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OTA 201 - Occupational Therapy in Physical Disabilities

Credits: 5
3 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 162 , OTA 102 , PSY 108  
Co-requisites: OTA 211C  

This course is an introduction to the etiology, diagnoses, clinical conditions and methods of treatment used with people who have a physical disability. Emphasis is on methods of evaluation and treatment used in occupational therapy and assisting the physically impaired to participate as fully as possible within their own environment. This course 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. Describe the etiology and symptoms of physical dysfunction commonly referred to occupational therapy within the various treatment settings.
  2. Explain evaluation and treatment techniques commonly utilized with physically impaired clients.
  3. Apply the principles of compensation for occupational skills.
  4. Adapt selected life tasks and activities to specific physical disabilities.
  5. Examine the impact of physical dysfunction to the individual, the family and society.
  6. Describe the supervisory guidelines between the occupational therapy assistant and occupational therapist in a physical disabilities setting.
  7. Fabricate selected orthotic devices.
  8. Describe architectural barriers and modifications for accessibility.
  9. Demonstrate effective documentation for occupational therapy services.
  10. Employ safety precautions and proper maintenance of tools, equipment and supplies.
Listed Topics
  1. Evaluation Methods
  2. Treatment Planning
  3. Documentation
  4. Orthopedic Conditions
  5. Amputations
  6. Spinal Cord Injury
  7. Hand Rehabilitation
  8. Arthritis
  9. Cerebral Vascular Accident
  10. Head Trauma
  11. Degenerative Diseases
  12. Burns
  13. Wheelchairs
  14. Transfers
  15. Splinting
  16. Architectural Barriers
  17. Activities of Daily Living
  18. Adaptive Equipment
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, professional journals, videos, handouts, internet and 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: 11/19/2019

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