Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree Courses

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours
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BIOL 2751 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is an in-depth study of the principles of human anatomy and physiology. It includes the study of structure and function of the body as a whole and study of cell biology, histology, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, and nervous systems plus the special senses. Laboratory exercises are designed to supplement lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, cat and specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)Required Prerequisite(s): High school chemistry with minimum C minus (C-) grade or CHEM1010 with minimum C minus (C-) grade; AND both READ0080 and WRIT0090 or take ENGL-0040; AND MATH0074 (Minimum grade of C- for all); OR qualifying placement test score. If the student has completed BIO121 and BIO122 OR BIOL1730 with a minimum grade of C, then the student is not required to have high school Chemistry or CHEM 1010.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOL-2751L

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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BIOL 2752 - Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is a continuation of BIOL 2751. It includes the study of structure and function of blood and the cardiovascular, lymphatic/immunity, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory exercises are designed to supplement lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, cat and specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-2751; Minimum Grade C-Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOL-2752L

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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COMM 1010 - Speech

This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)Required Prerequisite(s): READ0080 & WRIT0090 or take ENGL0040 (minimum grade of C- required for all), or qualifying placement test scores

2 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours
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HLTH 1150 - Medical Terminology

This course will introduce medical terminology; including common medical root words, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. It will include common medical abbreviations, pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of medical terminology related to the human body systems. Students who are pursuing an allied health or nursing degree, or working in health care professions will enhance their knowledge of medical terminology in this course. (TAG# OHL020 and CTAG# CTMT001)

1 Credits | 1 Lecture Hour
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OTAP 1015 - Introduction to OTA

This course will examine the profession of occupational therapy and its role in educational systems, health care and the community. Topics include the history of the profession, the development and utilization of occupational therapy assistants, philosophical principles of the profession, the Occupational Therapy Framework: Domain and Process, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, roles of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant, and national and state credentialing requirements. Students will be exposed to the relevant theories prevalent within the occupational Therapy profession. There will also be discussion about professional relationships, along with exploration of cultural, ethical and legal issues in occupational therapy practice. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance, Client-Centered Practice, Health, Wellness and Quality of Life, Communication Skills, and Professional and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-1020, OTAP-1021;

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hour
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OTAP 1020 - Foundations I: Activity Analysis

The student will be introduced to the analysis and performance of occupations in work, self-care, play and leisure throughout the life span, including adaptation to achieve a therapeutic goal. This course will focus on the development of observation skills, assessment and teaching, adapting, and grading occupations. The proper care, storage, and maintenance of equipment and supplies will also be discussed. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance and Professional and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-1015, OTAP-1021 and OTAP-1020L

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hour
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OTAP 1021 - Foundations Ii: Therapeutic Relationships

This course provides an overview of the origins of psychiatric occupational therapy and the theoretical foundation of mental health practice. How the occupational therapy process is applied within the context of mental health practice is discussed. In addition, interpersonal relationships, therapeutic use of self and group roles and development are discussed. Students continue to build observation skills, interaction skills and practice leading and working within groups. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance, Client-Centered Practice, Health, Wellness and Quality of Life, Communication Skills, Clinical Reasoning, and Professional and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-1015, OTAP-1020 and OTAP-1021LRequired as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take PSY-110 or PSYC-1010;

3 Credits2 Lecture Hours 
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OTAP 1022 - OTA Kinesiology

Kinesiology incorporates the study of many areas including anatomy, physiology, physics and biomechanics. Students will learn about qualitative and quantitative methods to gather information about client’s movements. Students are introduced to range of motion and manual muscle testing and learn to apply them within activity analysis. They will work on developing a greater understanding of how to use this information to develop effective interventions to effect change within their clients. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance, Clinical Reasoning, Professional, and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-2751, OTAP-1015, OTAP-1020, OTAP-1021;Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-1022L

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours | 8 Clinical Hours
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OTAP 1030 - Process I: Developmental

A review of human development from birth to adolescence in relation to occupational performance will be provided. Issues that may impact occupational performance and thus require adaptation will be discussed. Topics will include theory, evidence based practice, frames of reference, the occupational therapy process and the roles of OTA and OT in practice settings for this population will be discussed. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance, Client-Centered Practice, Health, Wellness and Quality of Life, Clinical Reasoning, and Professional and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-2751, OTAP-1015 OTAP-1020 OTAP-1021;Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-1031 and OTAP-1030LRequired as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take PSYC-2010;

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hours | 5 Practicum Hours
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OTAP 1031 - Practice I: Developmental

This course provides observation and experience opportunities for individuals to learn more about the client population (children to adolescents) and to begin to develop professional insights. The course provides lecture and discussion to complement topics and experiences in directed practice (fieldwork level I) sites. Directed practice (fieldwork level I) hours may be supervised by clinical educators or faculty at approved health care, educational or community setting. Students are responsible for transportation. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance, Communication Skills, Clinical Reasoning, ProfessionalRequired Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-1030

3 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours 
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OTAP 2040 - Process II Adult Physical Dysfunction

A review of human development from adolescence to adulthood in relation to occupational performance will be provided. The impact of traumatic injury and illnesses on occupational performance will be explored. Issues that may impact occupational performance and thus require adaptation will be discussed. Topics will include theory, evidence based practice, frames of reference, the occupational therapy process and the roles of OTA and OT in practice settings for this population will be discussed. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance, Client-Centered Practice, Health, Wellness and Quality of Life, Clinical Reasoning, and Professional and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required Prerequisite(s): Take BIOL-2752, OTAP-1030;Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-2041 and OTAP-2040L

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hour | 5 Practicum Hours
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OTAP 2041 - Practice II Adult Physical Dysfunction

