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Occupational Therapy

Course Number Course Name Credits
OT 101

OT Process & Theory Foundation I

This course is an introduction to the profession of occupational therapy and the occupational therapy process. An historical perspective of the OT profession's development and the theoretical bases, its professional ethics and regulations, and the role of the occupational therapist in society are covered. An introduction to the roles of occupational therapy personnel and how, as professionals, the code of ethics and professional credentials relate to practice. Students will be introduced to the theory, philosophy, and research that guide practice is presented. Current and potential environments for OT practice will be discussed.

Prequisites: None

2
OT 106

Occupational Development I

This course consists of a study of normal occupational, neuromuscular, motor, sensory, perceptual, cognitive and psychosocial development from prenatal through adolescence. It includes analysis of occupation as a facilitator and marker of human development. An in-depth exploration of the occupational therapy practice framework, domain and process is provided. The lab includes observation of developmental markers and task analysis of developmentally appropriate occupations. [3 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: None

4
OT 106L

Occup Dev I Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 109

Medical & Social Conditions I

This course provides an overview of selected medical and social conditions that affect engagement in occupation in childhood and adolescence. Topics include selected developmental, musculoskeletal, mental health conditions and disabilities, and social conditions that affect development, such as child abuse/ neglect, poverty and educational level. [2 hour lecture].

Prequisites: None

2
OT 210

Medical & Social Conditions II

This course provides an overview of selected medical and social conditions that affect engagement in occupation for adults and older adults. Topics include selected neurological, cardiopulmonary, medical, and psychosocial conditions and disabilities. End-of-life issues are addressed. Social conditions such as unemployment, family structure and elder abuse are discussed. The impact of environmental conditions on health is also addressed. [2 hour lecture].

Prequisites: None

2
OT 212

Occupational Development II

This course includes a study of normal occupational, physical, cognitive, psychosocial and neuromuscular development from young adulthood to senescence. It emphasizes occupational choice, role performance and analysis of occupation as a facilitator and marker of human development. The lab includes analysis of developmentally appropriate occupations, application of teaching learning principles, and general safety and wellness promoting behaviors. [3 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: OT-106

4
OT 212L

Occup Dev II Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 214

Interpersonal Skills

This course is a study of selected interpersonal communication theories and skills that are the foundation of effective professional relationships and therapeutic use of self. It includes discussion, skill building and role playing with critiquing. [1 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: None

2
OT 214L

Interpersonal Skills Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 215

Ot Delivery Systems

This course is an examination of delivery models in which occupational therapists function. The health care system will be included, as will the educational system, the social system and the community. Examples of OT programs will be presented within each system of delivery and delivery model that affects OT practice. Traditional and non-traditional models of delivery of OT services will be described. [2 hour lecture].

Prequisites: None

2
OT 217

Group Process

This course is a study of selected group process theories and skills that are the foundation of effective group relationships, therapeutic use of self, and group leadership. This course includes discussion, skill building, and role playing with critiquing. [1 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: None

2
OT 217L

Group Process Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 313

Psychosocial Level I Fieldwork

This course is a Level I fieldwork experience that is intergral to and consistent with the sequence, depth, focus and scope of content in the curriculum design of the program. It is a part-time experience consisting of a minimum of 25 hours, which can take place in a setting that serves one or more of the various needs of individuals and requires a focus on psychological and social factors that influence engagement in occupation for individuals across the lifespan.

Prequisites: OT-214 OT-212 OT-217 OT-321

1
OT 319

Functional Anatomy

This course includes a study of human anatomy with emphasis on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. It integrates human anatomy with analysis of movement including measurement of action, movement within a task and biomechanics. The course includes lab and lecture. The lab includes gross anatomy prosections, CD-ROM, recitation and experiential kinesiology. [3 hour lecture, 4 hour lab].

