This course advances understanding of prevention, health, and disability to prepare for AOTA’s current vision. Within the context of health care reform, students will analyze conceptual models of health and disability and factors influencing health care quality, disparities, and health outcomes of individuals, families, and populations. Students will explore the therapeutic use of self and examine the programs, evidence, and the value of occupational therapy’s role in three domains: 1) prevention efforts, 2) promoting health and well-being, and 3) maximizing function and participation for people with and without disabilities.
To understand the roles, evidence, value, and potential of occupational therapy in three domains: 1) prevention, 2) promotion of health and well-being, and 3) improvement of function and participation for people with and without disabilities.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will: