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MUSX-101 - Music Appreciation 3-0-3 This course is designed for students with no previous formal music training in Western classical music. It provides a foundation for intelligent and appreciative listening of music, through an understanding of the ways in which music is put together, and the various characteristics of musical style.
OTA-300 - Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics 4-4-6 This course will examine the anatomical and physiological aspects of the various systems of humans, including integumentary, neurologic, sensory, musculoskeletal, reproductive, circulation, respiration, nutrition-digestion, excretion and endocrine. Biomechanics of muscles, bones, and ligaments of the human body and the interactions between these structures to illustrate how movements are performed will be addressed. Students will be introduced to strategies for adaptation that can lead to improved function in relevant contexts. The OT Practice Framework 2 terminology will be used to describe daily life problem solutions. A close correlation between lecture and laboratory topics will be maintained. Prerequisite:take BIOL-101;
OTA-302 - Occp: Infancy Thru Adolesence 3-0-3 The course will focus on the observations, analysis, and performance of human occupations as they relate to typical changes through normative life tasks in various environments and culture through work, self-care and play leisure. The student will explore normal human physical, social, behavioral and cognitive development and performance from infancy to adolescence. The OT Practice Framework terminology will be used to describe observations and findings. This course includes an offsite fieldwork component to complement academic teaching content.
OTA-304 - Occupation Across the Lifespan Adulthoo 3-0-3 The course will focus on the observations, analysis, and performance of human occupations in work, self-care and play/leisure from late adolescence through the elder years. The teachinglearning process will be incorporated, with an emphasis on self-directed learning by doing. The OT Practice Framework terminology will be used to describe observations and findings.
OTA-306 - Conditions I: Infancy/Adolesen 3-0-3 The etiology and symptoms of clinical conditions that are commonly referred for occupational therapy services are examined. The effects of trauma and disease on the biological, psychological, and social domains of occupational behavior are introduced, with particular emphasis on conditions usually experienced from infancy through adolescence. Procedures and precautions ensuring safety for patients and caregivers will be reviewed. This course includes a graded offsite fieldwork component to complement academic teaching content. Prerequisite:take PSYCH-101, OTA-300;
OTA-308 - Conditions Ii: Adulthood 3-0-3 The etiology and symptoms of clinical conditions that are commonly referred for occupational therapy services are examined. The effects of trauma and disease on the biological, psychological, and social domains of occupational behavior are introduced, with particular emphasis on conditions usually experienced from early adulthood through aging. Procedures and precautions ensuring safety for patients and caregivers will be reviewed. Students will be introduced to the resources available for keeping current as new protocols and best practices develop. Prerequisite:take OTA-306;
OTA-310 - Environ & Contexts of Occupat 3-0-3 Environments and contexts can have an enormous effect on occupational therapy intervention.
Across all practice areas, occupational therapy intervention uses environments and contexts to support the client's/patient's health and participation in meaningful occupations. This course focuses on understanding the complex nature of contexts and environments and their impact on engagement in occupations across the life span. Prerequisite:take ota-304;
OTA-400 - Leadership & Human Servs Syst 3-0-3 Basic management skills and abilities required as a COTA in occupational therapy and other programs will be defined and analyzed. The student will explore topics associated with health care delivery systems, including contextual factors, federal and state regulations, reimbursement systems, and credentialing laws. Skills in management will be reviewed, including organizing and maintaining workload, marketing services, documentation in its various forms, and supervision of aides and developing skills as a fieldwork educator. Ethical and professional principles will be defined in the context of a variety of employment and intervention settings, with an emphasis on applying AOTA's Code of Ethics to different situations. Prerequisite:take HIST-232;
OTA-402 - Ethics & Critical Thinking I 2-0-2 Students will examine the AOTA Code of Ethics in-depth and then use it and the AOTA Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to analyze case studies and examples from fieldwork to further their understanding of liability issues, ethical dilemmas, and decision-making in professional interactions, client interventions, and employment settings. Prerequisite: OTA-406 Corequisite: OTA-406 OTA-404 - Ethics & Critical Thinking II 1-0-1 Clinical reasoning, ethical principles, and understanding the values of the profession are defined.
The student will discuss and describe the value of local, state, and national professional OT organizations, the importance of promoting the profession and developing a personal professional development plan, and recognizing personal strengths and areas for improvement.
Students will demonstrate their critical thinking and overall knowledge acquisition by presenting their summative OTA Program Portfolio in conjunction with this course. Prerequisite:take OTACorequisite: OTA-408 OTA-406 - Fieldwork level II A 6-0-6 Minimum eight weeks and 300 hours supervised experience. Students apply and integrate didactic knowledge and skills with clients in a variety of settings under the supervision of a registered and licensed occupational therapist. Students are assigned to facility and community settings and receive practical experience applying knowledge and skills with individuals of varying ages and conditions. Prior to enrolling, students must successfully complete all required OTA course, demonstrate current CPR certification, and receive departmental approval.
Prerequisite:take IT-201 OTA-310 OTA-400 OTA-414; Corequisite: OTA-402 OTA-408 - Fieldwork Level II B 6-0-6 Minimum eight weeks and 300 hours supervised experience. Students apply and integrate didactic knowledge and skills with clients in a variety of settings under the supervision of a registered and licensed occupational therapist. Students are assigned to facility and community settings and receive practical experience applying knowledge and skills with individuals of varying ages and conditions. Prior to enrolling, students must successfully complete all required OTA course, demonstrate current CPR certification, and receive departmental approval.
Prerequisite:take OTA-406; Corequisite: OTA-404 OTA-410 - Interventn I:infancy/Adolescence 4-0-4 Through analysis and simulation of occupations, OTA students gain insight and skill in observation, assessment, documentation, and teaching of adapted self-care, work and play/leisure activities for the person with life challenges from infancy through adolescence.