Prequisites: Bio-107 Bio-108, OT-319LF and OT-319LG

5
OT 319LF

Functional Anatomy Lab



Prequisites: OT-319

0
OT 319LG

Funcional Gross Anatomy Lab



Prequisites: OT-319

0
OT 320

Neuroscience for Rehabilitation

This course is a study of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, neurological factors underlying dysfunction and occupational therapy approaches to treatment. It integrates neuroanatomy and physiology with movement, sensation, cognition, perception and psychological function. Selected practice models addressing psychosocial, pediatric and adult physical disabilities will be studied. Course includes lecture and lab. Lab and recitation include neuroanatomy models, neurophysiology CD-ROM, recitation, guided practice on selected therapy techniques and treatment planning based on case studies. [4 hour lecture, 3 hour lab, 1 hour recitation].

Prequisites: OT-319

5
OT 320L

Clinical Neuro Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 320LG

Neuroscience Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 321

Fieldwork Seminar I

This seminar is designed to involve students in the analysis and preparation for professional practice, to introduce students to the fieldwork process, and to prepare them for fieldwork selection. [1hour per week].

Prequisites: None

0
OT 323

Ped & Adol Level I Fieldwork



Prequisites: OT-101, OT-109, OT-210, OT-212, OT-320, OT-425, OT-427

1
OT 330

Adult & Geri Level I Fieldwork



Prequisites: OT-320, OT-433 OT-635

1
OT 425

OT Process & Theory Found II

This course is an introduction to the theories, philosophies and research that guide practice in OT. Pediatric (referring to both children and adolescents) practice environments will be described and pediatric models will be studied. [2 hour seminar].

Prequisites: OT-101 OT-320

2
OT 427

Methods of Eval & Doc.I

This course is an introduction to the principles and techniques of OT evaluation and documentation. The evaluation process, types of assessments, and the interpretation and documentation of evaluation data pertinent to pediatric practice will be included. [1 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: Ot-101 Ot-109 Ot-210 Ot-212 Ot-214, Ot-425

2
OT 427L

OT Methods of Eval & Doc Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 429L

Child & Adol.Interv.Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 429

Child & Adolescent Intervention

This course is an application of OT concepts and processes to prevent and remediate occupational role dysfunction in individuals from infancy through adolescence. It includes exploration and application of selected therapeutic methods, strategies, and techniques. The laboratory includes guidance and practice in treatment methods. Level I fieldwork experience with children or adolescents is included. [3 hour lecture, 2 hour lab, level I fieldwork].

Prequisites: Ot-101 Ot-109 Ot-210 Ot-212 Ot-320 Ot-425 Ot-427

4
OT 429C

Level I Fieldwork



Prequisites: None

0
OT 432

Fieldwork Seminar II

This seminar is designed to prepare students for fieldwork experiences and responsibilities. Personal and professional behaviors required on fieldwork are discussed. Strategies for success in fieldwork are offered, and preparation/ arrangements for fieldwork will be finalized. [1 hour per week].

Prequisites: Ot-321

0
OT 433

Ot Methods Evaluation and Document. II

This course is a continuation of OT 427 and offers an in-depth study of the evaluation and documentation principles and procedures used by occupational therapists. The evaluation process, types of assessments, and the interpretation and documentation of evaluation data pertinent to occupational therapy practice with adults and elders will be studied. [1 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: Ot-427

2
OT 433L

Ot Eval Doc II Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 434

Adult and Geriatric Intervention

This course is an integrated theory and practice course examining OT models and techniques for prevention and remediation of role dysfunction and maintenance of competence and adaptation in individuals from adulthood through senescence. Includes exploration of related research, introductory and advanced therapeutic assessments, and techniques. Laboratory includes guidance and practice in the implementation of assessment and treatment methods. Level I fieldwork experience with adults or elders included. [2 hour lecture, 3 hour lab, level I fieldwork].

Prequisites: Ot-320, Ot-433 Ot-635

4
OT 434L

Adult Ger Inter Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 434C

Level I Fieldwork



Prequisites: None

0
OT 501

Ot Process & Theoretical Foundations I

This course is an introduction to the profession of occupational therapy and the occupational therapy process. An historical perspective of the OT profession’s development and the theoretical bases, its professional ethics and regulations, and the role of the occupational therapist in society are covered. An introduction to the roles of occupational therapy personnel and how, as professionals, the code of ethics and professional credentials relate to practice, is presented. Students will be introduced to the theory, philosophy, and research that guide practice. Current and potential environments for OT practice will be discussed.

