NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 389 OTD 8282—Professional Leadership This course will introduce the student to the leadership responsibilities and opportunities inherent in becoming a member of a profession. Students will explore basic leadership theories and examine their own leadership strengths and opportunities to expand or improve upon, as well as apply applicable leadership theories and leadership self-analysis to the practical, contextual, and ethical dimensions that exist within the occupational therapy profession and contemporary practice. Emphasis will be placed on the occupational therapist’s role in professional advocacy, professional associations, interprofessional collaboration, and role-emerging and nontraditional practice settings. (3 credits) OTD 8263—Research Project I—Implementation This is the third in the series of six didactic courses on evidencebased practice and research methods. In this course, the student implements an approved study or gains research experiences in faculty research projects or simulated research. The course includes practical experiences in preparing reports of presentations for disseminating research information. There is also an option of preparing a manuscript for publication. This course fulfills the requirement for students to implement one or more aspects of research methodology, possibly including designing research instruments, collecting data, and analyzing or synthesizing data. (1 credit) OTD 8363L—Research Project I Lab—Analysis and Interpretation This is the lab course associated with OTD 8263. It includes opportunities for students to have practical experiences in preparing reports of presentations for disseminating research information and manuscripts for publication, designing research instruments, and collecting and analyzing or synthesizing data. (1 credit) OTD 8391—Level II Fieldwork Experience This course is a 12-week, supervised internship in an approved practice setting. Prerequisite: completion of formal predoctoral certification courses (9 credits) OTD 8392—Doctoral Certification and Capstone Upon completion of all formal predoctoral certification and Level II Fieldwork Experiences, the student must pass a competency-based examination. After successfully passing the examination, the student has the opportunity, through this course, to reflect on the academic and clinical components of the curriculum, including planning for the culmination of the capstone project, and receives an introduction to the doctoral experiential component. Prerequisite: successful completion of 12 credits of Level II Fieldwork Experiences (2 credits) OTD 8364—Research Project II: Dissemination This is the final course of the six-course series of research methods and culminates with the opportunity for the student to prepare presentation of a research project to the community. Prerequisite: completion of doctoral residency and research project (2 credits) OTD 8393—Level II Fieldwork Experience This course is a 12-week, supervised internship in an approved practice setting. Prerequisite: completion of formal predoctoral certification courses and OTD 8391 (9 credits) OTD 8494—Doctoral Capstone This 16-week doctoral experiential component provides the student with the opportunity to develop advanced skills, e.g., beyond a generalist level in an approved specialization area for clinical practice skills. Other options include in-depth experience in one or more of the following research skills: administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, or theory development. The course concludes with the dissemination of the capstone project, an exit colloquium, and reflection on the student’s doctoral education. Prerequisite: doctoral certification (12 credits) OTD 8111—Movement in Occupation, Lecture This course focuses on principles of biomechanics, joint kinematics, joint kinetics, and muscle function to enhance understanding of normal human motion. It provides opportunities for students to develop skills in analysis and assessment of muscle strength, joint range of motion, and movement in context of occupational performance. Experiences in the analysis and assessment of movement, such as muscle strength and joint range of motion required to engage in meaningful and valued occupations, are addressed and explored. This course provides the student with opportunities to articulate the connection between movement and occupational performance. (3 credits) OTD 8111L—Movement in Occupation, Lab This is the lab that accompanies the Movement in Occupation course that focuses on principles of biomechanics, joint kinematics, joint kinetics, and muscle function to enhance understanding of normal human motion. The course provides opportunities for students to develop skills in analysis and assessment of muscle strength, joint range of motion, and movement in context of occupational performance. Experiences in the analysis and assessment of movement, such as muscle strength and joint range of motion required to engage in meaningful and valued occupations, are addressed and explored. This lab provides the student with opportunities to apply concepts taught in the movement course to analysis of occupations and articulate the connection between movement and occupational performance. It also explores the connection between muscles, joints, and engagement in occupations. (2 credits)

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