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OCTH 500 – Occupations
This asynchronous on-line course with weekend laboratory experience focuses on the area of one of the basic curriculum tenets: the study of occupation as it relates to humans. Emphasis is on the role of occupations and well-being and the importance of the therapeutic power of occupational design by way of defining occupations, analyzing the study of occupations from different cultural perspectives, appreciating the field of occupational science, and understanding the consequences of occupational deprivation. (2 credit hours)

OCTH 501 – Theory I
This asynchronous on-line course with weekend laboratory experience focuses on the foundational constructs of occupational therapy theories. Specific areas of focus will include: analysis and application of practice frames of reference, overview of current models, roles of the OT practitioner, and the perspectives on future trends. This course is the first in a two part series of the theoretical foundations that are used in all areas of practice for the Occupational Therapist. (3 credit hours)

OCTH 502 – Applied Neuroscience
This asynchronous on-line course with weekend laboratory experience covers the foundations of neuroanatomy as they relate to occupational therapy. Highlights include the properties of cells in the nervous system and major structures and functions of the central and peripheral nervous system, sensory pathway, and major descending / ascending tracts. Major syndromes and disease that result from lesions along the pathway will be discussed. This course builds on the prerequisites of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, enabling neuroscientific application for the OT practitioner. (4 credit hours)

OCTH 503- Occupational Performance and Mental Health
This asynchronous on-line course with weekend laboratory and weekly fieldwork experience develops evaluation, analysis, and critical intervention planning skills. Emphasis will be on the provision of effective occupational therapy service for children, adolescents, and adults with mental health conditions which impact occupational performance. (3 credit hours)

OCTH 504 – Research I
This asynchronous on-line course with weekend laboratory experience focuses on applying qualitative and quantitative research concepts as well as statistical methods in the preparation of a proposal for a scholarly project. A background in library and on-line research techniques will be built upon for analysis of scientific literature and preparation of a graduate project in initial stages. Prerequisites: OCTH 500, (3 credit hours)

OCTH 505 – Theory II
This asynchronous on-line course with weekend laboratory experience focuses on the foundational constructs of occupational therapy theories. This course is the second of a two part series of the theoretical foundations which are used in all areas of practice for the occupational therapist. Prerequisite: OCTH 501 (3 credit hours)

OCTH 506 – Functional Anatomy for Occupational Therapy
This course is designed in an asynchronous on-line model that also includes weekend laboratory experience. The course provides the learner with bridging skills, for the COTA to MOT entry level, in the study of functional anatomy and its relationship to occupational therapy practice. Specific areas of focus will include gross anatomy of the body, surface anatomy, neural anatomy, principles of kinesiology and their relationship to musculoskeletal anatomical structures of the upper extremities, head, neck and back. Specific competencies are expected, which may include palpation and surface identification of the structures of the body, analysis of joint movements including their measurement and identification, identification of of dermatomes and pathologies related to innervation and muscular dysfunction and their effects on occupational performance. (3 credit hours)

OCTH 507 – Evidence Based Practice
This asynchronous on-line course with weekend laboratory experience focuses on the area of evidence-based practice assessment, analysis, and utilization of skills. Through this, the art and science of occupational therapy and supporting disciplines are recognized as research continues for optimal client care. The importance of meeting ethical and cultural standards is likewise discussed. (3 credit hours)

OCTH 508—Interventions in Cognition
This course is designed in an asynchronous on-line model that also includes weekend laboratory experience. The course provides the learner with bridging skills, for the COTA to MOT entry level, in the study cognitive interventions and their relationship to occupational therapy practice. Theoretical models appropriate for work with people having cognitive difficulties, not associated with mental illness, are studied and utilized in this course. These models support the application of evaluation tools and the development of interventions for people in this practice area. The course will address cognitive development and intervention, within contexts and across the lifespan, and their effects on occupational performance. Prerequisite: OCTH 502 (3 credit hours)

OCTH 511 – Leadership and Management
This asynchronous on-line course includes one intensive weekend laboratory, part time field service, and service learning experiences. The course provides the learner with bridging skills for the COTA to MOT entry level. This is achieved by means of evaluation, analysis, and critical planning for effective occupational therapy service provision as OT managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Issues such as quality management, ethics, fiscal and resource management, marketing, organizational behavior, professional responsibility, and development will be discussed. This course will explore the provision of services in different environments and will consider alternative funding sources such as grants. Application of material is reinforced through the multiple learning environments in class and community. (3 credit hours)

