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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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OTA 101 - Life Span Growth and Development in Humans

Credits: 3
Includes a study of the basic theories and processes of normal human growth and development. Emphasizes practical assessment and integration of all components- psychosocial, physical and cognitive-relative to the needs of recipients of occupational therapy. 

Enrollment Requirement: Enrollment in OTA Program.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of human development throughout the lifespan (infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults). Course content must include, but is not limited to, developmental psychology.  
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of concepts of human behavior to include the behavioral sciences, social sciences, and science of occupation. 
  3. Explain the role of social cultural, social economic, and diversity factors, as well as life style in contemporary society to meet the needs of persons, groups and populations (e.g. principals of psychology, sociology, and abnormal psychology).

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate mastery of the occupational therapy foundational content requirements.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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