OTP 510 — Professional Development I
This course addresses professional issues in the delivery of healthcare services. Students will gain an understanding of the roles of occupational therapy practitioners in advocating for consumers and for the profession, as well as the community role of occupational therapy educators. In addition, students gain knowledge and skill in clinical reasoning, the effects of health and disability on individuals, family, and society. Social, economic, political, and demographic influences in healthcare will also be analyzed. Reimbursement in managed care, medical models, community models, health promotion, and wellness models are introduced. Evidence based practice is woven through the course, with a focus on identifying practice-related problem, generating research questions, and conducting literature searches. Developing research proposals and the role of the Institutional Review Board will be introduced in preparation for OTP 511.
Requirements and Prerequisites
Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair is required