This course will introduce issues in health and illness as well as pathologic processes and their impact on the total individual. Selected conditions related to the following pathologic processes will be discussed: developmental, traumatic, degenerative, infectious, immunologic, metabolic, psychiatric, and circulatory/respiratory. This is a Blackboard E-Learning supported course. Materials will be posted on the course site.
Embedded within this course are opportunities for students to discover information that is new to them, integrate this new knowledge with information and skills that they bring to the classroom, apply these concepts to occupational therapy practice at a beginner level, and then reflect on their progress along the way. The students will be evaluated on the Basic Tenets Competency (2b) as follows: The competent graduate understands the dynamic role of occupation in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and disability as well as the effects of physical and mental health on the individual's occupational performance within all contextual considerations.
B.1.3 Demonstrate competence in basic computer use, including the ability to use databases and search engines to access information, word processing for writing and presentation software.
B.2.5 Explain the role of occupation in the promotion of health in the prevention of disease and disability for the individual, family and society.
B2.9 Express support for the quality of life, well-being and occupation of the individual, group or population to promote physical and mental health and prevention of injury and disease considering the context.
B.2.6 Analyze the effects of physical and mental health, heritable diseases and predisposing genetic conditions, disability, disease processes and traumatic injury to the individual within the cultural context of family and society on occupational performance.