College of Health Sciences

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Elective Course Descriptions

Occupational Therapy Program

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

OTHED 0843

Advanced Orthotics

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This course emphasizes the design and fabrication of complex orthotic devices and adaptive equipment to enhance an individual’s ability to perform work, self-care, and play/leisure activities via a case-based format. Emphasis is placed on the process of orthotic fabrication in the context of occupation based intervention. Different mechanisms and methods of mobilization of tissues will be introduced and practiced on specific client cases.

Credits: 1

OTHED 0881

Sensory Processing

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This course is an application of the occupational therapy process with children who experience sensory processing disorders. Learning opportunities provide the student with essential evaluation and intervention skills relevant for clinical occupational therapy. The application of sensory processing theory and intervention methods to specific children in a clinical setting is emphasized.

Credits: 1

OTHED 0885

Gerontology

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This course is an application of the occupational therapy process with older adults, especially those at risk for or who have dementia. The factors which impede successful engagement in occupation for older adults, as well as opportunities to grade and adapt the environment, activities, and occupations will be emphasized. Lecture, discussion, and experiential opportunities will be among the teaching methods for this course.

Credits: 1

OTHED 0886

Neurorehabilitation

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This course is intended to provide the student with additional insights into topics related to adult neurological rehabilitation using stroke/CVA as the exemplar. The main focus of this course will be related to motor performance as it relates to occupational performance, the occupational therapy process, and individual occupational performance. This course will provide the student with opportunities to further explore theories, evaluation, and novel approaches to intervention.

Credits: 1

OTHED 0887

Intellectual Disabilities

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This course is an application of the occupational therapy process with individuals with intellectual (developmental) disabilities. Emphasis is given to enacting the occupational therapy process with client(s) who have developmental, neurological, social-emotional and occupational performance challenges. Students will work collaboratively with the faculty mentor to provide evaluation and consultative intervention services. Discussion and experiential opportunities will be among the teaching methods for this course.

Credits: 1

PSCID 0879

LGBTQI Considerations in the Provision of Healthcare

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This course helps students better provide compassionate and thorough patient centered care to members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) community. Lecture topics include an introduction to LGBTQI culture and history, health and social service needs, and communication strategies. Students learn how knowledge deficits in these areas can lead to health inequities for these populations.

Credits: 1