OT 630 Occupational Therapy Issues and Trends, 2 credits
This course will review important issues and trends in the profession of occupational therapy. Students will explore, discuss, and critically analyze important concepts and happenings in the field. Course content will include the philosophical base of O.T., occupation, health care trends, managed care, professional development, the team approach, inclusion, cultural diversity, occupation-centered and client-centered therapy, service delivery, practice specialty areas, role delineation, professional autonomy, reimbursement, legislation, advocacy, documentation systems, evidence-based practice and emerging areas of practice.
Prerequisites: OT 601 or OT 602