School of Medicine
Applied Clinical Research I, II, III
Susan Stark, OT601, OT602, OT603
This is a four course sequence offering the students opportunities to perform a systematic investigation of a topic under study in an existing research laboratory.   Students will be mentored to develop in-depth knowledge of an area of occupational performance research. Students work as team members and contribute to one or more aspects of clinical research including designing research studies, implementing research studies and disseminating research findings. Semester: Fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.
Clinical Experience I, II, III, IV
Tammy Burlis, M02 PHYS THER 691, 692, 693, 694
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
Environmental Factors Facilitating Performance & Participation I
Jessica Dashner, M01 OT 5163
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, are discussed. Disability prevention is highlighted. Assessment and intervention strategies that maximize participation in daily activities and prevent disabilities are examined in home, school, workplace, and other community settings. Semester: Spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.
Health Promotion, Participation and Wellness for Persons with Chronic Disease
Christine Berg & Jessica Dashner, M01 OT 5380
The impact of chronic disease on daily participation affects health-related quality of life and well-being. Students study health promotion and preventive individual and group models of service delivery for community-dwelling people. Using Healthy People 2020 topic areas, students explore theory-driven, evidence-based health education solutions for consumers with chronic conditions to strengthen their community participation. Students discover therapeutic interventions, empowering people to manage their conditions and connect with community resources for health promotion, prevention and wellness. Semester: Spring. Prerequisite: None. Additional Info: None.
Pediatricians in Community
Sarah Garwood, Residency
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
The focus of this course is on professional skills students need to function in entry-level practice in a variety of settings. Students study licensure, and 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 are developed. Students are expected to participate in a service project and activities of the American Physical Therapy Association. Cultural and race issues are actively explored. Semester: Spring- annually. Prerequisite: Contact Department of Physical Therapy. Additional Info: None.
Promoting Population Health through Community Partnerships
Christine Berg & Peggy Neufeld, M01 OT 5285
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.


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