School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Occupational Therapy Courses

OTBS 10500 - Occupations and You 1 LA

An introduction to the concept of occupation. The nature of occupations from personal, historical, cultural and practical perspectives is explored. Investigation of the engagement in work, self-care, play, and leisure and its meaning to people, their development, and identity. How individuals and groups interact with their environment is a major focus. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

OTBS 20100 - Human Development I 1 LA

Study of developmental theories and factors influencing normal development from prenatal to adolescence. Developmental norms and sequences are examined, with emphasis on sensorimotor, cognitive, and psychosocial tasks, as well as occupational development. Beginning skills in the observation of normal children are developed. Prerequisites: PSYC 10300; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 20200 - Human Development II 1 LA

Continued study of developmental theories and factors influencing normal development from adolescence through older adulthood. Developmental norms and sequences are examined with emphasis on sensorimotor, cognitive, and psychosocial development, and performance of self-care, work, and leisure occupations as these are related to development and role performance across the life span. Students will engage in independent and group learning and develop interview and observation skills. Prerequisites: PSYC 10300; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (S, Y)

OTBS 20500 - Introduction to Occupational Science LA

An overview of the science of human occupation and theoretical models that are used to describe the impact of occupation on individuals. Includes the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and environmental factors of work, self-care, and play/leisure. An introduction to the domain of occupational therapy is included. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F-S)

OTBS 20600 - The Culture of Disability 1 H LA SS

An examination of the historical and sociocultural construction of disability through readings, discussion, film, and personal narrative. The history of several disability groups will be used as case studies to analyze the ideological, socioeconomic, political, and cultural experience of disability. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 21000 - The Cancer Experience 1 LA

Introduction to the major types of cancer, impact of cancer on the individual, basic medical terminology, cultural differences in types of cancer, and external and internal influences on cancer, as well as treatment, adjustments, and coping strategies. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

OTBS 21100 - Occupational Therapy in Life Skills NLA

Concepts of occupational therapy and other allied health disciplines are applied through observation and direct interaction with the neurologically impaired adult population, attending interdisciplinary team meetings and rounds, and seminar group discussions. Emphasis is on integrating professional behaviors, group activities, basic activity analysis, medical record documentation and client/family interaction within a clinical setting. Prerequisites: OTBS 10500. 1-2 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 22000 - Adult Clinical Practice in Occupational Therapy NLA

Observation and participation in clinical treatment provided through the OT/PT clinic at Ithaca College. Treatment of occupational therapy adult clients, as well as participation in other occupational therapy services provided by the clinic. The clinic will provide students with an experiential learning opportunity while serving the needs of adults in the college and local communities. Pass/fail only. Prerequisites: OTBS 10500; occupational therapy major. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

OTBS 22100 - Pediatric Clinical Practice in Occupational Therapy NLA

Observation and participation in clinical treatment provided through the OT/PT clinic at Ithaca College. Treatment of occupational therapy pediatric clients, as well as participation in other occupational therapy services provided by the clinic. The clinic will provide students with an experiential learning opportunity while serving the needs of children in the college and local communities. Pass/fail only. Prerequisites: OTBS 10500; occupational therapy major. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

OTBS 30500 - Applied Occupations I NLA

Occupational therapy as process is the concentration of this course. Analysis of occupation is introduced, as is occupational performance evaluation and intervention. Continuation of discussion of occupational therapy theory is included during lecture, with application in laboratory sessions. Exploration of the ADA and other legislation that impacts the profession and its consumers is also examined and integrated through experiential projects. Prerequisites: OTBS 10500; OTBS 20500. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 30600 - Occupational Apartheid LA SS

Expands on content from OTBS 20500. The premise of occupational justice will be explored: personal, political, historical, sociological, cultural, and environmental influences on individual. Engagement in occupation will be analyzed in relation to occupational apartheid. Application of methods to ameliorate identified problems will be incorporated. Prerequisites: OTBS 20500. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 31000 - Kinesiology LA NS

The application of gross anatomy to the study of human movement, with emphasis on understanding the interrelated kinetics of normal motions of the musculoskeletal system as they influence functional activities. Evaluation procedures such as manual muscle testing, joint range of motion measurement, and kinesiological analysis of functional activities are used in laboratory sessions. Prerequisites: PTBS 31000. 4 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 32000 - Clinical Psychiatry in Occupational Therapy NLA

