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MOT Bridge: Track Two

Track 2: 68 Credits - For those students with an associate's & bachelor's degree and at least one year of full-time work experience as an OTA or PTA.

Curriculum & Schedules

Code Course Name Credit Hours
OTB500 Theory, History, and Foundations of Occupational Therapy 3

The content covered in this course addresses the theory, models, and frames of reference used throughout occupational therapy practice across the lifespan. Students will learn to differentiate theory, models, and frames of reference; learn to apply specific theories in treatment planning and intervention; and integrate theoretical frames to address occupational performance limitations for people of all ages. In addition, students will be introduced to the history of occupational therapy and explore daily occupations of individuals across the lifespan. Using the OT Practice Framework and a variety of OT models of practice, students will explore components of basic and instrumental activities of daily living, work, play, and leisure. Analysis and clinical assessment of occupational performance will be explored. The constructs of client centered practice and the person-occupation- environment interaction will be woven throughout the course to highlight connections between human occupation in supporting purpose and meaning through the lifespan.

OTB502 Occupational Behaviors: Pediatric and Adolescent Development 3

The content covered in this course addresses the practice of occupational therapy related to infants, children, and youth. The course covers the developmental sequence from birth through adolescence and addresses the typical occupations at each stage. In this course, instruction is designed to establish a knowledge base to effectively address typical and atypical development throughout childhood and adolescence. Students will gain an understanding of the roles of OT practitioners when working with families, within medical settings, and in the community (schools, day care centers, neighborhoods, etc.) to address the functional needs of children and families. Creating a foundation for assessment and data collection for the second course, OTB 514, students will learn about basic screening tools and methods that are appropriate for this population. Content also includes methods to identify meaningful activities for children and families and planning intervention to meet these needs.

OTB505 Functional Anatomy with Lab 3

This course examines musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous system anatomy in the context of human movement and function through a variety of didactic and experiential activities. Students will develop a working knowledge of anatomical structures through the use of computer models, skeletal models, and preserved plasticized cadavers. The didactic components expand on students’ knowledge of structures by exploring the function of the musculoskeletal system, including movement analysis, joint mobility, and function. In addition to the musculoskeletal system, the basic anatomy and function of the integumentary and lymphatic systems will be reviewed. Selected pathology related to the musculoskeletal, integumentary system, and lymphatic systems are examined to support students’ application of anatomy concepts to clinically relevant knowledge.

OTB508 Professional Development: Advocacy, Cultural Competence, Ethics, and Legislative Issues 3

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.

OTB510 Neuroscience 3

This course will focus on the application of the anatomy and function of the human nervous systems and its role in development, movement, sensation, cognition, perception and behavior to support the understanding of neurorehabilitative practice. Normal function and dysfunction of the peripheral and central nervous systems will be reviewed including the spinal cord, brainstem, cerebrum, auditory, visual, and vestibular systems. Concepts and knowledge will be linked to selected neurological disorders, clinical problems, and case studies.

OTB513 Occupational Behaviors: Adult Physical Disabilities 3

This course focuses on occupational therapy evaluation and treatment of adults with orthopedic, systemic, and traumatic disorders. The etiology, signs, symptoms, medical management of common medical and orthopedic disorders will be reviewed and their impact on occupational performance will be explored. Assessment and treatment approaches will focus on biomechanical and rehabilitation frames of reference. The occupational therapy process will be reviewed and students will begin to develop clinical reasoning skills through assessment and treatment planning assignments.

OTB514 Occupational Therapy Assessment and Interventions I: Pediatrics 4

The content covered in this course, along with the preceding course, Occupational Behaviors – Pediatric, addresses the practice of occupational therapy related to infants, children, and youth. The two courses span the developmental sequence from birth through adolescence and address the typical occupations at each stage. Instruction builds on a cumulative knowledge base to effectively address typical and atypical development throughout childhood. Building on previous coursework in assessment and data collection, students will learn the outcome measures and assessment methods that are appropriate for children and families. Integration of previous coursework is embedded within the curriculum to develop appropriate occupation based intervention for the pediatric population. Common diagnoses of the children are included in case-based approaches. Emphasis is on the functional needs of the child within the family and community.

