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1. Professional Foundations in Occupational Therapy - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the biological, physical, social and behavioral sciences as applied to occupations across the lifespan.
2. Perspectives in Occupational Therapy - Evaluate/Apply OT history, philosophy, and theoretical perspectives from parent disciplines, OT Models of Practice and Frames of Reference, and emerging theory, to support the OT Process.
3. Context of Service Delivery – Understand and apply the various contexts such as social, cultural, political, economic and ecological influences in which Occupational Therapy services are provided.
4. Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy – Exhibit an attitude of scholarly curiosity and inquiry by demonstrating an understanding of the research process including proposal writing, critiquing the literature, designing studies, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting findings.
5. Critical Thinking in Occupational Therapy – Demonstrate clinical reasoning including scientific, narrative, procedural, pragmatic, ethical and interactive reasoning.
6. Application of the Occupational Therapy Process – Articulate and apply Occupational Therapy Practice Frameworks (OTPF) to the process of evaluation, intervention and outcomes to individuals, organizations and/or populations.
7. Professional Communication and Collaborations in Occupational Therapy – Communicate in a variety of formats and effectively collaborate with other professionals (e.g. nurses, COTA's, physicians, social workers, physical therapists).
8. Professionalism in Occupational Therapy – Demonstrate knowledge of and uphold the American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) Code of Ethics, Ethics Standards and Standards of Practice as the basis for ethical decision making in all aspects of professional practice. Also, to promote professional development and demonstrate professional advocacy by participation in professional organizations (e.g. WFOT, AOTA, state OT associations).
9. Socio-Political and Economic Factors in Occupational Therapy – Articulate the professional and supervisory roles of the OTR, and the professional responsibilities and competencies related to liability issues that are grounded in knowledge of systems/structures and the principles of leadership and management theory.