Study of the basic concepts of identification, definition, and management of psychosocial problems. Major pathological syndromes and their etiologies are examined. Includes an introduction to pharmacology and medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on understanding not only the pathology and medical treatment, but also the effect of the condition on the individual's ability to perform functional activities. Additional emphasis will be placed on children, the elderly, and interdisciplinary teams. Prerequisites: PSYC 32100; OTBS 20200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 33100 - Occupations II NLA

Continuation of Occupations I. Emphasis is on the adaptation of activities and the use of orthotic and adaptive equipment in the therapeutic process. Splinting and orthotics, low technology equipment, and activity synthesis are explored. Individual teaching and learning concepts and strategies continue to be stressed. Prerequisites: OTBS31000, OTBS33000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 33500 - Individual and Group Work in Health Sciences LA

Focuses on therapeutic use of self in individual and group relationships. Emphasis is on an action-based, helping, problem-solving model to guide individual interventions. Provides the cognitive, affective, and occupational basis to helping groups for various client populations and settings across the life span. Presents knowledge and experiential opportunity to gain skill to be a competent group leader. Lecture and lab format. Prerequisites: PSYC 10300; 6 credits in sociology and/or anthropology. 4 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 35000 - Practicum in Pediatric Occupational Therapy NLA

Concepts and theories in occupational therapy are applied in observing, evaluating, planning, and implementing services for children. Emphasis on the development of skills based on sound theoretical concepts and on the process of clinical reasoning. Exposure to clients occurs through clinical placement. Prerequisites: OTBS-33000. Corequisite: OTBS-34000, OTBS-37000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 37000 - Clinical Pediatrics in Occupational Therapy NLA

Exploration of the salient medical background of pediatric diseases and conditions. Principles of medical management of selected systemic diseases in children and young adults as a basis for intervention by an occupational therapist. Prerequisite: PTBS-31300. 2 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 37500 - Clinical Orthopedics in Occupational Therapy NLA

Study of selected orthopedic conditions. The fundamental facts and principles of orthopedic conditions and surgical procedures are related to occupational therapy practice. Prerequisite: PTBS31300. 2 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 39900 - Selected Topics in Occupational Therapy
OTBS 39901 - Selected Topics in Occupational Therapy
OTBS 39902 - Selected Topics in Occupational Therapy
OTBS 39903 - Selected Topics in Occupational Therapy
OTBS 39904 - Selected Topics in Occupational Therapy
OTBS 39905 - Selected Topics in Occupational Therapy
OTBS 39906 - Selected Topics in Occupational Therapy
OTBS 39907 - Selected Topics in Occupational Therapy

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Experimental courses are offered under this number and title. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

OTBS 40000 - Functional Human Anatomy LA

Study of the gross anatomical components of the human body through the use of lecture and lab activities using models and electronic media. Emphasis is placed on the musculoskeletal, neurological, and vascular systems of the human body. Prerequisites: BIOL 20600, PTBS 31300. 5
credits. (Sum,Y)

OTBS 41000 - Neuroscience LA NS

Introduction to the science of the nervous system. Provides a framework for understanding the nervous system and the area of applied neurosciences. This course provides a scientific basis for improved patient care by clarifying the relationships between the nervous system and behavior. Selected laboratory and experiential activities enhance lecture, discussion, and reading materials. Prerequisite: OTBS 40000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 42500 - Clinical Management in Occupational Therapy NLA

Focuses on the practice of efficient and effective administration in a health care setting. Focus includes health systems perspective; service delivery models and mechanisms; service management of various clinical settings; resource management of personnel, finances, materials, and physical plant; and risk management. Prerequisites: OTBS 45000 or permission of instructor. Corequisites: OTBS 42600. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 42600 - Professional Practice in Community Occupational Therapy NLA

Focuses on practice in educator, consultant, and advocacy roles in emerging community-based settings. Emphasis is on emerging areas of OT practice as well as nontraditional alternatives. Examines transition to professional role in the community, including career development, professional responsibilities, current trends and issues, and clinical education. Prerequisites: OTBS 45000 or permission of instructor. Corequisites: OTBS 42500. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 43000 - Applied Interventions in Occupational Therapy NLA

