

Credit: 1.5 hours - One lecture and 1.5 lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Occupational Therapeutic Media-OTA 120, Activities of Daily Living-OTA 112, Occupational Therapy Group Process-OTA 122, Clinical Rotation I-OTA 133, and Occupational Therapy in Physical Disabilities-OTA 134


OTA 250 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ADMINISTRATION

Spring

This class provides an introduction to basic management knowledge and skills essential to occupational therapy practice. Topics emphasized are, marketing, supervision (both clinical and administrative), communications, quality assurance, and departmental operations. Students will develop a resume, practice job interviewing and participate in other activities related to the professional organization(s). This course will be taught utilizing web-based format.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week. This course will be taught within a block and web-based instruction format.

Prerequisite(s): Psychosocial Therapy and Practice-OTA 200, Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics-OTA 205, Clinical Rotation II-OTA 230, and Aging and impact on Occupation-OTA 232


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