Specialty Courses

Post-Professional Course Offerings

Summer 2018

Disability in a Global Context: Shanghai, China – OT-GE 2174
Dr. Sally Poole, 3 units, Location: Shanghai (5/28/2018-6/10/2018)
This course explores the implications of disability in global contexts with varying levels of industrialization. It examines how local public and private sectors, including schools, hospitals, markets, or transportation systems, affect the lives of people with disabilities in Shanghai, China. The students will explore and identify factors, including cultural factors and health beliefs, which may influence a community’s view of disability.

Shifting to a Strength Based Paradigm: A Focus on Autism – OT-GE 2332
Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig & Dr. Stephen Shore, 3 units, Wed 6:45-8:15 pm (Online Format) (6/6/2018-8/29/218)
Examine literature and research findings for evidence that supports treatment of children and youth with autism in a variety of settings. This course will be co-taught with Dr. Stephen Shore, an autistic adult.

Developing a Guideline for Intervention - OT-GE 2763 
Dr. Jim Hinojosa, 3 units, Tue 5:00-6:30 pm (Online Format) (5/22/2018-8/7/2018)
Examine the use of applied scientific inquiry to formulate sets of guidelines for occupational therapy.

Ethics and Analytical Reasoning – OT-GE 2764
Dr. Gerald Voelbel, 3 units, Tue, Wed, Thur 1:30-4:00 pm (5/22/2018-6/7/2018)
Analyze philosophical issues in occupational therapy with an emphasis on considering the ethical dilemmas and sound arguments.

Advance Assessment for the Practicing Therapist – OT-GE 3306
Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig, 3 units, Wed 5:00-6:30 pm (Online Format) (6/6/2018- 8/29/2018)
This course focuses on the selection and use of an evidence-based evaluation system to measure practice outcomes and interpret clinical change.  This process requires selecting the tools for assessment of function based on achieved validity and to accurately interpret observations and measurements.

Assistive Technology: Increasing Participation in Schools- OT-GE  2913
Dr. Anita Perr, 3 units, Mon 6:45-8:15 pm (Online Format) (5/21/18-8/13/18)

Fall 2018

Clinical Management I: Bones and Joint disorders of the Upper Quadrant - OT-GE 2341 
Dr. Sally Poole, 3 units, Wed 6:45 - 8:15 pm (Online Format)
This course examines the relevant literature and evaluates the evidence for intervention by addressing anatomical considerations; medical/surgical interventions; therapeutic strategies; and the psychological ramifications of hand injuries. 

Theoretical Foundations for Intervention - OT-GE 2762 
Dr. Tsu-Hsin Howe, 3 units, Mon 5:00 - 6:30 pm
This course examines how theoretical information is formulated, refined, tested, and assessed.

Theoretical Foundations for Intervention - OT-GE 2762 
Dr. Patricia Gentile, 3 units, Tue 5:00 - 6:30 pm (Online Format)
This course examines how theoretical information is formulated, refined, tested, and assessed. 

Ethics and Analytical Reasoning – OT-GE 2764
Faculty, 3 units, Tue 5:00 - 6:30 pm (Online Format) 
Analyze philosophical issues in occupational therapy with an emphasis on considering the ethical dilemmas and sound arguments.

Teaching for the health Professions – OT-GE 2815
Dr. Kristie Patten-Koenig, 3 units, Thur 6:45 - 8:15 pm (Online Format) 
This course focuses on examining a research-driven approach to pedagogy utilizing the principles of adult learning theory and best practices related to teaching and learning in the health professions. The course will allow for the development and improvement of the students’ instructionalskills from both a theoretical and practice-based understanding of excellence in teaching. All educational topics are considered through the lens of teaching as a scholarly practice as students develop a teaching portfolio that encompasses their teaching philosophy and practices.

Advance Assessment for the Practicing Therapist – OT-GE 3306
Dr. Janet Njelesani, 3 units, Wed 5:00 - 6:30 pm
This course focuses on the selection and use of an evidence-based evaluation system to measure practice outcomes and interpret clinical change.  This process requires selecting the tools for assessment of function based on achieved validity and to accurately interpret observations and measurements.

Spring 2019 - January Intensive- Tentative Offerings

Disability in a Globl Context: Tel Aviv – OT-GE 2332
Dr. Yael Goverover & Dr. Gerald Voelbel, 3 units, Study Abroad: Tel Aviv
This course focuses on persons with a disability and the services they receive in Israel.  Students will explore how the cultural, political, and historical processes have influenced and shaped disability and rehabilitation in Israel.

Shifting to a Strength Based Paradigm: A Focus on Autism – OT-GE 2332
Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig & Dr. Stephen Shore, 3 units, Study Abroad: London 
Examine literature and research findings for evidence that supports treatment of children and youth with autism in a variety of settings. This course will be co-taught with Dr. Stephen Shore, an autistic adult.

Clinical Anatomy of the Upper Quadrant: Face, Neck, and Selected Cavities – OT-GE 2801
Dr. Offiong Aqua, 3 units
Students will enhance their knowledge of upper extremities, face, neck, oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal cavities through blunt gross dissection, discussion, and reading of selected literature in anatomy.  While this is not a treatment course, the participants will discuss the clinical relevance of the anatomical structures to basic clinical problems.
 

Spring 2019- Tentative Offerings

Ethics and Analytical Reasoning – OT-GE 2764
Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig, 3 units
Analyze philosophical issues in occupational therapy with an emphasis on considering the ethical dilemmas and sound arguments.

Clinical Anatomy of The Upper Quadrant – OT-GE 2801
Dr. Offiong Aqua, 3 units 
This course will enable students to enhace their knowledge of upper extremities, face, neck, oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal cavities through blunt gross dissection, discussion, and reading of selected literature in anatomy.  While this is not a treatment course, the participants will discuss the clinical relevance of the anatomical structures to basic clinical problems.

Application of Assistive Technologies Used by People with Disabilities – OT-GE 2194
Dr. Anita Perr, 3 units 
Introduction to the variety of assistive technologies to students.  Technologies covered include seating & wheeled mobility, environmental control, augmentative communication, computer access & assistive technology for learning.  Associated legislation & learning techniques will be discussed.

Evidence-Based Practice – OT-GE 3301
Dr. Grace Kim & Dr. Janet Njelesani, 3 units 
Evaluate clinical literature and determine the evidence level of a clinical study, appraise the feasibility or application in everyday practice, and design a program evaluation of their own practice using evidence-based approach.  The course will emphasize the need for evidence based occupational therapy practice.


If you are interested in taking a student and/or course or for more information about our post-professional programs, feel free to contact Ginelle John at nyuotspecialty@nyu.edu or 212-998-5847.  **Please note- class days and times are subject to change.