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Unformatted text preview: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions STUDENT HANDBOOK Department of Occupational Therapy TABLE OF CONTENTS Phone Numbers and Addresses New Orleans Faculty and Staff Faculty Advisors and Advisees Faculty Advisor Meetings Student Counseling Record Master of Occupational Therapy Program Conceptual Model Vision Core Values Mission Program Goals Philosophy Curriculum Design Schematic Representation Sequence of Courses Course Description Student Outcomes References Standards for an Accredited Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist Technical Standards for Occupational Therapy Policies and Procedures Graduate Scholastic Requirements and Provisions for Academic Progression Policy and Procedures Related to Academic Conduct Professional Behaviors, Policies, and Guidelines Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics Honor Code Signature Page Addendum Allied Health Academic Calendar USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES Department of Occupational Therapy Student Health Clinic th 1900 Gravier St. 8 floor 3700 St. Charles Ave. NOLA, LA 70112 NOLA, LA 70115 504‐568‐4302 504‐525‐4839 Office of Student Affairs Office of the Registrar th 433 Bolivar St. 1900 Gravier St. 6 floor NOLA, LA 70112 NOLA, LA 70112 504‐568‐4254 504‐568‐4829 Office of Financial Aid Campus and Employee Assistance 433 Bolivar St Program (CAPS) NOLA, LA 70112 504‐568‐8888 Services: 24 hr Crisis Line University Police Problem Assessment 24hr/Emergency Short Term Counseling Referral 504‐568‐8999 Problems Addressed: IT Help Desk Family and Marital 1‐800‐303‐3290, [email protected] Mental Health; Drug/Alcohol Legal Referrals PROGESSIONAL ORZANIZATIONS REGULATORY AGENCIES The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Louisiana State Board of Medical 4720 Montgomery Lane Examiners (LSBME) Bethesda, MD 20814‐3425 630 Camp St. 301‐652‐2686 NOLA, LA 70130 504‐524‐6763; Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association (LOTA) National Board for Certification in PO Box 14806 Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Baton Rouge, LA 70898 800 S. Frederick Avenue, Ste 200 225‐291‐4014 Gaithersburg, MD 20877‐04150 301‐990‐7979 FACULTY AND STAFF FACULTY KELLY L. ALIG, MA, LOTR Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor Academic Background: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy; Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy, Doctoral Student in Educational Administration (Higher Education Concentration) Clinical Experience: Adult Physical Disabilities Areas of Experience and Interests: Neurorehabilitation; Lymphedema; Fieldwork Experience; Teaching and Learning (504) 568‐4303 [email protected] BARBARA DOUCET, PHD, LOTR Assistant Professor Academic Background: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy; Master of Health Science; PhD in Kinesiology/Human Movement Science Clinical Experience: Adult Physical Disabilities Areas of Experience and Interests: Recovery of motor function and motor control. Response of muscle to neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Promotion of health and recovery to achieve optimal ADL performance. (504) 568‐7697 [email protected] RENNIE U. JACOBS, PHD, LOTR, CHT Program Director/Interim Department Head and Assistant Professor Academic Background: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy; Master of Health Science; PhD in Clinical Anatomy Clinical Experience: Orthopedic Conditions, Physical Disabilities Areas of Expertise and Interest: Orthopedics; Anatomy; Parkinson’s Disease and the Subthalamaic Nucleus (504) 568‐4308 [email protected] JAN JETER, PHD Professor Academic Background: B.S. in Elementary Education, Master of Education, Ph.D. in Curriculum Areas of Expertise and Interest: Faculty Development and Interprofessional Education 504‐568‐4309 [email protected] T:\HANDBOOK-MOT\FACULTY AND STAFF SHANNON MANGUM, MPS, LOTR Assistant Professor Academic Background: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy; Master of Pastoral Studies Clinical Experience: Mental Health, Wellness Promotion, Community Programming Areas of Expertise and Interest: Psychosocial Functioning; Wellness; Spirituality: Program Development (504) 568‐4310 [email protected] KERRIE RAMSDELL, MS, LOTR Assistant Professor Academic Background: Bachelor in Science in Psychology; MS of O.T. Clinical Experience: Pediatrics: Early Intervention; Sensory Integration Clinic, Outpatient Pediatrics Areas of Expertise and Interest: Early Childhood Intervention; Human‐Animal Bond in Therapy; Sensory Integration. (504) 568‐4305 [email protected] JO THOMPSON, MA, CTRS Clinical Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor Academic Background: Bachelor in Science in Therapeutic Recreation; Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling Clinical Experience: Mental Health Areas of Expertise and Interest: Psychosocial functioning; Community Outreach; Communication Skills; Substance Abuse; Support Groups; Lympedema; Fieldwork