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OTHA-2402-001 Therapeutic Use of Occupations II
Prerequisite: OTHA 1241
Emphasis on advanced techniques and applications used in traditional and non-traditional practice settings.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 2 lab)
On Campus Course
Adult Physical Conditions: Intervention Strategies for Occupational Therapy Assistants, Mahle & Ward
Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, 4th Edition, Early
The OTAS's Guide to Documentation: Writing SOAP Notes, 4th Edition, Morreale and Borcherding
Developing Clinical Competence: A Workbook for the OTA, 2nd Edition, Morreale
Presentation and project materials
A grade of "D" is not possible in this course. A student receiving a final grade of less than a "C" will be required to repeat this course and may not continue the next curriculum courses. This course may only be repeated once and must be done in curriculum sequence.
A = 92.5 -100
B = 83.5 - 92.4
C = 74.5 - 83.4
F = 74.4 and below
ACOTE standards related to this course: (effective July 31, 2020)
Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the interaction of occupation and activity, including areas of occupation, performance skills, performance patterns, context(s) and environments, and client factors. (B.3.2.)
Demonstrate activity analysis in areas of occupation, performance skills, performance patterns, context(s) and environments, and client factors to implement the intervention plan. (B.3.6.)
Demonstrate sound judgment in regard to safety of self and others and adhere to safety regulations throughout the occupational therapy process as appropriate to the setting and scope of practice. This must include the ability to assess and monitor vital signs (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory status, and temperature) to ensure that the client is stable for intervention. (B.3.7.)
Demonstrate clinical reasoning to address occupation-based interventions, client factors, performance patterns, and performance skills. (B.4.2.)
Under the direction of an occupational therapist, collect, organize, and report on data for evaluation of client outcomes. (B.4.6.)
Explain the need for and demonstrate strategies with assistive technologies and devices (e.g., electronic aids to daily living, seating and positioning systems) used to enhance occupational performance and foster participation and well-being. (B.4.11.)
Provide training in techniques to enhance functional mobility, including physical transfers, wheelchair management, and mobility devices. (B.4.13.)
Demonstrate the principles of the teaching– learning process using educational methods and health literacy education approaches: * To design activities and clinical training for persons, groups, and populations. * To instruct and train the client, caregiver, family, significant others, and communities at the level of the audience. (B.4.21.)
Consistency with and connection to curriculum:
The curriculum design of the OTA program incorporates both developmental and adult education models of learning. In planning and implementing the curriculum, courses progress from easier to harder, general to specific, limited time observing to full time practicing. The program focuses on adult education concepts of self-directed learning, an increasing responsibility for one’s own learning, as well as establishing one’s own learning goals and objectives. The curriculum design incorporates the philosophy of the profession in that humans are active beings and so students enrolled in OTA courses are actively learning not passively listening to lecture or viewing power point presentations. OTA students create the power point presentations from which they learn.
Therapeutic Use of Occupations II follows Therapeutic Use of Occupation I. Ther Use I course builds knowledge of the student in the form of language which will be used across all courses and increases in complexity between Therapeutic Use of Occupation I and the next semester course Therapeutic Use of Occupation II. Students begin learning abbreviations in the first course and those abbreviations are utilized in the next semester in written notes based on the first clinical course observations. Basic healthcare concepts are taught in course I such as hand washing, protective equipment use, and workplace safety. The second course in the second semester builds on knowledge from the first course by requiring treatment plans which include safety and precautions.
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1. Dishonesty will not be tolerated. Refer to the “Student’s Rights and Responsibilities” pamphlet for details on handling of dishonesty.
2. There will be no personal use of cell phones or pagers in the classroom during class time. All devices must be put on silent during class and lab hours.
3. Class facilities (phone, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen) are to be used only for learning experience.
4. Courtesy and respect are expected between the student and instructor. Students are expected to be attentive to the instructor, guest lecturers, and oral presentations of peers.
5. Students will abide by department dress code. If professional dress is not followed, student will not be allowed on the outing and will receive a zero for that class. Makeup of that outing will not be allowed.
