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Student Learning Outcomes

The following educational outcomes reflect the expectations of the Department of Occupational Therapy for students who have completed the advanced level of occupational therapy. Students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the OT process by using assessment results to complete an evaluation report, develop a treatment plan including client-centered goals and objectives, write a progress note and a discharge summary, and identify family and service provider recommendations for skill development
  • Identify the characteristics of human activity and break the activity into component parts to determine where client limitations may occur, in order to develop effective treatment to address the limitations
  • Demonstrate entry level knowledge, problem solving, clinical reasoning, and critical analysis skills to integrate curriculum content into practice scenarios or simulations for generalist practice
  • Demonstrate entry level clinical competence, including oral and written communication and documentation, assessment, intervention, treatment planning, discharge planning, safety, and clinical reasoning skills
  • Use occupational therapy theory and models of practice to develop a group protocol to meet the occupational needs of a specific population, incorporating client-centered and goal-related activities
  • Develop a sense of personal awareness, reflect on their personal and/or professional experiences, and articulate their skills, goals, and areas of strength/growth to occupational therapy practitioners through the development of a comprehensive professional portfolio
  • Demonstrate improved research and information literacy skills to identify reliable and relevant research articles related to a specific topic and will critically appraise 15-20 articles, identifying the study design, purpose, methods, relevance, limitations, and applicability of each study
  • Develop a personal learning plan and conduct a self-assessment to identify learning needs and initiate learning activities to meet those needs
  • Based upon assessment information, students will design a client-centered treatment plan to address occupational limitations, including relevant client goals and the use of meaningful occupational intervention to address established goals
  • Identify a client need based on the person and environmental factors to design a piece of adaptive equipment to address the functional limitations