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OTA 204 - Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy

Credits: 2
2 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: OTA 201  
Co-requisites: OTA 202  and OTA 203  

This course introduces professional issues and concerns in occupational therapy. Topics include organization of health care institutions, community health care agencies, ethics, licensure, malpractice and continuing education. 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. Explain the progression of health care, particularly in the evolution of service delivery models.
  2. Define the role of occupation therapy in traditional and emerging areas of occupational therapy practice.
  3. Describe methods to influence public policy to effect changes in service delivery of occupational therapy.
  4. Explain the elements of intraprofessional team building between the Occupational Therapist (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA).
  5. Identify the importance of professional responsibilities to liability concerns of practice.
  6. Illustrate methods to promote the profession and service of occupational therapy.
  7. Investigate the role and responsibilities of a Fieldwork educator.
  8. Create a job resume and cover letter.
  9. Define elements of time management.
  10. Analyze elements of communication and change.
  11. Summarize factors of quality assurance and program evaluation.
  12. State the importance of work settings’ policies and procedures.
  13. List national and state requirements for credentialing.
  14. Explain the importance of continued professional development.
  15. Summarize the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Code of Ethics.
  16. Evaluate information sources used in evidence-based practice in occupational therapy.
Listed Topics
  1. History of Health Care
  2. Resume Writing
  3. Service Delivery Models
  4. Decision Making
  5. Emerging Areas of Practice
  6. Credentialing
  7. Work Settings’ Policies & Procedures
  8. Intraprofessional Team Building
  9. Quality Assurance
  10. Ethics
  11. Evidenced-based 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
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 11/19/2019

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