OTED-50000 Foundations of Occupational Therapy

This course draws on literature from occupational science and occupational therapy to explore the meaning and effect that occupation has at the individual, group, and societal level. In addition, this course presents an introduction to occupational therapy including the history, philosophical tenets, ethics and values of the profession. Historical, contemporary, and emerging areas of practice and the diverse roles (e.g., practitioner, supervisor, case manager, educator, lobbyist, and advocate) of occupational therapy practitioners in professional settings will be emphasized. The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, the AOTA Code of Ethics, historical documents, and other seminal works will provide the basis for this course.