Graduate Catalog 2008-09
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Graduate Degree Programs
OCCT: Occupational Therapy
6000. Foundations of Occupational Therapy (4)
P: OCCT 3000 or introductory OCCT course approved by dept chair. Foundations and models of practice of OT. Dimensions and characteristics of human occupation and their relationship to models of practice. Analysis of occupation, including real and symbolic aspects meaningful for individuals and populations.
6001, 6002. Occupation and Movement
2 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. P: ANAT and PHLY courses approved by dept chair. P/C: OCCT 6000. Musculoskeletal system as related to human occupation. Mobility, stability, posture, biomechanics, development of movement, relationship between kinesiological components, and gradation of activities.
6003, 6004. Dyadic and Group Skills in Occupational Therapy (3,1)
3 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. P: OCCT 3000, P/C: OCCT 6000. Applies systems theory, communication, and techniques to dyadic and group processes relevant to OT. Relationships and roles of OT practice with individuals across life span.
6005, 6006. Health Impairments and Occupational Therapy I (3,1)
3 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. P: OCCT 3000. P/C: OCCT 6000, 6001, 6002. Etiology of impairments and models of ablement/disablement. Identification of consequences of diseases, injuries or disorders and impact of these on human occupation. Applies appropriate OT frames of reference and remedial techniques.
6007, 6008. Health Impairments and Occupational Therapy II (3,1)
3 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. P: OCCT 6001, 6002, 6005, 6006. Continuation of OCCT 6005, 6006.
6009. Neurological Foundations of Occupational Therapy (3)
P: OCCT 6000; ANAT and PHLY courses approved by dept chair. Occupational performance as affected by human nervous system. Structures and functions of human nervous system and relationship of occupation to brain function.
6020. Theoretical Models of Practice in Occupational Therapy (3)
P: Enrollment in OCCT or consent of chair. Advanced examination and conceptualization of OT theories within models of practice, including consultation. Analysis and comparison of theories applied to areas of specialty in service delivery systems.
6060. Directed Independent Study (3)
Requires approval by occupational therapy advisor and/or graduate committee. May be repeated more than once with change of topic. Individualized, advanced, or in-depth study of topic not offered in OT curriculum.
6070. Special Topics (3)
May be repeated more than once with change of topic. Topics of current importance not covered thoroughly in other courses.
6080. Environmental Contexts and Systems of Occupational Therapy (3)
P: OCCT 6000, 6003, 6004; or consent of dept chair. Systems analysis of societal, cultural, physical, and temporal environments. Evaluates use of environment and technology to enhance occupational function.
6100, 6150. Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation I (4,1)
4 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. P: OCCT 6000, 6001, 6002, 6003, 6004, 6009; P/C: OCCT 6005, 6006, 6007, 6080. First in three course sequence. Reflects a variety of system-practice contexts such as medical, educational, and natural environments. Occupational therapy roles, responsibilities, and interventions in the different settings will be examined.
6200, 6250. Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation II (4,1)
4 classroom and 4 lab hours per week. P: OCCT 6100, 6150; P/C 6008. Extension of OCCT 6100, 6150. P/C: 6008. Case studies reflect complex health care systems, reimbursement issues, and professional support environments.
6300, 6350. Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation III (4,1)
3 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. P: OCCT 6200, 6250; C: OCCT 6400. Extension of OCCT 6200, 6250. Case studies reflect community based practice, require coordination of systems, and development of innovative OT services.
6400. Fieldwork I (1) 2-week clinical experience.
P: OCCT 6200, 6250; C: OCCT 6300, 6350. Role of occupational therapist in variety of nontraditional or emerging practice settings and service delivery systems. Continued development of OT theory, evaluation, and treatment planning skills. Exploration and development of creative applications of therapeutic occupation.
6450. Fieldwork II (6)
May be repeated. May count for a maximum of 12 credits. 12-week, full-time clinical practice. P: OCCT 6080, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6500. Practice and master skills necessary to function as competent, entry-level occupational therapist.
6455. Application of Theory to Practice
P: 6300, 6350; P/C: OCCT 6450. Integrates fieldwork and classroom experiences. Cases used to explore issues about management and supervision, OT intervention, research, and education. Analyzes current use of theory in OT practice sites.
6500, 6550. Managing Occupational Therapy Services (3,1)
P: OCCT 6080. Leadership theory and roles in OT. Focus on supervision issues, planning, and management of service delivery programs. Emphasis on theories of change and student developments as change agents. Systems theory used as basis for understanding organizational structures and development.
6600. Concepts and Practice of Research in Occupational Therapy (3)
P: A statistics course approved by dept chair. Principles and processes involved in scientific research. Qualitative and quantitative approaches. Application of knowledge culminates in development of research proposal.
6650. Conducting Research in Occupational Therapy (3)
P: OCCT 6600, 6200, 6250. P/C: 6300, 6350. Design and implementation of research project that contributes to knowledge base of OT. Approved research proposal and collection of research data.
6660. Master’s Project
P: OCCT 6650. Completion of research project which contributes to knowledge base of OT and manuscript appropriate for submission to refereed journal.
6701. Assistive Technology Devices and Services (3) Same as SPED 6701
Admission to certification program or consent of instructor. Broad overview of assistive technology, including legal, educational, and discipline specific information. Provides basic information that prepares students for other certificate courses.
6702. Assessment, Planning, and Implementation of Assistive Technology (3) Same as SPED 6702
P: SPED 6701 or OCCT 6701. Explores assistive technology assessments and planning and implementation of assistive technology within student/client’s environment. Students attain skills in variety of technology using cross-disciplinary team approach.
6703. Collaborative Resource Management of Assistive Technology (3) Same as SPED 6703
P: OCCT 6701 or SPED 6701. Human, product, electronic, and funding resources to meet technology needs for individuals with disabilities examined within state and national networks. Practical collaborative skills practiced in cross-disciplinary team assignments.
7000. Thesis (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7100. Qualitative Research: Analysis and Interpretation (3) Same as HLTH 7100, NURS 7100
P: Consent of instructor. Application and evaluation of qualitative research design and methods including data collection, management, and analysis approaches, and the art and science of interpretation.
OCCT Banked Courses
6010. Service Delivery System Management (3)
6030. Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Occupational Therapy Models of Practice (3)
6040. Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy (3)
6050. Research Design and Methodology in Occupational Therapy (3)
6460. Fieldwork II (6)
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