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OTDE 760 Policy and Advocacy for Occupational Therapy - I

OTDE 760.  Policy and Advocacy for Occupational Therapy - I.  2 Credits.     

This foundational course will introduce policies and the impact of professional advocacy on occupational therapy practice and systems. Students will understand what policy is, why policy matters, and how laws, payment/reimbursement policy, practice acts and regulatory agencies shape our view of health, ability/disability, and OT practice. Self-assessments provide baseline information for professional development related to policy and advocacy. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all prior courses required by the OTDE curriculum.