2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 18, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


Undergraduate Prerequisites Course Numbering
A “C-” or higher is required in all prerequisite courses 100-299 - Lower division undergraduate
  300-499 - Upper division undergraduate
  500-699 - Graduate
Search Tip 700-799 - Doctoral
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  • NURS 663 - Psychiatric Mental Health Diagnosis and Management II


    Credits: Three
    Prerequisite: NURS 661 and NURS 662
    Corequisite: NURS 664

    This course will provide the student with an opportunity to evaluate and apply evidenced-based approaches of health promotion, diagnosis and management of psychiatric illness in the care of children and adolescents and their families.  An expansion of knowledge in a variety of theories and models will be used to develop an understanding of the etiologies of complex mental health disorders in order to diagnose, treat, and evaluate a variety of DSM-5 diagnoses among children and adolescent clients and their families.  Students will continue to develop more in-depth knowledge of various psychopharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions including crisis intervention, as well as individual and group psychotherapies.

     

  
  • NURS 664 - Psychiatric Mental Health Diagnosis and Management Practicum II


    Credits: Three
    Prerequisite: NURS 661 and NURS 662
    Corequisite: NURS 663

    This practicum is designed to synthesize advanced practice knowledge relevant to children and adolescents and their families with psychiatric illness.  Relevant theories will be integrated into the clinical management of children and adolescents with complex psychiatric symptoms and a variety of DSM-5 disorders.  A variety of treatment and management strategies will be explored.  Evidence-based practice and research-based clinical decision making will be emphasized in order to evaluate, diagnosis, treat, and evaluate a variety of DSM-5 diagnoses across the life span.
  
  • NURS 665 - Psychiatric Mental Health Diagnosis and Management III


    Credits: Three
    Prerequisite: NURS 663 and NURS 664
    Corequisite: NURS 667

    This course is designed to synthesize theoretical knowledge and evidenced based research for psychiatric-mental health specialty areas with a focus on life span issues.  A continued expansion of knowledge in a variety of theories and models will be used to further enhance an understanding of complex mental health disorders in order to diagnose, treat, and evaluate a variety of specialty issues among patients across the life span.  Students will develop an advanced knowledge of various psychopharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions including individual and group psychotherapies to treat various complex DSM-5 disorders across the life span.
  
  • NURS 667 - Psychiatric Mental Health Diagnosis and Management Practicum III


    Prerequisite: NURS 663 and NURS 664
    Corequisite: NURS 665

    This practicum is designed to synthesize advanced practice knowledge relevant to psychiatric-mental health specialty areas with a focus on life span issues.  Students will show an advanced ability to integrate relevant theories into the clinical management of targeted across the life span with complex psychiatric symptoms and a variety of DSM-5 disorders.  A variety of treatment and management strategies will be explored.  Using advanced evidence-based practice knowledge and research-based clinical decision-making students will evaluate, diagnosis, treat, and evaluate a variety of DSM-5 diagnoses across the life span working within a more advanced role.

     

  
  • NURS 697 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Six (6)
  
  • NURS 700 - Principles of Epidemiology And Biostatistics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-341
    This course introduces students to the purpose, content, and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics with particular emphasis on applications in epidemiology, public health, global health, disease surveillance and outbreak analysis, health care administration, and the social and biological sciences. Basic statistics, including exploratory data analysis, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and ANOVA methods are presented. Students will learn to evaluate and use output from statistical computing software.

  
  • NURS 701 - Foundations of Clinical Scholarship


    Credits: Three (3)
    As the first course in the DNP program, this course is designed to refine students’ scholarly writing skills through a variety of strategies. Along with important works in nursing, students will explore literature in other disciplines. The process of concept analysis will be emphasized.
  
  • NURS 702 - Integrating and Synthesizing Research


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-700 and NURS-701
    This course emphasizes an objective approach to the integration and synthesis of knowledge according to scientific principles and rules. The conceptual consequences imposed by science on philosophies of knowledge are also discussed. Manuscript preparation and practical use of evidence are incorporated in an effort to prepare students for the design of research proposals.

