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04905 (Occupational Therapy)

0001. Exploring Occupational Therapy (2 s.h.) F

For nonmajors who wish to investigate occupational therapy as a possible career choice.

0101. Occupation in the Promotion of Health (3 s.h.) F

The course will examine the centrality of activity/occupation to health maintenance and the remediation of performance deficits due to impairment, disability, and/or handicapping conditions. The focus will be on analysis and synthesis, as well as processes necessary in using activities for therapeutic purposes. This laboratory course will utilize activities of work, play/leisure, and daily living to explore these concepts.

0102. Professional Concepts I (2 s.h.) F

Introduction to professional concepts in occupational therapy. History, theory, and philosophy of occupational therapy, significance of activity to occupational therapy, and the role of the occupational therapist as a health professional.

0107. Clinical Reasoning I (3 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0101, 0102, 0115, 0311, 0313, and 0131. Closely coordinated with Occupational Therapy 0109. Exploration of the concept of activity and integration of this understanding with a holistic approach to people. Experiential focus is a basic foundation for therapeutic intervention.

W109. Applied Concepts of Occupational Therapy I (4 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0101, 0102, 0115, 0131, 0311, 0312, and 0313.

Corequisite: Occupational Therapy 0107. The variety of approaches, techniques, and methods of intervention aimed at maximizing the normalization of a child and family. Concepts applied to determine a total program including evaluation, treatment planning, and implementing based on principles developed in human development. Exposure to client populations through fieldwork experiences and problem-solving sessions in conjunction with clinical placement.

0112. Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology (3 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0115, 0311, 0312, and 0313. Gross anatomy and neuroanatomy applied to bodily movements. Interrelated kinetics of normal and abnormal motions of the musculo-skeletal system as they influence functional activities. Evaluation procedures and activity analysis.

0115. Human Physiology (3 s.h.) F

Physical principles underlying cellular activity applied to functional description of basic mammalian organ systems. Functional significance, intricate adaptations, and adjustment to internal and external environments with interrelationships between the basic systems in health and disease.

0131. Applied Developmental Concepts I (3 s.h.) F

An in-depth view of human beings and the physical, psychological, social, and cultural forces which affect their interaction with their environment. The development of the total individual during the period of life from birth through adolescence. Closely correlated with other courses to relate activity to growth, maturation, and learning.

0132. Applied Developmental Concepts II (3 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0115, 0131, 0311, 0312, and 0313. The impact of physical, sensory, perceptual, cognitive, emotional, social, and cultural systems on the individual’s adaptation process through the mid and late adult years. Developmental issues and underlying structures and systems will be discussed.

0171. Clinical Orthopedics and General Medicine (2 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0115, 0311, 0312, and 0313. Study of selected systemic diseases and medical-surgical management. The fundamental facts and principles of orthopedic conditions and surgical procedures as related to occupational therapy practice.

0173. Clinical Pediatrics (2 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0115, 0311, 0312, and 0313. The study of selected systemic diseases, their medical management, and principles in children and young adults as related to occupational therapy practice.

W201. Applied Concepts of Occupational Therapy II (4 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0101, 0102, 0107, 0109, 0112, 0115, 0131, 0171, 0311, and 0313;

Corequisite: Occupational Therapy 0172 and 0205. Motor, sensory, emotional, cognitive, and perceptual changes that occur during the adult life. Pathological conditions and the resultant adaptations that are required. The occupational therapy process: assessment, treatment, and outcomes. The influence of appropriate frames of reference on occupational therapy practice.

W202. Applied Concepts of Occupational Therapy III (4 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0107, 0109, 0131, 0172, 0201, 0205, 0232, and 0237;

Corequisite: Occupational Therapy 0207. Current frames of reference for understanding total human functioning. Concepts of assessment and therapeutic intervention as applied to individuals with psychosocial dysfunction. Correlated with a practicum (clerkship) in a supervised clinical experience in one of the psychiatric facilities affiliated with the Department of Occupational Therapy.

