Course: OTA 1123  Historical and Contemporary Foundations in Occupational Therapy

Subject: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Prerequisites: Satisfied through the health profession application process

Credits: 3

Description: Through study, discussion, and field observation/participation, the student will (1) investigate a career choice in Occupational Therapy (2) gain an appreciation for The Model of Human Occupation (3) demonstrate a basic understanding of medical terminology (4) develop an understanding of the history and philosophy of Occupational Therapy with major emphases on contemporary roles, practice and functions and (5) investigate the role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant as part of the health care team. Level I fieldwork is included in the course.