Occupational Therapy 661

OCTH 661: Level II Fieldwork A

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of OCTH 650, 652, 654, 656 and 658 or permission of the Chair

Credit Hours: (7)

A full-time placement in an accredited facility which provides rehabilitation services to children and/or adults.  Students are supervised on-site  by an experienced, licensed occupational therapist. 


Detailed Description of Content of the Course

This experience provides the student with the opportunity to carry out professional responsibilities (evaluation, intervention, management of OT services, communication) under supervision, and for professional role modeling. 


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The Director of Clinical Education, in collaboration with the student, will schedule full-time placements in appropriate facilities (with which the department has a Memorandum of Agreement) in Southwest Virginia.  Students are supervised on-site by an experienced, licensed occupational therapist.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Level II fieldwork is an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of meaningful occupation and research, administration and management of occupational therapy services. The goal of Level II fieldwork is to develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists.  The university's Clinical Director and the on-site Fieldwork Educator collaborate to develop individualized learning objectives for each site.


Assessment Measures

The American Occupational Therapy Association's Fieldwork Performance Evaluation will be used to assess the student's performance at midterm and to assign pass/fail status at the end of the placement.


Other Course Information


Review and Approval

February, 2009