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OTA 2102: FOUNDATIONS OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Prerequisite: Acceptance into OTA program.
Through study, discussion, and field observation/participation, the student will examine the role of the occupational therapy assistant in health care in medical, community and education programs. Through an historical approach, the frames of reference of the profession will be reviewed with an emphasis on human occupation as a determinant of therapeutic intervention. A broad range of practice areas will be introduced and discussed as well as current trends and influences on the profession. Professional literature will be introduced and reviewed. (2 lecture hours).
Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

OTA 2112: MODALITIES FOR HUMAN CONDITIONS I WITH LAB

Prerequisites: OTA 2102 Foundations of Occupational Therapy.
This course will focus on the development of observation skills; assessment; and teaching, adapting, and grading self-care, work, and play/leisure occupations for individuals with developmental and mental health challenges (pediatrics and adolescent). Topics include collection of evaluation and screening data, interventions, techniques, and equipment to maximize participation in meaningful occupations, improve independence, and ensure safety. (2 hours lab).
Ozark Malpractice Insurance Fee: $15, Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

OTA 2122: HUMAN MOVEMENT AND ACTIVITY ANALYSIS FOR OCCUPATION WITH LAB

This lab experience will allow students to practice assessment of movement, strength and treatment in the Biomechanical Frame of Reference. The analysis of everyday activity as a treatment tool and assessment measure will also be an integral part of the lab experience. (2 hour lab).
Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

OTA 2132: HUMAN MOVEMENT AND ACTIVITY ANALYSIS FOR OCCUPATION

This course will present the basic principles of biomechanics and kinesiology related to human movement and occupational performance. Topics include the interrelationship among the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and musculoskeletal system; anatomical landmarks; joints; posture and balance, locomotion. The assessment of range of motion and functional strength will be examined. The primary tool of Occupational therapy intervention, Activity Analysis, will be integrated into all aspects of the teaching of human movement. Activity analysis of functional movement required for work, self-care, and play will be explored. (2 hour lecture).
Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

OTA 2142: MEDICAL CONDITIONS FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

This course will examine the etiology and symptoms of clinical conditions that are commonly referred to in occupational therapy. Topics include the effects of trauma, disease, and congenital conditions on the biological, psychological, and social domains of occupational behavior. Procedures and precautions ensuring safety of clients and caregivers will be reviewed. (2 hours lecture)
Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

OTA 2202: HUMAN OCCUPATION AND CLINICAL REASONING

Prerequisite: OTA 2102 Foundations of Occupational Therapy.
This course will focus on the observations, analysis, and performance of human occupations in work, self-care, and play/leisure throughout the life span. The Frames of Reference and Conceptual Practice Models that guide OT practice will be reviewed. The process and the language of occupational therapy will be incorporated. (2 hours lecture)
Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

OTA 2212: MODALITIES FOR HUMAN CONDITIONS II WITH LAB

This course will focus on the development of observation skills; assessment; documentation; teaching; adapting; home and workplace modification; grading of self-care, work and play/leisure occupations for adults with physical and psychosocial challenges. Topics include collection of evaluation and screening data, techniques and equjipment to maximize participation in meaningfujl occupations, improve independence, ensure safety, and prevent deformity. (2 hours lab).
Ozark Malpractice Insurance Fee: $15, Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

OTA 2232: GROUP PROCESSSES AND DYNAMICS

Prerequisite: OTA 2102 Foundations of Occupational Therapy.
A study of client-practitioner interactions. Topics include professional behaviors, therapeutic use of self, and group process & dynamics. Professional literature will be reviewed for current use of groups in occupational therapy practice. Students will design and lead groups within community or medical settings (2 hours lecture)
Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

OTA 2312: MODALITIES FOR HUMAN CONDITIONS III WITH LAB

Prerequisites: OTA 2212 Modalities for Human Conditions II, and OTA 2232 Group Process & Dynamics.
This course will focus on the development of observation skills; assessment; documentation; and teaching, adapting, and grading self-care, work, and play and leisure occupations for older adults with physical and/or psychosocial challenges. Topics include collection of evaluation and screening data, techniques and equipment to maximize participation in meaningful occupations, improve independence, ensure safety, prevent deformity, productive aging and wellness, and participation within disability. (2 hours lab)
Ozark Allied Health Fee: $20.

OTA 2513: LEVEL II FIELD WORK A 8 WEEKS

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all OTA coursework.
First eight-week fieldwork experience designed to provide the OTA student the opportunity to work in an OT setting, under the supervision of an OTR or COTA. Students must meet objectives designed by academic and clinical educators. Prerequisites: All academic coursework and program director approval are required. (3 hours clinical).
Ozark Allied Health Fee: $30.

OTA 2523: LEVEL II FIELD WORK B 8 WEEKS

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all OTA coursework.
Second eight-week fieldwork experience designed to provide the OTA student the opportunity to work in an OT setting, under the supervision of an OTR or COTA. Students must meet objectives designed by academic and clinical educators. Fieldwork sites are different from Fieldwork II A and are utilized to broaden the student's Level II experiential background. Prerequisites: (3 hours clinical).
Ozark Allied Health Fee: $30.