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OCCT 5110 Applied Reasoning I 1 Credit
On the basis of a videotaped sample of behavior, the student will be given the opportunity to: 1) describe how a person's performance is related to context and environment, 2) describe how a person's performance is related to type of occupation, 3) describe how type of occupation is related to context and environment, and 4) practice ways of thinking about a person engaged in an activity by applying aspects of the OT process (45 lab hours). Prerequisites: none
     
OCCT 5113 Applied Reasoning II 1 Credit
On the basis of a videotaped sample of behavior, the student will be given the opportunity to: 1) explain how use of self as a therapeutic tool during an intervention session is part of the OT process, 2) explain how incorporating group activities into an intervention is part of the OT process, 3) analyze legal and ethical issues that emerge during the process of providing occupational therapy, 4) explain relationships among activity demands and ability to take action, and 5) select an intervention approach that is appropriate for enhancing performance in a particular area of occupation (45 lab hours). Prerequisites: 1st semester
     
OCCT 5114 Patient Care Skills 1 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) develop beginning competence in basic occupational therapy assessments including understanding of interpersonal components, 2) demonstrate basic occupational therapy intervention strategies and techniques, and 3) develop beginning competence in basic management procedures (30 lab hours). Prerequisites: none
     
OCCT 5121 Fieldwork Practicum I 1 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) utilize universal precaution and infection control techniques, 2) develop beginning competence in basic assessment and interventions techniques for various adult physical disabilities in clinical settings, 3) identify the roles of occupational therapy practitioners and other interdisciplinary team members and their unique differences, 4) describe the nature of professionalism and effective interpersonal communication in a variety of practice areas, 5) demonstrate awareness of the impact of contextual factors on a client's performance, and 6) demonstrate beginning clinical reasoning skills (40 clinical hours, 8 seminar hours). Prerequisites : 1st semester
     
OCCT 5212 Domain: Context & Environment 2 Credit
The student will be given the opportunity to: 1) identify occupation as a domain of OT, 2) describe how various conditions affect occupational participation, 3) demonstrate skill in identifying, selecting, and administering assessments for occupational participation, 4) describe development of occupations across the lifespan, 5) apply theoretical principles related to occupation as they apply to participation in daily activity, 6) describe the impact of cultural diversity on occupational participation, and 7) distinguish the significance of roles, routines, and habits in occupational participation (15 lecture hours, 30 lab hours). Prerequisites: none
     
OCCT 5220 Domain: Human Occupation 2 Credit
The student will be given the opportunity to: 1) identify occupation as a domain of OT, 2) describe how various conditions affect occupational participation, 3) demonstrate skill in identifying, selecting, and administering assessments for occupational participation, 4) describe development of occupations across the lifespan, 5) apply theoretical principles related to occupation as they apply to participation in daily activity, 6) describe the impact of cultural diversity on occupational participation, and 7) distinguish the significance of roles, routines, and habits in occupational participation (15 lecture hours, 30 lab hours). Prerequisites: none
     
OCCT 5221 Domain: Personal Performances 2 Credit
The student will be given the opportunity to: 1) identify personal performance as a domain of OT,2) describe how various conditions affect personal performance, 3) demonstrate skill in identifying, selecting, and administering assessments for selected personal performance areas. 4) describe development of selected body structures, body functions, and performance skills across the lifespan, and 5) apply theoretical principles related to personal performance as they apply to participation in daily activity (15 lecture hours, 30 lab hours). Prerequisites: none.
     
OCCT 5222 Musculoskeletal Lab 2 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to address musculoskeletal problems by: 1) applying the principles of splinting, 2) constructing splints and casts, 3) using select physical agent modalities, and 4) evaluate using assessment tools (60 lab hours). Prerequisites: 1st semester
     
OCCT 5223 Musculoskeletal Practice 2 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) describe a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and associated occupational challenges, 2) demonstrate understanding of theoretical principles related to musculoskeletal aspects of performance, 3) identify, select , and administer assessments for musculoskeletal aspects of performance, 4) develop and apply intervention techniques to remediate musculoskeletal problems that interfere with performance,5) develop and apply intervention techniques to compensate for challenges to participation in daily activity, and 6) document aspects of the OT process (15 hours lecture, 45 hours lab). Prerequisites 1st semester
     
OCCT 5311 OT Process and Foundations 3 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) demonstrate the reasoning process that characterizes occupational therapy, 2) demonstrate skill in using diverse modes of thought essential to practice, 3) apply professional reasoning, the occupational therapy process, and the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to a case, 4) describe the various roles of occupational therapy practitioners, and 5) describe historical influences that have shaped trends of thought and action in occupational therapy (15 lecture hours, 45 lab hours, 15 seminar hours). Prerequisites: None.
     
