NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

380 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy • HPH 7400—Quantitative Research Design (3 credits) • OCT 7420—Mixed Methods Research (3 credits) • HPH 7410—Qualitative Research (3 credits) • HPH 7600—Grants and Publications (3 credits) • OCT 7010—Theory Development for Models of Practice (3 credits) • OCT 7101—The Health Professional as Academic Educator (3 credits) • OCT 7104—Occupational Science (3 credits) • O CT 7302—Contextual Aspects of Occupational Performance (3 credits) • OCT 7820—Applying Measurement Theory to Evaluation (3 credits) • OCT 7860—Leadership Development in Multiple Contexts (3 credits) • OCT 8945—Studies for the Qualifying Examination (1 credit) • OCT 7870—Dissertation Seminar (3 credits) • OCT 8950—Research Residency (3 credits) • OCT 8970—Doctoral Dissertation (9 credits) • Electives—(9 credits) Requirements for Graduation (Ph.D.) In order to be eligible for the Ph.D. degree, students shall • complete a minimum of 61 credits of graduate coursework that meets NSU doctoral program requirements within seven years of beginning the program • complete the programof study required for the degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and a minimum grade of B in all required coursework • s uccessfully complete candidacy (or qualifying) examination within one year of completion of academic coursework • complete dissertation proposal and proposal defense • obtain IRB approval to conduct dissertation study • complete research residency • complete dissertation report • submit documented evidence that dissertation research will be, or has been, presented or published in a peer-reviewed venue at the national or international level • submit dissertation to the University of Michigan’s Dissertation Abstracts International (ProQuest/UMI) • satisfactorily meet all financial and library obligations The financial ability of applicants to complete their training at the college is important because of the limited number of positions available in each class. Applicants should have specific plans for financing their professional education. This should include provision for tuition, living expenses, books and equipment, computer, travel, and miscellaneous expenses. It is required that each student carry adequate personal medical and hospital insurance. Students may avail themselves of the hospitalization insurance plan obtainable through the university. Requirements for Graduation (Dr.O.T.)* In order to be eligible for the Dr.O.T. degree, students shall • c omplete 39 credits of coursework including all program core course requirements within six years • have satisfactorily completed the program of study with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and a minimum grade of B in all coursework • have successfully completed the capstone paper and residency • have satisfactorily met all financial and library obligations *Please note that the Dr.O.T. degree is currently undergoing revisions. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Occupational Therapy is conferred in recognition of a demonstrated ability to master a specific field of knowledge and to conduct significant independent research. A minimum of 61 credits of graduate work beyond the master’s degree level is required, including a research residency and a dissertation. A majority of the coursework can be completed by distance format, except for a Summer Research Institute and one-day to two-day weekends in most semesters. Admissions requirements include a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Graduate-level research methods and introductory statistics are prerequisite courses. Course of Study The following courses are required to complete the program: • Writing for Occupational Therapy—a no-credit, approximately five-week, online course taken prior to the beginning of the first fall semester • HPH 7300—Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3 credits) • HPH 7310—Principles of Statistical Inference (3 credits)

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