Experience. (504) 568‐4304 [email protected] STAFF PAT THOMAS‐RAY Administrative Assistant 3 (504) 568‐4302 [email protected] T:\HANDBOOK-MOT\FACULTY AND STAFF Department of Occupational Therapy  Student Advisors: Class of 2013‐ 2015 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Kelly Hooks Meredith Allen Stephanie Allen Kalila Al-Nizam Adrienne Borchardt 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. John Brogdon III Courtney Cavalier Katherine Cooper Heidi Daigle Mary Donovan 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Jamie Estess Erin Gandy Stephanie Hartel Timothy Hayden Elizabeth Hughs 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Janie Irvin Nancy Love Troy Mire Brandy Monnin Amy Mouledous 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Kristen Myers Ashley Perry Jessica Petersen John Porter Rachel Rivet 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Anita Rogers Rebecca Russo Alexa Thibodeaux Kayla Tibaldo Daniel Waller Leah Waters Kelly Alig Rennie Jacobs Jan Jeter Shannon Mangum Kerrie Ramsdell Jo Thompson LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, NEW ORLEANS School of Allied Health Professions DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Student Advisors: Class of 2014‐2016 1. Billingsley, Kelly 2. Borne, Jessica 3. Chopp, Danielle 4. Collins, Julius 5. Colmery, Joanna 6. Crist, Arielle 7. Cummings, Alysia 8. Decell, Chelsea 9. Donnelly, Brian KELLY ALIG BARBARA DOUCET 10. Doucet, Jennifer 11. Dugas, Miriam RENNIE JACOBS 12. Gagnard, Allison 13. Gill, Catherine 14. Griffin, Leigh 15. Gross, Abby 16. Hinkamp, Amanda JAN JETER 17. Hubbard, Ross 18. Jacob, Alan 19. Junker, Morgan 20. Kelly, Laura 21. Kinler, Amber SHANNON MANGUM 22. McKay, Sarah 23. McMillan, Samantha 24. Pruett, James 25. Stephenson, Roxanne 26. Vedros-Rowan, Jillian KERRIE RAMSDELL 27. Wadsworth, Carolyn 28. Walczak, Jacki 29. Webber, Megan 30. Witherspoon, Caitlyn 31. Wilson, Kaci 32. Wolff, Kelsey 33. Zachary, Samuel JO THOMPSON FACULTY ADVISOR MEETINGS 1. Each student in the program has been assigned an academic advisor. This assignment continues until the student graduates, or leaves the program. 2. Faculty advisors are available on an as- needed basis (rather than at designated times or intervals). Students or faculty may initiate a meeting. 3. The student or faculty will need to make an appointment at a time that is convenient to both parties. There are several ways in which one can make an appointment: a. b. c. d. A student may stop by a faculty member’s office. A telephone call can be made or an email sent. A student can leave a message in writing in the faculty advisor’s box (located in the OT Office); faculty can leave messages in the student’s box. If the student has a class with their advisor, the student or the advisor can ask for an appointment, before class, during a class break, or after class. (Keep in mind that faculty often does not take their calendars to class, so the student may need to accompany the faculty advisor to his or her office after class to actually set the appointment.) If you leave a message (either over the phone, in writing or email), indicate two to four possible meeting times in order to expedite the process of establishing an appointment. 4. If a faculty member initiates a meeting with a student, either as the student’s advisor, or instructor, the faculty may record the counseling session (see Student Counseling Record form). If recorded, the student will be asked to read and sign the session summary. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER School of Allied Health Professions DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY STUDENT COUNSELING RECORD Student Name Date Time: to Faculty Present Recorder Provide narrative of major points covered during the meeting. Summarize action steps to be completed by student and/or faculty, including timelines and persons responsible, if necessary. I have read this counseling record summary. Student Signature Date LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER‐NEW ORLEANS School of Allied Health Professions DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (MOT) PROGRAM INFORMATION Occupational therapy (OT) is a health and rehabilitation profession whose practitioners provide services to clients of all ages, enabling them to do the day‐to‐day activities that are important to them despite impairments, activity limitations, or participation restrictions. Occupations are another name for these day‐to‐day activities. Occupations are goal‐directed pursuits that typically extend over time; have meaning to the performer, and involve multiple tasks. Occupational performance areas consist of activities of daily living, work/productive, and play/leisure activities. A holistic philosophy is employed to assist individuals whose function has been impaired by disease, injury, or disorders of a physical, mental, or social nature. Occupational therapists, through their interventions, enable people to regain health as well as function in life roles. Intervention involves therapeutic use of meaningful and purposeful occupations, adaptation of environments and processes, promotion of health and wellness, and use of assistive technology and ergonomic principles. The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center‐New Orleans Department of Occupational Therapy offers a program leading to an entry‐level Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). A career in occupational therapy offers variety, independence, creativity, and a wide choice of career paths. Employment opportunities for occupational therapists are available in a variety of institutional, (e.g., inpatient hospitals, nursing facilities), outpatient, and home and community settings (home care, schools, day‐care centers, wellness centers). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Occupational Therapy Certification Board (NBCOT) exam. Successful completion of this exam qualifies the individual as an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR) and makes him or her eligible to be licensed as an occupational therapist in most states, including Louisiana. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, NEW ORLEANS School of Allied Health Professions DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 568-4302 MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (MOT): ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS Deadline for applications is June 1st of the year prior to an incoming class. The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program conducts Information Sessions for individuals interested in applying for admission. These group sessions include an overview of the program and information on admissions procedures. They are conducted on the First Friday at 1:00 p.m. from January through June, and again in October and November. Persons interested in attending are asked to contact us to let us know that they are planning on coming to a given session via email or phone call. Department of Occupational Therapy LSUHSC - Nursing & Allied Health Professions Building, 8th Floor 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 568-4302 [email protected] REQUIREMENTS: Admission to the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program is on a competitive basis; therefore, meeting the following minimal requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. 1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. All fields of study are accepted; no preference is given to one major area of study over another. 2. Applicants are expected to have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) for their undergraduate degree, and a cumulative GPA of 2.8 for prerequisite courses. 3. Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). We would like to see a combined score of at least 900, and a 3.5 on the analytical writing. The GRE must be taken within the past five years. As of August 2011, scoring has changed on the GRE. For those applicants with updated scoring, we require a score of at least a 150 on the verbal section and a 141 on the quantitative section. For more information on the new GRE scoring, please refer to . 4. Completion of prerequisite courses (with a minimum grade of “C”) prior to enrollment in the program. Completion of prerequisite courses is not required prior to applying to the program. However, if prerequisite courses are not complete by application, a plan for their completion is required when applying. Prerequisite courses Abnormal Psychology Anatomy/with Lab* Chemistry Human Development Across Lifespan Credits 3 4 (3/1) 3 3-6 Comments Human or Vertebrate or Comparative Organic or General or Introduction or Elementary 3 credits if lifespan covered in one course; 6 credits if separate childhood and aging courses taken to cover Human Physiology* Sociology Statistics 3 3 3 lifespan Lab is highly recommended, but not required Any sociology course is acceptable Must be inferential statistics; needs to include descriptive statistics, correlation, and analysis of variance * If Anatomy and Human Physiology courses are taken as Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II instead of as separate courses, then a total of seven (7) credits are needed for the combined course content 5. Applicants need to have at least 40 documented OT observation hours under the supervision of an OTR. As few as one occupational therapist (OTR) at one site and as many as four therapists at four different facilities can be used to complete the 40 hours. A Documentation of Experience Form will need to be completed by each supervising occupational therapist to verify hours of contact. (If four therapists are visited to accrue the 40 hours, then four Documentation of Experience forms will need to be submitted.) You are responsible for distributing and collecting the forms once they are completed, sealed, and signed. This form along with its instructions can be downloaded at 6. Computer literacy is required of all students in the program. Specifically, students are expected to be proficient in word processing, spreadsheet management, internet navigation, and e-mail procedures. *Strongly recommended courses (but not required): Computer Science, Medical Terminology, Public Speaking, Technical Writing, and Philosophy. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, NEW ORLEANS School of Allied Health Professions DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 568-4302 MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (MOT): ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS & PROCEDURES Students interested in applying to the program are strongly urged to review the admission requirements, technical standards required of this profession, and tuition and fees for LSUHSC (all found at the end of this web page) prior to starting the application process. The Department of Occupational Therapy at LSUHSC – New Orleans will participate in The Centralized Application Service for Occupational Therapy, known as OTCAS. Applicants applying to the entry-level professional occupational therapist program will apply online using the OTCAS application. To learn more about the OTCAS application process, please visit the OTCAS web site at The OTCAS application needs to be completed by June 1st of the year prior to an incoming class. A new in-coming class is enrolled each January. Applicants must send official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended directly to OTCAS. OTCAS will verify the information and send completed on-line applications to the program. Applicants should send GRE scores and Document of Experience (DOE) Forms directly to LSUHSC Office of Student Affairs. All supporting documents to the application must be received to OTCAS and LSUHSC by June 1st for applications to be considered completed. Official GRE scores and completed Documentation of Experience form/s are to be mailed to: Office of Student Affairs LSU Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health Professions 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 568-4254 [email protected] The application deadline for the class beginning in January 2015 is June 1, 2014. 1. Please request your official GRE scores from . Our School institution code is R6352; Department Code for Occupational Therapy is 0618. 2. The DOE form can be downloaded at the link listed below. DOE forms should be collected and mailed to LSUHSC UNOPENED. The form is to be completed only by a licensed occupational therapist with who you have had 10 hours or more of clinical experience. A total of 40 hours is required for admission. You may therefore have as many as four (4) forms completed by four (4) different occupational therapists at four (4) different facilities or practice settings. You will need to: • Complete the “TO THE APPLICANT” portion of the DOE form • • Send or deliver a form and self-addressed stamped envelope to the occupational therapist/s that will provide documentation. When the DOE form is returned to you in a sealed envelope, place it (them) unopened in a larger envelope and mail to the address above. 3. In-State residents are given admission preference. 4. Admissions is competitive, therefore minimum GPA and/or GRE scores DO NOT guarantee admission. NOTE 1: If you apply prior to completing your bachelor’s degree or before completing all of the prerequisite courses, you will need to submit two (2) official copies of your transcript to the school after completion of your degree and/or prerequisite courses. NOTE 2: If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to pay a non-refundable $50.00 acceptance fee. This fee will be applied toward your firs academic semester. Request for this fee will be included with the departmental letter of acceptance. NOTE 3: Questions regarding the occupational therapy program or special circumstances can be directed to the Interim Department Head, Rennie Jacobs at (504) 568-4302. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center—New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy CONCEPTUAL MODEL (Revised November 2012) VISION The Department of Occupational Therapy at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center—New Orleans is committed to promoting occupational therapy in communities through collaborative efforts in education, research and scholarship, and service, thereby maximizing quality of life. CORE VALUES • We value and encourage INQUIRY and LIFE-LONG LEARNING. • We RESPECT the rights of others and view diversity as an opportunity for enrichment and growth. • We value SERVICE and ADVOCACY to the community and our profession. • We encourage INNOVATION and the use of creative talents to achieve excellence. • We acknowledge ADAPTABILITY to prevail in the presence of change and uncertainty. • We value INTEGRITY as a support to COLLABORATION. • We value the promotion of QUALITY OF LIFE. MISSION The mission of the Occupational Therapy Program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center—New Orleans is to: • Educate students to become reflective and empathetic practitioners who provide excellent quality care while maintaining high ethical standards. • Foster a spirit of inquiry ...
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