NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

382 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy Computer Requirements All students must have updated and relevant computer program skills and equipment to successfully participate in the curriculum. Nonmatriculating Students Nonmatriculating students may take up to two courses (6 credits). An application for nonmatriculating students and relevant transcripts are required as well as approval by an occupational therapy doctoral program director. Postprofessional O.T.D. Bridge to Ph.D. Program This program offers another point of entry into the Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy program for occupational therapists who have earned a postprofessional O.T.D. degree. Students may potentially transfer up to two core courses (6 credits) and up to two elective courses (6 credits) for a total of 12 credits. The decision to accept transfer courses and credits is made by the Ph.D. programdirector through transcript and syllabus review from the completed O.T.D. program. Admission requirements, application procedures, course of study, program tuition and fees, and requirements for graduation completion are equivalent to those listed for the Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy program. ANAT 5423—Neuroanatomy This course offers a study of the gross structure of the brain and spinal cord and the functional relationship among their parts. It emphasizes major motor and sensory pathways and integrative mechanisms of the central nervous systems. (3 credits) ANA 5533—Neuroanatomy Anatomy of central and peripheral nervous systems. Laboratory activities consist of student teams studying prosected cadavers, sections, radiographs, and models. (3 credits) OCT 5400—Physiology The course is intended to provide students in the occupational therapy program with an understanding of the basic physiochemical concepts and physiological principles underlying the development, maintenance, and propagation of human life. It provides an examination of the physiological processes essential for students in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, including discussion of clinical applications where appropriate. Topics covered include basic examinations of cellular processes, membrane mechanisms, muscle physiology, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, renal physiology, the respiratory system, endocrinology, reproductive physiology, and gastrointestinal physiology. (3 credits) OCT 5011—Occupational Performance and Participation Throughout the Life Span This course explores the development of occupational performance skills throughout the life span by considering the interactions between contexts and environments, personal factors, and engagement in occupations. Through exploration of the meaning and development of their own occupations, as well as observation and interactions in the community, students prepare to analyze occupational performance of future patients and clients. (3 credits) OCT 5013—Occupational Analysis This course focuses on analyzing occupations and occupational performance. Through engagement in selected projects, students learn to analyze occupational demands. The meaning and significance of challenge, success, and competence in occupations are explored. Students learn to structure, adapt, plan, present, and assess occupations for therapeutic use. (2 credits) OCT 5014—Introduction to Occupation This course introduces concepts of human occupation and the framework for practice in occupational therapy. In addition, the course examines the history of occupational therapy’s evolution and the associated influences of the social, political, and economic environment throughout the life span of the profession. (2 credits) OCT 5015—Impact of Context and Environment on Occupational Performance This course focuses on the impacts of environments and contexts, including products and technology; natural environments; support and relationships; attitudes; and services, systems, and policies on occupational performance. Experiences in application of models and frames of reference to assessment of, and intervention with, environments and contexts are provided to prepare students for client-centered and evidence-based practice. (3 credits) Occupational Therapy Course Descriptions