The academic program enables the graduate to:
- Demonstrate professional knowledge behaviors and work habits appropriate to the setting and the graduate’s level of professional development.
- Demonstrate values and attitudes that are consistent with the occupational therapy profession, its standards and ethics.
- Establish and maintain rapport and helping relationships with patients, clients and, as appropriate, families, significant others and caregivers. Students demonstrate occupation-based, client-oriented and culturally competent practices.
- Demonstrate competence in professional relationships with staff, peers, supervisors and supervisees, students, team members, representatives of clinical and community settings and the public.
- Demonstrate competence in patient/client observation, basic reporting skills, and an ability to effectively use oral, nonverbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement evidence-based practice skills. Specifically, demonstrate basic screening, assessment, treatment, reassessment and discharge planning skills.
- Relate recommendations for treatment goals, activities and practice approaches based on the use of meaningful occupation relevant to patient/client needs, level of life span development, through theoretical principals, clinical reasoning, and effective practice skills.
- Apply principles of health promotion and disease prevention in practice and consultation.
- Effectively present the role of occupational therapy intervention and consultation in traditional and emerging areas of practice in the urban environment and the community.
- Identify themselves as members of the occupational therapy profession with a commitment to continuing development in practice, clinical and community involvement, advocacy, management, evidence-based practice and research.