Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Course Descriptions

Campus Location(s):Penn Valley: Health Science Institute
Program Coordinator:Amber Jenkins, 816.604.4235
Application deadline: June 15

OTHA Courses

OTHA 100 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy - 2.00 credits

Introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of occupational therapy. Exploration of diversity and the role it plays in health care.

OTHA 102 - Documentation Guidelines - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Guidelines for documentation of occupational therapy services.

OTHA 103 - Clinical Conditions - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Etiology, clinical process and prognosis of common diseases and illnesses. Effect of disease or illness on an individual's performance and the impact this has on the person, family and society.

OTHA 106 - Therapeutic Interventions I - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Basic therapeutic interventions, techniques, applications and legislation pertinent to OT practice. Learn OT's role in promoting health and wellness.

OTHA 116 - Level I Fieldwork I - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Introduction to the role, policies, and procedures of fieldwork. Directed experience in a specified community setting.

OTHA 118 - Assistive Technology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 109, EMS 100, OTHA 100, OTHA 102, OTHA 103, OTHA 106, & OTHA 116 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Hands-on introduction to high tech assistive technology and augmentative communication.

OTHA 120 - Pediatrics - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 109, EMS 100, OTHA 100, OTHA 102, OTHA 103, OTHA 106, & OTHA 116 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Occupational therapy practice as it relates to individuals from birth to early adolescence. Study of normal growth and development.

OTHA 121 - Level I Fieldwork II - .50 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 109, EMS 100, OTHA 100, OTHA 102, OTHA 103, OTHA 106 & OTHA 116 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Directed experience in a specified community setting.

OTHA 130 - Analysis of Physical Performance - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 109, EMS 100, OTHA 100, OTHA 102, OTHA 103, OTHA 106 & OTHA 116 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Analysis and evaluation of the components of physical performance and their relationship to functional activities.

OTHA 154 - Applied Neurology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 109 or (BIOL 110 & BIOL 210) & Admission to the Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy program. Foundations of neuroscience for practice as a rehabilitation professional. Anatomy and function of the nervous system. Correlation of clinical problems with pathology of the nervous system. Cross-listed with PTHA 154.

OTHA 173 - Special Topics - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PTA or OTA programs or completion of an Associate's or advanced degree in physical therapy or occupational therapy. A study of advanced topics relevant to the current practice of rehabilitation. Cross-listed as PTHA 173.

OTHA 201 - Mental Health - 2.50 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Occupational therapy assessment and treatment techniques in the mental health setting.

OTHA 202 - Physical Dysfunction - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Occupational therapy assessment and treatment used with the physically and cognitively challenged population.

OTHA 203 - Gerontology - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Concepts and process of aging. The role of occupational therapy with the elderly.

OTHA 208 - Therapeutic Interventions II - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Advanced therapeutic interventions and techniques used to enhance functional ability and independence in daily life tasks and occupations.

OTHA 212 - Level I Fieldwork III - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Directed experience in specified community settings.

OTHA 217 - Fieldwork Seminar - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Preparation for full-time clinical practice, the national certification process, state licensure, and future employment.

OTHA 222 - Level II Fieldwork - 12.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 201, OTHA 202, OTHA 203, OTHA 208, OTHA 212 & OTHA 217 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Directed clinical experience in different practice areas of occupational therapy.

 

Last Modified: 1/18/12