  
  • NURS 703 - Ethics For Advanced Nursing Practice


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-700 and NURS-701
    This course is designed to present ethical principles and decision-making models for the highest level of nursing practice. Students will use evidence-based nursing and interprofessional literature to analyze ethical dilemmas that arise in professional practice.
  
  • NURS 704 - Quality and Patient Safety in Advanced Nursing Practice


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is designed to provide students with the foundation of process improvement (PI) and quality improvement (QI) concepts. Students will be exposed to theoretical perspectives of quality and patient safety factors and the use of selected process improvement tools. Evidence-based practice and change management will be integrated with concepts of PI and QI. Systems thinking will be emphasized.
  
  • NURS 705 - Clinical Inquiry I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-700, NURS-701, NURS-702, and NURS-703
    In this course, students will design an evidence-based research study that will guide clinical practice. The feasibility of conducting this research initiative will be explored. Potential funding sources and budget issues will be examined. Students will complete the human subjects training and write a proposal.
  
  • NURS 706 - Clinical Inquiry II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-705
    In this course, students will implement their clinical project and complete data collection. Students will apply integrated research concepts as they pertain to their clinical project. Utilization of various methods of data analysis and data management systems will be explored.
  
  • NURS 707 - Clinical Inquiry III


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-706
    In this course, students complete data analysis of the clinical project. Based upon the results of data analysis, the student will disseminate his/her evidence-based research through written and oral delivery.
  
  • NURS 708 - Organizational and Systems Leadership


    Credits: Three (3)
    Students will analyze organizational, management and social science theories in the context of organizational leadership and change management. Systems thinking is emphasized.

  
  • NURS 709 - Advanced Health Policy


    Credits: Three (3)
    In this course the student uses knowledge of the American healthcare system to identify economically and politically feasible and viable policy changes that would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the system’s delivery of health care. The student will explore the policy making process in preparation to be effective advocates for health policy change.
  
  • NURS 710 - Graduate Statistics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Understanding the measurement of phenomena is a critical component of the research process. Procedures for selecting, applying, and interpreting the correct statistical application to a research problem will be presented with students processing the results.
  
  • OCTH 325 - Occupational Therapy Practice Skills


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-315
    This course introduces basic occupational therapy concepts and procedures including safe and effective care techniques, documentation, and monitoring of clients status. Students develop skills for occupational therapy practice in medical and community-based settings. In addition, the course introduces students to the practice ethics, occupational therapy roles and expands the discussion on professional behaviors.

  
  • OCTH 390 - Neuroscience


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-301
    This course explores neuroanatomy and neurophysiology concepts as they relate to the performance of human occupations. The structure and function of the human central and peripheral nervous systems will be applied to the analysis of normal and abnormal movement, touch, vision, perception, cognition, learning, memory, and attention. Recent research that addresses the brains processing in serial and parallel, leading to performance in occupations will be discussed.
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  • OCTH 430 - Movement Analysis and Occupation


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-301
    Corequisite: OCTH-430L and OCTH-325

    This course analyzes purposeful human movement. An in-depth look at joint structure and function provides insight into how muscles act upon joints to create movement. The course emphasizes hands-on skill acquisition in goniometry and manual muscle testing with functional applications across the life span. Strength, joint range, and dexterity and posture will be analyzed in terms of occupational performance. Principles of ergonomics are discussed; assessment and intervention are introduced for multiple work-place environments.
  
  • OCTH 430L - Required Lab - Octh 430


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: OCTH-430

  
  • OCTH 500 - Group Processes and Counseling


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-254 and PSYC-321
    Corequisite: OCTH-590

    This course provides an introduction to the behavioral sciences and theoretical frameworks that study and operationalize group behaviors and activities across occupational therapy practice areas. It is experiential in nature and provides students with theoretical and practice skills necessary to facilitate group activities within occupational therapy practice settings.

  
  • OCTH 505 - Level 1A Fieldwork


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-325
    Corequisite: OCTH-430 and OCTH-510

    This is the first of three Level I fieldwork experiences. Classroom preparation for fieldwork will be completed prior to student placement. Fieldwork placements allow students to experience service provision applicable to occupational therapy intervention to gain directed observation and supervised participation.

