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OCCT 461: Theoretical Foundations of Occupational Therapy Development of philosophy and theory in occupational therapy. Examination of the conceptual models which have shaped occupational therapy since its inception. Analysis of current theories, models and frames of reference which shape practice. In-depth analysis of the concepts underlying occupational behavior, occupational science and clinical reasoning. Prerequisite: OCCT 314, OCCT 315 3 credits OCCT 486: Occupational Therapy Medical Sciences Signs, symptoms, medical management and pharmacological management of general medical, neurological, orthopedic and psychiatric conditions relevant to occupational therapy intervention. 3 credits OCCT 490: Special Topics A course designed to provide in-depth study of a specific topic; objectives are determined on a course by course basis relative to the expertise of the faculty, needs of the students or relevance to a changing professional environment. Prerequisite: Enrollment in OT; Specific pre-requisites are topic related. 1 – 3 credits GOCCT 505: Clinical Neuroscience An in-depth study of the structure and function of the central nervous system relative to human behavior. Peripheral structures involved in sensorimotor function will be included. Clinical conditions and case studies, including their influence on occupational performance components and areas, will be utilized. Prerequisites: A&P I and II, OCCT 314 and OCCT 315 or Per Instructor 4 credits GOCCT 511: Neurorehabilitation Techniques Analysis of various theoretical approaches to the treatment of central nervous system motor dysfunction throughout the life span. Topics will include neurodevelopmental, sensorimotor, and kinesiological approaches to motor dysfunction including relevant research findings. Current research regarding the efficacy of the various theoretical approaches will be explored. Prerequisites: OCCT 442, OCCT 443, GOCCT 505 Corequisite: GOCCT 512 3 credits GOCCT 512: Neurorehabilitation Techniques Lab Laboratory will provide guided experiences in neurorehabilitation handling techniques, application to human occupations, clinical reasoning, case analyses and selected clinical experiences. Current research regarding the efficacy of the various theoretical approaches will be explored. Prerequisites: OCCT 442, OCCT 443, GOCCT 505 Corequisite: GOCCT 511 1 credit GOCCT 517: Occupational Therapy Intervention: Psychosocial I This is an integrated theory and practice course examining occupational therapy models for psychosocial treatment approaches based on the current research body of knowledge. Development of interpersonal skills, group leadership skills, and the therapeutic use of self are introduced. Areas explored include techniques for prevention, understanding of the process of group dynamics, remediation of role dysfunction within various cultures, populations, and diagnosis groups. OT Intervention: Psychosocial I is the first of two courses dealing with psychosocial dysfunction. Prerequisites: PSYC 232; OCCT 314; OCCT 315 Co-requisite: GOCCT 518 3 credits GOCCT 518: Occupational Therapy Intervention: Psychosocial I Lab This lab course provides students with hands-on experience in examining occupational therapy models for psychosocial treatment approaches based on the current research body of knowledge. Development of interpersonal skills, group leadership skills, and the therapeutic use of self are fostered. Areas explored include techniques for prevention, understanding

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