Oct 26, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OT 160 - Level 1B Fieldwork-Clinical Practice in Physical Disabilities

Credit Hours: 1

Students will spend 40 hours of observation and participation in an occupational therapy clinic. Major focus will be on skill development, practice of occupational therapy interventions, development of professional maturity and verbal communication skills.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:



  • collect relevant data regarding the patient/client/consumer from medical or service related sources to assist with the development of culturally relevant goals, occupation-based intervention plans/strategies in collaboration with the client, occupational therapist, and other professionals; (B.5.1, B.5.21, B.5.25)*;
  • select, provide, grade and adapt interventions (occupation-based, purposeful activities, preparatory methods and tasks, education and training) while demonstrating therapeutic use of self to address safety, health, and wellness for occupational performance in all life areas, client factors, performance patterns, context, and performance skills, reflecting current evidence in OT practice; (B.5.1, B.5.2, B.5.3, B.5.5, B.5.7, B.5.12, B.5.14, B.5.18, B.5.23, B.5.24)*;
  • articulate justification for and provide development, remediation, environmental adaptation, and compensation for physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral skills, and sensory functions when desired life tasks cannot be performed, and to enhance occupational performance and foster participation and well-being; (B.5.6, B.5.8, B.5.9, B.5.10, B.2.10)*; and
  • adhere to safety regulations and medical precautions as well as demonstrate safety awareness within the clinical setting. (B.2.8)*.



  • demonstrate professionalism in dress, time management, ability to collaborate, receive feedback, communication, and interpersonal skills (including but not limited to cooperation, flexibility, tact, and empathy), when interacting with supervisor, staff, patients/clients, family members, and caregivers; (B.5.20, B.5.21, B.5.25, B.5.7)*;
  • adhere to all facility policies and procedures as well as governmental guidelines that ensure patient/client rights and confidentiality (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996-HIPPA) and identify how they connect to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Code of Ethics; (B. 9.5, B.9.6)*; and
  • articulate the various roles an occupational therapy assistant can engage in such as clinical practitioner, educator, and research assistant in the rehab setting. (B.5.27, B.9.7)*.



  • review facility documentation as it relates to the rehab process and observe/participate in various areas of documentation as appropriate (daily documentation, progress notes, discharge summaries, billing, attendance, etc.) as well as patient/client care meetings and/or departmental meetings. (B.4.10, B.5.20, B.5.32, B.7.4)*.


*ACOTE (Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education) Learning Standards    

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: OT 130, OT 141, first year coursework
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