Emphasis is on selected occupational therapy intervention methods. The use of orthotics as a
preparatory method in intervention, the evaluation and intervention of biomechanical components,
and prosthetics as an occupation-based activity are explored. Adaptation of methods of instructing activities of daily living and design of equipment are also covered. Prerequisites: OTBS 30500; OTBS 40000; OTBS 42000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 43200 - Occupations III NLA

Continued examination of the science of occupation as the basis for occupational therapy. Emphasis is on the interaction of the person, the task, and the environment in occupational therapy theory and treatment. Research relating to the value of occupation for individuals with disabilities in health maintenance and treatment of dysfunction is discussed. Assessment, modification, and
adaptation of the environment to support occupational function are addressed. The use of computers, environmental controls, seating, and mobility devices, and other technology that promotes occupational adaptation are introduced. Prerequisites: OTBS 33100. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 44000 - Adult Evaluation Processes in Occupational Therapy NLA

The occupational therapy process begins with evaluation, consisting of developing an occupational profile of the client and conducting an analysis of occupational performance. Practice models that are suitable for the adult client population will be addressed within the context of the evaluation process and formulation of an intervention plan. Prerequisites: OTBS 30500; OTBS 32000; OTBS 40000. Corequisites: OTBS 42000; OTBS 41000; OTBS 45000; OTBS 47100. 4 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 44500 - Pediatric Evaluation Processes in Occupational Therapy NLA

Presents various frames of reference and therapeutic approaches used in the evaluation and intervention process for children. Emphasis is given to theoretical constructs and therapeutic applications based on principles of human development. Pediatric theories and principles are related to practice in a variety of settings. Laboratory experiences emphasize the assessment of children and adolescents based on these principles. Prerequisites: OTBS 20100; OTBS 30500; OTBS 40000. Corequisites: OTBS 45500; OTBS 47500. 4 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 45000 - Adult Intervention Processes in Occupational Therapy NLA

The intervention phase of the occupational therapy process involves not only implementing the intervention plan, but also reevaluating it. This process is addressed within the context of practice models suitable for the adult client population. Includes a clinical fieldwork experience and a case- or problem-based seminar. Prerequisites: OTBS 30500; OTBS 32000; OTBS 40000. Corequisites: OTBS 42000; OTBS 41000; OTBS 47100; OTBS 44000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 45500 - Pediatric Intervention Processes in Occupational Therapy NLA

Concepts and theories in occupational therapy are applied in observing, evaluating, planning, and implementing services for children. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills based on sound theoretical concepts and on the process of clinical reasoning. Exposure to clients through clinical placement. Prerequisites: OTBS 20100; OTBS 30500; OTBS 40000. Corequisites: OTBS 44500; OTBS 47500. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 46000 - Research Methods in Occupational Therapy NLA

Review of the basic methods and designs used in occupational therapy research and inquiry. Includes conceptual foundations of research, basic research methodology, and analysis and interpretation of data. Emphasizes critical evaluation of occupational therapy research literature based on both quantitative and qualitative methods in order to develop evidence-based practitioners. Introduction to the components of the individual thesis proposal and comprehensive literature reviews, as well as the components involved. Corequiste: PTBS 39000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 46500 - Occupational Therapy Research Seminar NLA

A seminar/tutorial-based course that builds on previous classes in research statistics and design, and on clinical/professional courses in the senior year. This course is taken with a faculty member who is conducting research in an area of interest to the student. Construction of a research paper, including the development of a problem statement and research questions suitable for thesis research, and support of these elements with a background, definition, and rationale. Oral presentation of the proposal is required. Prerequisites: OTBS 46000; senior status. 1 credit. (S,Y)

OTBS 47000 - Clinical Medicine Occupational Therapy NLA

Study of selected systemic disease, medical-surgical, and neurological conditions. The focus is on basic concepts in the identification, definition, and medical management of these conditions, primarily with adults and older persons. Emphasis is placed on understanding not only the etiology, pathology, and medical treatment, but also the effect of the condition and its treatment on the person's ability to perform functional activities and meet life-role demands. Prerequisites:
PTBS 31300, OTBS 41000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 47100 - Adult Clinical Conditions in Occupational Therapy NLA

