Jun 22, 2024  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HLSC 420 - Foundations of Occupational Therapy


Credit(s): 3
Prerequisite(s): HLSC 210 .
This course introduces students to many of the general topics related to the scope of occupational therapy practice that will be revisited throughout the occupational therapy program. Students learn the impact of historical events on the development and current practice of occupational therapy and begin to explore the role of engagement in occupations and purposeful activity in promoting health, growth and fulfillment of human needs across the life span. The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework provides the foundation for study of occupational therapy service delivery and documentation. The contemporary paradigm of occupation-based, client centered, and evidence-based practice is introduced, and accompanied by learning activities that practice and reinforce professional and ethical values, diversity and cultural humility, therapeutic use of self, and activity analysis. The structure and function of occupational therapy professional organizations are introduced, along with the exploration of core values and standards of practice. Problem-based learning is also introduced. Students are introduced to and expected to practice self-directed learning through the use of small group discussion, lectures, and independent and group assignments. Offered spring and summer semesters.



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