NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

384 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy of care. Course content emphasizes occupation-based, clientcentered assessment and interventions that empower client participation in context. Didactic, interactive, and fieldwork learning experiences are incorporated. (8 credits) OCT 6150—Professionalism and Management Students will learn about the changing face of the U.S. health care delivery system and the regulatory and reimbursement mechanisms that affect delivery of OT services throughout the continuum of care. Particular emphasis will be placed on preparing students to assume varied roles within the U.S. health care system including manager/program director and supervisor. Students will develop the ability to recognize and respond to ethical and legal issues related to occupational therapy practice. (3 credits) OCT 6175—Research Development Seminar Student research teams will work with faculty mentors to develop a faculty-led research proposal that will include formulation of research questions, an analysis and synthesis of the supporting literature, selection of methodology and procedures, plan for design, data collection and analysis, and completion of a protocol to the Institutional Review Board. (2 credits) OCT 6176—Research Practicum This final M.O.T. research course culminates in implementing an approved study. This course fulfills the requirement for students to implement one or more aspects of research methodology, which may include one or more of the following: designing research instruments, collecting data, and analyzing or synthesizing data. The course will include practical experience in disseminating research information through written research reports or preparing a manuscript for publication, then presentation of the research information. (2 credits) OCT 6206—Occupational Therapy Practice for Mental Health andWellness Practicum This course, linked to OCT 6106—Occupational Therapy Practice for Mental Health and Wellness, provides experiences that enrich didactic coursework through supervised observation and participation in parts of the occupational therapy process with clients in hospitals, clinics, and/or community-based settings. Critical thinking and critical reasoning skills are emphasized. Corequisite: OCT 6106 (1 credit) OCT 6207—Occupational Therapy Practice with Children and Adolescents Practicum This course consists of Level I fieldwork related to practice in settings serving children and youth in educational, medical, and community settings. It provides students with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills from the classroom to contemporary settings. Corequisite: OCT 6107 (1 credit) OCT 6208—Occupational Therapy Practice with Adults and Older Adults Practicum This course consists of Level I fieldwork related to practice in settings serving adults and older adults in medical and community settings. It provides students with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills from the classroom to contemporary settings. Corequisite: OCT 6108 (1 credit) OCT 6350—Professionalism and Leadership This course will expose students to career leadership opportunities and responsibilities. Leadership theories, models, and other topics will be discussed and applied as they relate to the various roles that students may assume throughout their careers as occupational therapy practitioners. This course includes a one-week, Level 1 fieldwork with opportunity for exposure to varied professional leadership roles. (2 credits) OCT 6980—Fieldwork and Professional Practice Seminar This course continues to emphasize the development of professionalism for fieldwork and eventual practice. Students reflect on their previous clinical experiences as they prepare for more advanced involvement in sites with adult patients. Mandatory training continues, as well as policy and procedure reinforcement. (1 credit) OCT 6981—Fieldwork Experience II Twelve-week supervised internship in approved practice setting. Prerequisite: Completion of M.O.T. formal coursework (12 credits) OCT 6982—Fieldwork Experience II Twelve-week supervised internship in approved practice setting. Prerequisite: Completion of M.O.T. coursework (12 credits) OCT 7004—Continuing Capstone Residency A student will only enroll in this course if more time is required to complete his or her capstone or residency requirements following completion of 3 credits of OCT 7930 Capstone III. (1–3 credits) OCT 7005—Evidence-Based Practice and Critical Thinking in OT This doctoral-level course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be consumers of evidence, so they can become evidence-based practitioners. Through readings and activities, students will learn the process of evidence-based practice. Theywill formulate a question of clinical relevance, search for current best evidence, critically assess the evidence, discuss how to implement the findings into practice, and have an opportunity to disseminate the findings by submitting the CAP assignment to the AmericanOccupational Therapy Association. The course is intended to facilitate the development of skills in critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis of the literature. (3 credits)

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