A study of selected systemic, medical-surgical, orthopedic, and neurological conditions. Basic concepts in the identification, definition, and medical management of these conditions affecting adults and older persons. Emphasis is placed on understanding not only the etiology, pathology, and medical treatment, but also the effect of the condition and its treatment on the person's ability to perform functional activities. Prerequisites: OTBS 40000; PTBS 31300. Corequisite: OTBS 41000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 47500 - Pediatric Clinical Conditions in Occupational Therapy NLA

Exploration of the salient medical background of pediatric diseases and conditions. Principles of medical management of selected systemic diseases in children and young adults as a basis for intervention by an occupational therapist. Prerequisites: OTBS 40000; PTBS 31300; OTBS 41000. 2 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 48000 - Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics NLA

Principles and practice issues in the assessment and treatment of older persons. Application of theory to practice in the use of frames of reference (FOR) to develop programs for selected case studies addressing the issues of long-term care and community living. Case-and-problem-based learning is used in this seminar course. Prerequisite: OTBS 33000, OTBS 33100. Corequisite: OTBS 49000. 2 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 49000 - Practicum in Geriatric Occupational Therapy NLA

The use of assessment and evaluation tools and treatment techniques for older persons. Long-term care options are discussed. Housing options. including adaptations needed to keep patients in their homes longer, are identified. Students work with well elderly and frail elderly in various settings in the community as part of their Fieldwork I experience. Prerequisite: OTBS 33000. Corequisite: OTBS 48000. 2 credits. (S,Y)

OTBS 49900 - Independent Study in Occupational Therapy NLA
OTBS 49901 - Independent Study in Occupational Therapy NLA
OTBS 49902 - Independent Study in Occupational Therapy NLA
OTBS 49903 - Independent Study in Occupational Therapy NLA

Individual research and writing in a particular area of occupational therapy, supervised by a faculty member in the department. An approved design statement is required before registration for this course. Prerequisites: Permission of supervising faculty member, student's adviser, department chair, and dean. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)

OTMS 50000 - Functional Human Anatomy

Study of the gross anatomical components of the human body through the use of lecture and lab activities without dissection. Emphasis is placed on the musculoskeletal and neurovascular systems found in the extremities, and in the head and neck trunk, with less emphasis on the thorax and abdominal walls. 5 credits (Sum,Y)

OTMS 50500 - Occupational Therapy Theory

Occupational therapy process, principles, and theory are introduced and explored with a focus on clinical reasoning and models of practice. Occupation as the core of practice, its elements as they are viewed today, and their historical and philosophical background are discussed. The analysis, synthesis, and implementation of occupations for use in assessment and intervention is practiced through experiential labs and assignments. Methods for the evaluation and critique of existing and emerging theories are applied to selected theoretical models of practice. 4 credits. (Sum,Y)

OTMS 51000 - Neuroscience

Introduction to the science of the nervous system. Provides a framework for understanding the nervous system and the area of applied neurosciences. This course provides a scientific basis for improved patient care by clarifying the relationships between the nervous system and behavior. Selected laboratory and experiential activities enhance lecture, discussion, and reading materials. Prerequisites: OTMS 50000. 3 credits.

OTMS 52000 - Kinesiology

The application of gross anatomy to the study of human movement, with emphasis on understanding the interrelated kinetics of normal motion of the musculoskeletal system as they influence functional activities. Evaluation procedures such as manual muscle testing (MMT), joint range of motion (ROM), palpation of surface anatomy, and kinesiological analysis of functional activities are used in laboratory sessions. Evidence-based practice in kinesiological assessment and intervention will be emphasized through advanced research projects. Prerequisites: OTMS 50000. 4 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 52200 - Psychiatry in Occupational Therapy

