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OTA 1050 — Human Anatomy and Pathology I 3 Credit hours  2 Contact hours

Examines human anatomy as it relates to the field of occupational therapy. Focus is on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, specifically structure and function of the human body when engaged in occupation. Emphasized will be the action, innervations and function of major muscles. Unique cadaver, model, web-based and group laboratory study will allow visualization as well as palpation of bones, muscles, joints and nerves of the human body. Analysis of functional movement using medical terminology will be introduced and related to participation in occupation. Also studied will be common diseases and pathology of the musculoskeletal system which necessitate occupational therapy intervention and treatment. Logical thinking, critical analysis, problem solving and creativity will be used to apply knowledge about common clinical conditions to dysfunction in occupation and the impact to individual, family and society. The teaching-learning process will be introduced with emphasis on diverse learning styles and public speaking skills with opportunities for practice. "C" grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: BIO 1110, OTA 1010, Acceptance to the OTA Program
Corequisites: OTA 1020, OTA 1030, OTA-1050L.