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University of Southern California
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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Course Descriptions

This list of Chan division courses is current as of October 2020. For official catalogue descriptions, please see the USC Catalogue.

100-level courses

OT 100 (1 unit): THRIVE: Foundations of Well-Being

OT 101 (1 unit): Caring For Your Self: Engaging in Healthy Habits and Routine

OT 105g (4 units): Culture, Medicine and Politics (Enroll in ANTH 105g)

200-level courses

OT 200 (1 unit): Medical Terminology for Health Professions

OT 220 (2 units): Lifestyle Design: Introduction to Occupational Therapy

OT 250 (4 units): Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

OT 251 (4 units): Across the Lifespan: Occupations, Health and Disability

OT 260 (3 units): Human Functional Anatomy for the Occupational Therapist

OT 261 (3 units): Human Physiology for Occupational Therapists

OT 280 (2 units): Essential Occupations of Emerging Adulthood

300-level courses

OT 300 (4 units): Occupational Expressions of Diverse Identities and Lifestyles

OT 310 (2 units): Creativity Workshop

OT 312 (2 units): Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle

OT 320 (4 units): The Nature of Human Occupation: Form, Function, and Meaning

OT 325 (4 units): The Brain: Mind, Body, and Self

OT 330 (4 units): Perspectives on the Daily Life of Families

OT 340 (4 units): Occupational Foundations of Human-Animal Interaction

OT 350 (4 units): Disability, Occupations, and the Health Care System

OT 355 (4 units): Doing Social Justice

OT 360 (4 units): Creating the Self through Narrative: Acts of Life Story Production

OT 370 (4 units): Understanding Autism: Participation Across the Lifespan

OT 375 (4 units): The Narrative Structure of Social Action: Narrative, Healing and Occupation

OT 390 (1-4 units): Special Problems

400-level courses

OT 405 (2 units): Foundations: Occupation

OT 406 (2 units): Foundations: Creativity, Craft and Activity Analysis

OT 440 (2 units): Foundations: Kinesiology

OT 441 (2 units): Foundations: Neuroscience

OT 490x (2-8 units): Directed Research

OT 499 (2-4 units, max 8): Special Topics

500-level courses

OT 500abc (2-4, 2-4, 2-4 units): Clinical Problems in Occupational Therapy

OT 501 (8 units): Practice Immersion: Adult Physical Rehabilitation

OT 502 (8 units): Practice Immersion: Mental Health

OT 503 (8 units): Practice Immersion: Pediatrics

OT 504 (8 units): Practice Immersion: Productive Aging and Geriatrics

OT 510 (2 units): Foundations of Occupation: Kinesiology

OT 511 (MA) (2 units): Therapeutic Use of Self

OT 511 (OTD) (3 units): Reflective, Responsive and Engaged Professionals 1

OT 514 (2 units): Foundations of Occupation: Neuroscience

OT 515 (3 units): Foundations of Sensory Processing: Neuroscience and Behavior

OT 516 (2 units): Foundations of Occupation: Creativity, Craft and Activity Analysis

OT 518 (4 units): Quantitative Research for Evidence-Based Practice

OT 519 (3 units): Foundations: Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

OT 521 (MA) (3 units): Clinical Reasoning

OT 521 (OTD) (3 units): Reflective, Responsive and Engaged Professionals 2

OT 523 (3 units): Communication Skills for Effective Practice

OT 525 (4 units): Qualitative Research for Evidence-Based Practice

OT 526 (3 units): Practice Scholar: Appraising and Applying Quantitative Evidence

OT 527 (3 units): Health Systems and Global Context

OT 531 (3 units): Reflective, Responsive and Engaged Professionals 3

OT 534 (2 units): Health Promotion and Wellness

OT 536 (3 units): Practice Scholar: Appraising and Applying Qualitative Evidence

OT 537 (4 units): Occupation-Centered Programs for the Community

OT 538 (2 units): Current Issues in Practice: Adulthood and Aging

OT 539 (3 units): Applying Occupational Science: Health Promotion and Primary Care

OT 540 (2 units): Leadership Capstone

OT 545 (2 units): Advanced Seminar in Occupational Science

OT 560 (4 units): Contemporary Issues in School-Based Practice

OT 561 (4 units): Occupational Therapy in Acute Care

OT 562 (4 units): Advanced Hand Rehabilitation and Certification (PAMs)

OT 563 (2 units): Occupational Therapy in Primary Health Care Environments

OT 564 (4 units): Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration

OT 565 (4 units): Sensory Integration Interventions

OT 566 (2 units): Healthcare Communication with Spanish-Speaking Clients

OT 567 (4 units): Contemporary Issues in Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention

OT 568 (4 units): Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration: Special Topics

OT 571 (4 units): Assistive Technology

OT 572 (4 units): Ergonomics

OT 573 (4 units): Hand Rehabilitation

OT 574 (4 units): Enhancing Motor Control for Occupation

OT 575 (2 units): Dysphagia Across the Lifespan: Pediatrics through Geriatrics

OT 577 (2 units): Seminar in Occupational Therapy

OT 578 (4 units): Therapeutic Communication: Facilitating Change in Clients

OT 579 (4 units): Occupational Therapy in Adult-Neurorehabilitation

OT 583 (4 units): Current Applications of Lifestyle Redesign

OT 586 (1-2 units, max 6): Clinical Internship with Seminar

OT 590 (1-12 units): Directed Research

OT 594abz (2-2-0 units): Master’s Thesis

OT 599 (2-4 units, max 8): Special Topics

600-level courses

OT 610 (4 units): Sensory Integrative Dysfunction

OT 617 (3 units): Visionaries: Agents of Transformation

OT 618 (2 units): Visionaries: Innovation and Technology to Promote Occupation

OT 619 (3 units): Applying Occupational Science: Lifestyle Redesign®

OT 620 (4 units): Current Issues in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

OT 621 (4 units): Occupational Therapy Leadership: Contemporary Issues

OT 622 (3 units): Cognition and Occupation: Advanced Clinical Perspectives

OT 623 (3 units): Medical Considerations for Occupational Performance

OT 636 (2 units): Level II Fieldwork with Seminar

OT 640 (4 units): Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Science

OT 641 (4 units): The Nature of Occupation

OT 648 (4 units): Researching Occupation: Engagement, Meaning, and Society

OT 649 (4 units): Researching Occupation: Function, Participation, and Health

OT 660 (2 units, max 12): Research Practicum

OT 661 (2 units): Grant Writing for Occupational Science

OT 686 (6 or 12 units, max 24): Residency

700-level courses

OT 710 (1 unit): Teaching and Learning Seminar: Becoming a Fieldwork Educator

OT 713 (1 unit): Doctoral Capstone Preparation: Examining Evidence

OT 715 (3 units): Practice Scholar: Occupation-Based Practices and Programs

OT 720 (1 unit): Pedagogy in Higher Education: Seminar and Practicum

OT 723 (1 unit): Doctoral Capstone Preparation: Systems and Leadership

OT 725 (3 units): Practice Scholar: Program Evaluation and Knowledge Mobilization

OT 730 (3 units): Doctoral Capstone Experience with Seminar

OT 790 (1-12 units): Research

OT 794abcdz (2-2-2-2-0 units): Doctoral Dissertation