  
  • OCTH 506 - Applied Human Anatomy


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Admission to the OT Program
    This is an advanced graduate study of the gross anatomy of the human body, including pro-section and dissection of a human cadaver. Note: The course is intended for students in Maryville’s Occupational Therapy Program.
  
  • OCTH 508 - OT Practice Skills


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Admission to the OT Program
    Skills for occupational therapy practice are introduced as a foundational basis for safe and effective service provision.
  
  • OCTH 510 - Occupational Therapy Evaluation


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-341
    Corequisite: OCTH-430, and OCTH-510L

    This course provides the foundational basis for the evaluation domain and process in occupational therapy. Screenings, diagnostic measures, and occupational profiles are practiced. Assessment methods and tools are overviewed, and properties of standardized and non-standardized measures are analyzed and evaluated. Assessment selection, administration, interpretation and application to intervention planning are discussed.
  
  • OCTH 510L - Required Lab - Octh 510


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: OCTH-510

  
  • OCTH 512 - Theory and Fundamentals


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to the OT Program
    This is a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of occupation as well as the theories, models, and frames of reference used in occupational therapy practice. A common understanding of the basic tenets and vision of the profession will be explored from historical and contemporary perspectives.
  
  • OCTH 513 - Foundational Neuroscience


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: OCTH-506

    This course explores neuroanatomy and neurophysiology concepts as they relate to the performance of human occupations. The structure and function of the human central and peripheral nervous systems will be applied to the analysis of normal and abnormal function.
  
  • OCTH 514 - Level IA Fieldwork


    Credits: Two (2)
    Corequisite: OCTH-508

    This is the first of three Level I fieldwork experiences. Fieldwork placements allow students to experience service provision applicable to occupational therapy intervention to gain directed observation and supervised participation.
  
  • OCTH 515 - Health Conditions I


    Credits: One (1)
    Corequisite: OCTH-516

    This course introduces conditions commonly seen in pediatric and adolescent occupational therapy practice. Emphasis is placed on etiology, symptoms, medical and alternative intervention, and implications for occupational performance.
  
  • OCTH 516 - Occupational Evaluation and Intervention I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-508
    Corequisite: OCTH-515

    This course consists of lectures, discussions and experiential laboratories that relate concepts, values and skills needed to facilitate the occupational performance of persons across the life span who are experiencing psychosocial distress due to situational or neurobehavioral problems.  Contemporary issues in mental health and occupational therapy as they relate to the provision of clinic- and community-based care will be explored, including provision of services to under-served and nontraditional client groups including the psychosocial climate assessment of schools and workplaces.
  
  • OCTH 517 - Therapeutic Adaptation


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Admission to the OT Program
    This course focuses on compensation and adaptation components of the occupational therapy intervention process including principles of altering task methods, adapting task objectives and modifying contexts as occupational therapy intervention methods.
  
  • OCTH 518 - Biomechanical Aspects of Occupation


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-506
    This course analyzes purposeful human movement. An in-depth look at joint structure and function provides insight into how muscles act upon joints to create movement. Musculoskeletal function will be analyzed in terms of occupational performance.
  
  • OCTH 520 - Therapeutic Adaptation Enabling Occupation


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-305, OCTH-390, OCTH-430, and OCTH-510
    Corequisite: OCTH-520L

    The course focuses on the use of compensation and adaptation methods for facilitating occupational performance. Students will be introduced to principles of altering task methods, adapting task objectives and modifying contexts as occupational therapy intervention methods. Specific emphasis will be placed on the selection, use and training of low and high assistive technologies available to address the occupational needs of individuals with disabilities.

  
  • OCTH 520L - Required Lab - Octh 520


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: OCTH-520

  
  • OCTH 521 - Population - Based OT


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-508 and OCTH-512
    This course explores current and emerging occupational therapy service delivery environments. Students will incorporate the use of evidence, community based practice models and population based program design to address issues of occupational justice and promotion of wellness. 
  
