OT 755

Understanding the System: Policy and Advocacy

This course advances knowledge in the areas of policy and advocacy that affect occupational therapy services across practice areas. Some issues from earlier coursework, such as in leadership and management, are revisited. However, in this course, students discover how and why these issues are formed and how and why they change over time. Students reflect upon their own practice and explore and discuss how occupational therapists can influence these systems issues across settings. This knowledge is then applied to a practice setting in order to further develop expertise.