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OTAS 1110 - Mental Health Conditions

Credit Hours: 3.00


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

Corequisites: OTAS 1000 OTAS 1012 , OTAS 1210 , OTAS 1230 , and OTAS 1235 

This course provides an overview of the most common mental health conditions and disorders referred to occupational therapy.  The content will explore current practice trends, definitions, etiology, incidence, pathology, goal setting, and intervention methods. Disorders will be introduced as categorized in the DSM-5.  The interprofessional team involved in client intervention will be explored as well as the relationship of occupational performance to health and wellness. Literature reviews for related evidence-based and best practice will be

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Fall semester only

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Curricular Threads: The OTA program curriculum is driven by the emphasis of a growing intensity of objective and outcomes for student success. The curriculum threads or themes are interwoven throughout the occupational therapy assistant program education. Each course syllabus identifies for the student those threads emphasized in a particular course. The threads emphasized in OTAS 1110 are communication and best practice methods.

Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to develop knowledge in the background of psychiatric conditions.

Objectives:

  1. Identify psychiatric terminology and definition.
  2. Identify the development and use of the DSM.
  3. Identify and define stress as a factor in mental health.
  4. Identify defensive mechanisms.
  5. Identify mental health models and theories.
  6. Identify the Michigan mental health code.
  7. Understand how history & sociopolitical climates influence practice.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of a given psychiatric diagnosis including the etiology, the incidence, and the pathology.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the etiology, incidence and pathology of anxiety and related disorders
  2. Identify the etiology, incidence and pathology of mood disorders including depression, bipolar and related disorders
  3. Identify the etiology, incidence and pathology of neuro‐cognitive and related disorders
  4. Identify the etiology, incidence and pathology of neuro‐development disorders
  5. Identify the etiology, incidence and pathology of sleep‐wake, sexual dysfunction and disruptive disorders
  6. Identify the etiology, incidence and pathology of substance abuse
  7. Identify the etiology, incidence and pathology of schizophrenia spectrum and related psychotic disorders
  8. Identify the etiology, incidence and pathology of personality disorders
  9. Identify the etiology, incidence and pathology of feeding, eating and somatic disorders
  10. Identify the etiology, incidence and pathology of dissociative disorders and other disorders
  11. Identify the social, community and physical implications important to occupational performance and mental health

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of mental health and wellness to occupational performance of the individual.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the impact of symptoms/behaviors to occupational function/dysfunction
  2. Identify the role of OT/OTA in symptom and behavior management
  3. Identify the implications for occupational therapy involvement
  4. Identify the promotion of health and wellness

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of occupation treatment intervention and in the promotion of health and prevention of disease with mental health diagnoses.

Objectives:

  1. Identify psychosocial OT theories and models
  2. Identify & begin application of the OT process in mental health settings/situations
  3. Identify & begin application of the role of the OTR/COTA in mental health settings/situations
  4. Identify occupation‐based problems for a given diagnosis
  5. Identify occupation‐based intervention goals for a given diagnosis
  6. Identify & begin application of the purposeful activity for the intervention of a given diagnosis in mental health settings/situations
  7. Identify the interprofessional team in mental health treatment and roles

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
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Introduction
    1. Course requirements and expectations of student & competencies
    2. Best practice - identifying evidence through scholarly resources
  2. Introduction to mental health practice and issues
    1. Diagnostic categories/diagnosis DSM
    2. Medical models versus OT practice models.
    3. Influence of history, theories & sociopolitical climates.
    4. Physical conditions with mental health co‐diagnoses
  3. Occupational therapy practice
    1. Occupational therapy practice framework
    2. OT process
    3. Role delineation/communication
    4. Understanding of signs/symptoms/behaviors
  4. Stress
    1. Definition of stress
    2. Clinical picture for stress including etiology, incidence and pathology and impact to occupational function
    3. Occupation‐based therapy goals appropriate for stress
    4. Team members and communication/collaboration
    5. Role of occupation in the promotion of health and wellness
  5. Defense Mechanisms
    1. Define defense mechanisms
    2. Normal vs abnormal use
  6. Mental Health Models
    1. Mental health models used in occupational therapy
    2. The role of occupation in the mental health models
  7. Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
    1. Clinical picture for substance dependency and addictive disorders including etiology, incidence, and pathology; implications for function/treatment, culture and lifestyle considerations, implications for occupational therapy
    2. Occupation based treatment goals
    3. Interprofessional team
    4. The role of occupation in the promotion of wellness
  8. Schizophrenia Spectrum/Psychotic Disorders
    1. Clinical picture for schizophrenia including etiology, incidence, and pathology
    2. Types of schizophrenia on spectrum
    3. Interprofessional team
    4. Appropriate occupation‐based therapy goals for schizophrenia
    5. The role of occupation in the promotion of health and wellness
  9. Feeding and Eating Disorders
    1. Clinical picture of disorders including etiology, incidence, and pathology
    2. Occupation‐based therapy goals
    3. The role of occupation in the promotion of health and wellness
  10. Anxiety/OCD and Trauma related Disorders
    1. Clinical picture for disorders including etiology, incidence, and pathology
    2. Occupation‐based therapy goals appropriate for anxiety and panic disorders
    3. Team members
    4. The role of occupation in the promotion of wellness
  11. Bipolar/Depression and related Disorders
    1. Clinical picture for bipolar disorders including etiology, incidence, and pathology
    2. Team members
    3. Occupation‐based therapy goals appropriate for bipolar disorders
    4. The role of occupation in the promotion of wellness
  12. Personality Disorders
    1. Clinical picture for personality disorders including etiology, incidence, and pathology
    2. Occupation‐based therapy goals appropriate for personality disorders
    3. Interprofessional team
    4. The role of occupation in the promotion of health and wellness
  13. Dissociative Disorders
    1. Clinical picture for dissociative disorders including etiology, incidence, and pathology
    2. Occupation‐based therapy goals appropriate for dissociative disorders
    3. Team members
    4. The role of occupation in the promotion of wellness
  14. Neuro‐cognitive Disorders
    1. Clinical picture for organic mental disorders including etiology, incidence, and pathology
    2. Occupation‐based therapy goals appropriate for organic mental disorders
    3. Team members
    4. The role of occupation in the promotion of wellness
  15. Mood Disorders ‐ Depressive, Bipolar and related disorders
    1. Clinical picture for mood disorders including etiology, incidence, and pathology
    2. Occupation‐based therapy goals
    3. Team members
    4. The role of occupation in the promotion of wellness
  16. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    1. Mental health diagnoses pertaining to children and adolescents
    2. Clinical picture for disorders of children and adolescence
    3. Occupation‐based therapy goals
    4. Interprofessional team
    5. The role of occupation in the promotion of wellness
  17. Role of Psychiatric Personnel (Team Members)
    1. Team members:
      1. Music therapists
      2. Art therapists
      3. Therapeutic recreation specialists
      4. Pharmacologists/pharmacists
      5. Vocational rehab counselor
      6. Psychologists
      7. Medical specialists
      8. Nurse
      9. Social worker
      10. Nutritionist
      11. Psychiatrist
    2. Descriptions of each team member’s role
  18. Michigan Mental Health Code
    1. Parameters of practice for Occupational Therapists/COTA’s

Primary Faculty
Seefried, Mariea
Secondary Faculty
Wysocki, Pennie
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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