The Division strives to offer ongoing learning opportunities for persons who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in occupational science and occupational therapy.
Pathways To Excellence
Designed for the experienced clinician but accessible to all master’s students, these courses are key building blocks in creating programs of study with specific occupational therapy specialty focus areas, enabling graduate students to both broaden and deepen their knowledge and expertise in cutting-edge practice areas.
- OT 560 School-based Practice
- OT 564 Sensory Integration Theory
- OT 571 Assistive Technology
- OT 572 Ergonomics
- OT 573 Hand Rehabilitation
- OT 574 Enhancing Motor Control for Occupation
- OT 575 Dysphagia Across the Lifespan: Pediatrics through Geriatrics
- OT 576 Universal Design
- OT 578 Therapeutic Communication for the Healthcare Practitioner
- OT 583 Lifestyle Redesign
- OT 584 Clinical Applications of Telehealth Technologies
- OT 610 Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
Read Course Descriptions here.
Workshops / Courses
Team Based Learning™ in Occupational Therapy Education
January 7 & 8, 2016 Earn 1.0 CEUs (10 contact hours)
Health Sciences Campus, Center for Health Professions
This two-day workshop provides occupational therapy practitioners in academia (and those interested in education) the opportunity to be immersed in Team Based Learning™ (TBL).
On Day One of the course, participants will learn the main features of the TBL approach, including how to get students to come to class prepared and apply course concepts to solve problems. A key aspect of this session will be gaining experience with TBL components.
On Day Two, participants will collaborate with each other and workshop facilitators to redesign an existing course or design a new course using the TBL pedagogy. In particular, participants will explore how to most effectively use TBL in the education of healthcare professionals.
For additional information: TBL_2016.pdf
Life Management Continuing Education Series
Available via Distance Learning only
The USC Life Management series prepares you to work with patients to both prevent and better manage chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, chronic pain, stress and behavioral health in all practice settings. Modules include: Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign®, Weight and Diabetes Management, Chronic Pain and Headache Management, and Biopsychosocial Dimensions of Creating Life Balance.
For additional information on the Life Management series and to view system requirements for distance learning, please go to: http://chan.usc.edu/academics/continuing-education/life-management-series
Ayres Sensory Integration® Training Course
Offered every January, April and September.
Course Location: University of Southern California (Health Sciences Campus) and Pediatric Therapy Network (Torrance, CA)
2016 Course Dates:
- January 4 - April 9, 2016
- April 11 - July 16, 2016
- September 12 - December 17, 2016
For additional information on the Ayres Sensory Integration® Training Course, please go to: http://chan.usc.edu/academics/continuing-education/sensory-integration
Distance-Learning for Academic Degree Programs
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