0205. Clinical Reasoning II (3 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0101, 0102, 0107, 0109, 0112, 0115, 0171, 0172, 0131, 0311, and 0313;

Corequisite: Occupational Therapy 0201. Specific evaluation and treatment approaches and principles for the physically disabled adult. Practice in problem solving and treatment planning for specific individuals. Application of activity analysis and use of activities that are age appropriate and meet specific goals of treatment.

0207. Clinical Reasoning III (3 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0101, 0102, 0107, 0172, and 0205;

Corequisite: Occupational Therapy 0202. Advanced level analysis of activities used to provide therapeutic intervention in psychosocial dysfunction. Activities for health maintenance and for the prevention of dysfunction. Perceptual, cognitive, emotional, social, and cultural aspects of activities. Grading activities to meet specific therapeutic or mental health requirements.

0208. Professional Concepts II (2 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Completion of Occupational Therapy courses required for the first three semesters; final semester standing. Selected readings, discussion, and special projects. In-depth concepts and issues of professionalism in occupational therapy. Independent problem solving and effective functioning with the varied medical and social systems which use occupational therapy services. Legal issues, the maintenance of professional competence, and the importance of research to the field.

0209. Independent Study in Occupational Therapy (1-5 s.h.) FS

Project arranged with the Chairperson. Credits according to scope of project.

0237. Group Dynamics (2 s.h.) F

Teams, social systems, interdepartmental, and intradepartmental relationships in the health delivery process, concepts and theories of group formation, development, and structure. Readings, class participation, and observations.

0241. Occupational Therapy and Social Dimensions of Health Care (3 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0102 and 0131. Social context in which occupational therapy services are provided with emphasis on newly emerging community-based alternatives to both in-patient hospitalization and institutional care.

0251. Research Design and Methodology (3 s.h.) S

Prerequisite: Basic undergraduate statistics course (i.e., Psych. 0121 or Soc. 0201). Introduction to basic research in occupational therapy: methodology, elementary biostatistics, analysis, and interpretation of data. Introduction to critiquing research in occupational therapy.

0260. Organization and Administration (3 s.h.) S

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0102, 0237, and 0241. The occupational therapist is viewed as a middle manager with emphasis on management as a professional endeavor. Basic principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling, related to health care and the management of an occupational therapy service.

0272. Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry (4 s.h.) F

Prerequisites: Occupational Therapy 0115, 0171, 0311, 0312, and 0313. Basic concepts of identification, definition, and management of neurological and psycho-social problems. Major pathological syndromes and their etiologies and prognoses.

0280. Clinical Field Work (6 s.h.) FS SS

Prerequisite: Completion of all academic course work. Three months full-time supervised clinical experience with opportunity to treat patients of varied ages in the area of psychosocial dysfunction. Assignment to training center programs approved in accordance with American Medical Association–American Occupational Therapy Association "Essentials."

0281. Clinical Field Work (4-6 s.h.) FS SS

Prerequisite: Completion of all academic course work. Two to three months full-time clinical experience in a specialized area of practice. These areas may include: pediatrics, geriatrics, mental retardation, community center, hand rehabilitation, head injury, and spinal cord injury. Assignment to training center programs approved in accordance with American Medical Association–American Occupational Therapy Association "Essentials."

0283. Clinical Field Work (6 s.h.) FS SS

Prerequisite: Completion of all academic course work. Three months full-time supervised experience in the treatment of clients with physical-social dysfunction. Assignment to training center programs approved in accordance with American Medical Association– American Occupational Therapy Association "Essentials."

0284. Clinical Field Work (1 s.h.) SS

Prerequisite: Completion of all academic course work. Supervised experience and clinical education in occupational therapy in a selected area of practice.

0311. Human Anatomy (2 s.h.) F

Gross structure of the human body; skeletal, muscular, vascular, and peripheral nervous systems. Introduction to functional anatomy. Kinetics of motion as related to specific clinical entities. Dissection of human cadavers.

0312. Human Anatomy Lab (2 s.h.) F

Corequisite: Occupational Therapy 0311. Gross structure of the human body through dissection of human cadavers.

0313. Neuroanatomy (3 s.h.) SS

Anatomy of the nervous system; the brain and spinal cord. Functional aspects of the central nervous system and the cause- effect relationships between lesions and their symptoms.

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