  • OCTH 525 - Adjunctive Methods for Enabling Occupation


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-430 and OCTH-510
    Corequisite: OCTH-525L

    This course focuses on enabling and adaptive components of the occupational therapy intervention process, including low temperature orthotics, prosthetics, and preparatory modalities (superficial thermal, mechanical, deep thermal and electrotherapeutic). Clinical and mechanical principles for low temperature orthotic design and construction are applied. Client assessment, fabrication or customization of orthotic devices, and instructions to client or caregiver are stressed. The safe and proper use of preparatory modalities to facilitate occupational performance are conceptualized.

  
  • OCTH 525L - Required Lab - Octh 525


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: OCTH-525

  
  • OCTH 527 - OT Research


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course examines the role of qualitative and quantitative research in guiding practice decisions.
  
  • OCTH 528 - Level 1B Fieldwork


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-516
    This is the second of three Level I fieldwork experiences. Students will engage in service provision.
  
  • OCTH 590 - Occupational Intervention I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-321 and OCTH-325; OCTH-510
    Corequisite: OCTH-590L

    This course focuses on the concepts, values and skills needed to facilitate the occupational performance of persons across the life span who are experiencing psychosocial distress due to situational or neurobehavioral problems. Contemporary issues in mental health and occupational therapy as they relate to the provision of clinic and community-based care will be explored.

  
  • OCTH 590L - Required Lab-Octh 590


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: OCTH-590

  
  • OCTH 592 - Level 1B Fieldwork


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-505
    This is the second of three Level I fieldwork experiences. Classroom preparation for fieldwork will be completed prior to student placement. Fieldwork placements allow students to experience service provision applicable to occupational therapy intervention to gain directed observation and supervised participation.

  
  • OCTH 595 - Occupational Therapy Research and Data Analysis Methods


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-341 and PSYC-342
    Corequisite: OCTH-603

    This course explores qualitative and quantitative research methods including clinical research design and methods for analyzing and interpreting data. Emphasis is placed on enhancing students ability to assess the credibility and applicability of research results to occupational therapy practice and to provide the basis for active participation in evidence-based research to support occupational therapy practice.

  
  • OCTH 600 - Occupational Intervention II


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-390, OCTH-510, and OCTH-590
    Corequisite: OCTH-600L

    This course builds upon prior learning of normal cognitive, perceptual, motor, visual, social and behavioral development as a basis for understanding interventions for individuals who exhibit dysfunctions that impair full participation in home and community environments. The nature and purposes of various methods and tools of intervention are described. An overview of approaches and theories is provided. Students will learn to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of interventions and acquire beginning skills in implementing intervention planning across the lifespan and in a variety of settings.
  
  • OCTH 600L - Required Lab - Octh 600


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: OCTH-600

  
  • OCTH 601 - Occupational Intervention III


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-305, OCTH-600
    Corequisite: OCTH-601L

    This course teaches occupational therapy intervention strategies for people of all ages are experiencing the occupational affects of physical dysfunction. It uses activity analysis perspective that considers client factors, contexts and occupational activities while selecting and designing intervention strategies. Students receive instruction on theories and techniques relevant to physical interventions and learn to think critically about the interventions they choose, based upon a client’s occupational profile.
  
  • OCTH 601L - Required Lab - Octh 601


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: OCTH-601

  
  • OCTH 602 - Occupational Therapy Management and Administration


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-610 and OCTH-611
    This course explores facets of management of occupational therapy services in a constantly changing health care environment. Students learn about current trends in management strategies and occupational therapy delivery systems. Management roles to be addressed include strategic program planning, financial planning and management, marketing, consultation, facilitating communication in the workplace, personnel management, supervision and performance appraisal, assessing outcomes, and compliance with state and federal public policy regulations (including 3rd party reimbursement and accreditation).
  
  • OCTH 603 - Evidence Based Practice: Study Design


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC 342
    Corequisite: OCTH-595, OTH-603L

    This course examines the role of research in guiding practice decisions. Students will develop basic skills needed to become evidence-based practitioners by 1) learning when and how to find and use information resources including appropriate literature within and outside of occupational therapy; 2) critically appraising professional literature as it relates to clinical questions; and 3) designing a beginning-level clinical research study. Students will prepare a written research proposal to include a statement of the clinical question being explored, a review of relevant literature, a description of methods or procedures to be used, and proposed methods of data analysis.
  
  • OCTH 603L - Required Lab - Octh 603


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: OCTH-603

  
  • OCTH 604 - Community Practice


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-590, OCTH-600, and OCTH-601
    This course explores occupational therapy services in the community and incorporates the use of evidence, public health models and service learning into its discussion of the present and emerging roles of occupational therapy in community settings. Occupational justice and public health constructs lay the foundation for the course’s philosophical perspective. The course discusses the distinct features of various practice settings such as schools, workshops and social service agencies.

  
  • OCTH 605 - Practice Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-504, OCTH-520, OCTH-525, OCTH-600, and OCTH-601
    Corequisite: OCTH-601

    Small groups of students will work closely with a faculty facilitator in a problem-based learning approach to developing clinical reasoning teamwork, and professional communication skills. Cases will allow participants to explore biopsychosocial, occupational performance, ethical, and environmental issues through the life span, and to apply a variety of frames of reference to evaluation and intervention. Students will be encouraged to explore and evaluate their knowledge and attitudes relative to a variety of clinical and social issues. An emphasis on independent, lifelong learning and generating solutions to complex problems will be evident throughout the course.

  
  • OCTH 607 - Health Conditions II


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: OCTH 515
    Corequisite: OCTH-528

    This course introduces conditions commonly seen in pediatric occupational therapy practice. Emphasis is placed on etiology, symptoms, medical and alternative intervention, and implications for occupational performance.
  
  • OCTH 608 - Level 1C Fieldwork


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-592
    This is the third of three Level I fieldwork experiences. Classroom preparation for fieldwork will be completed prior to student placement. Fieldwork placements allow students to experience service provision applicable to occupational therapy intervention to gain directed observation and supervised participation.

  
  • OCTH 610 - Level 2A Fieldwork


    Credits: Eight (8)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-500, OCTH-604, OCTH-605, OCTH-606, and OCTH-608
    This experience provides the student with an opportunity for professional role modeling and to carry out professional responsibilities under supervision. The student will be exposed to a variety of clients in an assigned setting. Level II fieldwork promotes clinical reasoning, insightful practice, ethical behavior, professionalism, and competence as an entry-level, generalist occupational therapist.

  
  • OCTH 611 - Level 2B Fieldwork


    Credits: Eight (8)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-500, OCTH-604, OCTH-605, OCTH-606, and OCTH-608
    This experience provides the student with an opportunity for professional role modeling and to carry out professional responsibilities under supervision. The student will be exposed to a variety of clients in a setting unique from the Level II A fieldwork. Fieldwork promotes clinical reasoning, insightful practice, ethical behavior, professionalism, and competence as an entry-level generalist occupational therapist.

  
  • OCTH 612 - Occupational Evaluation and Intervention II


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-516
    Corequisite: OCTH-607

    This lecture and laboratory course builds on prior learning of typical cognitive, perceptual, motor, visual, social, and behavioral development as a basis for understanding evaluations and interventions for pediatric individuals who exhibit dysfunctions that impair full participation across environments. This course focuses on the concepts, values and skills needed to facilitate the occupational performance of infant, children and adolescent clients. Theoretical frameworks and evidence are applied to operationalization client evaluation and intervention (both individual and group) within a variety of settings.
  
  • OCTH 613 - Best Practices in OT


    Credits: Three
    Corequisite: OCTH 612

    This course will focus on best practice for occupational performance.  Key literature connecting areas of practice will be explored to facilitate student identification of their approach to practice and identify strategies for addressing the capacities and limitations for individuals they will serve.
  
  • OCTH 614 - Adjunctive Intervention Methods


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH 518
    This course focuses on enabling and adaptive components of the occupational therapy intervention process.  Clinical and mechanical principles for low temperature orthotic design and construction are applied to fabrication of
    orthotic devices. In addition, the safe and proper use of preparatory modalities (superficial thermal, mechanical, deep thermal and electrotherapeutic) are introduced as preparatory methods to facilitate occupational performance.
  
  • OCTH 615 - Research Practicum


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH 527
    This course will engage students in faculty research projects to gain an understanding of sampling, measurement, data collection and analysis, and disseminating research findings.
  
