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OTA 221C - Occupational Therapy Fieldwork 2A

Credits: 5
320 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all academic and Level 1 Fieldwork requirements in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

This eight-week, full-time Fieldwork experience takes place in diverse practice settings, supervised by an occupational therapy practitioner. This course focuses on professional development and competency of the occupational therapy assistant for entry-level practice.  Occupational Therapy Fieldwork 2A must be successfully completed before beginning Occupational Therapy Fieldwork 2B. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis and requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Adhere to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics and site’s policies and procedures.

  2. Display sound judgment concerning safety of self and others while adhering to the site’s policies and procedures including accurate reporting of clinical incidents during all Fieldwork-related activities.

  3. Communicate values, beliefs, and roles of occupational therapy practitioners and value of occupation-based interventions to clients, family members, and other necessary parties.

  4. Gather data, perform screenings and evaluations assessing clients’ occupational performance, assist with interpretation of results, and report results and findings.

  5. Establish competency with assessment methods within confines of site policies and procedures, state practice acts, and state licensure laws.

  6. Apply intervention approaches based on evaluation results that are client-centered and occupation-based to achieve established goals.

  7. Implement concepts of evidence-based practice to inform intervention choices using a collaborative and supervised approach with the Fieldwork educator.

  8. Complete documentation reflective of intervention effectiveness, modifications and termination based on client status and response to intervention in a timely and accurate fashion.

  9. Display principles of organization operations, funding sources, and healthcare team roles and responsibilities throughout daily activities and decisions.

  10. Engage in professional behavior that encompasses dynamic collaboration with the Fieldwork educator, seeking competency opportunities, respect for diversity, effective time management, therapeutic use of self, acceptable work behaviors, and constructive response to feedback.

Listed Topics
  1. Various clinical topics will be addressed and applied during this eight (8) week assignment. Topics may vary due to the patients/clients seen at each specific location as well as Occupational Therapy treatment programming offered.
Reference Materials
No specific texts are required for Fieldwork experiences. However, there may be assignments and readings from texts used in previous courses, other professional publications and CCAC library resources.

Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Communication
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 11/13/2020

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