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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OTA 120 Professional Communication in Healthcare

3 credits
This course addresses effective communication and collaboration in today’s healthcare system. Students focus on written and verbal communication skills with emphasis on documentation. The professional opportunities for and the role of the occupational therapy assistant including that of leadership continue to be explored within the scope of practice.

Prerequisites: OTA 131 , OTA 132 , OTA 140 , and OTA 144 .

Corequisites: OTA 180 , OTA 211 , and OTA 217 .

Quarters Offered: Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Communication.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Communicate appropriately and respectfully with patients of different abilities and challenges
  • Write an effective Subjective/Objective/Assessment/Plan (SOAP) note
  • Describe the supervisory role of the OTR and the unique communication required between the OTA and the OTR
  • Function as a successful team member in OTA practice
  • Follow the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics
  • Behave and dress professionally


Total Hours: 40 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20