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Course Number: OTHA 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Clinical-Occupational Therapy Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1349.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


Course Number: OTHA 1162 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Clinical-Occupational Therapy Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1341.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


Course Number: OTHA 1163 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Clinical-Occupational Therapy Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1253.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


Course Number: OTHA 1253 (2 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: Occupational Performance for Elders

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1163.
Course Description: Occupational performance of elders. Includes frames of reference, evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies. Identify components of health and wellness and function; develop adaptations for age appropriate occupations; identify the client factors that affect occupational performance; demonstrate skills in the evaluation process; and select intervention strategies to facilitate occupational performance. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: OTHA 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: Principles of Occupational Therapy

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: BIOL 2401, admission into the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: BIOL 2402.
Course Description: Introduction to occupational therapy including the historical development and philosophy. Emphasis on the roles of the occupational therapy assistant. Topics include occupation; occupational therapy personnel; current health care environment; and moral, legal, and ethical issues. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: OTHA 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: BIOL 2401, admission into the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: BIOL 2402.
Course Description: Various occupations or activities used as therapeutic interventions in occupational therapy. Emphasis on awareness of activity demands, contexts, adapting, grading, and safe implementation of occupations or activities. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: OTHA 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Therapeutic Interventions I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Course Description: Concepts, techniques, and assessments leading to proficiency in skills and activities used as treatment interventions in occupational therapy (OT). Emphasizes the occupational therapy assistant's role in the OT process. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: OTHA 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Occupational Performance from Birth to Adolescence

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1162.
Course Description: Occupational performance of newborns through adolescents. Includes frames of reference, evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: OTHA 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Occupational Performance of Adulthood

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1161.
Course Description: Occupational performance of adults. Includes frames of reference, evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: OTHA 2209 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Mental Health in Occupational Therapy

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Course Description: Promotion of mental health and wellness through occupational therapy. Topics include theory and intervention strategies to enhance occupational performance. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: OTHA 2235 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Health Care Management in Occupational Therapy

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Course Description: Explores the roles of the occupational therapy assistant in health care delivery. Topics include documentation, reimbursement, credentialing, ethical standards, health care team role delineation, and management. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: OTHA 2266 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Occupational Therapy Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 2331, OTHA 2305, Instructor Approval.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


Course Number: OTHA 2267 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience) - Occupational Therapy Assistant

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 2331, OTHA 2305, Instructor Approval.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


Course Number: OTHA 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Course Description: Pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the lifespan encountered in occupational therapy treatment settings. Includes etiology, symptoms, and the client's physical and psychological reactions to disease and injury. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: OTHA 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Course Description: Emphasis on advanced techniques and applications used in traditional and non-traditional practice settings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: OTHA 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Therapeutic Interventions II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: OTHA 1161, OTHA 1319, OTHA 1349.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1162, OTHA 1163, OTHA 1253, OTHA 1341.
Course Description: Emphasis on current rehabilitative interventions. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: OTHA 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Physical Function in Occupational Therapy

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1162, OTHA 1163, OTHA 1253, OTHA 1341.
Course Description: Physical function to promote occupational performance. Includes frames of reference, evaluative tools, intervention strategies, and consumer education. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)



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Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.