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Occupational Therapy Assistant


OTA 100  Introduction to Occupational Therapy  (3)

Introduces the practice of occupational therapy, its history and philosophical base. Covers occupational therapy practice framework such as domain and process, the occupational therapy process, and the promotion of health. Introduces ethics and professional behavior. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in OTA Program.

OTA 101  Life Span Growth and Development in Humans  (3)

Includes a study of the basic theories and processes of normal human growth and development. Emphasizes practical assessment and integration of all components—psychosocial, physical and cognitive—relative to the needs of recipients of occupational therapy. For students pursuing health science careers. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in OTA Program.

OTA 103  Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology Lab  (2)

Application of concepts learned in OTA 102. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the function of the human body to include applied concepts related to anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics with an emphasis on material related to the practice of occupational therapy across diverse clientele and practice settings. Client factors, body functions and body structures related to movement are studied as they affect performance in areas of occupation. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 102; or instructor's permission.

OTA 111  Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy as Health Care Providers  (2)

Students learn basic patient-therapist interaction and communication skills, introductory use of medical terminology, patient confidentiality and HIPPA rules, infection control and blood borne pathogens guidelines, and time management skills. Students earn HIV/AIDS certification. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 112; or instructor's permission.

OTA 112  Professional Skills for Healthcare Providers Lab  (2)

Students demonstrate ability to apply strategies for learned communication with inter disciplinary team and patients with the use of proper medical terminology, and safe practice of infection control and blood borne pathogens guidelines. Implement strategies for time management and application of study skills. Demonstrates implementation of OT practice framework and introduction into task analyses. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 111; or instructor's permission.

OTA 120  Developmental Disabilities 1  (3)

Students study the conditions that impede normal growth and development with special emphasis on cerebral palsy, mental retardation, ADHD/ADD, autism spectrum disorder, childhood genetic disorders, and learning disabilities. Explores developmentally appropriate occupational therapy treatment methods with opportunity for experiential learning of patient handling techniques. Emphasis is placed on the role of the OTA in different pediatric settings and the influence of legislation changes and laws that have influenced OT practice. PREREQUISITE: OTA 102 and OTA 103; concurrent enrollment in OTA 121; or instructor's permission.

OTA 121  Developmental Disabilities 1 Lab  (2)

Lab allows for practical experience in patient screening tools, standardized assessment, activity treatment interventions as it relates to developmental disabilities. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 120; or instructor's permission.

OTA 122  Physical Disabilities 1  (3)

Study of the effects of heritable diseases, genetic conditions, disability, trauma and injury to the physical and mental health and occupational performance of the individual. Study the structure and function of the human body to include the biological and physical foundation of specific clinical conditions. Includes basic assessment and treatment approaches utilized in occupational therapy intervention of the physically disabled. PREREQUISITE: OTA 102 and OTA 103; concurrent enrollment in OTA 123; or instructor's permission.

OTA 123  Physical Disabilities 1 Lab  (2)

Basic assessment and treatment techniques as it relates to adult physical disabilities. Lab allows for practical experience in patient assessment, transfers and daily living skills. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in O T 122; or instructor's permission.

OTA 126  Clinical Seminar 1  (1)

Teaches students the basics of client-therapist interaction, documentation, clinical issues, and therapeutic techniques. Includes weekly discussion of concurrent clinical experiences. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 127 and OTA 128; or instructor's permission.

OTA 127  Clinical Seminar Lab  (1)

Students demonstrate skills at a novice level to gather necessary information to implement evaluation, treatment, and occupational profile of the client, document occupational therapy service, implement treatment based on the OTPF. Students also demonstrate professional behaviors required to be successful in the fieldwork. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 126 and OTA 128; or instructor's permission.

