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OTA 202 - Occupational Therapy in Behavioral and Community Health

Credits: 5
3 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: OTA 201 PSY 208  
Co-requisites: OTA 212C  

This course is an introduction to the role of occupational therapy in behavioral and community health settings. Emphasis is on the use of occupational-based activity in the evaluation, remediation and prevention of psychosocial dysfunction. 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 behavioral health diagnoses commonly referred to occupational therapy.
  2. Explain the various types of behavioral and community health settings and the role of occupational therapy in each.
  3. Describe the various psychiatric commitment procedures.
  4. Summarize the components of effective group leadership.
  5. Describe the types and functions of group roles and appropriate activities for specific client populations.
  6. Describe occupational therapy evaluations commonly administered by OTAs in a behavioral health setting.
  7. Perform the basic techniques and procedures for selected lab activities.
  8. Identify occupational therapy modalities, techniques and activities appropriate to specific diagnoses and client types.
  9. Explain the influence that a healthy or unhealthy life space has on one’s occupational performance.
  10. Demonstrate effective documentation skills for occupational therapy services.
Listed Topics
  1. Behavioral and community health settings
  2. Psychosocial  diagnoses
  3. Symptoms and behaviors
  4. Group process
  5. Activity analysis
  6. Clinical and client safety
  7. Treatment planning
  8. Commitment procedures
  9. Documentation
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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