College of Health Professions


Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

OCTH 103 LEISURE AND HEALTH ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY (3.00 units)
The history and meaning of leisure activity, contemporary issues, and importance of leisure to health maintenance. Strategies for personally healthy activity. GenEd II.B.3.

OCTH 205 ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLIMENTARY HEALTH CARE (3.00 units)
Comparison of western and non-western health practice. Cultural and ethical issues impacting health care. Legislative and reimbursement influence. GenEd II.D.

OCTH 211 PHILOSOPHY OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (3.00 units)
The relation of occupation to health, concentrating on a variety of types of occupation, and illustrating the effects of health and ill health on occupational behavior. GenEd I.B.

OCTH 213 SMALL GROUP DYNAMICS (3.00 units)
A study of small groups used in therapeutic or health education settings. Lectures will examine group members' and leaders' roles, stages of a group's life, theory of developmental groups, and the structure and function of a variety of small groups used in therapy, education, and community settings. Participatory experiences will supplement lectures to promote personal communication and effectiveness in groups. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, PSYC 101.

OCTH 216 LIFE SPAN ADAPTATION AND OCCUPATIONS (4.00 units)
Interactions of biological, sensorimotor and psychosocial aspects of development with environmental and cultural factors; occupational roles and processes of change. Prerequisites: BIOL 110, PSYC 101, SOCI 101, ENGL 102.

OCTH 217 ANALYSIS OF OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE (4.00 units)
Beginning development of occupational performance skills necessary for clinical practice. Prerequisites: PSYC 101 and SOCI 101. Lab/Class fee will be assessed.

OCTH 218 ANALYSIS OF OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE II (3.00 units)
Laboratory experience to develop students' knowledge of the skills necessary in therapeutic media, technology application, job analysis, and health maintenance. Prerequisites: OCTH 213, OCTH 216, OCTH 217. Lab/Class fee will be assessed.

OCTH 221 CLINICAL KINESIOLOGY (3.00 units)
Principles of biomechanics, muscle physiology, joint structure and muscle function, emphasizing palpation of anatomical structures and analysis of movement. Prerequisites: BIOL 213. Prerequisite or co-requisite: PHYS 202 or PHYS 211.

OCTH 301 GENETICS, HEALTH & SOCIETY (3.00 units)
Sociopolitical, economic, and ethical issues of the Human Genome Project and genetic research. Health effects of genetic disorders and impact on lifestyles and occupation. Prerequisite: BIOL 110. GenEd II.A.

OCTH 305 DISABILITY, THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY (3.00 units)
An overview of the nature, meaning, and consequences to the construct of disability on individuals and society. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

OCTH 313 ADULT NEUROLOGICAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (3.00 units)
Examination of the etiology, clinical course, management, and prognosis of neurological conditions and other influences on people's engagement in occupation. Fundamentals of occupational therapy theory and practice applied to people with neurological conditions. Prerequisites: OCTH 211, OCTH 218, OCTH 221; BIOL 214, BIOL 427 or permission of department.

OCTH 314 PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOSOCIAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE (5.00 units)
Psychosocial aspects of human functioning and occupational implications of clinical conditions. Occupational therapy theory and practice applied to mental health. Prerequisites: OCTH 211 or
OCTH 600, OCTH 218 or OCTH 600, OCTH 213 or OCTH 601, PSYC 361; to be taken concurrently with OCTH 320. Prerequisite or co-requisite: BIOL 427.

 

OCTH 317 ADULT MULSULOSKELETAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (3.00 units)
Etiology, clinical course, management and prognosis of musculoskeletal conditions. Theory and practice applied to clients. Prerequisites: OCTH 211, OCTH 218, OCTH 221; BIOL 214, BIOL 427; PHYS 202. To be taken concurrently with OCTH 313 and OCTH 319. Lab/Class fee will be assessed

OCTH 318 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1.00 units)
Directed independent study designed to provide students with an in-depth investigation of an area or problem specific to occupational therapy. Consultation and supervision with designated faculty members and/or clinical practitioners. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisites: undergraduate major in Occupational Therapy, consent of instructor.

OCTH 319 PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTION LEVEL I FIELDWORK (3.00 units)
Classroom and fieldwork experiences in evaluation and intervention in physical disabilities. Prerequisites: OCTH 211 or OCTH 600, OCTH 218 or OCTH 600, OCTH 213 or OCTH 601, OCTH 221, BIOL 214, BIOL 427; to be taken concurrently with OCTH 313 and OCTH 317 or
consent of department.

OCTH 320 PSYCHOSOCIAL LEVEL I FIELDWORK (3.00 units)
Classroom and fieldwork experiences in evaluation and intervention in psychosocial occupational therapy. Prerequisites: OCTH 211 or OCTH 600, OCTH 218 or OCTH 600, OCTH 213 or OCTH 601, PSYC 361; to be taken concurrently with OCTH 314. Prerequisite or co-requisite: BIOL 427.

OCTH 323 GERONTOLOGICAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (3.00 units)
Interventions addressing the aging process and pathology in older adults. Prerequisites: OCTH 211, OCTH 216, OCTH 218.

OCTH 325 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH (4.00 units)
Examination of functional implications of pediatric conditions. Fundamentals of occupational therapy theory and practice applied to children, adolescents, and their families. Prerequisites: OCTH 211 or OCTH 600, OCTH 218 or OCTH 600, OCTH 213 or OCTH 601, OCTH 221,
BIOL 427; to be taken concurrently with OCTH 326.

 

OCTH 326 CHILDREN & YOUTH LEVEL I FIELDWORK (3.00 units)
Classroom and fieldwork practice in occupational therapy evaluation and intervention with children and youth. Corequisite: OCTH 325.

OCTH 428 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ORGANIZATIONS IN MODERN SOCIETY (3.00 units)
Administration of programs within service delivery systems, considering technological, societal, and economic trends. Prerequisites: OCTH 319, OCTH 320, or OCTH 326.

OCTH 430 RESEARCH METHODS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (3.00 units)
Guided independent research in topics related to occupational therapy theory and practice. Presentation of introductory materials on research methods. Prerequisites: MATH 237 or MATH 231 or PSYC 212, OCTH 313, OCTH 319, OCTH 320. GenEd I.D.

OCTH 435 PHYSICAL REHAB LEVEL II FIELDWORK (9.00 units)
Supervised Level II Fieldwork (480 hours) in occupational therapy practice. Focus on professionalism and entry-level competency. Prerequisite: OCTH 313, 314, 317, 319, 320, 323, 325, 326 and consent of department.

OCTH 436 PSYCHOSOCIAL LEVEL II FIELDWORK (9.00 units)
Supervised Level II Fieldwork (480 hrs) in occupational therapy practice. Prerequisites: OCTH 313, 314, 317, 319, 320, 323, 325, 326 and consent of department. S/U grading.

OCTH 437 SPECIALTY INTERNSHIP (4.00 units)
Fieldwork experience to meet the student's special interests. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Graded S/U. Prerequisites: OCTH 436 and consent of department. Permit required.

OCTH 470-479 SPECIAL TOPICS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (1.00-3.00 units)
Designed to explore topics of special interest in the theory and practice of occupational therapy. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units provided a different topic is offered. Prerequisite: consent of department.

 



 

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