Prequisites: None

2
OT 506

Occupational Development I

This course consists of a study of normal occupational, neuromuscular, motor, sensory, perceptual, cognitive and psychosocial development from prenatal through adolescence. It includes analysis of occupation as a facilitator and marker of human development. An in-depth exploration of the occupational therapy practice framework, domain and process is provided. The lab includes observation of developmental markers and task analysis of developmentally appropriate occupations.

Prequisites: None

4
OT 506L

Occup Dev I Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 509

Medical & Social Conditions I

This course provides an overview of selected medical and social conditions that affect engagement in occupation in childhood and adolescence. Topics include selected developmental, musculoskeletal, mental health conditions and disabilities, and social conditions that affect development, such as child abuse/ neglect, poverty and educational level.

Prequisites: None

2
OT 510

Medical & Social Condition II

This course provides an overview of selected medical and social conditions that affect engagement in occupation for adults and older adults. Topics include selected neurological, cardiopulmonary, medical, and psychosocial conditions and disabilities. End-of-life issues are addressed. Social conditions such as unemployment, family structure and elder abuse are discussed. The impact of environmental conditions on health is also addressed.

Prequisites: None

2
OT 512

Occupational Development II

This course includes a study of normal occupational, physical, cognitive, psychosocial and neuromuscular development from young adulthood to senescence. It emphasizes occupational choice, role performance and analysis of occupation as a facilitator and marker of human development. The lab includes analysis of developmentally appropriate occupations, application of teaching learning principles, and general safety and wellness promoting behaviors. [3 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: OT-506

4
OT 512L

Occupation Devel II Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 513

Psychosocial Level I Fieldwork

This course is a Level I fieldwork experience that is intergral to and consistent with the sequence, depth, focus and scope of content in the curriculum design of the program. It is a part-time experience consisting of a minimum of 25 hours, which will take place in a setting that serves one or more of the various needs of individuals and requires a focus on psychological and social factors that influence engagement in occupation for individuals across the lifespan.

Prequisites: OT-514 OT-521

1
OT 514

Interpersonal Skills

This course is a study of selected interpersonal communication theories and skills that are the foundation of effective professional relationships and therapeutic use of self. It includes discussion, skill building and role playing with critiquing. [1 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: None

2
OT 514L

Interpers Skills Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 515

Ot Delivery Systems

This course is an examination of delivery models in which occupational therapists function. The health care system will be included, as will the educational system, the social system and the community. Examples of OT programs will be presented within each system of delivery and delivery model that affects OT practice. Traditional and non-traditional models of delivery of OT services will be described. [2 hour lecture].

Prequisites: None

2
OT 517

Group Process

This course is a study of selected group process theories and skills that are the foundation of effective group relationships, therapeutic use of self, and group leadership. This course includes discussion, skill building, and role playing with critiquing. [1 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: None

2
OT 517L

Group Process Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 519

Functional Anatomy

This course includes a study of human anatomy with emphasis on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. It integrates human anatomy with analysis of movement including measurement of action, movement within a task and biomechanics. The course includes lab and lecture. The lab includes gross anatomy prosections, CD-ROM, recitation and experiential kinesiology. [3 hour lecture, 4 hour lab].

Prequisites: OT-519LF and OT-519LG

5
OT 519LF

Functional Anatomy Lab



Prequisites: OT-519

0
OT 519LG

Funcional Gross Anatomy Lab



Prequisites: OT-519

0
OT 520

Clinical Neuroscience

This course is a study of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, neurological factors underlying dysfunction and occupational therapy approaches to treatment. It integrates neuroanatomy and physiology with movement, sensation, cognition, perception and psychological function. Selected practice models addressing psychosocial, pediatric and adult physical disabilities will be studied. Course includes lecture and lab. Lab and recitation include neuroanatomy models, neurophysiology CD-ROM, recitation, guided practice on selected therapy techniques and treatment planning based on case studies. [4 hour lecture, 3 hour lab, 1 hour recitation].

Prequisites: None

5
OT 520L

Clinical Neuro Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 520LG

Neuroscience Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 521

Fieldwork Seminar I

This seminar is designed to involve students in the analysis and preparation for professional practice, to introduce students to the fieldwork process, and to prepare them for fieldwork selection. [1hour per week].

