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Course Descriptions

T525 Reflective Seminar I (1 credit) Course will facilitate the syntheses of research, reflect the curriculum themes and outcomes, and support the plan of scholarly contribution.
T542 Occupations of Infants and Children (5 credits This course will focus on the development, support, and disruption of performance in areas of occupation of infants and children utilizing the occupational therapy process to evaluate and intervene. Laboratory and fieldwork components will emphasize individual engagement in occupations within various social and cultural contexts.
T552 Occupations of Adolescents and Young Adults 5 credits This course will focus on the development, wellness and disruption of performance in areas of occupation of adolescents and young adults utilizing the occupational therapy process to evaluate and intervene. Laboratory and fieldwork components will emphasize individual engagement in occupations within various social and cultural contexts.
T553 Topics in Occupational Therapy 1 to 5 credits Permission of instructor required. Selected topics in occupational therapy offered by occupational therapy faculty. Students may repeat this course as long as the topic changes each time it is taken.
T557 Group Process in Occupational Therapy 2 Credits Principles and concepts of group process related to occupational therapy practice.
T558 Occupational Therapy Management in Today's Health and Community Systems 3 credits A study of the occupational therapist's role in the management of service delivery in both health and community systems. Managed care, managerial functions, professionalism, ethics and various laws are emphasized.
T560 Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy 3 credits Examination of the use of occupation as a therapeutic tool through the study of occupation, occupational science, activity analysis, and therapeutic use of self.
T561 Theoretical Foundations of Occupational Therapy 3 credits Conceptualization and synthesis of existing models, frames of reference, paradigms, and theories of occupational therapy for practice.
T567 Research and Occupational Therapy 3 credits This course is designed to prepare the student to participate in research, emphasizing the use of technology.
T568 Evidence-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy 3 credits Prepares the student to evaluate occupational therapy practice and assure that practice is increasingly evidence-based by developing critical thinking skills, critically evaluating the research literature, and follows the tenants of best practice.
T571 Kinesiology for the Occupational Therapist 3 credits This course introduces the occupational therapy graduate student to the principles of human movement including biomechanical analysis, joint structure and function, muscle physiology, and musculoskeletal function for occupational performance.
T572 Pathophysiology: Impact of Conditions on Occupations 3 credits Identification and study of major medical and psychiatric conditions including clinical description, etiology and pathology, medical/surgical treatment, rehabilitation, and prognosis. Treatment team approach and legal issues will be presented. Labs will emphasize occupational impact of medical/psychiatric conditions.
T575 Applied Neuroscience for the Occupational Therapist 4 credits This course will build upon the student's understanding of anatomy. Using the resources of the course, students will master the vocabulary, comprehend foundational concepts and apply this information through case studies.
T580 Graduate Electives 3 credits One graduate elective is required. OT students who choose to do a thesis are not required to take an elective. Students will be encouraged to take an elective that complements their area of interest. During the second semester of their second year, an additional elective could be taken, after planning with their faculty advisor.
T625 Reflective Seminar II 1 credit Course will facilitate the synthesis of research, reflect the curriculum themes and outcomes, and continue to support the plan of scholarly contribution.
T655 Technologies in Occupational Therapy 3 credits This lecture and laboratory course introduces the concepts of positioning, environmental adaptations, orthotics, prosthetics, computer uses and technologies, assistive devices and adaptive equipment. Low technology will be the focus; some expansion to high technology will also be discussed.
T657 Psychosocial Dimension of Therapeutic Relationships & Occupations 2 credits Understanding and application of Therapeutic use of self in establishing and maintaining client therapist in using a helping model and therapeutic dialogue.
T658 Professional Trends & Issues in OT 1 credit This course involves student research, discussion, and demonstration of knowledge, emphasizing reimbursement, system delivery, service models, clinical education, credentialing, and other current issues in OT. Several class topics will be students' choice.
T662 Occupations of Adults and Older Adults 5 credits This course will focus on the disruption of performance in areas of occupation of adults and older adults utilizing the occupational therapy process to evaluate and intervene. Laboratory and fieldwork components will emphasize individual engagement in occupations within various social and cultural contexts.
T667 Non-thesis OT Project 3 credits This course prepares the student to design and implement a beginning research study.
T668 Non-thesis OT Project Completion 2 credits This course is designed to allow the student to complete the research study project.
T695 Fieldwork Level II-A: Infants & Children 5 credits P: successful completion of Semesters I and II professional courses. An eight-week fieldwork experience in an infant and child area of practice with pediatric occupational therapy services.
T696 Fieldwork Level II-B: Adolescents & Young Adults 5 credits P: successful completion of Semesters I and II professional courses. An eight-week fieldwork experience in an adolescent and young adult area of practice with occupational therapy services.
T697 Fieldwork Level II-C: Adults & Older Adults 5 credits P: successful completion of Semesters I, II, III, and IV professional courses. An eight-week fieldwork experience in an adult and older adult area of practice with occupational therapy services.
T698 Fieldwork Level II-D: Specialty (optional) 3-5 credits P: successful completion of T695, T696, and T697. Four to eight week optional experience providing occupational therapy students an opportunity to select a specialized practice area.
T701 OT Thesis 6 credits Proposal development leading to thesis as directed by the chair of the thesis committee.
T702 OT Thesis Completion 2 credits Research leading to thesis as directed by the chair of the thesis committee.