This class was tough.
This class is vital to the OTAs success for the remainder of the program as well as their eventual career. I have taken A&P I and II in the past and found it to be very pertinent to my success in this course. I highly recommend going in with a solid knowledge base of anatomy and physiology so that you can get the most out of the course.
This course teaches you/reviews the basics of human anatomy and physiological function, specifically as it relates to movement, which is central to successful occupational therapy. You learn a lot about the specific mechanisms that can be affected by injury or disability and how to effectively apply OT interventions to assist the client in functioning in their environment in a way that is meaningful and fulfilling for them.
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Advice for students:
I suggest that you take Anatomy and Physiology first so that you have a basic understanding of the material that will be discussed. If I hadn't done this, I think I would have been overwhelmed by the more in depth levels this course gets into. By having a base of knowledge, it made it easier to get the most out of the lessons. It is important to keep up on readings and take detailed notes in class. If you do this, you should be able to use your class notes and homework as a guide to study for the quizzes and exams.