OTA 111 Introduction to Occupational Therapy

This course provides the foundations of occupational therapy (OT) principles and practice.  OT practitioners apply core values, knowledge and skills to assist clients to engage in valued everyday activities (occupations) to support health and participation in life.  The theoretical foundations, history, philosophical and ethical bases of the profession and its personnel are explored.  The theoretical foundations, history, philosophical and ethical bases of the profession and its personnel are explored.  The collaborative role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant and the Registered Occupational Therapist and the roles of the interprofessional team in the health care delivery system are explored.  The effects of diverse contextual factors and environment on participation in occupations are a focus.  The underlying principles of interprofessional collaboration, evidence-informed decision-making, and lifelong learning are firmly established.  Labs include college success strategies, information literacy and preparation for fieldwork.  Students clarify their personal values, learn core professional values, attitudes, and behaviors, develop communication skills and sensitivity to factors of culture and diversity in the delivery of OT services.  Lecture hours include 15 hours of off-site observational fieldwork.  Prerequisite: Admission to the OTA program or prior approval of the program director.  Co-requisite: BIO 234, HLT 101 or HLT 102HLT 106 or MAA 101 may be substituted for this requirement.  Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies.  Competency met: First Year Experience (9.0)
4 credits Fall

4 credits
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