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Associate in Applied Science



Occupational Therapy - Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Program Coordinator:
Amber Jenkins, 816.604.4235
Application deadline:
June 15

Two courses below are offered through distance education. OTHA 100 can be completed on-line or on-ground. OTHA 103 is only offered on-line. 

OTHA 100 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy - 2.00 credits

This course provides an introduction to the history, philosophy, theory and practice of occupational therapy. Exploration of diversity and sociopolitical climate and the role they play in health care are presented.

OTHA 102 - Documentation Guidelines - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Formal admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. This course presents guidelines for documentation and reimbursement of occupational therapy services.

OTHA 103 - Clinical Conditions - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Formal admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. This course covers the etiology, clinical process, and prognosis of common diseases and illnesses. Content includes the effect of disease or illness on an individualís performance and the impact this has on the person, family and society.

OTHA 106 - Therapeutic Interventions I - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: Formal admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. This course covers basic therapeutic interventions, techniques, applications and legislation pertinent to OT practice. Students will learn Occupational Therapyís role in promoting health and wellness.

OTHA 114 - Introduction to Fieldwork - 0.50 credits

Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. This course introduces students to the role, policies and procedures of fieldwork.

OTHA 116 - Level I Fieldwork I - 0.50 credits

Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Introduction to the role, policies, and procedures of fieldwork. Directed experience in a specified community setting.

OTHA 118 - Assessment and Intervention - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HLSC 108 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 & BIOL 210 with a grade of C or higher, and OTHA 102, OTHA 103, OTHA 106, OTHA 114, OTHA 116 with a grade of C or higher. Therapeutic interventions, techniques, technology and assessments pertinent to OT practice with specific populations are addressed in this course.

OTHA 120 - Pediatrics - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 102, OTHA 103, OTHA 106, OTHA 114 and OTHA 116; HLSC 108 or BIOL 109 or (BIOL 110 & BIOL 210 ) with a grade of C or higher. This course addresses Occupational Therapy practice as it relates to individuals from birth to early adolescence. Study of typical growth and development is included.

OTHA 121 - Level I Fieldwork II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: HLSC 108, OTHA 102, OTHA 103, OTHA 106, OTHA 114 and OTHA 116 with a grade of C or higher. This course consists of directed experiences in clinical and/or community settings.

OTHA 130 - Kinesiology: Applied Analysis of Movement - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 102, OTHA 103, OTHA 106, OTHA 114 and OTHA 116; HLSC 108 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 & BIOL 210 with a grade of C or higher. This course introduces the analysis and evaluation of the components of physical performance and their relationship to functional activities.

OTHA 154 - Applied Neurology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisites: HLSC 108 or BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 & BIOL 210 with a C or higher. Admission to OTHA or PTHA programs. Foundations of neuroscience for practice as a rehabilitation professional. Anatomy and function of the nervous system. Correlation of clinical problems with pathology of the nervous system. Cross-listed with PTHA 154.

OTHA 200 - Activity Analysis/Positioning - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130, OTHA 154, PSYC 140 & SPDR 100 & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Analysis and teaching of activities for therapeutic intervention. Tool use and basic wheelchair management and positioning.

OTHA 201 - Mental Health - 2.50 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 with a grade of "C" or higher & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Occupational therapy assessment and treatment techniques in the mental health setting.

OTHA 202 - Physical Dysfunction: Applications for Practice - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 with a grade of "C" or higher & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. This course addresses the application of occupational therapy treatment for populations with physical/neurological challenges.

OTHA 203 - Gerontology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 with a grade of "C" or higher & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Concepts and process of aging. The role of occupational therapy with the elderly.

OTHA 208 - Therapeutic Interventions II - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154. Advanced therapeutic interventions and techniques used to enhance functional ability and independence in daily life tasks and occupations are addressed in this course.

OTHA 212 - Level I Fieldwork III - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 with a grade of "C" or higher & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. This course consists of directed experiences in specified clinical and/or community settings.

OTHA 217 - Occupational Therapy Capstone - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 118, OTHA 120, OTHA 121, OTHA 130 & OTHA 154 with a grade of "C" or higher & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Preparation for full-time clinical practice, the national certification process, state licensure, and future employment.

OTHA 222 - Level II Fieldwork - 12.00 credits

Prerequisite: OTHA 201, OTHA 202, OTHA 203, OTHA 208, OTHA 212 & OTHA 217 with a "C" or higher & Admission to the Occupational Therapy program. Directed clinical experience in different practice areas of occupational therapy.

 

Last Modified: 9/24/19