Continued expertise development results in refinement of one's professional craft knowledge and professional practice. In this course, students learn about advanced knowledge and practice in occupational therapy by reflecting on, discussing and analyzing how occupational therapists know what they know (professional craft knowledge), knowledge and expertise development, and the conceptual foundations of occupational therapy in order to further develop their skills as an advanced healthcare professional. Using Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and the Centennial Vision to frame the discussion, this course emphasizes the complexities of conscience and judicious integration of occupational therapy models and theories into practice. Through greater familiarity with information resources and guided principles of continuous improvement of clinical expertise, professional sophistication is advanced. Students have opportunities to apply what they learn to a specific practice setting and/or population and their roles as an occupational therapist.
Prerequisites: Admission into the DrOT program.