NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy 393 completion of all program requirements to this point in the curriculum (1 credit) OTD 8275—Level I Fieldwork Experience: Occupational Therapy Interventions II—Children and Youth This is the clinical education component of OTD 8244 Occupational Therapy Interventions II—Children and Youth, Lecture, “to introduce students to the fieldwork experience, and develop a basic comfort level with, and understanding of, the needs of clients.” These experiences are designed to enrich didactic coursework through directed observation, simulation, and participation in selected aspects of the occupational therapy process. Prerequisite: successful completion of all program requirements to this point in the curriculum (1 credit) OTD 8276—Level I Fieldwork Experience: Occupational Therapy Interventions III—Adults This is the clinical education component of OTD 8245 Occupational Therapy Interventions III—Adults, Lecture, “to introduce students to the fieldwork experience, and develop a basic comfort level with, and understanding of, the needs of clients.” These experiences are designed to enrich didactic coursework through directed observation, simulation, and participation in selected aspects of the occupational therapy process. Prerequisite: successful completion of all program requirements to this point in the curriculum (1 credit) OTD 8356—Research Dissemination This is the final course of the six-course series on research evidence and methods. It culminates with the opportunity for the student to prepare the presentation of a research project to the community and to reflect on the entire experience leading to the O.T.D. degree. During this course, students present their faculty-led research projects and experience public dissemination of related processes and findings. Public dissemination occurs during the Annual Research Colloquium (ARC) in the form of a podium presentation, a professional poster, and a publishable manuscript for submission to an appropriate, peer-reviewed journal. The process is rigorous and fosters a close working relationship among research group members and the faculty adviser. Prerequisite: successful completion of all program requirements to this point in the curriculum (2 credits) OTD 8371—Level II Fieldwork Experience A The goal of level II fieldwork is to develop competent, entrylevel, generalist occupational therapists. Level II fieldwork is integral to the program’s curriculum design and includes an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients; focusing on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation; research; and evidence-based practice, administration, and management of occupational therapy services. Students will be placed in settings following completion of the three intervention lecture, lab, and fieldwork level I experiences. Prerequisite: successful completion of all program requirements to this point in the curriculum (9 credits) OTD 8372—Doctoral Certification and Introduction to Doctoral Capstone Upon completion of formal predoctoral certification and one Level II Fieldwork Experience, 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 capstone experience. Prerequisite: successful completion of all program requirements to this point in the curriculum (3 credits) OTD 8373—Level II Fieldwork Experience B The goal of level II fieldwork is to develop competent, entrylevel, generalist occupational therapists. Level II fieldwork is integral to the program’s curriculum design and includes an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients; focusing on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation; research; and evidence-based practice, administration, and management of occupational therapy services. Students will be placed in settings following completion of the three intervention lecture, lab, and fieldwork level I experiences. Prerequisite: successful completion of all program requirements to this point in the curriculum (9 credits) OTD 8382—Occupational Science This course presents an overview of conceptual frameworks, literature, taxonomies, and research strategies of occupational science. Learners will examine occupational participation and engagement at the individual, group, and population levels through an exploration of personal and environmental factors; multidisciplinary perspectives on work, play, leisure, rest, and sleep; and concepts of occupational justice. Students will select an area for in-depth study. Prerequisite: successful completion of all program requirements to this point in the curriculum (3 credits) OTD 8383—Wellness in Occupational Therapy This course examines occupational therapy’s role in wellness and health promotion, disability postponement, and disability prevention, in general. Students critically examine various practice models with a view toward developing and refining their own roles in these practice areas. Prerequisite: successful completion of all program requirements to this point in the curriculum (3 credits) OTD 8384—Applying Measurement Theory to Evaluation This course provides students with a general background in measurement theory and assists them in actively applying this

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