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 OCCT Course-Description

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OCCT 311 - USE OF MEDIA IN OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Components:Lecture, Laboratory​​
Credit Hours: 3
This course teaches the process, analysis, theories and therapeutic use of traditional application of media for occupational performance across the life span. Instruction emphasizes analysis, grading, and modification of activities, use of the AOTA Framework, and selection, application, and documentation of media use in a variety of settings across the life span. ​


OCCT 312 - CONCEPTS IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES

Components:Lecture​
Credit Hours: 3
Offers a comprehensive overview of the legal, ethical, legislative, financial and professional issues that affect rehab services today. The students, through class discussions, self-study, reflective writing and participation in projects, develop a global prospected and an awareness that prepares them for future leadership roles in their professions.​​

OCTH 313 - EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Components:Lecture​
Credit Hours: 2
The purpose of this course is to prepare students to use the scientific literature in rehabilitation and related disciplines to make sound, evidence-based patient management decisions. The course will focus on skills needed to find, understand and apply the scientific literature.​

OCCT 314 - PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE DEVELOPMENT

Components:Lecture​
Credit Hours: 1
This course prepares students to read literature in occupational therapy, and related fields. The course also prepares students to write professionally according to Department guidelines and American Psychological Association style.

OCCT 315 - PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN MOVEMENT

​Components:Lecture​,Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides student with foundational knowledge in human movement. Students learn and apply kinesiological and biomechanical principles to normal movement. Students progress to apply these principles to solving problems of movement disorders that interfere with function including posture, gait and reaching activities.​

OCCT 316 - CLINICAL PROCESS FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

​Components:Lecture​,Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
This course assists students to develop the central skills of the rehabilitation professional, clinical decision making, effective written, verbal and nonverbal communication, intervention philosophies and tools for practice, basic skills for working with patients and interpersonal skills.​

OCCT 317 - TEACHING IN PRACTICE

​Components:Lecture​​
Credit Hours: 2
In this course, students learn the theory and many elements of teaching and learning, examining the importance of these concepts inpatient rehabilitation. Student therapists incorporate concepts that include motor learning, practice, teaching and learning principles, behaviorism, chaining and reinforcement, motivating, cueing, and using imagery into their decision making process. Students focus on cognition & learning styles of the therapist and of the patient and/or family. They complete a needs assessment for a patient while in practice. ​

OCCT 318 - ORTHOPEDIC MANAGEMENT OF THE UPPER LIMB DYSFUNCTION

​Components:Lecture​​,Laboratory​
Credit Hours: 3
Students acquire the foundational knowledge and skills required to manage problems of the musculoskeletal system. In this course, students learn and apply kinesiological, biomechanical, physiological and teaching principles specifically related to the upper extremity dysfunction with emphasis on joints, articulations and muscle function. Students make clinical decisions that assist them to determine a diagnosis, predict outcomes, and develop comprehensive patient-centered treatment strategies for individuals of any age who have upper extremity musculoskeletal problems.​

OCCT 319 - MOVEMENT SCIENCE

​Components:Lecture​​,Laboratory​
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce the student to the multidisciplinary field of the sciences of human movement and facilitate first the development of the student's understanding of the nature of movement. It encompasses development of movement and skill, control/dyscontrol, and learning, the course begins with an in-depth look at contemporary theories of motor- development, control and learning, motor development, and mechanisms underlying control of movement, and progresses to dyscontrol of movement and recovery of function following injury or insult to the central nervous system (CNS). The course explores the various tests and measures that are used with individuals with movement dysfunction such as the task-oriented, pharmaceutical, and surgical approaches are evaluated during the course. ​

OCCT 320 - CONTEXT FOR OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Components:Lecture​​,Laboratory​
Credit Hours: 2
This course addresses the issues and areas of evidence-based practice that relate to using environments to enable occupational performance. As occupational therapists, we see people within the context of where they live, they work, and they play. This course will provide the framework and the structure that will ground the student in the use of the environment to facilitate occupational performance across the lifespan​​​