This course will explore the psychiatric conditions that are commonly seen in clinical and community settings. The effects of diagnoses and challenges of medication side effects will be reviewed in detail, including how these conditions affect body functions and structures and common functional limitations. Pertinent medical assessments, medicines, and team involvement will be included. Particular attention will be paid to dual or multi-diagnosis and multi-medication regimens and the challenges these scenarios present. A specific focus will include the role of support networks, including peer and consumer organizations and their role in mental health services and information sharing. An emerging-practice-focused lierature search will enable the student to search the Internet and other resources for diagnostic information, latest research and practice information, and related material. This paper will provide the foundation for a community-focused project that will connect students with community-based resources and needs. 3 credits (W,Y)

OTMS 53000 - Applied Interventions in Occupational Therapy

Focus on selected preparatory and supporting methods used in OT practice. Emphasis is on selected occupational therapy intervention methods. The use of orthotics as a method in intervention supporting occupational therapy practice, the evaluation and intervention of selected biomechanical components, and prosthetics as an occupation-based activity are explored. Adaptation of methods for performing activities of daily living and design of equipment are also covered. Prerequisites: OTMS 57100; OTMS 52000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTMS 53500 - Group Process in Occupational Therapy

This course focuses on therapeutic use of self in group relationships. Emphasis is on an action-based, helping, problem-solving model to guide individual interventions. Provides the cognitive, affective, and occupational basis to helping groups for various client populations and settings across the lifespan. Presents knowledge and experiential opportunity to gain skills to be a competent group leader using proven models of intervention. Emphasis will be placed on best practices across settings with a foundation in current research. Lecture and lab format. 4 credits. (S,Y)

OTMS 54000 - Adult Evaluation Processes in Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy process begins with evaluation, consisting of developing an occupational profile of the client and conducting an analysis of occupational performance. Practice models that are suitable for the adult client population will be addressed within the context of the evaluation process and the formuation of an intervention plan. This course is integrated with OTMS 55000. Prerequisites: OTMS 50000, OTMS 57100, and OTMS 50500. Corequisites: OTMS 55000, OTMS 51000. 4 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 54500 - Pediatric Evaluation Processes in Occupational Therapy

Presents various frames of reference and therapeutic approaches used in the evaluation and intervention process for children. Emphasis is given to theoretical constructs and therapeutic application based on principles of human development. Pediatric theories and principles are related to assessment of children and adolescents based on these principles. Research into the use of assessments, the relative merits of selected assessments, validation and reliability, and applicability to a selected population will be explored. Prerequisites: OTMS 50500, OTMS 51000, and OTMS 52000. Corequisites: OTMS 55500. 4 credits. (S,Y)

OTMS 55000 - Adult Intervention Processes in Occupational Therapy

The intervention phase of the occuational therapy process not only involves implementing the intervention plan, but also reevaluation of the plan. This process is addressed within the context of practice models suitable for the adult client population. Includes a clinical fieldwork experience and a case or problem-based seminar. This course is integrated with OTMS 54000. Prerequisites: OTMS 50000, OTMS 57100, and OTMS 50500. Corequisites: OTMS 54000, OTMS 51000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 55500 - Pediatric Intervention Processed in Occupational Therapy

Concepts and theories in occupational therapy are applied and synthesized for use in observing, evaluating, planning, and implementing services for children. Emphasis is on the development of therapeutic skills based on sound theoretical concepts and on the process of clinical reasoning. Use of evidence-based practice is emphasized. Exposure to clients occurs through clinical fieldwork. Prerequisites: OTMS 50500, OTMS 51000, and OTMS 52000. Corequisites: OTMS 54500. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTMS 56500 - Research Seminar

A graduate seminar to focus student research in an area of faculty interest through a critical review of the literature and construction of structured research paper. Students develop a problem statement and question suitable for thesis research, supported with background, definitions, rationale, and a detailed outline of a research methodology. Oral presentation of a research proposal is required. 1 credit. (S,Y)

OTMS 57100 - Adult Clinical Conditions

A study of selected systemic, medical-surgical, orthopedic, and neurological conditions. Includes concepts in the identification, definition, and medical management of these conditions affecting adults and older persons. Emphasis is placed on integration of etiology, pathology, and medical treatment of selected conditions with emerging evidence research and practice recommendations across disciplines, focusing on implications for future occupational therapy practice. 3 credits. (Sum,Y)