OTA 128  Application of Occupational Therapy Assistant 1  (1)

Students participate in supervised clinical experience with clients in a community health care facility. Includes observation, planning and implementation of client treatments as assigned by clinical supervisor, and application of theory and treatment techniques. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 126 and OTA 127; or instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

OTA 130  Professional Advocacy Experience  (1)

Acquaints students with therapy practitioner's responsibilities in professional activities and for promotion of occupational therapy to other professionals, consumers, third-party payers and the public. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in OTA Programs.

OTA 131  Physical Disabilities 2  (3)

Understand the effects of heritable diseases, genetic conditions, disability, trauma, and injury to the physical and mental health and occupational performance of the individual. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human body to include the biological and physical sciences of specific clinical conditions. Describe and demonstrate basic assessment and treatment approaches utilized in occupational therapy intervention of the physically disabled through practical experiences in a lab setting. PREREQUISITE: OTA 102 and OTA 103; OTA 122 and OTA 123; Concurrent enrollment in OTA 132; or instructor's permission.

OTA 132  Physical Disabilities 2 Lab  (2)

Basic assessment and treatment techniques as it relates to adult physical disabilities. Lab allows for practical experience in patient assessment, transfers, and daily living skills. PREREQUISITE: OTA 102 and OTA 103; OTA 122 and OTA 123; concurrent enrollment in OTA 131; or instructor's permission.

OTA 133  Psychosocial Dysfunction  (3)

Students learn the techniques used to meet mental health needs within the occupational therapy setting. Includes the application of psychosocial frames of reference, clinical conditions, and the application of occupational therapy to these conditions. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 134; or instructor's permission.

OTA 134  Psychosocial Dysfunction Lab  (1)

Students apply the techniques used to meet mental health needs within the occupational therapy setting including psychosocial frames of reference and clinical conditions using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 133; or instructor's permission.

OTA 194  Special Topics-Occupational Therapy  (1-2)

Intermediate level course that encourages students to study in a special area of occupational therapy. Students attend class on a regular basis to complete course project. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in OTA Program.

OTA 198  Independent Study-Occupational Therapy Assistant  (1)

For students needing remediation for successful completion of fieldwork experiences, or who wish to explore specific areas of occupational therapy in-depth. Students participate in learning activities needed to re-mediate deficient areas. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in OTA Program. This is a pass/no-credit course.

OTA 200  Developmental Disabilities 2  (1)

An advanced level course that expands students' understanding of conditions that affect children. Focuses on introduction and discussion of task analysis, assistive technology and devices and occupational -based approaches. PREREQUISITE: OTA 120 and OTA 121; Concurrent enrollment in OTA 201; or instructor's permission.

OTA 201  Developmental Disabilities 2 Lab  (2)

Students apply and demonstrate novice competency of material learned in OTA 200. Focuses on application and hands on experience with task analysis, assistive technology and devices and occupational based approaches. Students demonstrate interventions and collaborate with clients, educators and other health care professionals using a service learning model. PREREQUISITE: OTA 120 and OTA 121; concurrent enrollment in OTA 200; or instructor's permission.

OTA 202  Ethics, Society, and Professional Practice  (3)

Provides an overview and understanding of professional ethics and responsibilities including knowledge of ethical principles, professional development, healthcare reimbursement systems and healthcare laws. Also includes critical analysis of social issues including socioeconomics, social injustices, cultural awareness and diversity factors related to the practice of occupational therapy. Students learn through class lectures and discussions as well as practical assignments that promote critical thinking. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in OTA Program.

OTA 210  Therapeutic Practices in Occupational Therapy  (3)

An advanced level course that incorporates the application of theories, models of practice, and frames of reference in the analysis, selection and use of activities in a therapeutic environment while addressing the needs of diverse patient populations. Emphasis is placed on the application of the OTA Practice Framework in the development of intervention targeting ADL and IADL. Includes instruction in the responsibilities a COTA has in the areas of documentation, record keeping, service operations, research, and safety and infection control. PREREQUISITE: OTA 122; OTA 123; OTA 131; OTA 132; OTA 133; or concurrent enrollment in OTA 211.

