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OTA 110 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy Assisting


Credits: 2
Lecture Contact Hours: 2
Description: This course introduces the occupational therapy profession by examining the history, philosophy and theoretical foundations of the field. An overview of the areas of practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) are provided. Students will develop a foundational understanding of medical terminology, the role of documentation in OT, the client-practitioner relationship and the delineations between the Occupational Therapist (OT) and OTA roles and functions.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended: None

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Spring
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Course Competencies
1. Explain the history and philosophy of occupational therapy and how it influences current practice.

2. Correlate key persons in occupational therapy history with their contributions to the profession.

3. Outline the occupational therapy process, including the role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA).

4. Correlate key documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association (Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and Core Values and Attitudes of Occupational Therapy) to ethical decision-making with regard to professional practice.

5. Relate the use of the Occupational Therapy Framework: Domain and Practice to occupational therapy practice.

6. Apply medical terms and abbreviations commonly used in occupational therapy.

7. Summarize the basic features and importance of the theories, frames of reference, models of practice and research that are the foundation of occupational therapy practice.

8. Determine in cooperation with the client, goal-directed, meaningful activities that honor the client’s social roles.

9. Evaluate the field of occupational therapy as an appropriate career choice.

10. Distinguish members of the healthcare team and their relationship to occupational therapy.

11. Explore basic occupational therapy documentation that communicates the rationale for treatment.

12. Promote occupational therapy by educating healthcare team members, consumers and the public to maximize service delivery options.

13. Distinguish the functions of professional and regulatory agencies governing occupational therapy.



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