OTMS 57500 - Pediatric Clinical Conditions

This course will explore the pediatric conditions that are commonly seen by occupational therapists. Clinical settings where children may be seen will be introduced and discussed. Pediatric diagnoses will be reviewed in detail, including body functions and structures and common functional limitations. Pertinent medical assessments, medicines, and team involvement will be included. A literature-enhanced paper will enable the student to search the Internet and other resources for diagnostic information, latest research information, and related material. Prerequisites: OTMS 50000. 2 credits. (S,Y)

OTMS 59800 - Special Topics in Occupational Therapy

Formal instruction in topics of current interest to graduate students and faculty in occupational therapy. Experimental and topical courses will be offered under this number and title. Course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

OTMS 60000 - Clinical Fieldwork II - Children and Adolescents

Three months of full-time, supervised clinical experience with the opportunity to treat pediatric patients/clients. Assignment in a training center program approved in accordance with the American Occupational Therapy Association's standards of practice for occupational therapy education. Required course. Pass/fail only. 6 credits. (Sum,Y)

OTMS 61000 - Supervision in Occupational Therapy NLA

An applied course in supervision relating to the practice of occupational therapy. Includes elements of supervision, organizational behavior, and interaction strategies to further psychomotor, cognitive, and affective learning outcomes. Elective alternative to OTMS-67200. Corequisite: OTMS-67100. 2 credits. (S,Y)

OTMS 62000 - Advanced OT Theory and Practice

Examination and critique of definitions, philosophy, generic base, and concepts in occupational therapy. Occupational therapy theory development, structure, and function are analyzed and critiqued as they relate to basic assumptions, frames of reference, and implications for practice and research. Focus is on research and theory development, and the application to theory to occupational therapy practice. (S,Y)

OTMS 62500 - Clinical Management in Occupational Therapy

This course focuses on the practice of efficient and effective administration in a health care setting. Focus includes health systems perspective; service delivery models and mechanisms; service management of various clinical settings; resource management of personnel, finances, materials, and physical plant; and risk management. 3 credits (S,Y)

OTMS 62600 - Professional Practice in the Community

Focuses on practice in educator, consultant, and advocacy roles in emerging areas of OT practice as well as nontraditional alternatives. Also examines transition to professional role in the community, including career development, professional responsibilities, current trends and issues, and engaging in clinical education. Prerequisites: OTMS 66500. Corequisites: OTMS 62500, or a BB.S. in occupational science at Ithaca College or permission of instructor. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTMS 63000 - Preventive Health Care and Patient Education NLA

The process of adapting patterns of behavior so they will lead to improved health and heightened life satisfaction. The link between health, prevention of health problems, and behavior patterns and lifestyles is discussed. States of mind, thoughts, feelings, self-efficacy, coping strategies, and use of social support mechanisms in wellness and prevention are considered. Roles of therapists as educators are discussed, and skills in patient education are developed. Prerequisites:OTMS60000. Required. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 63100 - Consultation, Community, and Alternative Models NLA

"The practice of occupational therapy in nontraditional and community-based settings. Emphasis is on alternative models of delivery, including consultation and monitoring. Roles of occupational therapists in industry, private practice, prevention programs, and emerging areas of practice are explored. Skills and issues related to effective and ethical practice are addressed. Required. 2 credits. (S,Y)

OTMS 64000 - Activity Group Process NLA

The use of groups in occupational therapy, with special emphasis on activity-based groups. Concepts and theories of group formation, development, structure, and leadership introduced in earlier courses are expanded and practiced as they apply to adults and children. Development of group protocols and management of groups are practiced. Research on the use of groups is discussed. Required. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 64100 - Adaptation and Environmental Modification

Study of theories regarding human behavioral adaptation and development of skills to modify physical, emotional, social, and cultural environments to promote appropriate behavioral adaptations that facilitate engagement with the tasks that comprise life roles. Methods of environmental assessment and techniques for modification of physical spaces and equipment, temporal structures, and patterns of use are examined. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

OTMS 64200 - Advanced Concepts in Adapting Environments

Adaptation of physical, emotional, social, and cultural environments to promote patient/client success. Covers the external barriers that impede successful functioning. Development of specialized equipment and methods of adapting equipment and physical space. Environmental adaptation includes time, space, and technical aspects that promote optimal functioning. Elective. 3 credits. (S, IRR)

