Student Learning Outcomes
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Occupational Therapy Program graduates will:
- apply foundational science principles in their clinical
reasoning throughout all steps of the occupational therapy process
- Summarize structures, function, and pathological conditions that affect selected aspects of the body.
- Explain selected aspects of client conditions and occupational therapy evaluation and intervention using foundational science concepts.
- function as entry level, generalist occupational therapists.
- Communicate proficiently with clients, supervisors, co-workers, family members and significant others in verbal, non-verbal, and written formats.
- Use client-centered, occupation-based approaches throughout the occupational therapy process.
- Effectively evaluate client’s occupational performance.
- Formulate intervention plans that facilitate the client’s occupational performance.
- Implement intervention plans that are client-centered and occupation based
- incorporate theory into their occupational therapy practice
- Justify the occupational therapy theory underlying evaluations and interventions used in practice.
- Use theory as a basis for program planning for both individuals and populations.
- serve as leaders with effective professional behaviors
- Adhere to ethical and legal regulations of practice.
- Demonstrate effective professional behaviors.
- Use culturally sensitive practices.
- Serve in leadership roles and advocate for clients and the profession.
- Embrace life-long learning for continued professional growth.
- use evidence appropriately to guide clinical practice
- Use evidence to inform decisions.
- Systematically record and analyze client outcomes in own practice.
- Read current scholarly literature related to practice.