OT 475: Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice: Physical Disabilities I

Course Description This is the first of two courses that address the role of occupational therapy in the evaluation and restoration of performance in areas of occupation to individuals recovering from illness, surgery or with chronic medical conditions that result in physical impairments and/or disabilities. The nature of the subject matter is both theoretical and applied, relying heavily on the basic medical courses as prerequisites. The lecture and lab address evaluation and treatment principles and procedures necessary to effectively assess and treat performance in areas of occupation, performance skills, performance patterns, and body functions of those with physical impairment and disability. This course will integrate prerequisite course knowledge to provide the occupational therapy student with the basic skills necessary for entry-level practice in the area of physical dysfunction.
Prerequisites OT 302
Credits 3