OCCT 321 - PROMOTING OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE FOR CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Components:Lecture​​,Laboratory​
Credit Hours: 3
Students study methods of the occupational therapists used when evaluating and facilitating participation of the patient in common occupations. How chronic illness or conditions impact the occupations are examined. Students learn to apply wellness and prevention models for people who have chronic conditions both as individuals and as members of a defined population.​

OCCT 322 - NEUROSCIENCES

Components:Lecture​​
Credit Hours: 4
Basic anatomic and physiologic principles of the nervous system which includes nerve impulse propagation, synaptic transmission, microscopic anatomy, sensory systems, motor systems, vestibular systems, limbic systems, ANS, pain mechanisms, apoptosis, regeneration, early development of CNS and clinical application with case studies.​

OCCT 323 - FIELDWORK EDUCATION I

Components:Clinical​
Credit Hours: 1
This clinical course integrates classroom based knowledge and skills acquired during the first two semesters. Clinical assignments emphasize the development of professional skills, including patient client interaction, documentation, physical examination, diagnosis, and case report methodology. The course provides a foundation of clinical experience that students will apply to subsequent courses.​

CAMS 411 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Components:Lecture​
Credit Hours: 2
This course provides an introduction to the variety of methods used to study occupation. Students apply a five-step evidence-based practice process to design research proposals to answer questions about occupation from qualitative and quantitative data sources. This course supports the development of skills needed to implement a research project at the entry level. ​

OCCT 410 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOSOCIAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Components:Lecture​​
Credit Hours: 2
This course will introduce the students about the principles of psychology that will make students to understand about human behaviour and human development. This course wills also facilitating the foundation for the biopsychosocial approach to working with people with mental health disorders across the lifespan. Students also learn psychosocial issues that will affect the occupational performance of the patient affected with cognitive and mental health.​

OCCT 411 - PEDIATRIC NEUROREHABILITATION

Components:Lecture​​,Laboratory
Credit Hours: 4
This course provides a framework for and strategies to address assessment and intervention for children with neurological disabilities resulting in sensory, motor, cognitive and/or behavioral impairments. Students explore the pathology of neurological conditions, assess person and environment characteristics, and develop context specific intervention plans and supports. Students apply psychological, cognitive, social, ecological and physiological principles to the selection of therapy intervention services and supports for children and their families. Students learn social perspectives of health and disability, dominant and emerging service delivery models, laws that influence practice, and advocacy principles. The course integrates into intervention planning the principles of prevention of secondary conditions, maintaining wellness and promoting successful life-stage transitions. Family involvement as a member of the child's assessment and intervention is stressed.​

OCCT 412 -DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Components:Lecture​​
Credit Hours: 2
Students apply psychological, social, cognitive, and physiological principles to services for people with developmental disabilities. Students will learn definitions, causes, and prevention of developmental disabilities, history of care, services delivery models, public and private payment systems, laws that influence practice, and advocacy principles. Students learn how to support and advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families, and assist them with self-determination, major life transitions, and inclusive school, living, work, and community life. Principles of prevention of secondary conditions and maintaining wellness are also integrated into intervention planning. ​

OCTH 413 - BEHAVIORAL DYNAMICS

Components:Lecture​​,Laboratory​
Credit Hours: 3
This course optimizes meaningful occupational performance of adults and older adults in all practice settings, considering human factors (i.e., cognition, psychosocial, perceptual), contexts,environments and occupational demands. Awareness and application of these three behavioral dynamics though planned therapeutic use of self are vital in every encounter with patients, clients, and families. Students learn to convey the distinct value of occupational therapy as members of an interprofessional mental health team and as advocates for individual and community with mental health problems.​​

OCCT 414 - GROUP INTERVENTION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Components:Lecture​​,Laboratory​
Credit Hours: 2
This course optimizes meaningful occupational performance in all practice settings and practice pattern foci. Students learn to convey the distinct value of occupational therapy to group participants, as member of an interprofessional health team, and as advocates for health wellness, and optimal occupational performance of individuals and community. Students will also facilitate skills in conducting groups for various psychological and physiological problems of the patients by using appropriate frame of references, models and approaches.​

