Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes & Expected Competencies for Interdisciplinary Learning & Communication

Leadership and Service

Leadership is the ability to explore leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. As such, leaders gather and synthesize information from multiple sources regarding health policy, regulations, systems functioning, and organizational needs to make appropriate, creative, and innovative decisions in achieving quality and safety in the delivery of patient-centered care and in supporting a positive environment conducive for practice.  Pfeiffer-OT program prepares practitioners to have the skills to lead and influence occupational therapy practice, as well as the skills to collaborate with and follow the lead of others.

Service the action of helping or doing work for/with someone. Departs from the belief that service embraces the greater good in this world, bonding communities of care and compassion for the benefit of humanity. Service is a philosophy and set of ideas that enrich the lives of the individuals who give us the opportunity to serve. Pfeiffer graduates, incorporate principles of servant leadership to communicate a variety of techniques to interact with and convey information to clients, peers, other health care providers, and communities of interest to improve occupational therapy outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes Courses
Apply principles of management and supervision to the delivery of occupational therapy services within the principles of occupational science. OT 856 Management in Healthcare, OT 834 Contextual Population Health Disparities & Factors, OT 848  Ethics in OT Practice
Practice and role model ethical reasoning in decision making about the professional growth of self and others. OT 848 Ethics in OT Practice,  OT 856 Management in Healthcare
Understanding and developing strategies to lead and influence the organizational dynamics of relationships, and power change (political and economic) in the healthcare system. OT 848 Ethics in OT Practice, OT 810 Interprofessional Practice, OT 814 Mental Health & Wellness, OT 828 OT in Adults & Geriatrics
Understand and reflect on human occupations to determine the role of diversity within a life of contribution and service. OT 800 Intro to OT & Occupational Science, OT 828 OT in Adults & Geriatrics, OT 830 Occupational Performance Evaluation & Assessment

Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and innovation involve the process of reconciling dualities.  It is finding similarities or congruencies in perceived opposing ideas; giving rise to the creative process of finding the similar in the dissimilar. Pfeiffer-OT program prepares practitioners to explore the windows of perception by viewing academic inquiry as an opportunity for personal and social transformation while grounding transformative processes in academic depth, rigor, and imagination. Our students engage in scholarship as a creative and collaborative process in the context of a community of learners stepping out of traditional practice memories.

Student Learning Outcomes Courses
Practice inquiry as an integral, spiritual, and transformative process of personal and social transformation. OT 822 Inquiry & Evidence-Based Practice I, OT 836 Inquiry & Evidence-Based Practice II, OT 838 Professional Reasoning
Apply scholarship to real-world problems, articulating and embodying professional values, and skillfully putting theory into practice. OT 822 Inquiry & Evidence-Based Practice I, OT 836 Inquiry & Evidence-Based Practice II, OT 838 Professional Reasoning
Design and implement beginning research that contributes to evidence-based practice associated with Occupational science and Occupational therapy. OT 822 Inquiry & Evidence-Based Practice I, OT 836 Inquiry & Evidence-Based Practice II
Create an original transdisciplinary statement and contribution in a chosen area of inquiry. OT 822 Inquiry & Evidence-Based Practice I, OT 836 Inquiry & Evidence-Based Practice II

Interdisciplinary Learning & Communication

A reflective, innovative, and integrative process, engaged in scholarship as a creative and collaborative effort in the context of a community of learners. Graduates will be faced with societal and global challenges that require interdisciplinary thinking to identify suitable solutions. Among the possible challenges will be finding new practice partnerships and communities and ensuring that aging populations across the globe have adequate participation in occupations and quality of life within their environments. This reflective and integrative process of interdisciplinary learning will enhance graduate’s global perception of professional practice encouraging lifelong learning scholars.

Communication is a complex process of sharing information, ideas, and perceptions through the use of listening, verbal and non-verbal interactions, written skills, and literacy in multi-media technology to convey intended messages in a manner that is logical, clear, accurate, therapeutic, and relevant to individuals and groups. Pfeiffer graduates, incorporate principles of effective communication using a variety of techniques to interact with and convey information to clients, peers (intraprofessional), other health care providers (interprofessional), and communities of interest to improve occupational therapy outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes Courses
Understand and appreciate the professional roles of team members. OT 816 Group Dynamics in Mental Health, OT 828 OT in Adults & Geriatrics, OT 852 OT in Pediatrics
Demonstrate the ability to document client information clearly and concisely using a variety of formats. OT 800 Introduction to OT & Occupational Science, OT 804 Movement Occupation and Participation, OT 830 Occupational Performance Evaluation & Assessment, OT 814 Mental Health & Wellness, OT 828 OT in Adults & Geriatrics, OT 852 OT in Pediatrics
Participate in collaborative health care delivery by promoting intra/inter-professional relationships. Participate in collaborative health care delivery by promoting intra/inter-professional relationships.
Participate in the reflective and integrative process of interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge discovery. OT 810 Interprofessional Practice, OT 834 Contextual Population Health, Disparities & Factors, OT 848 Ethics in OT Practice, OT 856 Management in Healthcare