Catalogue 2019 - 2020

OTD 640 Adults & Aging Practice 4


4 crs.


OTD 524

Course Description

This course is focused on evaluation and intervention for primary care medicine, community health and home settings, as well as long-term disability for adults and aging individuals to promote a healthy lifestyle and to support productive aging. Theories and models of practice appropriate to the diagnosis and practice setting guides the selection and use of specific assessment tools, evidence-based interventions, assistive technology, and social or community supports. Sociocultural sensitivity, aimed at reducing social and institutional barriers to performance and participation is also addressed. This course also stresses ethical practice related to intervention planning/implementation, documentation of services, and discharge practices appropriate to the setting and the client’s needs. Content relevant to legislative, legal, political, economic, and management/billing considerations for these service delivery areas is also covered.