Prerequisite: Admission into OT program or consent of instructor.
This course provides an overview of the physical, psychological, behavioral, cognitive and genetic issues commonly seen in infants, children, and adults, and the impact of these conditions on occupational performance. The course will cover major medical conditions that cause difficulties in daily living task. Topics include etiology, incidence and prevalence, signs and symptoms, progression and prognosis, diagnostic assessment and medical management. The course will emphasize how these conditions impact occupational performance throughout the lifespan. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how occupational therapists use this information to direct assessment and intervention.