This course focuses on the study of the central and peripheral nervous system in the execution of normal functioning, specifically in regards to physical, cognitive, emotional and sensory functioning. Students will use their understanding of anatomy as a foundation to understand the functioning of the central and peripheral nervous system. Students will learn how disease and illness of the nervous system impacts occupational performance. Students will be introduced to therapy interventions and learn the role of the OT practitioner in the management of disease. Students will begin to build the research skills that will help identify evidence-based OT interventions associated with specific pathologies.
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