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OTA 203 - Occupational Therapy in Aging Populations

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: OTA 201  
Co-requisites: OTA 213C  

This course is an overview of the aging process, emphasizing occupational therapy evaluation and treatment of the physical and the psycho-social function of older populations. 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. Investigate personal attitudes toward aging and older adults.
  2. Define terms related to aging.
  3. Define healthy old age and successful aging.
  4. Describe the difference between primary and secondary aging.
  5. Analyze major demographic and health statistics of the older populations.
  6. Examine community and diversity influences in the aging process of the individual and society.
  7. Describe methods of activity programming to achieve purposeful activity and occupation.
  8. Describe emotional problems and mental health conditions commonly seen in old age.
  9. Describe physical conditions commonly seen in old age.
  10. Examine sensory changes in the older adult and appropriate compensatory techniques.
  11. Summarize the AOTA Standards of Practice with older adults.
  12. Differentiate occupational therapy treatment settings for older adults.
Listed Topics
  1. Definitions of Aging
  2. Successful Aging
  3. Activity Programming
  4. Health Promotion
  5. Diversity Influences
  6. Demographics of Aging
  7. Areas of Practice
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
  • Culture Society & Citzenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 11/19/19

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