OT 3830: OT Practice Through Life (Case Based Course)

Course description

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop self-directed learning skills through a series of client cases by researching information needed to evaluate and plan treatment for people receiving occupational therapy services.  Students will participate in small groups to share learning issues and practice talking to patients, clients, family members and other professionals.

Relationship to curriculum design

This course provides an opportunity for students to discover new information through a self-directed learning process, integrate that new information with information that they learned in their previous semester and apply all of the relevant information to case studies. Students will be evaluated in the Communication Competency as follows: The competent occupational therapy graduate demonstrates effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills in a wide range of practice related activities including client care, client education, consultation, marketing, and collaboration with interdisciplinary team members and supervisor AND the< Intervention Plan Competency as follows: The competent occupational therapy graduate uses evaluation findings which are culturally relevant and reflective of current occupational therapy practice, based on available evidence and appropriate frames of reference to develop occupation-based intervention

Learning outcomes

  • Articulate the foundation knowledge about specific diagnoses, precautions, evaluation procedures, interpretation and treatment planning to the client, family, significant others, colleagues, other health provides, and the public in a professionally acceptable manner. (B. 5.18) Assignments Oral Recitations 1-9, Oral Exams  #1 & 2
  • Find, critique and use national and international resources to make assessment and intervention choices. (B.6.6) Assignments EB #1-9
  • Provide recommendations for work integration for a person returning to work after an injury and articulate the importance of balancing areas of occupation with the achievement of health and wellness. (B.2.4 and B.5.4) Assignments: Oral Recitation and Presentation #8
  • Include evaluation and treatment activities that support the quality of life, well-being and occupation of the individual to promote physical and mental health and prevent injury and diseases (B.2.9) Assignments: Reports #1-6; Oral Exams #1-2.
  • Incorporate findings from an occupational profile and performance patterns to determine meaning and necessary activities and roles the home, work and community environments in order to plan meaningful intervention (B.5.1 and B.2.4) Assignments: Reports #1-6
  • Incorporate findings from physical evaluations in order to plan appropriate occupational therapy interventions (B.5.1) Assignment: Reports #1-6; Oral Exams #1-2.
  • Incorporate cultural, physical, social, personal, spiritual, temporal and virtual contexts and activity demands into meaningful occupational therapy intervention plans (B.5.1).  Assignments Reports #1-6; Oral Exams #1-2.
  • Create intervention plans that are culturally relevant, reflecting current OT practice and based on current available evidence (B.5.1). Assignments: Reports  #1-6; Oral Exams #1-2.
  • Articulate the theoretical approaches, models of practice/frames of reference/guidelines for practice for planned interventions (B.5.1). Assignments: Reports #1-6; Oral Exams #1-2.
  •  Apply models of occupational performance and theories of occupation to client evaluation and intervention plans (B.2.11). Assignments: Reports #1-6; Oral Exams #1-2.
  • Articulate how the evaluation and intervention plans will effect meaningful occupation for a client in a specific context (B.3.5). Oral Exams #1-2
  • Demonstrate the ability to educate the client, caregiver, family, and significant others to facilitate skills in areas of occupation as well as prevention, health maintenance, and safety (B.5.16). Oral Recitation #3