NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 387 assignment in this course and the Dr.O.T. curriculum. In addition, students will develop a plan for dissemination and/or publication of the capstone project. (3 credits) OCT 8945—Studies for the Qualifying Examination For Ph.D. students who are preparing for, and taking, the Ph.D. qualification exam. (1 credit) OCT 8950—Research Residency This course is completed once a student passes their qualifying examination stage and has entered into Ph.D. candidacy. It requires a research residency experience related to the candidate’s area of research interest. The objectives of the course are related to specific skills and experiences that the student has to develop to complete and/or plan their dissertation research. (3 credits) OCT 8970—Doctoral Dissertation Supervised original study of occupational therapy evaluation and intervention. Prerequisite: admission to candidacy (3 credits) OCT 8971—Continuing Dissertation This course requires the approval from the Ph.D. program director and fulfills the requirement for continuous enrollment while the student is working on the dissertation. (1–3 credits) OTD 8101—Introduction to Didactic, Clinical, and Research Experiences This course introduces concepts of human occupation and the framework for active participation in learning about evidencebased practice of occupational therapy. It formally introduces the student to the delivery model of the curriculum including the concept, the student’s responsibilities during distance and face-to-face sessions, self directedness, and independence. The course also serves as a preservice training on safety and health precautions as well as fieldwork placement policies, professional behaviors, and relationship to curriculum design. Requirements to participate in Level I and Level II fieldwork placements and residency requirements are covered. (3 credits) OTD 8102—Foundations of Occupational Therapy This course traces the historical, philosophical, and theoretical underpinnings of occupational therapy as it evolved into contemporary practice. The student applies theories, models, and frames of reference in understanding how social, political, and economic factors continually influence current and future practice. Attention is given to interdisciplinary practice. (3 credits) OTD 8103—Kinesiology in Occupations This course promotes the understanding of normal human motion through skills learned in applying the principles of biomechanics, joint kinematics, joint kinetics, and muscle function. Experiences in the analysis and assessment of movement, muscle strength, and joint range of motion provide the student with opportunities to articulate the connection between kinesiology and occupational performance. (4 credits) OTD 8141—Development of Occupations across the Life Span This course provides opportunities not only to learn the continuum of human development that influences health and independence across the life span, but also to refine observation, analysis, reflection, and communication skills. The course encourages the student to explore how culture, environment, spirituality, sex, and age influence human occupation. It includes field trips to selected facilities. (3 credits) OTD 8142—Occupational and Contextual Analysis This course focuses on analyzing occupations and occupational performance in different contexts, including applications of technology. The course provides opportunities for students to engage in and analyze the projects according to their occupational demands, as well as to learn the meaning of, and avenues for, success and occupational competence. Students not only learn to structure, adapt, plan, present, and assess occupations for therapeutic use, but also to articulate concepts and theories that influence engagement and participation, especially within cultural, personal, temporal, virtual, physical, and social contexts of occupational performance. (3 credits) OTD 8143—Therapeutic Use of Self This course provides hands-on experiences in applying the therapeutic use of self when interacting with individuals, groups, and treatment teams. Through the course, the student designs, participates in, and runs occupation-based groups, as well as works within a treatment team. (3 credits) OTD 8151—Human Conditions and Occupation I This course focuses on how pathophysiological conditions affect intrinsic human factors so that students can make the link between the factors and occupational performance. This course integrates information from Anatomy; Medical Terminology; and Introduction to Didactic, Clinical, and Research Experiences. (3 credits) OTD 8152—Human Conditions and Occupation II Building on the understanding of pathophysiological conditions learned in OTD 8151, this course expands the application of occupational concepts to people with disorders or injuries to the immune, cardiopulmonary, urinary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, nervous, musculoskeletal, and neurocognitive systems. (3 credits)

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