OTAH 272 - OTA Fieldwork II B (Field Experience: 40 hours fieldwork per week, for 8 weeks, for a total of 320 hours required) 5 Credits
Prerequisite(s): OTAH 250 Adult/Geriatric Physical Rehab OTA , OTAH 251 Adult/Geriatric Physical Rehab Fieldwork I , OTAH 252 Adult/Geriatric Physical Rehab Clinical Conditions for the OTA OTAH 270 OTA Management and Ethics .
Corequisite(s): OTAH 275 OTA Professional Seminar .
This is an off-Campus experience in a clinical setting and is designed to promote clinical reasoning and reflective practice. This course provides clinical experience under the direct supervision of an experienced and licensed Occupational Therapist Registered or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant personnel in varied areas of practice. It is designed to support ethical practice through transmission of the values and beliefs of the profession, to communicate and model professionalism as a developmental process and a career responsibility, and to expand knowledge and application of a repertoire of occupational therapy assessments and interventions related to human occupation and performance. Through the fieldwork experience, students learn to apply theoretical and scientific principles learned in the didactic portion of the academic program to address actual client needs and develop a professional identity as an occupational therapy practitioner within an interdisciplinary context. Students will use the occupational therapy process while developing and practicing the skills of an entry-level OTA in settings such as geriatrics, pediatrics and/or psychosocial.
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