Occupational Therapy – Pediatrics (OT Doctorate)

Online Occupational Therapy Degree

 

Overview:

Perfect for working adults, the Occupational Therapy doctorate from Concordia University Online can be earned in less than two years when combined with your current professional experience. Learn about the proven treatment methods being used in the pediatrics field by taking part in our supportive online learning environment. Your advanced education will allow you to use your skills in settings such as hospitals, community agencies, clinics, and more. Move your career forward with this highly effective, practical, Christ-centered degree.

Area of Study Health Services
Next Start Date January 15, 2017
Credits

34

Cost/Credit

$662

Total Cost

$22,508

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Goals / Objectives

  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of pediatric occupational therapy interventions
  • Knowledge of federal and state policies and ways they affect early intervention and school-based practice areas
  • Understanding of how government policies impact service provision for pediatric care
  • Knowledge of current motor control and motor learning techniques in the pediatrics field

Career Outlook

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Hospices
  • Community Agencies
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Wellness Clinics

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Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Professional Writing for Occupational Therapy (OT 901) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Introduction to Sociology is an introduction to the study of social groups and social relationships. The course analyzes basic sociological concepts to acquaint the student with the fundamental laws governing human relationships. Problems of social structure, social processes and social motivations will be considered.
Advanced Evidence-Based Practice (OT 911) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will help students develop advanced skills in evidence-based occupational therapy practice. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of research methodology and statistics to continue to hone their skills in critical appraisal of scientific literature. Students will search for scientific evidence, read and critically appraise the evidence, and apply this information to clinical decision making. Students will consider topics in this course that may develop into their capstone project.
Occupational Therapy Theory and Concepts in the Current Healthcare Environment (OT 910) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will introduce students to current policy influencing the future direction of the profession of occupational therapy. Students will investigate these changes as they relate to the theoretical underpinnings of the profession and analyze changes and trends in occupational therapy over time.
Occupational Science (OT 915) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will examine the relationship of occupation to health and well-being. Students will investigate how theories of occupation bring about change in their client populations through application of client-centered, occupation-based clinical practices. Occupational science will also be studied as a theoretical, foundational construct influencing the profession of occupational therapy.
Mentoring and Clinical Education (OT 916) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will provide students the opportunity to learn how to educate health professionals by reviewing learning theories and teaching strategies. Students will be introduced to models of mentorship while exploring the characteristics of an effective mentor. The course will develop skills in conflict resolution and communication in a community setting.

Pediatric Track Courses

Theory and Evidence in Pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT 940) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will challenge students to consider theoretical mechanisms explaining effectiveness of pediatric occupational therapy interventions. Students will also explore available scientific evidence on selected interventions. Topics explored can be based on student practice areas.
Implementing Evidence-Based Treatment in Pediatric Occupational Therapy (OT 941) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will provide students the opportunity to translate knowledge gained from theory and evidence on OT interventions to their clinical practice. Students will select at least one intervention and develop a plan to implement it in their own practice. Faculty and expert clinicians will provide support through the process of implementing the treatment.
The Impact of Governmental Policy on Pediatric Practice (OT 942) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will explore federal and state policies and ways they affect early intervention/school-based practice areas. Students will consider trends in early intervention/school-based practice and how government policies impact service provision.
Motor Control and Motor Learning in Pediatrics (OT 943) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will examine current theories of motor control and motor learning as they relate to pediatric rehabilitation. Students will integrate clinical experience with theory and evidence for interventions based on current motor control and motor learning techniques. The course will primarily focus on reaching, grasping, and prehension in typically developing children and those with neuromuscular conditions.

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