Occupational Therapy Asstistant Technology (OCAT)

OCAT 10000     FOUNDATIONS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY      2 Credit Hours

Introduction to basic theoretical concepts, professional development, profession of occupational therapy, its place in the health care system, and the role and function of the Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Assistant.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 10001     OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE SKILLS II      3 Credit Hours

Development of the OT practice skills in therapeutic use of occupation, including crafts, activity analysis, and basic documentation.

Prerequisite: OCAT 10003 with minimum C grade.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 10002     THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES I - PSYCHOSOCIAL      4 Credit Hours

Application of occupational therapy skills and techniques in treatment programs, concerned with psychosocial dysfunction.

Prerequisite: OCAT 10003 with a minimum grade of C (2.000).

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 10003     OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE SKILLS LABORATORY      1 Credit Hour

Development of basic assessment and intervention ski8lls as related to clients with physical and mental disabilities.

Prerequisite: occupational therapist assistant technology (OCAT) majors; and admission to technical study.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 10004     OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT TERMINOLOGY      1 Credit Hour

An introduction to key terms utilized in occupational therapy and rehabilitation settings. emphasis is on increasing professional understanding of occupational therapy terminology including related medical terminology found in professional documentation. Student is introduced to Occupational Therapy Practice Framework terminology.

Prerequisite: occupational therapy assistant technology (OCAT) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 10010     PROFESSIONALISM IN HEALTHCARE      1 Credit Hour

Provides information concerning professional behaviors, character traits, work ethics and communication skills that OTAs will need as they interact with other healthcare professionals. Students need to understand the importance of being professional, competent, ethical and legal.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 10092     THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES - FIELDWORK 1A (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

Under the supervision of personnel in selected facilities or agencies, the student will apply knowledge, skills and techniques acquired in the concurrent OCAT therapeutic technique courses. 000)

Prerequisite: OCAT 10003 with a minimum grade of C (2.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 5.6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

OCAT 12000     OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE PREPARATION      1 Credit Hour

This course will inform students on how to prepare for their national certification exam and apply for licensure in preparation for practice as occupational therapy assistants. Content will include a brief review of OT concepts and theories, test taking and study strategies, and practice of simulated exam questions. Prerequisites: OCAT 20006

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 20000     THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES II - PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTION I      4 Credit Hours

Application of occupational therapy skills and techniques in treatment programs, specifically concerned with physical dysfunctions.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C (2.000) in OCAT 10001 and OCAT 10002.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 3 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 20001     OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS      2 Credit Hours

Introduction to management and leadership issues in occupational therapy practice, including ethics, licensure, reimbursement related to practice settings, research and skills required for performance of administrative tasks in an occupational therapy department.

Prerequisite: OCAT 10002.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 20003     OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE SKILLS III      3 Credit Hours

Development of the occupational therapy practice skills including therapeutic use of occupation, leisure, adapting equipment and environment, therapeutic exercises, activity analysis and documentation.

Prerequisite: OCAT 10001 and OCAT 10002.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 20004     THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES III - DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES      3 Credit Hours

Application of occupational therapy skills and techniques applied to patients/clients with developmental disabilities.

Prerequisite: OCAT 20000.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 20006     THERAPY TECHNIQUES IV-PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTION II      3 Credit Hours

Continued application of occupational therapy skills and techniques in treatment programs in the area of physical dysfunction.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C (2.000) OCAT 10002 and OCAT 20000.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 20092     THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES - FIELDWORK 1B (ELR)      1 Credit Hour

Under the supervision of personnel in selected healthcare facilities or agencies, the student will apply knowledge, skills, and techniques acquired in the concurrent OCAT therapeutic techniques course.

Prerequisite: OCAT 10000 and OCAT 10002.

Corequisite: OCAT 20000.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 5.6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

OCAT 20192     CLINICAL APPLICATIONS I      4 Credit Hours

Under the supervision of personnel in selected healthcare agencies, the student will apply knowledge, skills and techniques acquired in prior OCAT courses.

Prerequisite: OCAT 10000 and 10001 and 10002 and 20000 and 20001 and 20003 and 20006 all with grade of "C" or better.

Schedule Type: Field Experience

Contact Hours: 20 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

OCAT 20292     CLINICAL APPLICATIONS II      4 Credit Hours

Under the supervision of personnel in selected healthcare agencies, the student will apply knowledge, skills and techniques acquired in prior OCAT courses.

Prerequisite: OCAT 10000, OCAT 10001, OCAT10002, OCAT 20000, OCAT 20001, OCAT 20003 and OCAT 20006.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 20 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

OCAT 21095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT TECHNOLOGY      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable maximum 6 times for credit) Special topics in Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology; topics announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: OCAT 10003.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-4 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

OCAT 21096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT TECHNOLOGY      1-4 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Individual study in Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology and related fields; open to OCAT majors.

Prerequisite: OCAT 10003.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP