Occupational Therapy at Pacific University

Occupational Therapy Course Descriptions

OT-439 OTA Re-entry to OT Practice

Didactic and fieldwork experiences to support the occupational therapy assistant who has been out of practice for three or more years, to re-enter practice and regain an Oregon license to practice. Course provides information on, and application of, current OT theory, practice, terminology, and evidence-based practice, and includes an 80 hour supervised fieldwork experience. (This course is not part of the MOT curriculum.) May be repeated once for credit. Pass/No Pass. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

OT-639 OT Re-entry to OT Practice

Didactic and fieldwork experiences to support the occupational therapist who has been out of practice for three or more years, to re-enter practice and regain a state license to practice. Course provides information on, and application of, current OT theory, practice, terminology, and evidence-based practice, and includes an 80 hour supervised fieldwork experience. (This course is not part of the MOT curriculum.) May be repeated once for credit. Pass/No Pass. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

OT-650 Level II-D Elective Fieldwork

Optional fieldwork in which student arranges special mentorship and experience in specialized setting or area in which student seeks additional fieldwork education. Additional fee required. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. 2-10 credits.
Credits: 2.00

OTD-500 Foundations of Occupation & OT I

Students explore OT history, philosophy, use of theory to guide practice, developing skills to analyze the person-environment-occupation interaction, therapeutic communication, interview skills, and the role of occupation in the delivery of OT services as well as the relationship between occupational science and OT and an introduction to occupational justice. Lecture/Lab. 4 credits
Credits: 4.00

OTD-504 Foundations of Occupation for Practioner

Exploration and study of human occupation, overview of OT history, philosophy, use of theory to guide practice, use of Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to guide practice. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-505 Foundations of Occupation & OT II

Students continue to study aspects of occupation and occupational therapy begun in OTD 500, but with more depth and synthesis with concurrent coursework. Lab provides opportunities for skill development and application of theoretical concepts to practice. Lecture/lab. 4 credits
Credits: 4.00

OTD-510 Human Movement for Occupation

Students explore human movement as it is applied to engagement in everday occupation and occupational therapy practice. Content will focus on anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics with application in context of activity and movement analysis, and how person factors and activity demands interact with occupational performance. (2 credit lecture, 1 credit lab). 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-515 Neuroscience for Occu Performance

Students explore and apply the basic concepts of cell neuroscience, principles of systems neuroscience, and fundamentals of the development of the nervous system and the relationship to engagement in and performance of occupations. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-520 Introduction to OT Doctorate

Student gains an overview of the doctoral curriculum, prepares for distance-based and online coursework, and is introduced to research and scholarship practices. Also includes content for development of scholarly capstone, and for entry-level students, the experiential internship. Fall 2 credits; Spring 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

OTD-521 OT Doctorate Capstone Introduction

Students are guided in an exploration of potential content and topic areas for the capstone project and examine strategies for development and implementation of the capstone project. For Post-Professional students only. Pass/No Pass. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

OTD-530 OT Process-Adults:Psychosoc Challenge I

Students learn evaluation and intervention strategies to promote participation in daily life for adults experiencing psychosocial conditions. Students develop understanding and application of frames of reference to address psychosocial issues affecting participation in occupations and in society, and explore the lived experience of people with mental health conditions related to occupational justice. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits
Credits: 3.00

OTD-535 OT Process-Adult Psychosoc Challeges II

Evaluation and intervention to promote participation in daily life with adults experiencing psychosocial conditions. Includes understanding and application of frames of reference to address psychosocial issues affecting participation in occupations in relation to the social construct of disability and resulting occupational injustices. Associated lab experiences provide opportunities for more advanced practice and application. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-550 Level IA Fieldwork

This is a full-time fieldwork experience in a practice setting. Students will observe occupational therapy practice in a setting to support and expand their knowledge acquired in first semester course work. This fieldwork will also provide context for the next semester's coursework. Pass/No Pass. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

OTD-552 Level IB Fieldwork

This is a part-time fieldwork experience in settings in which primarily psychosocial services are provided, to apply theories and techniques to practice in assessment for individual and group interventions and includes a concurrent seminar sessions to reflect on experience. Pass/No Pass. 2 credits.
Credits: 2.00

OTD-570 OT Process-Adult Physical Challenges

Evaluation and intervention to promote participation in daily life with adults experiencing physical conditions. Includes understanding and application of frames of reference to address sensorimotor issues affecting participation in occupations and in society through concepts of occupational justice. Lecture/Lab. 4 credits
Credits: 4.00

OTD-580 Scholarship & Evidence-Based Practice I

Students will examine qualitative and quantitative research methods and conduct effective analysis and synthesis of professional literature to support evidence-based practice. Student will use case studies to develop clinical research designs and further their skills in professional writing and presentations. 3 credits
Credits: 3.00

