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OCCTHPY Occupational Therapy



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201 Introduction to Occupational Therapy. 2 cr. U. Survey of the profession of occupational therapy.|Prereq: none.
201 (effective 05/19/2014) Introduction to Occupational Therapy. 2 cr. U. Survey of the profession of occupational therapy.|Prereq: none.
226 Occupational Therapy Media I. 1-4 cr. U. Clinical application of a variety of therapeutic media used as occupational therapy treatment modalities including: ceramics, woodworking, fibers, group art activities, relaxation, and movement. Lecture, discussion, lab.|Prereq: OccThpy 201.
245 Client Diversity in Health Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. 3 cr. U. Interdisciplinary instruction on effective service delivery in the health sciences to culturally diverse individuals and families. Emphasis on the complexity of an individual's cultural identity.|BMS(C L Sci)/ComSDis/HCA/Kin(HMS)/OccThpy/TherRec 245 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: soph st or cons instr.
260 Enhancing Health Through Activity, Occupation and Technology I. 3 cr. U. Introduction to the role of activities, occupations, and technology in the promotion of good health and as interventions for individuals, groups and communities.|Prereq: none.
280 Applied Human Anatomy for Health Professionals. 3 cr. U. In-depth study of the human body with emphasis on applications pertinent to health professionals.|Special course fee assessed for lab materials. Prereq: Bio Sci 203(P) or cons instr.
290 Topics in Occupational Therapy: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Topics of current interest in occupational therapy. See Schedule of Classes for course offerings. May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: none. Additional prereqs will be listed in the semester Timetable as appropriate.|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: none.
297 Study Abroad - Occupational Therapy: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance to Study Abroad Prog.
301 Applied Neuroscience for Health Professionals. 3 cr. U. A functional approach to the human nervous system and neuropathology. Orientation to evaluation and treatment for neurological disorders.|Prereq: admis to OccThpy prog; KIN(HMS) 325(P) or (C), or cons instr.
305 Applied Psychopathology. 3 cr. U. Survey of psychopathology, psychosocial rehabilitative treatment theory and practice used in mental health settings. Lec, Dis.|Prereq: Acceptance in OccThpy prog; or cons instr.
308 Musculoskeletal Pathology and Occupational Function. 2 cr. U. The origin, nature, and course of musculoskeletal disorders are described and analyzed within the context of occupational performance and occupational biomechanics.|Prereq: admis to OccThpy prog.
315 Group Process in Rehabilitation. 3 cr. U. Study of, and participation in, group process specific to rehabilitation programs. Experimential.|Prereq: jr st in OccThpy or TherRec, OccThpy 305(P) or TherRec 308(P), or cons instr.
321 Administration of Rehabilitation Programs. 3 cr. U. Study of the establishment and administration of rehabilitation programs. Lecture, Discussion.|Prereq: jr st in OccThpy prog & OccThpy 315(P) or cons instr.
322 Program Development in Rehabilitation. 2 cr. U. Study of the development process for programs in rehabilitation. Lecture, Discussion, Experiential learning.|Prereq: jr st in OccThpy prog or cons instr.
323 Program Management in Rehabilitation. 2 cr. U. Study of the management of programs in rehabilitation.|Prereq: sr st in OccThpy prog or cons instr.
326 Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics I. 3 cr. U. Evaluation of occupational performance and planning for treatment for the birth to 21 y/o population with occupational dysfunction. Includes experiential component.|Prereq: jr st in OccThpy; OccThpy 301(P).
328 Occupational Therapy in Physical Rehabilitation I. 3 cr. U. Application of biomechanical principles to OT evaluation and treatment. Lec, lab.|Prereq: Acceptance in OccThpy prog.
329 Occupational Therapy in Gerontology. 3 cr. U/G. In-depth study of occupational therapy principles and practice in working with the elderly in institutions and the community.|Prereq: jr st in OccThpy Prog.
330 Foundations of Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy. 1-3 cr. U. Foundation for successful professional practice in the field of occupational therapy. Students will apply knowledge of core professional documents, ethics and leadership. Specific cr announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.|May not be retaken for cr. Prereq: jr st in Occthpy Prog.
331 Foundations of Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy II. 1-3 cr. U. Students will experience a variety of health and community care settings and integrate ot professional concepts (e.g. COTA-OTR partnerships, crisis intervention, and cultural diversity). Specific cr announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.|May not be retaken for cr. Prereq: jr st in OccThpy prog; OccThpy 330(P).
340 Evidence for Practice I: Instrumentation and Measurement. 3 cr. U. Introduction to research and instrumentation in occupational therapy. Emphasizes measurement theory and interpretation of test scores.|Prereq: jr st in OccThpy prog.
341 Evidence for Practice II: Appraising Evidence. 3 cr. U. Critically examines current research evidence in occupational therapy. Emphasizes spectrum of quantitative and qualitative approaches.|Prereq: jr st in OccThpy prog; OccThpy 340(P).
350 Professional Development Seminar I. 1 cr. U. Integrate academic knowledge with observation skills; refine skills through client observation; complete facility tours and paired visits to OT-related sites.|Prereq: Acceptance in OccThpy prog; or cons instr.
360 Enhancing Health Through Activity, Occupation and Technology II. 3 cr. U. Integrate understanding of relationship of occupation and health, occupation-based intervention and technology. Reflect on personal occupations and design interventions for individuals, groups, communities.|Prereq: Acceptance in OccThpy prog. or cons instr.
