This course will introduce issues in health and illness, as well as pathologic processes and their impact on the total individual. Selected conditions related to the following pathologic processes will be discussed: developmental, traumatic, degenerative, infectious, neoplastic, immunologic, metabolic, psychiatric, and circulatory/respiratory.
Relationship to curriculum design
Embedded within this course are opportunities for students to discover information that is new to them, integrate this new knowledge with information and skills that they bring to the classroom, apply these concepts to occupational therapy practice at a beginner level, and then reflect on their progress along the way. The students will be evaluated on the Basic Tenets Competency (2b) as follows: The competent graduate understands the dynamic role of occupation in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and disability as well as the effects of physical and mental health on the individual's occupational performance within all contextual considerations.