OCTH 512—Fieldwork I – Psychosocial
Course Catalog Description: Level I Fieldwork is a 60 hour fieldwork experience that occurs in the summer of the first year in the MOT program. It provides students with an exposure to mental health settings and may or may not be supervised by an occupational therapy practitioner. This fieldwork is largely observational and students see practitioner interactions and develop an understanding of the needs of potential clients from various mental health models and perspectives. Efforts are made to provide students with Level I Fieldwork sites close to home, but some travel may be required. Prerequisite: OCTH 503 (3 credit hours)

OCTH 600 – Assessments and Evaluation Tools
This asynchronous on-line course with weekend laboratory experience will teach the evaluation processes and assessment tools of Occupational Therapy. Specific areas of focus will include principles of tests and measurements and the use of assessment instruments commonly used in OT practice. Prerequisites: OCTH 500, OCTH 501 (3 credit hours)

OCTH 601 – Occupational Performance for Early and Middle Childhood
This asynchronous on-line course includes weekend laboratory and weekly fieldwork experiences. The focus will be on evaluation, analysis, and critical intervention planning for effective occupational therapy service. The goal will be to provide this service for infants, and childrenwith physical dysfunctions which impact their occupational performance. Prerequisites: OCTH 500, OCTH 501(3 credit hours)

OCTH 603 – Emerging Practice
This asynchronous on-line course with weekend laboratory experiences explores emerging practices within the profession of Occupational Therapy. Prerequisite: OCTH 500 (3 credit hours)

OCTH 604 – Occupational Performance for Adults and Geriatrics
This asynchronous on-line course includes weekend laboratory and weekly fieldwork experiences. This course focuses on evaluation, analysis, and critical intervention planning for effective occupational therapy service to be provided to adults and elders with impairments, disabilities, and diseases which affect occupational performance. Prerequisites: {OCTH 500,502,503,505,600,601,603} (3 credit hours)

OCTH 606 – Research II
This asynchronous on-line course with weekend laboratory experience is designed for completion of a scholarly project and preparation of the results for presentation in a professional format. This is the second research-focused course in the curriculum. Prerequisite: OCTH 504. (3 credit hours)

OCTH 607 Interventions in Physical Dysfunction
This course is designed in an asynchronous on-line model that also includes weekend laboratory experience. The course provides the learner with bridging skills, for the COTA to MOT entry level, in the study cognitive interventions and their relationship to occupational therapy practice. Theoretical models and current literature, appropriate for work with adults having physical dysfunction, are studied and utilized in this course. These models support the application of evaluation tools and the development of interventions for people in this practice area. The course will address physical dysfunction and intervention, within contexts and across the lifespan, and their effects on occupational performance. Prerequisites: OCTH 500,502,503,505,600,601,603 (3 credit hours)

OCTH 608 – Independent Study
This optional course covers independent studies directly relevant to the practice of Occupational Therapy. The student will select an area of interest in which they wish to become more proficient. A faculty member will then be assigned to provide guidance, supervision, and assistance in developing appropriate learning experiences. (1-3 credit hours)

OCTH 609—Occupational Performance for Late Childhood and Adolescence
This course is designed in an asynchronous on-line model that also includes weekend laboratory experience. The course provides the learner with bridging skills, for the COTA to MOT entry level, in the study cognitive interventions and their relationship to occupational therapy practice. Theoretical models and current literature, appropriate for work with those in late childhood and adolescence, are studied and utilized in this course with the recognition that this period of life is an important and unique stage in the transition to adulthood. The course will address all aspects of human development within the target population, including cognitive, social-emotional, physical and the pathologies affecting occupational performance. Prerequisites: OCTH 500, OCTH 501, OCTH 505 (3 credit hours)

OCTH 610/611 – Level II Fieldwork A and B
Upon successful completion of the two year course work, students will spend 24 weeks (3 months full time at a field site for each Level II placement) under the supervision of an OTR or OT/L in at least two different practice areas to gain OT skills. OCTH 610 and 611 must be completed within 24 months following completion of the academic portion of the program. Only one of the Level II Fieldwork classes may be repeated (if needed) and one time only. Prerequisite: all academic and fieldwork courses within the MOT program. (9 credit hours each, A and B)


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