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OTAS 1012 - Medical & Professional Language in Occupational Therapy Practice-Lecture

Credit Hours: 2.00
Prerequisites: Admission into the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program; HHSC 1030 , PHIL 2100 ENGL 1210  or ENGL 1180 , BIOL 2710 , and PSYC 1010   all with grade C or better

Corequisites: OTAS 1000 OTAS 1110 , OTAS 1210 , OTAS 1230 , and OTAS 1235  

This course provides an introduction to medical and specific occupational therapy terminology commonly used in both occupational therapy practice and in healthcare. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge of the components of medical terminology and diagnoses, psychiatric diagnoses and terminology, medical abbreviations used by occupational therapy in documentation, and the terminology of occupational therapy practice.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate acquired competency through:

  1. Recognizing and articulating a professional vocabulary of medical terminology and professional terminology.
    1. Define word roots/medical suffixes and prefixes correctly.
    2. Spell word roots/medical suffixes and prefixes correctly.
    3. Apply word roots/medical suffixes and prefixes to build medical terms.
    4. Explain the terminology commonly associated with occupational therapy practice, including physical dysfunction, mental health, and health/wellness promotion.
  2. Recognizing and defining common medical and occupational therapy terms correctly.
    1. Identify and define anatomical terms.
    2. Identify and define medical specialties and systems.
    3. Identify and define psychiatric terms.
    4. Identify and define terminology of the occupational therapy framework.
    5. Identify and define terminology frequently used in occupational therapy practice.
  3. Use basic oral skills and appropriate written skills with medical terms and abbreviation frequently used by the occupational therapy profession.
    1. Use diacritical and accents correctly.
    2. Recognize and define common medical and occupational therapy abbreviations.
    3. Apply medical abbreviations correctly in a medical note.
    4. Recognize frequently used abbreviations in an occupational therapy progress note.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
 

  1. Pronunciation Guidelines
    1. Diacritical marks and accent marks phonetically sound out medical terms
  2. Word Roots
    1. Definition and spelling of word roots
    2. Word roots to build medical terms
  3. Combining Forms
    1. Combining form correctly to build medical terms
  4. Suffixes
    1. Definition and spelling of medical suffixes
    2. Suffixes to build medical terms
  5. Prefixes
    1. Definition and spelling of medical prefixes
    2. Prefixes to build medical terms
  6. Medical Specialties
    1. Medical specialties by function
    2. Definition and spelling of terms which represent medical specialties
  7. Vitals
    1. Definition, spelling and understanding of terminology for vital measures
  8. Anatomical Terms
    1. Definition and spelling of anatomical terms
  9. Systems of the Human Body with Definition and Spelling of Systems Terms
    1. Digestive system
    2. Urinary system
    3. Integumentary system
    4. Male and female reproductive system
    5. Respiratory system
    6. Endocrine system
    7. Nervous system
    8. Musculoskeletal system
    9. Cardiovascular system
    10. Lymphatic system
    11. Eyes and ears
  10. Mental Health/Psychiatric Terminology
    1. Definition and spelling of mental health/psychiatric terms
    2. Signs and symptoms related to mental health & illness terminology
    3. Definition and spelling of mental illness diagnoses, signs and symptoms
    4. Introduction to, defining and spelling of terminology associated with occupational therapy intervention methods
  11. Occupational Therapy Terminology
    1. Definition and spelling of occupational therapy practice framework terminology
    2. Introduction, defining and spelling of terminology associated with occupational therapy assessment and evaluation techniques and methods
    3. Introduction to, defining and spelling of terminology associated with the motor‐praxis, sensory‐perceptual, cognitive, emotional regulation, and communication/interaction performance skills.
      1. Neuromusculoskeletal
      2. Sensory
      3. Perceptual
      4. Cognitive
    4. Introduction to, defining and spelling of occupational therapy terminology associated with occupational therapy interventions in mental health
    5. Introduction to, defining and spelling of occupational terminology associated with physical dysfunction intervention and wellness promotion
  12. Medical Abbreviations
    1. Medical abbreviations - purpose and use
    2. Interpretation of medical abbreviations incorporated into medical notes
    3. Abbreviation terminology frequently utilized by occupational therapy in documentation

Primary Faculty
Seefried, Mariea
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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