This course provides students with a community orientation to the practice of occupational therapy. Course discussions and exercises examine how community-oriented policies, theories, and models can be effectively bridged into practice. Students examine current health care trends that impact the interrelationships of person, environment, and occupation within a community-based setting. They identify a population whose health and well-being could be enhanced by an intervention from a community-based occupational therapist; determine the contribution of an occupational therapy consultation; develop a client-centered program; and investigate funding mechanisms to meet the needs of the agency and its consumers.
OTH 503, OTH 504, OTH 514, and OTH 515/515L