|Prerequisites||BIOL 125, ENGL 144, OCTH 121, OCTH 122|
|Corequisites||OCTH 212, OCTH 213, OCTH 214|
|Postrequisites||OCTH 221, OCTH 222, OCTH 223|
This course introduces the student to aging and its effects on the human body and spirit. Multiple geriatric treatment settings where occupational therapy assistants work are discussed, along with related ethical, documentation, and legal issues. Students will identify common diseases in the elderly population, apply principles of evaluation and treatment techniques, and identify methods to promote health, function, and quality of life in the geriatric population. Also included are the concepts of cultural diversity in the aging population and working with families and caregivers. Two credit hours of lecture, four credit hours of lab. This course meets the requirement for an oral communication course (see Communications Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).