OTA 211  Therapeutic Practices Clinical Skills Training  (2)

An advanced level course that emphasizes the application of therapeutic practices in a clinical context. Includes training and feedback in areas related to client care including chart review, intervention planning, intervention implementation, documentation and discharge planning. PREREQUISITE: OTA 122; OTA 123; OTA 131; OTA 132; OTA 133; concurrent enrollment in OTA 210; or instructor's permission.

OTA 212  Therapeutic Group Leadership  (1)

Students study group dynamics as related to occupational therapy. Students learn to plan and implement activity groups appropriate to patients or clients of all ages. Emphasizes group leadership skills. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 213; or instructor's permission.

OTA 213  Therapeutic Group Leadership Lab  (1)

Students implement activities, appropriate to clients of all ages, incorporating components of a group, characteristics of different type of groups, and developmental levels of a group. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 212; or instructor's permission

OTA 220  Therapeutic Activities 2  (1)

Students learn to plan and implement socioculturally-appropriate therapeutic leisure and social activities for patients/clients in a variety of community settings. Emphasizes gradation and adaptation of leisure and social activities appropriate for a variety of patient/client diagnoses. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in OTA Program.

OTA 221  Therapeutic Group Activities 2 Lab  (2)

Students implement and lead activities for clients of all ages, characteristics of different type of groups, and developmental levels of a group. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 220; or instructor's permission.

OTA 222  Clinical Seminar 2  (1)

Students learn basics of patient-therapist interaction, documentation, clinical issues, and therapeutic techniques. Also includes weekly discussion of concurrent clinical experiences. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 223; or instructor's permission.

OTA 223  Application of OTA Co-op Experience 2  (1)

Students participate in supervised clinical experience with patients in a community health care facility. Includes observation, planning and implementation of patient treatments as assigned by clinical supervisor. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 222; or instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

OTA 224  Therapeutic Adaptations  (5)

An advanced course where students demonstrate previously learned technical skills as well as their knowledge of physical dysfunctions as they work with a variety of material to design, modify, adapt and fabricate special equipment and assistive devices for the disabled. Students demonstrate and articulate the use of technology to support performance, participation, health and well-being. PREREQUISITE: OTA 200 or instructor's permission.

OTA 225  Application of Therapeutic Activities  (3)

An advanced course where students will apply and integrate previously learned technical skills as well as knowledge of physical dysfunction as they work with a variety of materials to design, modify, adapt and fabricate special equipment and assistive devices for the disabled. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 224.

OTA 228  Pre-Fieldwork Experience Seminar  (2)

Prepares student for successful completion of Level 2 fieldwork. Emphasizes further development of documentation skills. Additional topics include self-assessment in preparation for full-time fieldwork, job search skills, service operations, and supervision issues. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in OTA Program.

OTA 240  Fieldwork Experience Seminar 1  (1)

Students discuss and problem-solve fieldwork experiences, read and discuss literature appropriate to fieldwork and review OTA program content in preparation for national certification exam. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 245; or instructor's permission.

OTA 241  Fieldwork Experience Seminar 2  (1)

Students discuss and problem-solve fieldwork experiences, read and discuss literature appropriate to fieldwork, and review OTA program content in preparation for national certification exam. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 246; or instructor's permission.

OTA 245  Co-op Fieldwork Experience 1  (11)

Fieldwork experience includes practice in one of the following areas: physical disabilities, psychological dysfunction, geriatrics, developmental disabilities, pediatrics, work hardening/pain management, or hand therapy under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapy practitioner. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in OTA 240; or instructor's permission. This is a pass/no-credit course.

OTA 246  Co-op Fieldwork Experience 2  (11)

Fieldwork experience includes practice in one of the following areas: physical disabilities, psychological dysfunction, geriatrics, developmental disabilities, pediatrics, work hardening/pain management, or hand therapy under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapy practitioner. PREREQUISITE: OTA 245; concurrent enrollment in OTA 241; or instructor's permission. This is a pass/no credit course.