OTD-584 Research and Evidence Based Practice

Development of basic competencies in research methodologies. Application of evidence-�based practice principles to effectively analyze and synthesize professional literature to identify best� practices. Additional concentration on enhancing abilities to produce scholarly publications. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-610 Practitioner As Educator

Students explore the role of practitioner as educator, education theory, current technological tools, and effective teaching strategies to develop optimal learning experiences with application in academic and community practice settings. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-615 Intervention for Organizational Clients

Students apply program development principles and methods to explore, envision, and propose creative models of OT community-based services with organizational clients. Learn and apply needs assessment, program design, marketing, and budgeting to implement programs that promote participation and performance of the populations served. Grant-writing is introduced, as well as principles of program evaluation and outcomes measurement in preparation for community practice. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-620 OT Process with Children

Evaluation and intervention to promote participation in daily life with younger children through age 5. Focus on child biopsychosocial development, family-centered approaches, and application of OT services. Lecture/Lab. 4 credits
Credits: 4.00

OTD-625 OT Process-Older Children & Adolescents

Evaluation and intervention to promote participation in daily life with children and adolescents, ages 5-18. Application of human development and OT frames of reference to guide the OT process while exploring range of pediatric OT practice settings. Includes examination of relevant occupational justice concepts and issues affecting adolescents & families. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-630 Community Based Practice I

Students build knowledge and experience in developing programs and services in settings where clients seek to promote, maintain, or regain occupational function. Using systems analysis, students apply health promotion strategies to work with organizations and populations as the primary client. Lecture/Seminar/Community experience. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-631 Community Based Practice II

Students learn and apply program development processes to assume leadership roles of consultant, entrepreneur, and advocate within health and social services. Evidence-based theory is used to address pragmatic, ethical, and legal factors and promote beneficial change within current systems. Prerequisite: OTD 630. Lecture/Seminar/Community experience. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-640 Management of OT Services

Students apply the basic principles of delivery and management of OT services and personnel in the context of current health care systems, focusing on systems, methods of billing and reimbursement, management of human and physical resources, the OT/OTA relationship and OT roles as mentor, supervisor, and manager. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-654 Level IC Fieldwork

This is a part-time experience in settings in which primarily pediatric services are provided. Experiences are integrated into course content in order to use "real life" examples for application of key theoretical concepts while bridging classroom to practice experiences for pediatric clients and promoting higher levels of critical reasoning. Pass/No Pass. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

OTD-656 Level ID Fieldwork

This is a part-time experience in select settings in which primarily elder services are provided. Experiences are integrated into course content in order to use "real life" examples for application of key theoretical concepts while bridging classroom to practice experiences for older adult clients and promoting higher levels of critical reasoning. Pass/No Pass. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

OTD-660 Competencies for OT Practice

Students prepare for Level II fieldwork the following term and continue building entry-level skills across practice settings for evaluation, intervention, and outcomes. Lecture/Lab. Pass/No Pass. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-670 OT Process: Adult: Neurological

Evaluation and intervention to promote participation in daily life for adults experiencing neurological conditions. Includes further exploration and application of neurological sciences and incorporating principles of motor learning and neurorehabilitation concepts and practices. Lecture/Lab. 4 credits
Credits: 4.00

OTD-675 OT Process with Older Adults

Evaluation and intervention to promote participation in daily life for older adults. Includes understanding of lifespan development, focusing on how the aging process affects participation in daily roles and occupations, occupational justice, and application of health and wellness promotion for older adults. Lecture/Lab. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

OTD-680 Scholarship & Evidence-Based Practice II

Students apply evidence-based practice techniques and principles to effectively analyze and synthesize professional literature to identify best-practices. Continued development of research method knowledge and application to support evidence-based practices and participation in practice-based research projects. Additional concentration on enhancing abilities to produce scholarly publications. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-690 Advanced OT Practice-Peds

Advanced study of the application of theory to practice, assessment and intervention strategies, current evidence, as well as professional and global issues related to practice with children and adolescents. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-694 Advanced OT Psychosocial Practice

Advanced study of the application of theory to practice, assessment and intervention strategies, current evidence, as well as professional and global issues related to practice with adults experiencing psychosocial dysfunction and mental health conditions. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-695 Directed Study-Gerontology

tudent works closely with course advisor(s) to develop advanced study of individually designed topic to prepare the student for doctoral occupational therapy practice in gerontology. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-696 Interprofessional Global Health

