Nov 15, 2019  
Catalog/Handbook 2019-2020 
    
Catalog/Handbook 2019-2020

OTH 1800 - Level I Fieldwork


160 hours Practicum, 2 credits
Lower-Division College Credit
Prerequisite(s): OTH 1001, OTH 2300C, OTH 1520C, and BSC 2086C
AA Elective: No
This fieldwork experience consists of four consecutive weeks (160 contact hours) in a site providing occupational therapy services to clients (ranging from infancy to older adults) in a community-based, outpatient, in-patient, or home-based setting. The student explores assessment and treatment interventions currently used by clinicians to address impaired psychological and social factors affecting occupational performance. Opportunities to practice communication skills and therapeutic use-of-self with patients and staff members are provided. Basic patient care (e.g., patient transfer, positioning, bed mobility, infection control, data gathering, and assistance with therapeutic activities) may also be incorporated. In addition to being supervised by qualified occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, a student may also have the opportunity to be supervised by qualified professionals from other disciplines (as pertinent in the clinical setting, and relevant to specific learning objectives).

 



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