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Occupational Therapy

Post-Professional Course Offerings

Fall 2019

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.

Class days and times are subject to change.