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OTA 1111 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Assistant

History, philosophy, ethics and definitions of occupational therapy; overview of occupational therapy practice areas; differences between occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants; functions of professional and regulatory agencies; exploration of learning experiences within the occupational therapy assistant program curriculum; basic prefixes, roots and suffixes; terminology and standard abbreviations required for understanding of the language used in medicine. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Code of Ethics, Core Values and Attitudes of Occupational Therapy and AOTA Standards of Practice and use them as a guide for ethical decision-making in professional interactions, client treatment and employment settings.
  • Articulate an understanding of the importance of the history and philosophical base of the profession of occupational therapy.
  • Define a medical term by dividing it into its elements.
  • Identify the body planes, directions and regions.
  • Define common medical and health-care abbreviations.
  • Define medical prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, word roots and compound words.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the field of occupational therapy as an appropriate career choice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and compare the varied roles of the occupational therapy assistant as a practitioner and as an educator.
Credit Hours: 2
  • Classroom: 1 hour
  • Lab: 2 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Rehabilitation Services
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 14, Rm 112
Faculty: Peltier
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Course Fee: $20.00
Open Seats: 14
Meets: M from 10:00AM to 12:40PM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 14
Meets: M from
10:00AM to 12:40PM
Section: 100
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 14, Rm 231
Faculty: Back
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Course Fee: $20.00
Open Seats: 15
Meets: TH from 5:00PM to 7:40PM
Section: N01
Open Seats: 15
Meets: TH from
5:00PM to 7:40PM
Section: N01