Applied Clinical Practice: Job and Volunteer Training Project
Christine Berg, Adam Pearson
This four course sequence offers students opportunities to: 1) enhance clinical skills, 2) support evidence based practice, 3) provide leadership opportunities, and 4) allow specialization in an area of clinical practice. Students will have an opportunity to develop occupation-based programs for clinics or other community agencies in the St. Louis region. The course is a collaborative self-directed service learning experience under the guidance of an OT faculty member and a community partner. The student will be guided by the needs of the agency in helping to build the agency´s capacity. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.
This is the second of a three part course sequence. The student will be trained in specific research methodologies, gain skills in the use of standardized measurement tools, conduct behavioral analysis, and enter data in an established database. The data will be collected in clinical or community settings. The student will be mentored in the research process. Students will review the literature related to their research question, and articulate the methodology they will use in their research design. Students may choose from productive aging, pediatrics, work and industry, or participation concentrations. Semester: Fall. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.
This is an eight-week, full-time clinical experience supervised by clinical faculty that allows the student to practice evaluation and treatment skills acquired in the classroom and laboratory. Additional emphasis emphasizes development of professional behaviors. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None
This opportunity allows PP DPT (post-professional doctor of physical therapy) students to pursue a topic of special clinical interest under the supervision and guidance of a faculty member. Students may register for 1-6 credits of clinical practicum in a semester. A maximum of 6 units of clinical practicum may be credited toward the DPT degree. Each unit of credit for clinical practicum should reflect approximately 45 hours of work performed by the student. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. Prerequisite: Contact Department of Physical Therapy. Additional Info: None.
Community Health and Occupational Therapy
Christine Berg, Peggy Neufeld, M01 OT 5264
This course examines community health and education practices for communities, and populations. Practice models are explored for health promotion, facilitating occupational performance and wellness, and population health across the lifespan and in different settings. An occupation-based approach is used. Students are prepared with community practice skills, including needs assessment, negotiating community partnerships, program planning and evaluation. Semester: Spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.
This course provides an in-depth understanding of the psychological, social, political, physical, and cultural elements of the environment that influence public health, participation, well-being and quality of life. Disability, as the consequence of environmental barriers, and the relationship between the person and environments as both change across the life span, will be discussed. Disability prevention will be highlighted. Assessment and intervention strategies that maximize participation in daily activities and prevent disabilities will be examined in home, school, workplace, and other community settings. Semester: Spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.
Pediatricians in Community is a 2 week required rotation for pediatric residents at St Louis Children's Hospital designed to expose the resident to the needs of the most vulnerable children. Semester: Fall, spring, summer. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.
Professional Issues and Skill Development IV
Tammy Burlis, M02 PHYS THER 655
Focus will be on the professional skills students need to function in entry-level practice in a variety of settings. Students will study licensure, and will participate in lobbying and a mock House of Delegates. Skills in serving as an expert witness, a leader, a peer instructor and in clinical instruction will be developed. Students will be expected to participate in a service project and activities of the American Physical Therapy Association. Cultural and race issues will be actively explored. Semester: Spring- annually. Prerequisite: Contact Department of Physical Therapy. Additional Info: None.
STATS is a selective course for first year medical students and a student organization for medical students in all years to teach a two-day HIV/AIDS awareness curriculum to students in the Parkway School District and at Wellness Day hosted by Washington University St. Louis. Semester: Fall, spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.
The Pre-Medical Institute exposes high school students to the possibilities provided by a medical career. In the suture workshop, medical students teach students considering a career in medicine about surgical knot tying and suturing techniques. Semester: Summer- annually. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.