  • OCTH 616 - Practice Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores various facets of management of occupational therapy services in a constantly changing health care environment. With a focus on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework students learn about current trends in management strategies, management practices, and the evolution of occupational therapy delivery systems.
  
  • OCTH 617 - Health Conditions III


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-514
    Corequisite: OCTH-616

    This course introduces medical conditions commonly seen with the older adult population who receive occupational therapy services. Emphasis placed on etiology, symptoms, medical and alternative intervention and implications for occupational performance.
  
  • OCTH 618 - Occupational Evaluation and Intervention III


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-612
    Corequisite: OCTH-617, OCTH 618L

    This course focuses on concepts, values and skills needed to facilitate the occupational performance of older adult clients. Theoretical frameworks and evidence are used to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of client assessments and interventions. Operationalization of strategies for assessment and intervention focus on activity analysis perspectives that consider client factors, contexts, and occupational activities within a variety of clinic and community-based settings.
  
  • OCTH 619 - Summit Experience


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: OCTH-616

    This culminating course provides the opportunity for student to apply their learning to a population based service learning project.
  
  • OCTH 620 - Level 1C Fieldwork


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-528
    Corequisite: OCTH-618

    This is the third of three Level I fieldwork experiences. Fieldwork placements allow students to experience service provision applicable to occupational therapy intervention to gain directed observation and supervised participation.
  
  • OCTH 621 - Level 2A Fieldwork


    Credits: Eight (8)
    Prerequisite: Completion of all previous OT coursework
    This experience provides the student with an opportunity for professional role modeling and to carry out professional responsibilities under supervision. The student will be exposed to a variety of clients in an assigned setting. Level II fieldwork promotes clinical reasoning, insightful practice, ethical behavior, professionalism, and competence as an entry-level, generalist occupational therapist.
  
  • OCTH 622 - Level 2B Fieldwork


    Credits: Eight (8)
    Prerequisite: Completion of all previous OT coursework
    This experience provides the student with an opportunity for professional role modeling and to carry out professional responsibilities under supervision. The student will be exposed to a variety of clients in a setting unique from the Level II A fieldwork. Fieldwork promotes clinical reasoning, insightful practice, ethical behavior, professionalism, and competence as an entry-level generalist occupational therapist.
  
  • OCTH 623 - Evidence Based Practice Data Collection


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-603
    This course will focus on data collection and preliminary data analyses for the clinical research study proposed in OCTH 603. Students will collect clinical evidence of practice from data sources that may include, but are not limited to, record review/chart audit, review of administrative records, client evaluations, and client functional outcomes. Once data collection is completed the student will begin preliminary data analysis.

  
  • OCTH 643 - Evidence Based Practice: Results Of Research


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-623
    This course will focus on the analysis and interpretation of the clinical evidence collected in OCTH 623 and the oral and written preparation of the evidence-based research project. Students will prepare written documentation of their project according to guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Additionally, students will be required to orally present their research study to an audience that may include faculty and clinicians.

  
  • OCTH 650 - Advanced Practice Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-610 and OCTH-611
    Students returning from Level II fieldwork experiences will share their learning by reading and reflecting on issues relevant to contemporary clinical and community-based practice. Issues related to specialization and advanced-level practice development will be explored through readings and applicable learning activities.

  
  • OCTH 660 - Leadership and Ethics in Occupational Therapy


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-610 and OCTH-611
    This course discusses ethics relevant to occupational therapy practice and incorporates it into discussions on leadership skills and clinical practice. Using empirical evidence, case-scenarios and student experiences, the course provides an in-depth examination of the importance ethical duty has for modern occupational therapy practice. The course includes analysis of the qualities of leadership, including systemic thinking, cultural competence, empathy and altruism. The course culminates in a student led mock ethics conference.

  
  • OCTH 665 - Graduate Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: OCTH-610 and OCTH-611
    The capstone course is an opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have achieved the goals for learning established by Maryville University and the Occupational Therapy Program. Portions of the course will focus on teaching, service, and scholarship as it relates to occupational therapy. Students, while working with a mentor, will apply their learning to a project which will serve as the main evaluation criteria for the course.

