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Occupational Therapy - Course Descriptions

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Course Descriptions



OT student sharing occupation kitOCT 505 - Theoretical Basis of Occupational Therapy (3)
Theory and foundations of practice from historical and current perspectives; importance and role of occupation. Open only to students in the professional phase of the occupational therapy major.

OCT 506 – Human Occupations (3)
Exploration into the relationship between participation in human occupation and quality of life throughout the lifespan. Includes activity analysis, assessment of occupational performance, and the use of occupation to facilitate participation in life contexts. Open only to students in the professional phase of the occupational therapy major.

OCT 521 - Professional Writing I (1)
This course focuses on documentation, publication, and other aspects of professional writing specific to the profession of occupational therapy.  All assignments are relevant to the professional writing expectations of an occupational therapist and will be linked to assignments in OCT 622 Professional Writing II.

OCT 525 - Introduction to Transformative Learning (1)
Principles of documentation, case-based teaching and learning as applied to occupational therapy. Open only to students in the professional phase of the occupational therapy major.

OCT 526 - Case-Informed Discussion: Adolescents and Young Adults (2)
Case-based discussion related to the role of occupational therapy with adolescents and young adults ages 13 - 40; evaluation and intervention.

OCT 527 - Case-Informed Discussion: Adults (2)
Case-based discussion related to the role of occupational therapy with adults; evaluation and intervention.


OCT 548 – Research Foundations (1) (5 weeks day program 2.5 weekends)
Course overviews evidence-based practice and research traditions within occupational therapy and associated disciplines.

OCT 549 – Research Seminar I (2)
Exploration of options for research project focused on occupation, culminating in submission of research/project proposal.

OCT 551 - Community Experience I (1)
Experiential learning in community service agencies; development of foundational skills: observation, interview techniques, interpersonal communication, client advocacy. Includes 20 hours of fieldwork. Open only to Academic Fieldwork Cooredinator Cora Bruns conducts handwriting programstudents in the professional phase of the occupational therapy major.

OCT 553 – Fieldwork Level IA (1)
Clinical application of course material through supervised involvement in a setting where therapeutic intervention is provided. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

OCT 561 - Professional Roles: Development (3)
Introduction and development of professional roles in practice settings with adults; emphasis on educator, researcher, and administrator roles.

OCT 571 – Occupational Performance: Adolescents and Young Adults (4)
Role of occupational therapy with adolescents and young adults ages 13-40; evaluation and intervention.

OCT 572 – Occupational Performance: Adults (4)
Role of occupational therapy with adults older than 40 years of age; evaluation and intervention.

OCT 573 Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy Practice (2)
Fundamental skills required by occupational therapists as they work with a variety of clients within different contexts.

OCT 601 - Occupational Performance: Children (4)

Occupational therapy practice with children (aged 0-13): evaluation, intervention and outcomes.

OCT 602 - Synthesis: Occupation-based Practice with Children (2) (5-6 weeks)
Emphasis on constructing best practice statements that reflect evidence-based practice, family-centered care, and occupation-based practice within systems serving children. Critical analysis of literature and creation of personal perspective on practice with children.

OCT 604 - Case-informed Discussion(2)

Discussions across the occupational therapy process of cases for children between the ages of 0 to 13. Open only to students in the professional phase of the occupational therapy major.

 

 

 

 

 

OCT 615 - Synthesis: Theory to Practice (2)
Synthesis and evaluation of theoretical approaches of occupation into a personal perspective of occupation and practice of occupational therapy.

OCT 622 - Professional Writing II (2)
This course continues and refines skills in documentation, publication, and other aspects of professional writing specific to the profession of occupational therapy.  All assignments are relevant to the professional writing expectations of an occupational therapist  

OCT 633 – Fieldwork Level 1B (1)
Practical application of course material through a second experience of supervised involvement in a setting where therapeutic intervention is provided. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

OCT 636 - Occupational Therapy Manager (2) (5-6 weeks)
Synthesis of principles of administration and impact of systems on provision of occupational therapy services to individuals in various populations and organizations.

OCT 648 - Research Analysis and Integration (1) (5 weeks day program 2.5 weekends)
Course overviews the methods associated with analysis and organization of data for evidence-based practice, publication, and/or presentation.

OCT 649 - Research Seminar II (2)

Implementation of approved research project under faculty sponsorship.

OCT 652 – Community II (1)
Experiential learning in community setting with focus on occupation, continued professional development, and communication skills. Application of teaching-learning process, identification of community resources, and professional communication. Requires 20 hours of fieldwork.

OCT 654 - Fieldwork Level IIA (6)
First Level II fieldwork experience of twelve weeks in an approved fieldwork setting. Graded on pass/fail basis.

OCT 655 – Community III (1)
Service learning in community setting with opportunities to apply curricular threads of professional development, community, occupation, and critical thinking.

OCT 656 Fieldwork Level IIB (6)
Second Level II fieldwork experience of twelve weeks in an approved fieldwork setting. Graded on pass/fail basis.

OCT 657 Fieldwork Level IIC (0-4) Optional
Optional Fieldwork in an approved specialty area. Graded on pass/fail basis. May not be used to meet credit hour requirements for BS or MS degree in Occupational Therapy.

OCT 663 - Advanced Professional Roles (3)
Refinement of professional roles in practice, with a focus on services for children; emphasis on educator, researcher and administrator roles.

OCT 668 - Research Dissemination (1)
Course overviews the methods associated with analysis and organization of data for evidence-based practice, publication, and/or presentation.

OCT 669 - Research Seminar III (3)
Completion of approved research project under faculty sponsorship.

Total Credit Hours: 69


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