OT 470 Non-Traditional Settings and Occupational Therapy Practices: Working with International Populations - Jamaica, 3 credits

This elective course will introduce the occupational therapy student to work with culturally diverse populations in an international setting. Specifically, this course will provide an opportunity for students to develop cultural competency in relation to Jamaican culture, as the course includes a week-long immersion experience in a pediatric health care facility in Jamaica. During the semester, students and faculty will conduct a needs assessment, develop, implement and evaluate programs to meet the needs of the children at this facility.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor, students enrolled in the OT weekday program years 3-5