OTA 1111 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Assistant
History, philosophy, ethics and definitions of occupational therapy; overview of occupational therapy practice areas; differences between occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants; functions of professional and regulatory agencies; exploration of learning experiences within the occupational therapy assistant program curriculum; basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology and standard abbreviations required for understanding of the language used in medicine. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
Division: Health Sciences
Department: Rehabilitation Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No
- Articulate an understanding of the importance of the history and philosophical base of the profession of occupational therapy.
- Define a medical term by dividing it into its elements.
- Identify the body planes, directions and regions.
- Define common medical and health-care abbreviations.
- Define medical prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, word roots and compound words.
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the field of occupational therapy as an appropriate career choice.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and compare the varied roles of the occupational therapy assistant as a practitioner and as an educator.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Code of Ethics, Core Values and Attitudes of Occupational Therapy and AOTA Standards of Practice and use them as a guide for ethical decision-making in professional interactions, client treatment and employment settings.
Credit Hours: 2
Classroom Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2