OCCT 5315 Use of Self and Groups 3 Credit
The student will have an opportunity to: 1) demonstrate understanding of the concepts, attitudes, and behaviors that support effective personal and professional communication, 2) exercise basic mastery of intrapersonal and interpersonal strategies that support effective and collaborative relationships, 3) implement individualized approaches to sound communication practices, 4) describe the characteristics of groups used in occupational therapy, and 5) demonstrate beginning competence in leading, critiquing, and documenting group sessions (15 lecture hours, 60 lab hours, 15 seminar hours). Prerequisites: 1st semester
     
OCCT 5325 Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology 3 Credit
The student will be given the opportunity to: 1) acquire basic knowledge about body structures and functions that support performance skills, occupational performance, and occupational engagement, 2) apply activity analysis, 3) administer assessments related to body structures and performance skills (30 lecture hours, 45 lab hours). Prerequisites: none
     
OCCT 6110 Applied Reasoning III 1 Credit
On the basis of a videotaped sample of behavior, the student will be given the opportunity to: 1) describe behaviors that are consistent with challenges addressed in psychosocial practice, 2) describe how psychological and social behaviors that present challenges to participation in daily activity would be assessed, 3) describe behaviors associated with challenges addressed in adult neurological practice, 4) describe how a behavior typically viewed as a challenge addressed in neurological practice would be assessed, 5) select an intervention approach for a person with a neurological condition who has difficulty acquiring new knowledge and skills to participate a self care or social activity, 6) explain how a specific intervention approach addresses participation in daily activities when a person faces complex challenges, and 7) discuss the pros and cons of two or more intervention approaches to decide on the approach that offers the strongest evidence for meeting challenges faced by a person with a neurological condition (45 lab hours). Prerequisites: 1st and 2nd semesters
     
OCCT 6121 Fieldwork Practicum II 1 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) describe learning experiences derived in practice settings, 2) explain how theoretical constructs are applied in practice settings, 3) actively engage in discussions that integrate theoretical and practical learning, 4) apply professional reasoning skills, and 5) document aspects of the OT process (40 clinical hours, 8 seminar hours). Prerequisites: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semesters
     
OCCT 6207 Experience of Practice 2 Credit
The student will have an opportunity to: 1) apply the clinical reasoning process to a variety of cases from diverse populations and cultures, 2) articulate sound rationale for evaluation/intervention plans and choices made from a variety of frames of reference, 3) document service delivery functions in various forms, and 4) engage in simulated interactions with clients and members of the health care team (60 hours lab). Prerequisites: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semesters
     
OCCT 6216 Foundations of Research II 2 Credit
The student will be given the opportunity to: 1) develop beginning skills to implement or replicate a research study, including methods of data collection and analysis, 2) analyze and interpret basic descriptive, correlational, and inferential statistics, 3) demonstrate basic skills in presenting research findings and preparing a research study for publication, 4) demonstrate the process of locating funding opportunities and securing grants that serve as a fiscal resource for research and practice (15 lecture hours, 30 lab hours). Prerequisites: 1st and 2nd semesters
     
OCCT 6219 Child Practice Lab 2 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) apply knowledge of child development, 2) administer assessments for evaluation of a child's performance, 3) apply preventive, remedial, and compensatory intervention strategies to promote performance, and 4) apply service delivery models (60 lab hours). Prerequisite: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semesters
     
OCCT 6220 Applied Reasoning IV 2 Credit
On the basis of a videotaped sample of behavior, the student will be given the opportunity to: 1) identify behaviors that are consistent with challenges addressed in practice with children, 2) analyze why a specific intervention approach enhances participation in daily activities when a child faces complex challenges, 3) describe systems that support occupational therapy services for children, and 4) compare and contrast how different intervention approaches for children are related to different occupational outcomes (45 lab hours). Prerequisites: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semesters
     
OCCT 6221 Interventions for Neurological Practice 2 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) identify and select assessments for neurological aspects of performance, 2) develop intervention techniques to remediate neurological problems that interfere with performance, 3) develop interventions to challenges to participation in daily activities, and 4) document aspects of the OT process. (30 hours lecture)
     
OCCT 6222 Selective I 2 Credit
The student will be given the opportunity to: 1) describe special or advanced techniques and processes of occupational therapy practice, or 2) demonstrate occupational therapy management of patients/clients with specific conditions, or 3) assess occupational therapy practice in varied applications and markets (30 seminar hours). Prerequisite: 1st and 2nd semesters and permission of the instructor
     
OCCT 6224 Strengthening Core Knowledge 2 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to engage in a comprehensive review of content covered throughout the curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on in-depth analyses and synthesis across a broad spectrum of case studies (30 lecture hours). Prerequisite, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th semesters
     
OCCT 6225 Legal and Ethics 2 Credit
The student will be given an opportunity to: 1) identify and explain the ethical principles and legal rights that support occupational therapy policies, guiding documents, and practices, 2) differentiate the various national and state associations and credentialing/regulating bodies that govern occupational therapy, and 3) demonstrate sound approaches to resolving ethical dilemmas in occupational therapy practice (30 lecture hours). Prerequisites: 1st semester
     
