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Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 
Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OTH 1001 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Lab

4 hours Lecture, 4 hours Lab, 5 credits
Lower-Division College Credit
AA Elective: No
This course introduces the historical, philosophical, clinical, and ethical aspects of Occupational Therapy. National and state guidelines for certification and licensure are examined. This course introduces the professional roles of the OTR (Occupational Therapist Registered) and COTA (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant), as well as the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. Students study occupation-based and holistic interventions, communication skills, and basic patient care skills (such as infection control, patient transfer, patient positioning, wheelchair mobility, etc.). The lab component provides hands-on opportunities to prepare for the Level I Fieldwork, Physical Dysfunction (OTH 1802) rotation that is scheduled in the summer.

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