OCTH 703 Clinical Practice in Occupational Therapy V: Geriatrics

This is an integrated theory and practice course that examines contemporary evidence in the literature, occupational therapy models of practice, evaluation and treatment strategies for health promotion and maintenance and remediation from age 60 years until death. Occupational role function and dysfunction are explored through compensatory strategies, adaptation, environmental modification, splinting/orthotics, caregiver/client training and equipment needs. Laboratory experiences include assessments, therapeutic interventions, splinting, documentation, case studies, adaptive equipment, reimbursement issues, home programs and clinic maintenance. Students assess the value of low and high technological devices and environmental modifications for this population.

Credits

6

Prerequisite

Successful completion of previous module of the Traditional Occupational Therapy Program