OTMS 64300 - Cognitive Rehabilitation

Occupational therapy assessment and intervention for persons with cognitive dysfunction. Evaluation instruments are derived from various theoretical perspectives. The focus is on assessment and intervention with brain-injured adults, but other patient populations are also considered. Intervention strategies and critical analysis of research are emphasized. Elective. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

OTMS 64500 - Vocational Readiness

The role of occupational therapy in the vocational readiness process. Includes a review of vocational development and values, theoretical models, assessment, planning, treatment, and documentation. Vocational programming for children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of disabilities is discussed. Laboratory activities in vocational assessment and training are included. Students completing the course will be certified in the McCarron-Dial work evaluation system. Elective. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

OTMS 64600 - Play and Leisure NLA

Further exploration of the occupational concepts of play and leisure and their application to occupational therapy theory and practice. Developmental, theoretical, cultural, and philosophical aspects of play in normal individuals and individuals with disabling conditions. Use of play/leisure in assessment, play as means, and play as end in occupational therapy practice. Seminar and discussions are supplemented with experiential learning and laboratories. 3 credits. (B O3, IRR)

OTMS 65000 - Applied Pediatric Neuroscience

Pediatric neuroscience and neuroscientific theories as they apply to pediatric practice. Theoretical and treatment models investigated include sensory integration (SI) theory, neurodevelopmental theory (NDT), and theories of motor control and motor learning for the treatment of children with a variety of developmental disorders. Clinical laboratories deal with treatment for children having cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, and related conditions. Prerequisites: OTBS 40000 or OTMS 50000; OTBS 41000 or OTMS 51000; OTBS 44500 or OTMS 54500; OTBS 45000 and OTMS 55000; OTBS 47500 or OTMS 57500. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 65100 - Applied Adult Neuroscience

The use of neurologically based approaches to the treatment of adults with stroke, head trauma, and other neurological disorders. Includes review of neuroanatomy and physiology and discussion and critique of neurologically based models, including contemporary task-oriented approach, NDT, PNF, Brunstrom, and Rood techniques. Elective alternative to OTMS 65000. Prerequisites: OTBS 40000 or OTMS 50000; OTBS 42000 or OTMS 52000; OTBS 44000 or OTMS 54000; OTBS 45000 and OTMS 55000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 65500 - Technological Interventions in Occupational Therapy NLA

Examines the role of occupational therapists as part of an interdisciplinary team in the assessment, selection, application, and outcome of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. Considers the use of technology to allow greater accessibility and independence for people of all ages with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities in the performance of life skills, including self-care, education, recreation, vocation, mobility, and communication. Prerequisites: OTBS 47500 or OTMS 57100 and OTMS 57500. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 66500 - Gerontic Occupational Therapy

Health care and community support of wellness, occupational performance, and quality of life as they relate to the needs of people over 65. Includes skills and knowledge required to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams: with clients and caregivers, as individuals and in groups. Disease and disability prevention, environmental adaptation to facilitate continuing engagement in occupations, factors contributing to successful aging, and legislative and reimbursement issues as they apply to service delivery with the elderly. Students participate in discussions, problem-solving seminars, interaction with well and frail elderly, and review of the current literature regarding effective practice with the elderly. Prerequisites: OTBS 44000 or OTMS 54000; OTBS 45000 or OTMS 55000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 67100 - Group Research I

A research course for students who do not elect to conduct individual research for a thesis. It includes the reading and criticism of research related to a faculty-designed research project, collecting and analyzing data, and the writing of results and discussion of findings of the project. Elective alternate to OTMS 67300. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 67110 - Group Research I

This is a research course for students who did not elect to conduct individual research for a thesis (elective alternative to OTMS 67200). It covers the initial processes of conducting and writing a literature review, designing the methodology, obtaining human subjects approval, recruiting and securing subjects, and collecting date. Prerequisites: OTBS 46500 or OTMS 56500. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 67120 - Group Research II

This is a research course for students who did not elect to conduct individual research for a thesis (elective alternative to OTMS 67300). It covers the process of completing and reporting a designed research project. This course follows OTMS 67110, Group Research I, wherein students have initiated the research process. This course will allow students the opportunity to complete data collection, analyze, discuss and report findings both orally and written.

