College of Extended & International Education

Occupational Therapy Courses

 

OTR 595 Special Topics: Cultural Competence in Health Care

This special topic course focuses on the recognition of conscious as well as subconscious biases, pre-conceived notions, and other barriers that hinder one’s ability to provide quality health care services. Through case studies and discussion of various cultural constructs that explore groups and populations of different social and cultural backgrounds, this course focuses on the importance of developing skills that may enhance one’s level of understanding and acceptance of other people’s desires and goals, which is necessary in professions related to health care. This semester-long course is also crafted to help prepare students who would like to venture in international field study experiences.

To enroll, call 310-243-3741
For information: tperalta@csudh.edu

OTR 495 Introduction to the Scope of Practice and Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy

This course provides students an overview of the complex scope, philosophical foundation, history, areas of practice, professional and ethical roles and responsibilities, models of practice and service delivery, professional development, and career growth in occupational therapy. The course also explores how occupational therapists develop and implement interventions for client populations across the lifespan in various practice settings. It involves examination of how concepts in occupational therapy becomes a means of directing a person’s participation in tasks selected to develop, maintain or restore skills in daily living. Students will use materials presented in lectures, in-class discussions, audio-visual materials, guest speakers, and written and oral assignments to meet the course objectives.

To enroll, call 310-243-3741
For information: tperalta@csudh.edu