Catalogue 2017 - 2018

OTD 626 Population Health & Interprofessional Practice 3


2 crs.


OTD 536

Course Description

Gold standard national frameworks for population health will be articulated and the principles guiding the practice of population health will be discussed. Programs that are currently in place are highlighted in terms of the specific health needs that are addressed, the tools in place to guide the process, and the measures being used to evaluate progress. Students are required to critically assess the role of occupational therapy in primary care medicine as a vital link to the profession’s involvement in population health. Specifically, students will identify specific population health needs and delineate assessment tools, programs, activities and outcomes measures that highlight how occupational therapy can address those health needs. This course will focus on the area of population health as it relates to developmental, physical, and psychosocial issues in children, youth, and the adolescent population as the basis for fostering a transformation within community-based/residential settings; early intervention programming; school based practice; and home health. Various populations and diagnoses will be studied within this course with a focus on the advancement of interprofessionalism as a catalyst for change in these settings. Students in this class will be working together with students in other disciplines to complete an evidence-based interprofessional practice project related to the populations studied.