OTMS 67200 - Individual Thesis Research I

Preparation of a thesis proposal and the first three chapters (introduction, literature review, and methodology) of an independent, scholarly research paper under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty in occupational therapy. Data collection is initiated. The graduate committee must approve the proposal. Prerequisites: OTBS 46500 or OTMS 56500. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTMS 67300 - Individual Thesis Research II

Completion of independent research, including collecting data and analyzing results. Preparation of a scholarly research paper under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty in occupational therapy. An oral presentation of the thesis is required. Elective. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTMS 68100 - Advanced Concepts in Physical Disabilities

A seminar examining current literature and thought in the treatment of adults with disabilities, with opportunities to expand skills and knowledge in advanced techniques. Research into the effectiveness of occupational therapy modalities is included. Elective. Prerequisites: OTMS 65000 or OTMS 65100. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

OTMS 68200 - Advanced Concepts in Psychosocial Occupational Therapy

A seminar on current trends in occupational therapy in mental health care. Focus is on advanced concepts of human adaptation and treatment for psychiatric dysfunction. Implications for the future of occupational therapy in mental health are explored. Elective. Prerequisites: OTMS 52200
and OTMS 53500. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

OTMS 68300 - Advanced Concepts in Geriatric Rehabilitation

A seminar on health care and community support as they relate to the needs of disabled and nondisabled elderly people. Covers the importance of interdisciplinary practice; the rationale for prevention, environmental adaptation, and activity; factors involved in healthy, successful aging; and major health care legislation and reimbursement mechanisms and their ramifications in gerontological rehabilitation. Elective. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

OTMS 68400 - School-Based Occupational Therapy

A seminar exploring current trends in occupational therapy in schools. Includes the individual educational plan (IEP) process, the education team and system, treatment implementation, and documentation methodologies appropriate to school systems. Programming for children from birth to age 21 is included. Elective. Prerequisites: OTBS 44500 or OTMS 54500; OTBS 45500 or OTMS 55500. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

OTMS 68500 - Hand Therapy

Seminar on the knowledge, skills, and practices of hand therapy and rehabilitation. Hand injuries and surgery, use of physical agent modalities in hand therapy, treatment protocols, advanced splinting, and ethical and legal issues are covered. Elective. Prerequisites: OTBS 43000 or OTMS 53000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

OTMS 68800 - Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention

Study of the impact of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors on the occupational development of young children with special needs. Designed to provide skills in assessment and family-centered intervention for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Prerequisites: OTBS 44500 or OTMS 54500; OTBS 45500 or OTMS 55500; OTBS 47500 or OTMS 57500. 3 credits. (S,IRR)

OTMS 69000 - Clinical Fieldwork II - Adult/Geriatric

Three months of full-time, supervised clinical experience with the opportunity to treat adult/geriatric patients. Assignment in training center programs approved in accordance with the American Occupational Therapy Association standards of practice for occupational therapy education. Required course. Pass/fail only. 6 credits. (April-June,Y)

OTMS 69500 - Clinical Fieldwork II - Elective Specialty

Two or three months of full-time, supervised clinical experience with opportunity to plan, implement, and evaluate treatment for patients or clients in a specialty area selected by the student in consultation with the fieldwork coordinator. Required course. Pass/fail only. Prerequisites: OTMS 60000; OTMS 69000. 4 credits. (Sum,Y)

OTMS 69600 - Elective Internship

An eight-week, full-time (or equivalent) internship that provides the opportunity for the student to apply occupational therapy theory and principles in a nontraditional setting under the supervision of a person with demonstrated competence in a specialized area of consultation or service delivery. Alternative to OTMS 69500. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all courses in the graduate program and Clinical Fieldwork II (OTMS 60000 and OTMS 69000). 4 credits. (Sum,Y)

OTMS 69900 - Graduate Independent Study

Individual research and writing in an area of occupational therapy practice, research, or theory under supervision of an occupational therapy faculty member. An approved design statement is required upon registration. Prerequisites: Permission of supervising faculty member, graduate department chair, and dean. 1-3 credits. (F,S,Sum)