Event Title

Leadership and Professionalism: A Unique Course Design in the Occupational Therapy Program at NSU

Location

Auditorium B

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

15-1-2011 10:20 AM

End Date

15-1-2011 10:50 AM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The Occupational Therapy Program voted to create a new course focusing on professionalism and leadership in response to new accreditation standards and a new professional centennial vision that included an emphasis in leadership.

PURPOSE: The course was designed to provide didactic experience as well as hands-on in the field experience for the occupational therapy students as their last course in the on-campus portion of their curriculum.

METHODOLOGY: The course was comprised of a one-week didactic portion and two weeks of in-the-field portion focusing on all aspects of professionalism and leadership. Students were exposed to leaders in the field both in class and onsite focusing on leadership styles, advocacy, consultancy, characteristics, and composition.

RESULTS: Students and onsite leaders were positive when evaluating the course. Students stated they felt more prepared to be leaders in their area of practice and the site leaders welcomed the unique opportunity to provide opportunities for leadership activities.

CONCLUSIONS: This is the only course that combines didactic and fieldwork devoted solely to professionalism and leadership in any occupational therapy program in the United States. It was noted by the accreditation team in July 2010 as being unique and exemplary in meeting the profession’s centennial vision. We will continue to evaluate the course for effectiveness.

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Jan 15th, 10:20 AM Jan 15th, 10:50 AM

Leadership and Professionalism: A Unique Course Design in the Occupational Therapy Program at NSU

Auditorium B

INTRODUCTION: The Occupational Therapy Program voted to create a new course focusing on professionalism and leadership in response to new accreditation standards and a new professional centennial vision that included an emphasis in leadership.

PURPOSE: The course was designed to provide didactic experience as well as hands-on in the field experience for the occupational therapy students as their last course in the on-campus portion of their curriculum.

METHODOLOGY: The course was comprised of a one-week didactic portion and two weeks of in-the-field portion focusing on all aspects of professionalism and leadership. Students were exposed to leaders in the field both in class and onsite focusing on leadership styles, advocacy, consultancy, characteristics, and composition.

RESULTS: Students and onsite leaders were positive when evaluating the course. Students stated they felt more prepared to be leaders in their area of practice and the site leaders welcomed the unique opportunity to provide opportunities for leadership activities.

CONCLUSIONS: This is the only course that combines didactic and fieldwork devoted solely to professionalism and leadership in any occupational therapy program in the United States. It was noted by the accreditation team in July 2010 as being unique and exemplary in meeting the profession’s centennial vision. We will continue to evaluate the course for effectiveness.