Catalogue 2017 - 2018

OTD 659 Comprehensive Exam


1 cr.


Fall 2

Course Description

This course supports the further development of clinical reasoning, problem based thinking/learning, and test taking strategies through case studies, simulated experiences, and clinical practice examinations. Students will be guided in organizing and reviewing curriculum content; applying clinical knowledge; and preparing for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam. This course includes opportunities for practice questions and examinations, with discussions surrounding test taking strategies, rationale for specific answers, and time management techniques specific to test taking. By the end of the course, students must pass the Occupational Therapy Knowledge Exam (OTKE) administered through NBCOT. This exam reflects comprehensive, generalist knowledge and can help to prepare students for the NBCOT exam.

This course is graded pass/fail. Students must pass this course in order to progress to the Doctoral phase of the program.