Darton State College Catalog 2013 - 2014 - page 447

1100 Introduction to Occupational Therapy
The following concepts will be presented: Functional definitions of occupational
therapy; the history of occupational therapy, philosophy, and ethics; the roles of
occupational therapy professionals; and differentiation of occupational therapist
and occupational therapy assistant responsibilities, the reimbursement for O.T.
services and professional credentialing. An overview of the particular patient
populations which an occupational therapy assistant might interact with is given.
Specific types of treatment settings are explored in detail, with the scope of OTA
practice examined, including the research data gathering role. Awareness of
local and national occupational therapy organizations is emphasized.
Demonstrated professional behaviors are encouraged
Corequisites: OTAS 1104, OTAS 1105, OTAS 1111, ALHE 1115.
Prerequisite: ALHE 1120 and admission to OTA program.
Offered: Fall.
1104 Introduction to Disease Conditions
The basic pathology of common disease conditions is examined. The effect of
disease on each body system is studied, emphasizing etiology, diagnosis,
prognosis, prevention, occupational therapy treatment methods, and precautions.
The effects of pathology of disease across life-span occupational performance is
Corequisites: OTAS 1100, OTAS 1105, OTAS 1111, ALHE 1115.
Prerequisite: Admission to OTA program.
Offered: Fall.
1105 Patient Care Skills for the OTA
Introduction of concepts and procedures of patient care in occupational therapy.
Topics include patient positioning and draping, body mechanics, patient
transfers, vital signs monitoring, infection control, aseptic techniques, therapeutic
exercise, ADA awareness, confidentiality, adjustment and maintenance of
assistive equipment, and safety.
Corequisites: OTAS 1100, OTAS 1104, OTAS 1111, ALHE 1115.
Prerequisite : Admission to OTA program.
Offered: Fall.
1111 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
Analysis of human movement and its impact on function through the integration
of biomechanics, kinesiology and applied anatomy. Principles will be reinforced
through a problem-solving approach for understanding movement. Goniometric
measurments and manual muscle testing of the upper and lower extremities,
trunk, and head will be included.
Corequisites: OTAS 1100, OTAS 1104, OTAS 1105, ALHE 1115.
Prerequisite: Admission to OTA program.
Offered: Fall.
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