This course is designed to introduce the student to the expectations of professional and ethical practice in occupational therapy. Students will learn about professional behaviors and be expected to demonstrate these behaviors throughout the rest of the curriculum and on fieldwork. The topics of evidence-based practice and the different types of scholarship will be covered. Students will be expected to demonstrate and understanding of how to use the evidence to support decision-making and care planning. A review of current research that demonstrates the value of OT intervention is included.
OT 539: OT PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE & SCHOLARSHIP