Catalogue 2020 - 2021

OTD 646 Population Health and Interprofessional Practice 4


2 crs.


OTD 626

Course Description

This course focuses on the area of population health as it relates to primary care and community based practice with the adult and aging population as the basis for fostering a transformation within community based/residential settings and home health, as well as transition and communication across the settings. Various populations and conditions for adults through the life cycle, including well elderly and those with chronic disease, are studied within this course with a focus on the advancement of interprofessionalism as a catalyst for change in these settings. Settings include post-acute care in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers, work and community settings, and community-based/residential settings. Students review the literature on interprofessionalism, develop tools for guiding the formation of interprofessional teams, consider life-long population needs, program initiatives, and develop education and advocacy tools to inform, engage and empower populations across the lifespan.