OTR 616 Physical Occupations 2

This course explores physical development and functioning as it relates to occupational performance from early to late adulthood. Changes in the human body affecting skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and sensory systems will be examined. Functional implications on development and maintenance of occupational roles will be analyzed, and the importance of purposeful activity to maintain wellness will be highlighted. The integration of person, environment, and occupation will be stressed when applying theoretical principles to pathologic conditions, and in developing support systems to enable optimal occupational performance throughout adult life. Therapeutic assessment and intervention for occupational dysfunction in this age range will be introduced. Level I Fieldwork is integrated within the course work, affording the opportunity to apply classroom experiences to real life clinical experiences. PREREQUISITE(S): OTR516