This elective course explores current issues in global health through interprofessional perspectives to improve health outcomes for individuals, organizations and populations around the world. This course explores health system structures, determinants of health, health challenges and interventions, values-based concepts, and personal and professional effectiveness. Open to students from any area of study. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-698 Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

Application of theory for use in higher education, including the transition to academician, curriculum design, strategies to support learning, assessment and program evaluation. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-699 Independent Study

Intended for advanced independent study in individually designed topic. A method of learning and plan for evaluation must be filed and approved before registration for independent study work to proceed. Independent study contract required. 1-12 credits.
Credits: 0.50

OTD-710 Leadership Advocacy & Ethics

Exploration and application of advanced theories of leadership, advocacy, and ethics in healthcare in relation to current and future practice settings. Students develop and apply ethical practices to lead change, improve quality, and resolve conflicts. Through development of a collaborative project and presentation, the student integrates learning into the leadership journey of transformation and realization. Local, national, and global health issues will be examined through an occupational justice framework in the context of social, cultural, genetic, economic, gender, and health-system influences on health and health policy. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-720 Advances in OT Practice

Students examine current trends in OT practice and the profession and the theoretical and evidential foundations supporting these innovations by applying relevant approaches to practice. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-730 Health Pol, Disability & Pop Practice

Advanced study of the political, social, and economic forces that affect, and are affected by, health/healthcare policy, examined through the perspective of disability and the relationship with occupational therapy practice. Policy and disability knowledge will be applied to case studies and service-learning to improve occupational health and justice of relevant populations. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-750 Level IIA Fieldwork

Full-time experiential learning for the application of theory and skills to practice. Application of knowledge from the classroom and practice settings simultaneously with guidance from faculty and community fieldwork educators. Level II courses use active reflection to foster integrated learning through an on-line seminar. First of Two Level II Fieldwork Experiences. Pass/No Pass. 12 credits.
Credits: 12.00

OTD-752 Level IIB Fieldwork

Second course in a series of two. Full-time experiential learning for the application of theory and skills to practice. Application of knowledge from the classroom and practice settings simultaneously with guidance from faculty and community fieldwork educators. Level II courses use active reflection to foster integrated learning through an on-line seminar. Second of Two Level II Fieldwork Experiences. Pass/No Pass. 12 credits.
Credits: 12.00

OTD-756 Level IID Elective Fieldwork

Optional fieldwork in which student arranges special mentorship and experience in specialized setting or area in which student seeks additional fieldwork education. Additional fee required. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. 2-12 credits.
Credits: 2.00

OTD-780 Scholarship & EBP III

Students apply an evidence-based approach to case studies based on students' experiences during their completed Level II fieldwork rotations to further develop the professional reasoning process of applying scientific evidence to decision-making in practice, and build skill in scholarly writing. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-781 Preparation for Capstone

Students follow structured program to learn and apply the steps of developing the capstone scholarship project of the final semester. Taken three times. 1 credit.
Credits: 1.00

OTD-785 Capstone Project/Scholarship

Individually mentored project as culmination of clinical doctoral education for application of an evidence-based approach to case studies based on students' experiences during their experiential fieldwork and internship. Students will write a publishable report of their project results. Concludes with on-site presentation of results and findings of capstone project just prior to graduation. May be repeated for credit. 4 credits.
Credits: 4.00

OTD-790 Directed Doctoral Study in Pedatrics

Student works closely with course advisor(s) to develop advanced study of individually designed topic to prepare the student for doctoral occupational therapy pediatric practice. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-791 Directed Study-Leadership

Student works closely with course advisor(s) to develop advanced study of individually designed topic to prepare the student for leadership roles in doctoral occupational therapy practice. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-792 Directed Doctoral Study in Neurorehab

Student works closely with course advisor(s) to develop advanced study of individually designed topic to prepare the student for doctoral occupational therapy practice in neurorehabilitation. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-794 Directed Study in Psychsocial Practice

Student works closely with course advisor(s) to develop advanced study of individually designed topic to prepare the student for doctoral occupational therapy psychosocial practice. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-796 Directed Study-Global Health

Student works closely with course advisor(s) to develop advanced study of individually designed topic to prepare the student for doctoral occupational therapy practice in a global context. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-798 Directed Study-Education

Student works closely with course advisor(s) to develop advanced study of individually designed topic to prepare the student for doctoral occupational therapy practice as an educator. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. 3 credits.
Credits: 3.00

OTD-850 Doctoral Experiential Internship

Experiential opportunity for students to learn, practice, and apply knowledge from the classroom and practice settings at a higher level than prior fieldwork experiences with simultaneous guidance from faculty and internship mentor(s). Emphasis is on developing a specialized area of practice and to integrate work on the capstone project. Pass/No Pass. 16 credits.
Credits: 16.00