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Health Careers Education
HL00149
Disease Pathology for Occupational Therapy Assistant
32.00
This course is designed to help OTA students become familiar with the
various mental and physical health problems commonly dealt with in cccupational therapy practice. This course will introduce the etiology, prognosis, signs and symptoms of these health problems.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

-Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.

-Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human body to include the biological and physical sciences.

-Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human development throughout the life span.

-Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts of human behavior to include the behavioral and social sciences.

-Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of the role of sociocultural, socioeconomic, diversity factors and lifestyle choices in contemporary society.

-Understand the meaning and dynamics of occupational and purposeful activity including the interaction of performance areas, performance components and performance contexts.


-Acknowledge and understand the importance of the balance of performance areas to the achievement of health and wellness.

-Understand the effects of health, disability, disease processes and traumatic injury to the individual within the context of family and society.

-Exhibit the ability to analyze tasks relative to performance areas, performance components and performance contexts.

-Demonstrate appreciation for the individual's perception of quality of life, well being and occupation to promote health and prevention of injury and disease.

-Demonstrate the ability to use safety precautions with the client during therapeutic intervention, such as contradictions and use of infection control standards that include, but are not limited to, universal precautions.


-Demonstrate the ability to refer to specialists, internal and external to the profession, for consultation and intervention.

-Understand a variety of systems and service models including, but not limited to, health care, education, community and social models, and how these models may affect service provision.

-Articulate the importance of professional literature for practice and the continued development of the profession.


-Be able to use professional literature to make informed practice decisions, in cooperation with the occupational therapist.

-Know when and how to find and use informational resources, including appropriate literature within and outside of occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapist Registered OTR - NBCOT

or

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA - NBCOT

http://www.nbcot.org/candidates/index.html
National Board for Certification in Occupational
Therapy



Occupational Therapist Registered OTR - NBCOT

or

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA - NBCOT

http://www.nbcot.org/candidates/index.html

Hussey, S., et.al. Introduction to Occupational Therapy (2007) Elsevier, ISBN: 9780323044233.

Career Cluster Resources for Health Sciences

http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf


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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Occupational Therapy Assistant