OT 476: Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice: Physical Disabilities II

Course Description This is the second of two courses which addresses the role of occupational therapy in the evaluation of and restoration of function in individuals recovering from illness, surgery or with chronic medical conditions that result in physical impairments and/or limitations or dysfunction. The subject matter is both theoretical and practical, relying heavily on the basic medical courses and OT 475 as prerequisites. This course addresses the evaluation procedures necessary to effectively assess occupational performance and performance components and the treatment principles and procedures necessary to effectively restore function and/or support compensatory abilities in people with physical impairment, disability or handicaps. This course includes Fieldwork I experiences and required seminar, and 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 475
Credits 3