OTB515 Level I Fieldwork and Seminar I: Pediatrics 2

Students spend a minimum of 25 hours in a pediatric setting observing and engaging children and/or adolescents in a variety of occupations, planning intervention activities, and completing documentation. Students will apply knowledge of typical and atypical development to design and implement appropriate activities to meet the diverse needs of the children in the fieldwork setting. In addition, students will begin to document pediatric services and engage in reflective activities to support the development of clinical reasoning. On site and online content will also be utilized to support clinical experiences. Prerequisite: OTB 502, Co-requisite: OTB 514

OTB520 Occupational Therapy Assessment and Interventions II: Adult Physical Disabilities 4

This second course in the physical disabilities series and focuses on occupational therapy evaluation and treatment of adults with neurological disorders, both from traumatic and physiologic causes. The etiology, signs, symptoms, medical management and occupational concerns of various neurological conditions will be reviewed. The emphasis will be on occupational performance evaluation and intervention using neurophysiological frames of reference. Compensatory and remedial approaches introduced in prerequisite course OTB 513 will be further applied to populations with neurological impairment. Students will continue to develop occupational therapy clinical reasoning skills through assessment and treatment planning assignments. Prerequisite: OTB 513

OTB525 Occupational Behaviors: Psychosocial 3

Pathology, assessment media, and general treatment approaches in mental health and cognitive settings are addressed. Students learn several assessments from different frames of reference and are introduced to the documentation of evaluations. Safety and suicide precautions are highlighted. Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework as the foundation, students learn several treatment modalities.

OTB526 Level I Fieldwork and Seminar II: Physical Disabilities 2

Students spend a minimum of 25 hours in an adult/physical disabilities setting observing and engaging adults in a variety of occupations, planning intervention activities, and completing documentation. Students will apply knowledge of typical and atypical development to design and implement appropriate activities to meet the diverse needs of the adults in the fieldwork setting. In addition, students will begin to document therapeutic services and engage in reflective activities to support the development of clinical reasoning. On site and online content will also be utilized to support clinical experiences. Prerequisites: OTB 513, Co-Requisites: OTB 520

OTB529 Research I: Utilization of Research for Evidence Based Practice 3

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.

OTB530 Occupational Therapy Assessment and Interventions IV: Geriatrics 4

This course focuses on assessment and treatment of the older adult population. Theories of aging are introduced and used to adapt occupational therapy interventions learned in other courses to the unique needs of older adults. Additional issues unique to the population are addressed including: Medicare, aging in place, falls, driving and community mobility, and end-of-life. The etiology, signs, symptoms, and medical management of disorders typically seen in a geriatric population will also be covered. The use of client-centered practice and meaningful occupation will be emphasized.

OTB533 Occupational Therapy Management and Supervision 3

This class is designed for students to focus on administration and management issues. Topics addressed include organizational management from a healthcare perspective, marketing, supervising/leadership, training and development, communicating and budgeting. Issues are discussed to facilitate the student’s transition from the classroom to the fieldwork setting, and to approach management from a variety of perspectives. Students complete a cumulative portfolio that summarizes their progress through the didactic portion of their occupational therapy education.

OTB535 Occupational Therapy Assessment and Interventions III: Psychosocial 4

Group and individual treatments in mental health and cognitive settings are covered in detail. Using the OT Practice Framework as the foundation, students learn several treatment methods, including assertiveness training, social skills, projective arts, relaxation, sensory integrative techniques, and cognitive approaches. Interventions techniques are considered in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings. Prerequisites: OTB 525

OTB536 Level I Fieldwork Seminar III: Psychosocial 2

Students spend a minimum of 25 hours in a community based setting observing and engaging clients in a variety of occupations, planning intervention activities, and completing documentation. Students will apply knowledge of typical and atypical development to design and implement appropriate activities to meet the diverse needs of the clients in the fieldwork setting. In addition, students will begin to document therapeutic services and engage in reflective activities to support the development of clinical reasoning. On site and online content will also be utilized to support clinical experiences. Prerequisites: OTB 525, Co-requisite: OTB 535

OTB537 Research II: Systematic Review Project 2

This Research course focuses on the research process, with a focus on clinical research in occupational therapy practice. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods are further explored. Students will revise and focus their literature reviews from Research I (OTB 529), formulate a researchable question, and conduct a systematic review of the literature. Students will also have to design a research study to answer their research question. Prerequisite: OTB529

OTB540 Level II Fieldwork and Seminar I 8

During this culminating clinical experience students will apply knowledge and skills learned through didactic interactions in the clinical setting. Supervision from a licensed therapist gradually decreases as students gain independence in working with clients through the processes of assessment, intervention and discharge in the therapeutic setting. Students are challenged to take lead roles in advocacy, program development, interprofessional collaboration, and supervision of OTA and support staff. At the end of the FW II experience, students are responsible for a full caseload independently as entry-level therapists. This is the first of a two-part requirement.

OTB550 Level II Fieldwork and Seminar II 8

In a setting different from that in Level II Fieldwork I, students will apply knowledge and skills learned through didactic interactions in the clinical setting. Supervision from a licensed therapist gradually decreases as students gain independence in working with clients through the processes of assessment, intervention and discharge in the therapeutic setting. Students are challenged to take lead roles in advocacy, program development, interprofessional collaboration, and supervision of OTA and support staff. At the end of the FW II experience, students are responsible for a full caseload independently as entry-level therapists. This is the second of a two-part requirement.