OCCT415 - INTERDISCIPLINARY CASE MANAGEMENT

Components:Lecture​​
Credit Hours: 1​
This course will focus the students to participate in a small interdisciplinary case management group for the purpose of performing a case analysis of patient/client types typically referred for rehabilitation services. Students will be responsible for obtaining literature to support their discussions to synthesizing information. Students will also learn about the characteristic and value of the interdisciplinary case management and values, roles of the case manager in the interdisciplinary case management. ​

OCCT 416 - FIELDWORK EDUCATION II

Components:Clinical
Credit Hours: 2​
This course will focus the students to participate in a small interdisciplinary case management group for the purpose of performing a case analysis of patient/client types typically referred for rehabilitation services. Students will be responsible for obtaining literature to support their discussions to synthesizing information. Students will also learn about the characteristic and value of the interdisciplinary case management and values, roles of the case manager in the interdisciplinary case management.

CAMS 412 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY II

Components:Lecture
Credit Hours: 2​
In this course, a qualitative research format called "autoethnography" will be utilized to (a) explore personal values, perspectives, and meanings of being a student occupational therapist, (b) examine personal views of therapeutic values of occupation, (c) develop clinical reasoning skills, and (d) develop qualitative research skills, and (e) foster reflective practice.​

OCCT 417 - ADULT NEUROREHABILITATION

Components:Lecture,Laboratory
Credit Hours: 5
This course provides a framework for assessment and intervention for adults with progressive and non-progressive neurological conditions with an emphasis on the impact of contemporary theoretical approaches that guide practice and support effective rehabilitation outcomes. Students learn to apply evidence to support their patient/client management model with attention to neuropathology, pharmacology influences on intervention. Students develop skill for addressing the influences of payment systems and payer trends on rehabilitation services. They also develop therapist advocacy skills, including promoting home and community reintegration.​

OCCT 418 - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Components:Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
This course will teach the use of assistive technology principles when evaluating individuals for assistive technology, and for recommending and implementing assistive technology with a team-oriented and family-centered approach. Students will be encouraged to utilize current research with the emphasis on best practices in their evaluation and clinical reasoning process. ​​

OCCT 419 - CLINICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Components:Lecture
Credit Hours: 2
This is a two-part course that examines the role of occupational therapist in effective utilization of financial resources and clinical services. The first part focuses on the financial aspects related to the patient intervention process. Students examine the concepts of reimbursement for services, progressing from a historical overview of the third party payer system toward a detailed examination of the specific requirements of: Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial insurers, Workers Compensation. The reimbursement decisions will be studied in the context of environments (home, SNF, facility-based for inpatient and outpatient) and the legal and ethical issues associated with each environment. Current information from AOTA website, and commercial carrier websites, in addition to articles from scholarly journals, will provide background for discussions about ethical implications of financial choices. The second part of the course focuses on outcomes. These outcomes include: Client satisfaction management, Clinical outcomes: quality of life and resource utilization, Evaluating applicability of outcome measures for various populations and conditions. Students will discuss a variety of ethical dilemmas rising from the effect of outcomes in patient care management​

OCCT 420 - EVALUATION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES

Components:Lecture
Credit Hours: 2
This course requires a student to review a selected area of Occupational Therapy practice in order to identify gaps in service provision or to identify client needs that require Occupational Therapy program development. Students will undertake an evaluation of needs by evaluating current Occupational Therapy practice in the selected area; critically evaluating the available literature to give a rationale for a future program, and developing a proposal relevant to Occupational Therapy that addresses the identified needs​​

OCCT 421- EXPLORING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY

Components:Lecture
Credit Hours: 2
This course will focus on developing skills and reasoning in community settings. Students will visit community settings and collaboratively identify issues that can be addressed by occupational therapy. Students will complete needs assessments and plan interventions that address identified needs and do a service project related to the community settings.​​​​

OCCT 422 - FIELDWORK EDUCATION III

Components:Clinical​
Credit Hours: 2
This course will focus on developing skills and reasoning in community settings. Students will visit community settings and collaboratively identify issues that can be addressed by occupational therapy. Students will complete needs assessments and plan interventions that address identified needs and do a service project related to the community settings.