Prequisites: None

0
OT 523

Ped & Adol Level I Fieldwork



Prequisites: OT-501 OT-509 OT-510 OT-514 OT-512 OT-520, OT-525 OT-527

1
OT 524

Research Seminar

This seminar introduces students to the entire thesis/project process required to complete the master's degree in OT. Students will learn how to search for and appraise literature pertinent to a topic suitable for OT research and evidence-based practice. [3 hour seminar].

Prequisites: Ot-101

3
OT 525

Ot Process and Theoretical FoundationsII

This course is an introduction to the theories, philosophies and research that guide practice in OT. Pediatric (referring to both children and adolescents) practice environments will be described and pediatric models will be studied. [2 hour seminar].

Prequisites: OT-501 OT-520

2
OT 527

OT Methods of Eval. & Doc. I

This course is an introduction to the principles and techniques of OT evaluation and documentation. The evaluation process, types of assessments, and the interpretation and documentation of evaluation data pertinent to pediatric practice will be included. [1 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: OT-501 OT-509 OT-510 OT-512 OT-514, OT-525

2
OT 527L

OT Methods of Eval. & Doc. Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 529L

Child & Adol. Interv. Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 529

Child & Adolescent Intervention

This course is an application of OT concepts and processes to prevent and remediate occupational role dysfunction in individuals from infancy through adolescence. It includes exploration and application of selected therapeutic methods, strategies, and techniques. The laboratory includes guidance and practice in treatment methods. Level I fieldwork experience with children or adolescents is included. [3 hour lecture, 2 hour lab, level I fieldwork].

Prequisites: OT-501 OT-509 OT-510 OT-512 OT-520 OT-525 OT-527

4
OT 529C

Child & Adol Interv



Prequisites: None

0
OT 530

Adult/Geri Level I Fieldwork



Prequisites: OT-529 OT-633, OT-634 OT-635

1
OT 602

Research Methods in Occupational Therapy

This course will assist the student in developing an understanding of the research process. Emphasis will be placed on the occupational therapist as a producer and consumer of research. Students will undertake a conceptual review of research designs and methods relevant to the profession. [3 hour seminar].

Prequisites: College level applied statistics course.

3
OT 605

Clinical Field Work III



Prequisites: None

0
OT 610

Research Development - Thesis

This course provides a detailed overview of the thesis/project process and guides students in the development of a defensible thesis or project proposal. [3 hour seminar].

Prequisites: Ot-524 Ot-602

3
OT 612

Research Development - Project

This course provides a detailed overview of the thesis/project process and guides students in the development of a defensible thesis or project proposal. [3 hour seminar].

Prequisites: Ot-524 Ot-602

3
OT 621

Project Seminar I



Prequisites: None

3
OT 622

Project Seminar II



Prequisites: None

3
OT 629

Research Advisement

Provides for a systematic investigation of a research problem selected by the student as an independent learning situation with faculty guidance. Completion of a thesis or project according to the guidelines in the D'Youville College graduate handbook. Students must register for their research director's section.

Prequisites: OT-610 or OT-612

3
OT 630

Continued Research Advisement

Provides continued faculty guidance to complete either the thesis or research project. Students must register for their research director's section.

Prequisites: Ot-629

1
OT 632

Fieldwork Seminar II

This seminar is designed to prepare students for fieldwork experiences and responsibilities. Personal and professional behaviors required on fieldwork are discussed. Strategies for success in fieldwork are offered, and preparation/ arrangements for fieldwork will be finalized. [1 hour per week].

Prequisites: OT-632

0
OT 633

Evaluation & Documentation II

This course is a continuation of OT 527 and offers an in-depth study of the evaluation and documentation principles and procedures used by occupational therapists. The evaluation process, types of assessments, and the interpretation and documentation of evaluation data pertinentto occupational therapy practice with adults and elders will be studied. [1 hour lecture, 2 hour lab].

Prequisites: ot-527

2
OT 633L

Eval & Doc II Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 634

Adult and Geriatric Intervention

This course is an integrated theory and practice course examining OT models and techniques for prevention and remediation of role dysfunction and maintenance of competence and adaptation in individuals from adulthood through senescence. Includes exploration of related research, introductory and advanced therapeutic assessments, and techniques. Laboratory includes guidance and practice in the implementation of assessment and treatment methods. Level I fieldwork experience with adults or elders included. [2 hour lecture, 3 hour lab, level I fieldwork].

