Occupational Therapy (OCTH)

OCTH 5010 - Foundations of OT: Theories, Domains & Processes

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

This course will provide OTD students with an overview and synthesis of historical and contemporary perspectives that guide current OT practice. Students in this course will understand and apply fundamental concepts and language used in current OT theories and practice models. Offered every summer.

OCTH 5011 - Fundamentals of Occupational Science

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatability up to 6 credits)

This course introduces future OTD students to basic concepts and themes in occupational science. The course will begin with an exploration of the relationship between occupational science and occupational therapy before moving to the review and application of concepts. Students will learn about the occupational perspective as it applies to topics including development across the lifespan, context, and occupational justice.

OCTH 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OCTH 5980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OCTH 6100 - Occupational Science in Practice and Society

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course will examine current trends in occupational science knowledge and their interactions with contemporary healthcare practice and societal developments. By the end of the course, students will be able to articulate and defend the relevance of occupational science knowledge for modern issues of real-world concern. Offered every fall.

OCTH 6200 - Professional Leadership and Public Policy

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course provides foundational knowledge regarding professional leadership and public policy with specific focus on how each impacts clients and the profession of occupational therapy. At the completion of the course, students will have an increased understanding of the nature of health policy-making, health politics, and current healthcare issues as they advocate for clients and the profession. Offered every spring.

OCTH 6300 - Conceptualizations and Applications of Occupational In/Justice

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course will explore the relationship of occupational justice, human health and wellbeing, and the Jesuit principle of men and women for and with others. Students will begin by learning about the conceptual development of occupational justice and its relation to the idea of social justice and Jesuit philosophy. Students will then select one real-world example of an occupational injustice and examine its impact on health and wellbeing in local and global contexts. Students will draft a proposal that enfolds all course concepts into an intervention that addresses the occupational injustice they have examined.

OCTH 6400 - OTD Practicum 1

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This practicum course engages students in a supervised, 12-16 week practicum experience at a practice-related site chosen in collaboration with the student's faculty mentor. The practicum is an integral part of doctoral education that facilitates translation of knowledge from the didactic curriculum to practice settings. During this course, students will have the opportunity to apply, analyze, and critique learned ideas in a practice setting, make improvements to existing service delivery processes, and/or contribute to information dissemination. As a practicum experience, this course provides an opportunity for development of post-professional occupational therapy skills through involvement in a practice or advocacy setting.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Occupational Therapy.

OCTH 6500 - OTD Practicum 2

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This practicum course engages students in a supervised, 12-16 week practicum experience at a practice-related site chosen in collaboration with the student's faculty mentor. The practicum is an integral part of doctoral education that facilitates translation of knowledge from the didactic curriculum to practice settings. During this course, students will have the opportunity to apply, analyze, and critique learned ideas in a practice setting, make improvements to existing service delivery processes, and/or contribute to information dissemination. As a practicum experience, this course provides an opportunity for development of post-professional occupational therapy skills through involvement in a practice or advocacy setting. Prerequisite: OCTH 6400 OTD Practicum 1.

Prerequisite(s): OCTH 6400

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Occupational Therapy.

OCTH 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OCTH 6980 - Independent Study in Occupational Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

INdependent project within the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department. Course objectives will be identified through student and faculty consultation. Offered every semester.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree.