Feb 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
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OTAH 200 - Psychosocial OTA

(3,4) 5 Credits

Prerequisite(s): OTAH 120 Pediatric/Adolescent OTA  , OTAH 121 Pediatrics/Adolescent Fieldwork I  , OTAH 122 Pediatric/Adolescent Clinical Conditions for the OTA  .
Corequisite(s): COMM 110 Interpersonal Communication  , FITN 201 Kinesiology  , SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology  , OTAH 221 Psychosocial Fieldwork I  .
This course focuses on the role of the occupational therapy assistant and the collaboration of a registered occupational therapist and other healthcare professionals as it relates to the assessment and treatment of psychosocial dysfunction on areas of occupation, health and wellness.  Students examine psychological frames of reference, mental health conditions and diagnoses, planning and facilitating interventional and therapeutic approaches to promote occupational performance.  Also addressed and explored will be knowledge of pharmacological treatment, contraindications, group dynamics and processes, as well as trends in occupational therapy and mental health practice. Upon completion of this course, it is expected that the OTA student will be able to use occupational therapy based assessments, appropriate group or individual interventions and treatments to address diverse populations that experience disruption in their social, emotional and interactional lives.  A combination of instructional tools, group discussions, student presentations, simulation, practice/repetition, reflection, and case studies will be used as teaching tools.

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