Catalogue 2020 - 2021

OTD 626 Population Health & Interprofessional Practice 3


2 crs.


OTD 536

Course Description

This course focuses on the area of population health as it relates to the developmental, physical, and psychosocial issues of school-age youth and adolescent populations and their caregivers as the basis for fostering a transformation within the health care continuum. Settings include post-acute care in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers, school and community settings, community-based/residential settings, and home health as well as transition and communication across the settings. Populations studied include children with disabilities, congenital and chronic disabilities; acute care conditions; terminal diagnoses and learning and other medically-based conditions. Students review the literature on interprofessionalism, develop tools for guiding the formation of interprofessional teams, identify measures to conduct needs assessments, consider life-long population needs and program initiatives, and recommend methods for achieving optimum interprofessional outcomes within existing settings.