Occupational Therapy 662
OCTH 662: Professional Seminar II
Prerequisite: Successful completion of OCTH 650, 652, 654, 656 and 658 or permission of the Chair
Credit Hours: (2)
In this on-line seminar, participants explore and discuss the transition from student to health-care professional.
Detailed Description of Content of the Course
- The transition from student to health-care professional
- Professional advocacy and participation in professional associations
- Supervising aids, volunteers and Level I students
- Certification and licensure
- Liability issues and malpractice insurance
- Providing occupational therapy services on a contractual basis
- Becoming a fieldwork educator
- Self-assessment of personal abilities and professional competencies
- Ongoing professional development
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Distance education technology will be used to provide support to students during their full-time Level II Fieldwork placements, and to facilitate discussion about and planning for the transition to professional life.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
- Evaluate and discuss personal abilities and professional competencies as they relate to fieldwork responsibilities;
- Demonstrate knowledge of applicable national requirements for credentialing and requirements for state licensure (or certification/registration);
- Discuss and participate in professional organizations at the international, national, state and/or local level;
- Develop strategies for effective supervision of occupational therapy aides, volunteers and Level I students, during the fieldwork placement;
- Discuss professional responsibilities related to liability issues;
- Describe professional responsibilities and issues when providing services on a contractual basis;
- Describe the professional responsibility for providing fieldwork education, and the criteria for becoming a fieldwork educator;
- Discuss strategies for ongoing professional development to ensure that practice is consistent with current and accepted standards.
Participation in on-line activities and discussions, along with quizzes, will be used to assess the outcomes of this course.
Other Course Information
Review and Approval