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OTA 1021 — Occupational Therapy Principles and Practice

Credit Hours: 3.00   Total Contact Hours: 4.00   Lecture Hours: 2.00   Lab Hours: 2.00  

Provides an overview of the healthcare system, the role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), and the provision and process of occupational therapy. Emphasis is on the profession's historical development, domain, standards of practice, professional ethics, and models of practice/frames of reference and the use of evidence to guide clinical reasoning. Importance of collaboration with the OT and other health care team members is stressed and includes basic documentation skills. Screening and assessment skills covered include observations, histories, interviews and standardized tests. The student will be expected to competently perform several standardized assessments, including but not limited to those related to Occupational Performance and the Biomechanical Frame of Reference. Application of assessment results in intervention planning, implementation and review is introduced. 'C' grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: BHS 1000 with a 'B-' or better, BHS 1390 with a 'C' or better, BIO 1110 with a 'C' or better, COM 1110 with a 'C' or better, MTH 1151 or MTH 1260 with a 'C' or better
Corequisites: OTA 1030, OTA 1050.