Nov 25, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OTH 1001C - Introduction to Occupational Therapy

(3 Credit Hours)

Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, satisfactory completion of BSC 2085C , mathematics (from Area II, A.S.) and PSY 2012 .

This course introduces the student to the field of occupational therapy concentrating on the history, philosophy and underlying concepts of practice, theories and frames of reference utilized in occupational therapy. It provides a basic introduction to medical terminology, infection control techniques, body mechanics, vital signs, wheelchair safety and patient care skills related to communication, handling, positioning and mobility. Oral and written reporting skills are practiced in various class activities. The use of skilled observations of identified performance areas within the therapy environment are discussed in relation to the process of occupational therapy, along with ethical and professional responsibilities and the need for evidenced based practice. Additional special fees are required.

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