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 (Offered every January, April and September.)
Read Course Descriptions here.
Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS): February 25 – March 1, 2017
$750 OT Student; $995 OT – Special early-bird pricing through February 10th
The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) is an innovative observational assessment that is used to measure the quality of a person’s activities of daily living (ADL). This is assessed by rating the effort, efficiency, safety, and independence of 16 ADL motor and 20 ADL process skill items, within the context of performing chosen, familiar, and life-relevant ADL tasks.
AMPS training is comprised of a five-day AMPS training course, and follow up testing of 10 people to achieve rater reliability as an AMPS rater. With the new skills and insights developed during the course, confidence is enhanced and participants are more capable and proactive advocates for the use of occupation when providing occupational therapy services.
Upon successful completion of the course, including rater calibration, participants will be able to:
- Understand the theoretical foundation for using the AMPS to promote client-centered and occupation-based practice
- Administer, score, and interpret the AMPS in a valid and reliable manner
- Use the AMPS to plan and guide occupational therapy intervention (direct and consultative services)
- Use the AMPS to evaluate the effectiveness of provided occupational therapy interventions
For more information and registration: http://store.innovativeotsolutions.com/training-courses/amps-training-courses/amps-usc-ca-usa-feb-25-mar-1-2017
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 chan.usc.edu/academics/continuing-education/life-management-series
Documentation for Reimbursement
Available via Distance Learning Earn .6 CEUs (6 contact hours)
Effective documentation and coding are critical issues in educational, research and clinical practice environments. Rules and regulations as well as penalties and sanctions have become increasing complex and far reaching. The information presented in this course will provide participants with an understanding of basic compliance principles, specific concepts relevant to the practice, documentation, billing and coding of occupational therapy services, as well as critical updates of regulatory changes and new proposed rules. Insightful discussion and thought-provoking activities will assist participants in their understanding of the content and achievement of the learning objectives. Learn how to make your documentation stronger now and prepare for the future.
For learning objectives and registration: doc_08_16.pdf
USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program
For additional information, please go to chan.usc.edu/academics/sensory-integration/continuing-education
Distance-Learning for Academic Degree Programs
From Fall 2017, we will be offering a post-professional master’s degree in occupational therapy, combining the quality and excellence of a USC education with the convenience and flexibility of an online format. Because our Post-Professional Online Master’s degree program is delivered 100% online, there are no on-campus attendance requirements in order for students to graduate.
For information on USC Continuing Education
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