OTED-61800 Capstone: Occupational Justice and the Community

The focus of this course is understanding how systems, communities and organizations influence health disparity and occupational participation. Students will explore determinants of population-based health and wellness, barriers and supports to occupational participation, and the concepts of occupational and social justice. Emerging areas of practice will be emphasized. Students will learn about photo-based methods and other innovative approaches associated with participatory action research (PAR). Students will participate in a PAR project and reflect on ways to increase participation and decision making among stakeholders at all levels of the process. Completion of this course involves a presentation and a written PAR report.