This course reviews the history of OT practice and explores the current use of philosophies, theories, models and frames of reference. Students are introduced to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and explore the profession’s tenets, ethics, and professional roles as applied to varied practice settings. Regional and global public health care needs are reviewed, and students are educated on the application of therapeutic use of self and critical reasoning as applied to evidence-based, client/family-centered care for diverse populations. Opportunities may be available for students to visit facilities and organizations to gain a better understanding of ethical practice and to learn about the various disciplines and team roles. Students may also be involved in analyzing various practice environments to better understand their organizational management, direct care situations, and documentation processes and how OT can play a role in service provision for the various patient populations.