This course provides observation and experience opportunities for individuals to learn more about the client population (adolescence to adulthood) and to begin to develop professional insights. The course provides lecture and discussion to complement topics and experiences in directed practice (Level I fieldwork) sites. Directed practice (Level I fieldwork) hours may be supervised by clinical educators or faculty at approved health care, educational or community setting. Students are responsible for transportation. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance, Communication Skills, Clinical Reasoning, Professional and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take OTAP-2040

4 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours
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OTAP 2050 - Process III: Community and Aging

A review of human development from adulthood to geriatrics in relation to occupational performance will be provided. The impact of aging on occupational performance with an emphasis on aging in society will be explored. Issues that may impact occupational performance and thus require adaptation will be discussed. Topics will include theory, evidence based practice, frames of reference, the occupational therapy process and the roles of OTA and OT in practice settings for this population will be discussed. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance, Client-Centered Practice, Health, Wellness and Quality of Life, Clinical Reasoning, and Professional and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required Prerequisite(s): Take OTAP-2040;Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-2051, OTAP-2050L and OTAP-2065

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hours | 5 Practicum Hours
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OTAP 2051 - Practice III Community and Aging

This course provides observation and experiential opportunities for individuals to focus on the psychological and social factors that influence engagement in occupation within the adult and geriatric client population and to begin to develop professional insights. The course provides lecture and discussion to complement topics and experiences in directed practice (Level I fieldwork) sites. Directed practice (Level I fieldwork) hours may be supervised by clinical educators or faculty at approved health care, educational or community setting. Students are responsible for transportation. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance, Health, Wellness and Quality of Life, Communication Skills, Clinical Reasoning, and Professional and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-2050

2 Credits | 2 Lecture Hours 
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OTAP 2065 - Current Practice Trends

Current practice trends in the local region and emerging theories and techniques in the field of occupational therapy will be explored. The role of occupational therapy assistants in management will be explored in addition to preparation for Professional practice. Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses the Occupational Performance, Client-Centered Practice, Health, Wellness and Quality of Life, Communication Skills and Professional and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required Prerequisite(s): Take OTAP-2040, OTAP-2041;Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-2050, OTAP-2051;

3 Credits | 18 Practicum Hours 
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OTAP 2080 - Directed Practice:FWIIA

Having completed three varied directed practice (Fieldwork I experiences), the student will be prepared to enter directed practice (Fieldwork Level II), a 35 hr/week experience. Students will function as staff members of cooperating facilities and use the occupational therapy process while practicing as an entry level OTA. Students are expected to comply with agency policies and to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Students may be assigned to work with individuals with developmental, physical or emotional challenges. Students are responsible for transportation, room and board. This course is graded Pass (P) or No Pass (NP).Required Prerequisite(s): Take OTAP-2050, OTAP-2051, OTAP-2065;Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-2081, OTAP-2085;

3 Credits | 18 Practicum Hours
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OTAP 2081 - Directed Practice: FWIIB

Having completed OTAP2080 Directed Practice: FWIIA, the student is prepared to complete the second directed practice (Fieldwork Level II), a 35 hr/week experience. Students will function as staff members of cooperating facilities and use the occupational therapy process while practicing as an entry level OTA. Students are expected to comply with agency policies and to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Students may be assigned to work with individuals with developmental, physical or emotional challenges. Students are responsible for transportation, room and board. This course is graded Pass (P) or No Pass (NP).Required Prerequisite(s): Take OTAP-2050, OTAP-2051, OTAP-2065;Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-2080, OTAP-2085;

1 Credit | 1 Seminar Hour 
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OTAP 2085 - Seminar: FWII

This seminar course is designed to provide directed practice students with online support through their experiences. Students will also attend either evening or weekend “workshop seminars” arranged by the coordinating faculty to support professional development through this experience and to help prepare the student for the NBCOT examination and professional practice. This course is graded Pass (P) or No Pass (NP). Relationship to Curriculum Design: This course addresses Communication Skills, Clinical Reasoning, and Professional and Ethical Behavior threads of the curriculum design.Required Prerequisite(s): Take OTAP-2050, OTAP-2051, OTAP-2065;Required Concurrent Course(s): Take OTAP-2080, OTAP-2081;

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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PHIL 1110 - Ethics

This course involves an examination of several ethical theories, including ethical relativism, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, social contract ethics, theological ethics, and rational ethics. Subjects covered may include the ethics of nuclear war, the ethics of suicide, ethical issues in abortion, the ethics of euthanasia, ethical issues in genetic engineering, sexual ethics, racism and sexism, capital punishment, ethics and the environment and so on. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and slso TAG# OAH046.

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS015. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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PSYC 2010 - Human Growth and Development

This course presents an overview of the total life span of human growth and development from conception through old age. It begins with a study of the major theories of human development and includes an examination of the dynamics of human growth in five areas: physical, intellectual, personality, social and moral. The developmental tasks and behavioral characteristics of eight stages of human growth are examined, ending with a brief treatment of death and dying. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS048. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBSRequired Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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PSYC 2050 - Abnormal Psychology

This course will examine the definition, classification, origin, and treatment of abnormal behavior. Categories of disorders discussed will include personality, anxiety, mood, somatoform, dissociative, sexual, psychotic, developmental- related and addictive disorders. Research methodology in abnormal psychology, historical perspective, the assessment process, ethical issues and use of the DSM will also be emphasized. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS017. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBSRequired Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010;

3 Credits | 3 Lecture Hours 
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STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics

This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics. Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems. Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data. The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: MATH0086 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score OR Co-requisite of STAT0086

ELECTIVES

There are no elective courses required for this degree.

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