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Internalization of new child development theories, theoretical models, and treatment strategies for occupational therapy intervention with children and their families. Use of child assessment tools and those of their environment. Treatment techniques used most in pediatrics.
Es mision del Terapeuta Ocupacional ser capaz de tener estrategias para evaluar e intervenir en niños con alteraciones en el desarrollo o riesgo de padecerlas, con el fin de conseguir su máxima calidad de vida, tal como lo plantea la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS, 1985).
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Understand the structure and function of the human body at different stages of development.
- Recognize the differences between normal human body function and its alterations, and determine the impact from population, demographic, environmental, social, and cultural health determinants, and their effects.
- Hypothesize, assess information, and promote viable solutions to cases and professional situations.
- Apply the professional codes of ethics and conduct considering user rights and current legislation.
- Ability to analyze, evaluate, and assess individual and group situations, identify problems, interpret data, and formulate solutions to individual and/or group problems.
- Assess information critically and apply the scientific method to improve the profession.
- Ability to update, consolidate, and integrate new knowledge to improve the profession using continuous self-learning techniques and critical analysis.
- Recognize your limitations and the need to maintain and update professional skills, with particular emphasis on autonomous learning of new skills, techniques, and the motivation for quality.
- Understand, critically assess, and know how to use information sources to obtain, organize, interpret, and communicate scientific, health, socio-health, and social information, all the while maintaining data confidentiality.
- Understand the conceptual fundamentals about the occupational nature of human beings and the performance of their activities throughout the life cycle.
- Understand and recognize the importance of contextual factors as determinants of occupational dysfunction.
- Recognize health determinants in a population, multiprofessional resources and teams, prevention activities, and health maintenance and promotion, on both individual as well as community levels.
- Evaluate and adapt the surroundings to promote participation in meaningful occupations in various facets of daily life, personal autonomy, and quality of life.
- Obtain and develop, with relevant information, the history of occupational performance throughout the entire process.
- Conduct occupational functioning assessments that are appropriate to the needs of individuals and populations.
- Determine dysfunctions and occupational needs, define planning and establish occupational therapy intervention using the therapeutic potential of meaningful occupations through use of the activity, with the consent and participation of individuals and populations.
- Conduct the occupational assessment, determine the planning, and establish occupational therapy intervention using the therapeutic potential of meaningful occupations through use of the activity, with the consent and participation of individuals and populations.
- Know, select, and apply the appropriate theories, theoretical reference frameworks, and occupational therapy practice models and methods in order to choose or reestablish meaningful occupations according to the health needs of individuals and populations.
- Collaborate with groups and communities to promote the health and wellbeing of their members through participation in meaningful occupations.
- Understand the basics of action, indications, and effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions based on the scientific evidence available.
- Prepare and draft histories and other occupational therapy records comprehensibly for both specialists and non-specialists.
- Know and understand the historical antecedents, theoretical fundamentals, and methodological principles, philosophical aspects, theoretical frameworks, models, techniques, evaluations, and assessments of occupational therapy required to recognize and interpret the processes of occupational function-dysfunction.
- Understand the different theories about function, personal autonomy, functional adaptation to and from the environment, and occupational therapy intervention models, transferring them to everyday professional practice.
- Promote health and prevent disability, gain or regain the occupational performance required at each stage of the life cycle to achieve independence and autonomy in the areas of occupational performance of people suffering situations of risk, organic deficit, activity limitation and participation and/or social exclusion.
- Perform the appropriate treatment, respecting the different phases and basic principles, through therapeutic occupations and based on knowledge related like occupational science, in different areas of occupational performance, analyzing the components of performance and different existing environments and contexts.
- Learn, design, and implement the various modalities and general interventional procedures in occupational therapy in its frames of reference, evaluating their effectiveness in a cooperative work environment.
- Analyze the occupation in occupational therapy and its therapeutic use in the life cycle.
- Select, modify, and apply appropriate theories, practical intervention models and methods to meet the occupational and health needs of individuals and populations.
- Use the therapeutic potential of the occupation through analysis and synthesis of the occupation and activity.
- Understand, evaluate, analyze, develop, and participate in health education and promotion within the scope of occupational therapy to prevent occupational dysfunction in general and subsequent to medical, surgical, and psychiatric disorders and social maladjustment.
- Jane Case Smith. "Occupational Therapy for children". Mosby.
- Julio Perez Lopez. Alfredo Brito. "Manual de Atencion Temprana". Piramide.
- Diane Papalia. Ruth Feldman. "Desarrollo humano". Mc Graw Hill.
Methodology and grading
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Problem-based learning: Develop active learning strategies through problem solving that promote thinking, experimentation, and decision making in the student.
- Project-based learning: Realization of a project to solve a problem, applying acquired learning and promoting abilities related to planning, design, performing activities, and reaching conclusions.
- The final evaluation count of two parts: 70% of the theoretical to evaluate a multiple-choice test and short questions. and the remaining 30% will be obtained in the final of the practices. This note will be the result of the evaluation of the professional tutor training center and the assessment by the academic supervisor of the final report of the practices