Occupational Thrpy Asst (OTHA)

OTHA 1253

Occupational Performance for Elders

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:4

This course covers occupational performance of elders. It includes frames of reference, assessment/evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies specific to this population.

Prerequisite: Completion of previous semester courses with a grade of "C" or better.

OTHA 1305

Principles of Occupational Therapy

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

This course is an introduction of occupational therapy including the historical development and philosophy. Emphasis is placed on the roles of the occupational therapy assistant. Topics include occupation in daily life, education and functions, occupational therapy personnel, current health care environment, and moral, legal and ethical issues.

Prerequisite: Completion of and/or concurrent enrollment in all other OTA pre-requisite coursework and permission from the department.

OTHA 1341

Occupational Performance from Birth to Adolescence

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

This course covers occupational performance of newborns through adolescents. It includes frames of reference, assessment/evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies specific to this population.

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

OTHA 1349

Occupational Performance of Adulthood

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

This course is a study of occupational performance of adults. It includes frames of reference, assessment/evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies specific to this population.

Prerequisite: Completion of previous semester courses with a grade of "C" or better.

OTHA 1409

Human Structure and Function in Occupational Therapy

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3

This course is a study of the biomechanics of human motion. Emphasis is placed on the musculoskeletal system including skeletal structure, muscles and nerves, and biomechanical assessment procedures.

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

OTHA 1415

Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities I

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:4

This course covers various occupations or activities used as therapeutic interventions in occupational therapy. Emphasis is placed on awareness of activity demands, contexts, adapting, grading, and safe implementation of occupations or activities.

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

OTHA 1419

Therapeutic Interventions I

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

This course offers instruction in concepts, techniques, and assessments leading to proficiency in skills and activities used as treatment interventions in occupational therapy (OT). Special emphasis is placed on the Occupational Therapy Assistant’s role in the OT process.

Prerequisite: Completion of previous semester courses with a grade of "C" or better.

OTHA 2160

Clinical -Occupational Therapy Assistant

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course is health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This course is a method of instruction providing training and supervised beginning /developing work-based experience and direct patient care at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed by the faculty.

Prerequisite: Completion of previous semester courses with a "C" or better and permission from the department.

OTHA 2201

Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:3

This course is a study of the pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span encountered in occupational therapy treatment settings. Topics will include etiology, symptoms, and the client’s physical and psychological reactions to disease and injury.

Prerequisite: Completion of previous semester courses with a grade of "C" or better.

OTHA 2209

Mental Health In Occupational Therapy

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:4

This course is a study of the promotion of mental health through occupational therapy. Emphasis is placed on theory and intervention strategies to enhance occupational performance.

Prerequisite: Completion of previous semester courses with a grade of "C" or better.

OTHA 2330

Workplace Skills for the OTA

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This seminar based course is designed to complement Level II fieldwork by creating a discussion forum addressing events, skills, knowledge, and/or behaviors related to the practice environment. It will include application of didactic coursework to the clinic and test-taking strategies for certification exams.

Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework within the program with a grade of "C" or better.

OTHA 2335

Health Care Management in Occupational Therapy

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2

This course explores the roles of the occupational therapy assistant in health care delivery. Emphasis is placed on documentation, reimbursement, credentialing, occupational therapy standards and ethics, health care team role delineation, and management.

Prerequisite: Completion of previous semester courses with a grade of "C" or better.

OTHA 2366

CAPSTONE: Practicum-OTA (A)

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and the student. This course is an advanced Level II Fieldwork experience that offers intensive training and experience at the workplace leading to entry-level skills. The emphasis is on practical work experience for which the student has already acquired the theoretical knowledge and basic skills in the classroom setting. The clinical educator provides direct supervision and learning objectives are established in collaboration with College faculty.

Prerequisite: Completion of all OTHA courses from the previous semester with a grade of "C" or better and permission from the department.

OTHA 2367

CAPSTONE: Practicum-OTA (B)

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and the student. This course is an advanced Level II Fieldwork experience that offers intensive training and experience at the workplace leading to entry-level skills. The emphasis is on practical work experience for which the student has already acquired the theoretical knowledge and basic skills in the classroom setting. The clinical educator provides direct supervision and learning objectives are stablished in collaboration with College Faculty.

Prerequisite: Completion of all OTHA courses from the previous semester with a grade of "C" or better and permission from the department.

OTHA 2405

Therapeutic Interventions II

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

This course is a continuation of Therapeutic Interventions I with an emphasis on current rehabilitative interventions. Students will practice clinical interventions necessary for entry-level practice as per the ACOTE Standards.

Prerequisite: Completion of previous semester courses with a grade of "C" or better.