  
  • ORGL 105 - Introduction to Leadership


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the nature of leadership from a multidisciplinary perspective. Emphasis is placed on helping students gain a better understanding of what makes for good leadership. Students will study classic and contemporary leadership theories, and then explore options to develop their personal leadership potential.


    Cross-listed: PSYC-105

  
  • ORGL 240 - Critical Thinking in Psychology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, or PSYC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    This course explores the importance of scientific critical thinking and ethics as they relate to advancing scientific knowledge, understanding, and application of knowledge in the Social Sciences. Students will develop a firm theoretical and scientific background related to scientific critical thinking and values in the Social Sciences to become critical thinkers within their disciplines.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-240
  
  • ORGL 250 - Strategic Comm in Leadership


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course concentrates on public relations theories, strategies, and tactics to meet organizational goals. Some areas covered include media relations, campaign development, social and new media, persuasion, and crisis communication. Students will be able to describe how these elements can be combined to create seamless programs that positively and ethically affect an organization. Students investigate issues that challenge contemporary organizations by analyzing case studies, conducting research, designing possible creative solutions, and gaining hands-on opportunities.
    Cross-listed: COMM-250
  
  • ORGL 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, or PSYC-202H
    This topics course is offered periodically based on student demand, interest, and needs. The course content is developed by the individual course instructor and is based on topics of special interest to organizational leadership majors. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
  • ORGL 351 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, PSCY-101F, or PSYC-202H
    This course explores the discipline of industrial and organizational psychology, the scientific study of psychology applied to work. Topics include but are not limited to selection, recruitment, psychological assessment, performance management, learning and development, organization assessment, organization attitudes and behavior, and workplace psychological health.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-351
  
  • ORGL 355 - Personnel Psychology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, PSYC-101F, PSYC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    This course examines the application of psychological research and theory to effective human resource management in organizations. Particular emphasis is given to recruitment, selection, performance management, learning and development, and the social and legal context of personnel psychology.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-355
  
  • ORGL 374 - Social Conflict and Negotiation


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, or PSYC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    This course will explore social science theory and practice as it relates to social conflict and negotiation in a variety of situations.Students will gain an understanding of the theoretical frameworks for social conflict and negotiation, and learn to apply theory to not only minimize the dysfunctions of conflict but also facilitate the constructive functions of conflict in their everyday lives.
    Cross-listed: PSYC/SOC 374
  
  • ORGL 472 - Understanding Organizational Behavior


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, PSYC-202H, SOC-101, or SOC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    Organizational behavior is the scientific study of how people think, feel, and behave in and around organizations. It is an interdisciplinary field of study that integrates knowledge from psychology, sociology, and organization sciences. The purpose of this course is to examine the foundational theories in organizational behavior and their application for the purpose of improving organization effectiveness and individual well-being.


    Cross-listed: PSYC-472, SOC-472

  
  • ORGL 473 - Group Dynamics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, PSYC-202H, SOC-101, or SOC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    This course focuses on the scientific study of social psychological processes in groups. We will explore the theoretical explanations for group processes and the practical application of theory to groups. Topics include but are not limited to theory on group dynamics, group formation and development, structure of groups, group processes, and team effectiveness.


    Cross-listed: PSYC-473, SOC-473

  
  • ORGL 480 - Senior Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: CRIM/PSYC/SOC-341 and CRIM/PSYC/SOC-342 with minimum grade of C-, and Senior status
    This course is the culminating, capstone experience in the social science curriculum. Students will review and discuss their course of study and its application beyond graduation. Students will work with a social science faculty member toward the completion of a research project intended to explore an area of interest in the student’s field of study. NOTE: Successful completion of Senior Seminar is achieved upon completion of the student project.