Prequisites: OT-520, OT-633 OT-635

4
OT 634L

Adult Ger Intervention Lab



Prequisites: None

0
OT 634C

Level I Fieldwork



Prequisites: None

0
OT 635

OT Process & Theory III

This course is a continuation of the study of the theories, philosophies, and research that guide occupational therapy practice. Adult and geriatric practice environments and practice models will be studied. [2 hour seminar].

Prequisites: OT-425 or OT-525

2
OT 640

OT Clinical Fieldwork I

This course allows an in-depth Level I fieldwork experience that is integral to and consistent with the sequence, depth, focus and scope of content in the curriculum design of the program. Level I fieldwork can take place in a variety of traditional or emerging practice areas that are consistent with curriculum design and in which supervision will be provided by a currently licensed or credentialed OT, who may or may not be on-site. Each Level I fieldwork course is generally a full-time experience but options can vary from one placement to four, and in some instances be part-time.

Prequisites: 5 year BS/MS OT students take OT-215 OT-427 OT-429 OT-432OT-433 OT-434 OT-635Stand alone MS OT students take OT-515 OT-527 OT-529 OT-632OT-633 OT-634 OT-635

4
OT 641

OT Clinical Fieldwork II

This course allows an in-depth Level II fieldwork experience that is integral to and consistent with the sequence, depth, focus and scope of content in the curriculum design of the program. Level II fieldwork can take place in a variety of traditional or emerging practice areas that are consistent with curriculum design and in which supervision will be provided by a currently licensed or credentialed OT, who may or may not be on-site. Each Level II fieldwork course is generally a full-time experience but options can vary from one placement to four, and in some instances be part-time.

Prequisites: 5 year BS/MS OT students take OT-215 OT-427 OT-429 OT-432OT-433 OT-434 OT-635Standalone MS OT students take OT-515 OT-527 OT-529 OT-632OT-633 OT-634 OT-635

4
OT 644

Management of OT Services I

This course is an advanced, in depth analysis of the knowledge and practical skills required for the application of the principles of management within the various systems in which the provision of occupational therapy services to individuals and organizations takes place. Students will participate in interactive distance learning activities on the Internet and perform independent learning activities and assignments while on level II fieldwork. Students will be in contact via electronic communication with faculty and fellow classmates and engage in group discussions and project activity related to course material. (1 hours Internet activities per week)

Prequisites: None

1
OT 645

Management of Ot Services II

This course is a continuation of an advanced, in depth analysis of the knowledge and practical skills required for the application of the principles of management within the various systems in which the provision of occupational therapy services to individuals and organizations takes place. Students will participate in interactive distance learning activities on the Internet and perform independent learning activities and assignments while on level II fieldwork. Students will be in contact via electronic communication with faculty and fellow classmates and engage in group discussions and project activity related to course material. (3 hours Internet activities per week)

Prequisites: OT-641

2
OT 689

Professional Issues

This course involves critical analysis of current professional issues specific to the delivery of services provided by occupational therapists functioning in a variety of systems and roles. Regulatory agencies, legal concerns, reimbursement, specialization, grantsmanship, validation of theory, and development of philosophy are included as important issues. [2 hour seminar].

Prequisites: OT-640

2
OT 690

Community Practice

An advanced practicum in a community-or education-based setting, for the purpose of exploring new, nontraditional, or specialty applications of occupational therapy knowledge and skills. Requirements are based on a contract negotiated between the student and the preceptor, and approved by the course coordinator. Individuals with a variety of professional backgrounds and education levels may serve as preceptors. [Practicum (variable 5-15 hours per week) and 1 hour seminar per week]

Prequisites: OT-640

2
OT 693

Research Project Development

This course guides students through the process for development of the Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) Research Project. Students will develop a clinical question, then use a systematic review process to identify relevant research literature, perform a critical appraisal and synthesis of the best available evidence to develop and publically present their CAT research.

Prequisites: OT-524, OT-602

3