Conditions commonly occurring in this age group will be reviewed. The dynamics of group and individual participation in occupations are explored as they relate to assessment and therapeutic intervention. Prerequisite: OTA-302 OTA-306;
OTA-412 - Intervntn II:Young/Mid Adult 4-0-4 Through analysis and simulation of occupations, students gain insight and skills in observation, assessment, documentation, and teaching of adaptive self care, work, and play/leisure activities for the person with life challenges from young through middle adulthood. Conditions commonly occurring in this age group are reviewed. The course includes laboratory and directed offsite fieldwork components to complement lecture content. Prerequisite: OTA-304 OTA-308 OTA-410;
OTA-414 - Intervntn III: Late Adulthood 4-0-4 Through analysis and simulation of occupations, the students gain insight and skills in observation, assessment, documentation, and teaching of adaptive self care, work, and play/leisure activities for the person with life challenges in late adulthood. Conditions commonly occurring in this age group will be reviewed. This course includes laboratory and directed offsite fieldwork components to complement lecture content. Prerequisite: OTA-412;
PHLX-101 - Introduction to Philosophy ----This course is designed to introduce the student to philosophical investigation. Part one includes the origin,nature, and value of philosophy. Part two is an analysis of the problems of human nature, our universe, and the existence of God. Part three includes an introduction to the areas of metaphysics, theory of knowledge, ethics, and political and social philosophy.
PHLX-203 - Ethics ----This course includes an analysis of some of the major classical and contemporary ethical theories. Topics include ethical relativism, ethical absolutism, egoism, natural law, utilitarianism, and situation ethics. Application of ethical theories to moral issues in our society are discussed.
Issues of pornography, abortion, euthanasia, affirmative action,capital punishment, and environmental issues may also be discussed.
PHLX-301 - World Religions ----This course studies the major religions of the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucius, Taoism, Islam,Judaism, and Christianity. Topics include the absolute,the world, human nature, the problem of humans, and the solution for humans; also topics on the origin of religion, primal religion, and definitions of religion.
PSYCH-101ACC - Introduction to Psychology 3-0-3This course is an introduction to the methodology, concepts, principles and issues in the study of behavior. Topics to be covered include: the biological bases of behavior; sensory and perceptual processes; learning, memory and cognition; motivation and emotion; personality, psychopathology and psychological approaches to therapy; and social interactions. This course is a requirement for enrollment in all higher-level psychology courses.
PSYCH-201ACC - Abnormal Psychology 3-0-3 Consideration of the various classifications and symptomatology of psychopathological disorders ' their origin, assessment, prognosis, treatment and prevention. Prerequisite:Psych 1XX PSYCH-213ACC - Developmental Psychology 3-0-3 Students will analyze the process of human development and change throughout the lifespan.
Research on both humans and animals will be presented to promote understanding of human physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. Topics include prenatal and postnatal development, issues and theories of human development, genetic influences and personality and issues related to the aging process. Prerequisite: PSYCH-101 PSYX-101 or PSYCH-101ACC PSYCH-222ACC - Counseling Psychology 3-0-3 An overview and general understanding of the field of counseling psychology. The course is designed to familiarize students with the basic concepts, interventions, scientific research, professional practices and contemporary issues of the profession of counseling psychology.
Students will learn a variety of theoretical approaches and psychotherapy techniques to counseling, including psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive and humanistic approaches. The course contains both didactic and skill application to encourage competency in the performance of counseling skills. Prerequisite:PSYCH-101 PSYCH-233ACC - Interpersonal Relations and Small Group 3-0-3 Dynamics This course is designed to provide a theoretical and experiential exposure to group formation, group process and group dynamics, as well as to interpersonal relationships within and between groups.
PSYX-101 - Fundamentals of Psychology I ----This course examines the nature of psychology as a social and behavioral science. It surveys fundamental areas in behavior including research in psychology, the brain and behavior, learning, human development and socialization, intelligence, personality, health psychology, and social psychology.
SCI-101ACC - Environmental Science 3-0-3 Environmental Science is the study of how humans and the natural environment interact. Critical issues that affect our daily lives such as clean drinking water, urban renewal, energy availability, pesticides, global warming, acid rain and recycling are explored from social, ecological, chemical and political perspectives. Students will tackle a real-life environmental problem in a professional manner using critical thinking and analytical skills, library research skills, teamwork and presentation skills.
SOC-310 - Social Science of the Workplace 3-0-3 This General Education Core course examines the contemporary world of work using analytic tools from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, and anthropology. Key themes include: the social organization of work, contemporary changes in occupations and professions, technology and the information age, the impact of globalization on work, the role of class, gender, race and ethnicity in shaping work experiences and worker identities, and the relationship between work and family. Students learn about basic social science research techniques, practice interpreting data and thinking critically about contemporary work issues, and develop their own arguments about the world of work.
SOCX-101 - Principles of Sociology ----This course is an introduction to the basic concepts in Sociology and an analysis of culture,socialization,stratification, social organization, class, social interaction,social change, and conflict.
STAT-311 - Finding and Evaluating Statistical Data 3-0-3 A Continuing and Professional Studies Core course in data gathering and analysis, focusing on the use of demographic and economic data that inform organizational decision making. Students will learn basic descriptive statistical measures and probability theory and develop an understanding of the basis for statistical decision-making techniques. A variety of resources for gathering data related to demographics, socioeconomic and sociogeographic trends, economics data, and trends in business and industry will be presented. Students will also review and apply a variety of descriptive and/or inferential statistics to make meaning of these data. Students will learn to manipulate data using statistical software.