     

     
    Cross-listed: CRIM-480, PSYC-480, SOC-480

  
  • ORGL 491 - Organization Consulting


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides students with applied experience in organization assessment and consulting. Student consultants will apply concepts and methods to assess a real client organization in order to help them improve effectiveness. You will develop foundational knowledge on collecting, analyzing, and feeding back assessment information to the client. The course will help you build your resume while providing pro-bono services to a non-profit organization.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-491
  
  • ORGL 492 - Organization Consulting Interventions


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides students with applied experience in the design and delivery of leadership and organization effectiveness interventions. The focus of the course is on designing, implementing, and evaluating an intervention with a real client organization. As an undergraduate student, you will develop foundational knowledge on designing and evaluating empirically supported interventions. The course will help you build your resume while providing pro-bono services to a non-profit organization.
    Cross-listed: PSYC-492
  
  • ORGL 495 - Practicum


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC 101, PSYC 101F, PSYC 202, PSYC 202H, SOC 101, SOC 101F or SOC 202H; Minimum grade C-
    Junior Status

    This course is designed as a culminating experience to integrate theory and practice in the context of an approved field-based experience under the supervision of the course instructor. Practicum requires completion of 150 clock hours on site along with coursework relevant to the student’s field experience.


    Cross-listed: PSYC-495, SOC-495

  
  • ORGL 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, or PSYC-202H; Minimum grade B
    Junior- or senior-level students may design and conduct an independent study project in a field of their interest in partnership with a faculty adviser.
  
  • ORGL 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-101, or PSYC-202H; Minimum grade C-
    This topics course is offered periodically based on student demand, interest, and needs. The course content is developed by the individual course instructor and is based on topics of special interest to organizational leadership majors. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
  • ORGL 580 - Conflict and Negotiation


    Credits: Three (3)

    Every organization has conflict and organizational members engage in conflict management, whether this process occurs formally or informally. Many individuals engage in conflict management without fully understanding why they do what they do or how they actually behave during conflict. In this course, you will learn theoretical models to help you better understand the differing types of conflict that can arise within an organization, why conflict arises, and when conflict can help versus hurt an organization. You will learn evidence-based practices to manage inter-individual, intragroup, and intergroup conflict. The course provides you with the opportunity to apply theory and observe the impact of your actions and thinking in dyadic and multi-party interactions.

  
  • ORGL 695 - Practicum/Internship In Organizational And Development


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    This course gives students an opportunity for career exploration, networking, community involvement and on-the-job experience before graduation.


    Note: Note. Successful completion of ORGL 520, ORGL 530, and ORGL 540 is recommended.

  
  • ORGL 698 - Organizational Leadership and Development Capstone


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ORGL-500, ORGL-520, ORGL-530, ORGL-540, ORGL-560, ORGL-570, and ORGL-580; or prior written permission from program director
    This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Organizational Leadership andamp; Development master’s program.Students will prepare a portfolio of their work throughout the program including a leadership philosophy statement, resume, and artifacts completed throughout the coursework.Students will complete a project using empirically-validated research and theory.
  
  • PHIL 110 - Political Ideologies


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the major political ideologies in the United States and worldwide, including liberalism, conservatism, the far left, and the far right.
    Cross-listed: PHIL-310, PSCI-110, PSCI-310
  
  • PHIL 220 - Intro to Philosophy


    Credits: Three (3)
    Students study selected readings from philosophers, to read their words, rather than read about them. This course develops critical intelligence through careful reading and discussion.
  
  • PHIL 230 - Logic: Inf and Methodology


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces formal logic: traditional logic (Aristotle) and symbolic logic.
  
  • PHIL 305 - Ancient Philosophy


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a general survey with an emphasis on Greek philosophers.
  
  • PHIL 306 - Medieval Philosophy


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies main philosophical movements from St. Augustine to William of Ockham, including a study of parallel developments in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course emphasizes the medieval discussions about God, human nature, and the cosmos.
  
  • PHIL 307 - Modern Philosophy


    Credits: Three (3)
    A survey of philosophy from the end of the Renaissance to the contemporary period, this course emphasizes such principal figures as Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Hume and Kant.
  
  • PHIL 308 - Contemporary Philosophy


    Credits: Three (3)
    A survey of 20th Century philosophy, this course examines relevant political philosophies, theories, and practices.
  
  • PHIL 310 - Political Ideologies


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the major political ideologies in the United States and worldwide, including liberalism, conservatism, the far left, and the far right.
    Cross-listed: PHIL-310, PSCI-110, PSCI-310
  
  • PHIL 325 - Ethics: Values/Decisions


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course presents and considers the essential structures presupposed by any value system, the variety of criteria that can be used for evaluating human action, and the process of making decisions in light of these various criteria.
 

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