Fundamentals in Occupational Therapy
This course is designed to give the student an overview of the Occupational/ Physical Therapy programs and professions. The history and development of the professions, scope of practice and roles of the health care personnel are discussed. Also reviewed will be professional competencies, role delineations of the PT, OT, PTA and OTA, review of case studies and practice models, medical abbreviations, safety issues, current issues and trends, and ethical and legal practice. This introductory level course is offered in the first semester of the first year and is designed to improve and enhance an understanding of the field of OT and PT. It is a foundation course for OCTA 110 Fundamentals of OT.