390 Professional Development Seminar II. 1 cr. U. Integrate OT academic knowledge with observation and intervention skills; refine skills through client interaction; complete 1st Level I fieldwork|Prereq: jr st in OccThpy prog; OccThpy 350(P); or cons instr.
401 Overview of Medical Conditions. 3 cr. U. Overview of common impairments and related diagnoses such as spinal cord injury, head injury, burns, cognitive disorders and psychiatric disorders with implications for OT practice.|Prereq: TherRec 202(P) or cons instr.
405 Occupational Therapy in Physical Rehabilitation II. 3 cr. U. Neurodevelopmental evaluation and treatment procedures for persons with central nervous system damage. Lec, lab.|Prereq: sr st in OccThpy prog; OccThpy 308(P); OccThpy 401(P).
411 Occupational Therapy and Psychosocial Rehabilitation. 3 cr. U. Advanced clinical techniques in psychosocial occupational therapy emphasizing social skills training, life coping skills, OT evaluations and intervention planning in rehabilitation and community settings.|Prereq: sr st in OccThpy prog; OccThpy 305(P) & 315(P).
425 Occupational Therapy Senior Seminar. 2 cr. U. Summary and analysis of occupational therapy services primarily in physical dysfunction treatment situations. 4-week mini-course.|Prereq: 2 sem sr st in OccThpy prog.
426 Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics II. 3 cr. U. Evaluation of occupational performance and treatment implementation for the birth to 21 y/o population with occupational dysfunction. Lec and lab.|Prereq: sr st in OccThpy prog; OccThpy 326(P).
427 Essentials of Splinting. 3 cr. U/G. Evaluation and splint fabrication of upper and lower extremity and trunk. Hands-on lab experience in splint design using various patterns, applications, and materials.|Prereq: Bio Sci 203(P); Hum Kin 320(P) or cons instr.
430 Foundations of Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy III. 1-3 cr. U. Fieldwork, lecture, discussions on professional topics; OT in health, education, and community settings. Specific cr announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered.|May not be retaken for cr. Prereq: OccThpy 330(P) & 331(P).
460 Professional Development Seminar III. 1 cr. U. Integrate OT academic knowledge with observation and interaction skills; develop clinical techniques and analyze and reflect on skills; complete 2nd Level I fieldwork|Prereq: sr st in OccThpy prog; OccThpy 390(P); or cons instr.
490 Professional Development Seminar IV. 1 cr. U. Integrate OT academic knowledge with interaction skills; develop clinical techniques and analyze/reflect on skills; work on preparation for Level II fieldwork.|Prereq: sr st in OccThpy prog; OccThpy 460(P).
497 Study Abroad - Occupational Therapy: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance to Study Abroad Prog.
505 Occupational Therapy in Work Programs. 3 cr. U. Examines the role of OT in work-related settings. Prevention, assessment, and treatment of mental and physical disorders are discussed.|Prereq: jr or sr st in OccThpy Prog, or cons instr.
519 Therapeutic Communication. 3 cr. U/G. Development of therapeutic communication skills necessary for all occupational therapy practice settings.|Prereq: sr st or grad st in OT prog; or cons instr.
540 Evidence for Practice I. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to research methods and measurement in occupational therapy with a focus on the scientific process and evidence.|Prereq: sr st or grad st in OT prog.
541 Evidence for Practice III: Creating Evidence. 3 cr. U/G. Seminar to study the research process, review of relevant research literature and use of basic research tools necessary for thesis/project development.|Prereq: sr st in OccThpy & OccThpy 341(P); or grad st in OccThpy; or cons instr.
542 Evidence for Practice II. 3 cr. U/G. Study of the research process, review of relevant research literature and use of basic research tools necessary for thesis/project development.|Prereq: sr st or grad st in OT; or cons instr.
590 Topics in Occupational Therapy: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Topics of current interest in O.T. see Schedule of Classes for course offerings.|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st in OccThpy prog or cons instr.
593 Introduction to Biomedical and Rehabilitation Instrumentation. 3 cr. U/G. Familiarizes students with medical instrumentation in post acute care settings. Basic electrical, electronic and mechanical terminologies.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
595 Vision I: Introduction to Low Vision & Visual Impairment. 3 cr. U/G. Introduces student to visual impairment including blindness and 'low vision'. Structure and function of the visual system and most common types of pathology.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
596 Vision II: Practical Aspects of Visual Impairment & Low Vision Intervention. 3 cr. U/G. Functional implications of visual system pathology; focus on practical aspects of adapting to visual impairment, low vision evaluation and access to service/resources.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
599 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. |May be retaken for degree cr. Prereq: jr st in OccThpy Prog; writ cons instr.
610 Advances in Occupational Science. 3 cr. U/G. Explores origins and recent developments in occupational science. Examines the multidimensional nature of occupation; the dynamics of person, environment, occupation interaction; applications to practice.|Prereq: sr st in Baccalaureate OccThpy prog or grad st.
620 Introduction to Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology. 3 cr. U/G. Principles of assistive and rehabilitation technology application and foundation skills for professionals working with people with disabilities to evaluate products and strategies for their use.|Prereq: jr st; OccThpy 401(P) or cons instr.
625 Design and Disability. 3 cr. U/G. Universal design principles/theories related to creating access for individuals with disabilities. Enables professionals to evaluate and provide recommendations for product and environment universal design.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
634 Collaborative Consultation/Teaming-Serving Young Children with Disabilities. 3 cr. U/G. Focus on development of collaboration and consultation skills for professionals employed in interdisciplinary and interagency settings.|ExcEduc 634, Occthpy 634, & ComSDis 634 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.

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