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 theory and process are the concentration of this course. Selected theoretical approaches used in occupational therapy are introduced, discussed, compared, and critiqued. Analysis of occupations using occupational therapy models is discussed and practiced. Historical, social, cultural, and political influences on theory development are examined. The teaching-learning process in therapy is applied to the therapeutic process. 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 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 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 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 or PTBS 51002. 3 credits. (F,Y)

OTBS 42100 - Kinesiology LA NS

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. Prerequisites: OTBS 40000 or PTBS 51002. 4 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. 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 or PTBS 51002; OTBS 42100. 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 or PTBS 51002. Corequisites: OTBS 42100; 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 or PTBS 51002. 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 or PTBS 51002. Corequisites: OTBS 42100; 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 or PTBS 51002. 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 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: 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 or PTBS 51002; PTBS 31300; OTBS 41000. 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)