6. Students are expected to demonstrate high regard and respect for all persons during off-campus visits. Lack of respect for anyone by any student will result in immediate dismissal of the student/s from the situation and a grade of zero for that day.
The course will consist of 3-5 content examinations, lab practicals, in-class assignments, out-of-class assignments, presentations and a comprehensive final examination. One final examination will be given and will cover any/all material presented throughout the course.
The final course grade will be computed as follows:
Content Examinations 30%
Lab Assignments and Practicals 30%
Final Examination 30%
A. Content Exam – Each exam will cover the information presented since the previous exam (or the start of the semester for the first exam) and will be announced in advance. If an exam is missed, for any reason, that exam will be made up during the week of final examinations. Detailed information for the make-up exam will be at the discretion of the instructor and may differ from original exam format. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain test information-no review will be given. The maximum achievable score will be 95. If bonus questions are provided, an exam grade of 100% is the highest score possible.
B. Quizzes - Quizzes will test knowledge of any/all previous lectures/readings. They may or may not be announced and may be given at anytime during the course of the class. A quiz cannot be made up for any reason.
C. All Assignments/Presentations – All in-class, out-of-class, or presentations must be completed on time. They will not be accepted late for any reason.
D. Lab Activities – All effort will be made to keep assignments to a level that can be completed during lab times. Assignments given for each lab will be turned in at the end of lab, unless the instructor gives approval to complete it outside of lab. In the event of lab homework, it will be due at the beginning of the next lab. There will be no make-up of lab assignments.
E. Lab Practical – Practicals are used to evaluate a student's understanding of material and ability to carry out various treatment techniques/modalities. Practicals may be given at any time during the course of the class but will be announced in advance. Practicals cannot be made up for any reason.
Amarillo College endorses attendance as a key to success. Attendance is required for successful completion of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
At the beginning of each lecture and lab, students will be expected to sign the roster provided by the instructor. Failure to sign in will result in the student being marked absent for attendance purposes even if a student is present in class and seen by the instructor.
Each student will be allowed only one absence for the course. After the first absence, a penalty of three (3) points will be deducted from the student's final course grade for each subsequent absence. For example, a student who misses three (3) lectures will have six (6) points deducted from the final grade for the course.
Full attendance of class time is also expected. A student will be counted as "absent" if the student is out of class more than 20 minutes of a class time. For example, if in a given day a student arrives 10 minutes late to class, takes an extra 5 minutes for break and leaves class for 5 minutes for any reason (phone calls, appointments, bathroom breaks, illness), that student is then considered "absent" for the day. This type of absence counts in the total number of absences resulting in lowering of the final course grade.
Week 1: Infection Control & Safety Issues
Week 2: Client-Centered OT Disability and Participation, Frames of References
Week 3: Teaching & Learning with Clients & Community
Week 4: FIM, SOAP review, FIM SOAP
Week 5: Movement, Motor Control, Sensations, and Pain
Week 6: Lines and Leads, Transfers Across the Continuum
Week 7: Positioning; Bed Mobility; Transfers (Labs & Practicals); Assessment
Week 8: Positioning; Bed Mobility; Transfers (Labs & Practicals); Assessment
Week 9: Positioning; Bed Mobility; Transfers (Labs & Practicals); Assessment
Week 10: Positioning; Bed Mobility; Transfers (Labs & Practicals); Assessment
Week 11: Assistive Technology
Week 12: Blood Pressure, Blood Pressure Practicals
Week 13: Assessment; Documentation: Documenting Special Situations
Week 14: Documentation: Evaluation and Intervention Planning
Week 15: Off Campus Fieldwork
Week 16: Final Exams
Report grievance in the following order:
Instructor, Program Director, Associate Dean of Health Sciences Kim Boyd 354-6060, Dean of Health Sciences Kim Crowley 354-6087, Associate VP of Academic Services Becky Burton 371-5122, and VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Tamara Clunis 371-5226.
Instructor reserves the right to alter the syllabus, if needed, to facilitate student learning.
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