Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction 生理疾病職能治療 (含實習)

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Fu-Jen Catholic University Department of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction 生理疾病職能治療 (含實習) Fall 2008

Course Credits: Lecture: 2 credits, Practice: 1 credit

Instructors: 劉倩秀老師 Office: 3926, E-mail jodiliu96@gmail.com Location: MD215

Time: Monday, D5-D8

Course Description:

This course is intended for students who aim to have a current and well-rounded view of the field—from theoretical rationale to evaluation, treatment, and follow-up. Emphasis of the course will be placed on evaluation and treatment for each performance component, including neuromuscular, sensory, perceptual, cognitive, and psychological function. The latter part of the course will be focusing on OT’s intervention with different diagnoses, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative diseases, musculoskeletal

problems, arthritis, etc. Both lectures and practice of evaluation and treatment techniques will be included. The class will include discussions, peer presentations, lectures, and group


Course Objectives:

The students will be able to demonstrate:

1) The knowledge of cause, symptoms, progression, or prognosis of each diagnosis or problems commonly shown in people with physical disabilities.

2) The knowledge of relevant theory, model, framework, clinical reasoning or modalities required for clinical practice of occupational therapy for physical disabilities.

3) The knowledge required to conduct clinical evaluation and treatment commonly used in occupational therapy for physical disabilities.

4) The ability required to conduct clinical evaluation and treatment commonly used in occupational therapy for physical disabilities.

Content of Course:

Week Date Topic Lecturer

1 97.9.15 (1) Introduction

2 97.9.22 Optimizing motor behavior – Task-oriented approach



3 97.9.29 Optimizing motor behavior – Task related training 4 97.10.6 OT for Stroke (I)

5 97.10.13 OT for Stroke (II) 6 97.10.20 OT for TBI (I) 7 97.10.27 OT for TBI (II)

8 97.11.3 OT for Neurodegenerative Disease 9 97.11.10 Mid-term exam

10 97.11.17 OT for RA, OA (I) 11 97.11.24 OT for SCI (I) 12 97.12.1 OT for SCI (II)

13 97.12.8 校慶補假一天

14 97.12.15 OT for orthopedic condition

15 97.12.22 OT for cardiac and pulmonary disease 16 97.12.29 OT for burn injuries

17 98.1.5 OT for oncology 18 98.1.12 Final Exam


Required: Radomski, M. V., & Latham, C. A. T. (Eds.). (2008). Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (6th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Recommended: Pendleton, H., & Schultz-krohn, W. (Eds.). (2006). Pedretti’s occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (6th ed.). Mosby.

van Deusen, J., & Brunt, D. (Eds.). (1997). Assessment in occupational therapy and physical therapy. W. B. Saunders.

Crepeau, E. B., Cohn, E. S., Schell, B. A. B. (Eds.). (2003). Willard &

Spackman’s occupational therapy (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Course requirements:

Group presentation: The group presentation will be a case study. A case of stroke, TBI, SCI, or neurodegenerative disease will be assigned to each group.

Further details will be given. Present the study in class on week 4,5,8, 11, or 12. Distribute the handout to each class member. Each group has 20- 30 minutes to present your study, with role-playing, oral presentation, or any other creative styles.


Lecture: 10% class participation/involvement 30% case study



30% mid-term exam 30% final exam






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