Specialty Courses

Post-Professional Course Offerings

Summer 2019- Offerings 

Leadership in Occupational Therapy– OT-GE 2038
Dr. Pamela Lawton, 3 units, Mondays, 5:00-6:30 pm, 6/3/19-8/19/19 (Online)   
This course explores occupational therapy leadership in complex and diverse health care environments and integrates leadership theory with practice through topical readings, discussion, and guest presentations. 

Ethics and Analytical Reasoning – OT-GE 2764
Dr. Gerald Voelbel, 3 units, Tue, Wed, Thur, 9:30 am- 12:00 pm, 5/28/19-6/19/19
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. Rai, 3 units, Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, 5/28/19-8/18/19 (Online)   
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’ instructional skills 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.

Assistive Technology: Learning and Participation in the SchoolOT-GE 2913
Dr. Surabian, 3 units, Mondays, 6:45-8:15 pm, 6/3/19-8/19/19 (Online)
Students explore a range of assistive technology (AT) applications for school children with both high and low incidence disabilities impacting learning, physical access, cognition, and communication. This course emphasizes the integration of AT into effective instructional and therapeutic practices that improve learning and participation outcomes and is grounded in theory. Students review research on best practices for assessments and implementation of tech-based solutions. They explore the actual tools that provide access to learners.

Advance Assessment for the Practicing Therapist – OT-GE 3306
Dr. Van Lew, 3 units, Wednesdays, 5:00-pm- 6:30pm or 6:45-8:15 pm, 5/28/19-8/14/19 (Online)
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.


Fall 2019- Offerings

Leadership in Occupational Therapy– OT-GE 2038
Dr. Patricia Gentile, 3 units, Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, 9/14/19-11/20/19 (Online)   
This course explores occupational therapy leadership in complex and diverse health care environments and integrates leadership theory with practice through topical readings, discussion, and guest presentations. 

Promoting Family Resilience– OT-GE 2338
Dr. Judy Grossman, 3 units, Mondays, 6:45-8:15 pm, 9/9/19-11/25/19 (Online)
This course examines a systemic-relational lens and family-centered practices relevant for families who have children with special needs as well as implications of caregivers across practice areas.

Clinical Management I: Bone and Joint Disorders- OT-GE 2341
Dr. Krzemienski, 3 units, Wednesdays, 6:45-8:15 pm, 9/4/19-11/20/19 (Online)
Essential to good clinical practice in the use of intervention strategies that correspond to the trajectory for recovery of physical function and ultimately occupational performance. This course focuses on the assessment and treatment of upper limb bone and joint disorders.   Students taking this course will expand their existing knowledge gained in other courses as well as through their own clinical experience.  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. 
 
Developing Assistive Technology – OT-GE 2900
Drs. Perr, Fitzgerald, Kearney-Volpe, 3 units, Tuesdays, 6:45-9:00 pm
Learn about assistive technologies as well as the people who work in the field and the methods that are used in the fabrication of devices.  Student teams identify a clinical need for a specific facility or client population and develop viable prototype devices.

Evidence-Based Practice – OT-GE 3301
Dr. Grace Kim, 3 units, Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, 9/4/19-11/20/19 (Online)
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.

Advance Assessment for the Practicing Therapist – OT-GE 3306
Staff, 3 units, Wednesdays, 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.

Transdisciplinary Patient Base – REHAB-GE 3305
Dr. Voelbel, 3 units, Thursdays, 6:45-8:00 pm
This course engages students in clinical cases to apply interdisciplinary theories for evaluation and intervention.  Theories and methods will be addressed related to models within a biopsychosocial perspective with emphasis on co-morbidity complications.

 

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.