OCCT 6226 Neurological Lab 2 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) use assessments to evaluate neurological aspects of performance; 2) develop and apply intervention techniques to remediate neurological problems that interfere with performance, 3) develop and apply intervention to compensate for challenges to performance, and 4) document aspects of the OT process (60 lab hours). Prerequisites: 1st and 2nd semesters
     
OCCT 6308 Practice with Children 3 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) describe a variety of pediatric conditions and associated occupational challenges, 2) demonstrate understanding of theoretical principles that guide intervention with children, 3) identify, select , and administer assessments for evaluation of child performance, 4) develop and apply intervention techniques to remediate problems that interfere with child performance, 5) develop and apply intervention techniques to compensate for problems in child  performance, 6) document aspects of the OT process, 7) demonstrate knowledge of typical child development, and 8) incorporate principles of family-centered practice (30 hours lecture, 30 hours lab). Prerequisites: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semesters
     
OCCT 6310 Psychosocial Practice 3 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) describe psychosocial challenges to occupational performance, including those commonly associated with medical conditions, disease processes, mental illness, and developmental disorders, 2) apply theoretical principles related to psychosocial interventions in occupational therapy, 3) identify, select, and administer assessments of psychosocial aspects of  performance, 4) describe a variety of occupational therapy interventions to address psychosocial challenges underlying occupational performance, and 5) document aspects of the OT process (15 lecture hours, 60 lab hours, 15 seminar hours). Prerequisites: 1st and 2nd semesters
     
OCCT 6313 Foundations of Research I 3 Credit
The student will be given the opportunity to : 1) interpret criterion-referenced and norm-referenced standardized test scores based on an understanding of sampling, normative data, standard and criterion scores, reliability, and validity, 2) articulate the importance of research, scholarly activities, and the continued development of a body of knowledge relevant to the profession of occupational therapy, 3) identify elements of inquiry, approaches to research and related information that is included within the framework of a research design, 4) effectively locate, interpret, and evaluate information, including the quality of research evidence, 5) compare and contrast research designs that adopt quantitative methodology, including basic descriptive, correlational, and inferential quantitative statistics, 6) examine underlying assumptions and implement strategies for conducting scientific inquiry based on analysis of qualitative data (30 lecture hours, 45 lab hours). Prerequisite: 1st semester
     
OCCT 6317 Specialized Practice 3 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) describe conditions and interventions in specialized OT practice, 2) demonstrate theoretical principles related to these conditions and interventions, 3) evaluate using assessments related to these conditions, and 4) identify unique aspects of documentation for these conditions and interventions (30 lecture hours, 30 lab hours). Prerequisites: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semesters
     
OCCT 6318 Learning and Cognition 3 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) describe a variety of cognitive conditions and associated occupational challenges, 2) demonstrate theoretical principles related to cognitive aspects of performance, 3) identify, select, and administer assessments of cognitive aspects of performance, 4) develop and apply intervention techniques to remediate cognitive problems that interfere with performance, 5) develop and apply intervention techniques to compensate for challenges to participation in daily activity, 6) document aspects of the OT process. 7) discuss standards for how cognitive, skill-based, and affective learning outcomes are described and measured, and 8) acquire strategies for teaching both skills and knowledge to enhance participation in daily activities (30 hours lecture, 45 hours lab). Prerequisites: 1st and 2nd semesters
     
OCCT 6319 Foundations for Neurological Practice 3 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) describe a variety of neurological conditions and associated occupational challenges and 2) demonstrate understanding of theoretical principles related to neurological aspects of performance. (30 hours lecture, 15 hours lab)
     
OCCT 6330 OT Management 3 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: 1) Identify the role of occupational therapy in different social, political, and cultural systems and their influence on the profession, 2) understand how national, state, and local health care systems influence occupational therapy practice, 3) develop an understanding of how major political and social issues affect the current and future practice trends of practice, 4) identify the fiscal elements of occupational therapy practice as it relates to planning, productivity, and the supervisory process, and 5) develop beginning competency in the use of marketing strategies for program development and promotion (45 lecture hours). Prerequisites: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semesters
     
OCCT 6900 Level II Fieldwork 9 Credit
The student will have the opportunity to: (1) articulate the value of occupation as a method and desired outcome of occupational therapy; (2) select, administer, and interpret assessment methods to determine client's occupational performance strengths and challenges; (3) implement intervention plans that are client-centered and occupation-based; (4) demonstrate consistent work behaviors, including initiative, preparedness, dependability, work site maintenance, and responsibility for own learning to attain professional competence; (5) communicate clearly and effectively with clients and other health care providers, through verbal interactions and documentation (480 clinical hours). Prerequisites: All required occupational therapy academic coursework, including Level I Fieldwork.