Diploma in Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

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Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program. The program prepares students to work under the direction of occupational therapists and/or physiotherapists to support the therapeutic assessment, treatment, and care of clients.

The curriculum delivered through both web-facilitated classroom and laboratory instruction includes the role of the OTA/PTA in relation to clients' musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, and neurological functions and conditions.

Students engage in three clinical placement opportunities throughout the program, including at least one placement each in occupational therapy and a physiotherapy setting.

Program Pathways

  • As the program becomes established, the School of Health Sciences will consider developing a pathway agreement with one or more institutions offering Kinesiology degrees. Degrees in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy are not available at the undergraduate level but are exclusively offered at the Master's level. However, pathways from the OTA/PTA diploma to a related degree such as Kinesiology would provide a degree completion opportunity, making those assistants interested in becoming therapists eligible to apply to the relevant Master's programs. Moreover, the School of Health Sciences will consult with the School of Public Safety regarding which Kinesiology degrees to pursue pathways with, given that Fanshawe's related graduate certificate in Advanced Ergonomics only accepts Kinesiology graduates, and would also be a good fit for those with an OTA/PTA background.
  • The School of Health Sciences will also consider developing articulation agreements and identifying credit transfer opportunities through the ONTransfer system between Fanshawe's program and the other OTA/PTA programs in the system.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Operate industry standard production equipment, in-studio and on location, to create television, video and/or web content for multiple platforms.
  2. Deliver television, video and digital or web content via multiple platforms in formats that meet current broadcast industry standards.
  3. Participate in the planning and preparation of television, mobile and/or Web productions that meet industry standards and regulations.
  4. Monitor and maintain the technical quality of productions during recording and broadcasts using resources, equipment, and protocols that meet with industry standards.
  5. Participate in marketing activities to promote independent productions and/or a station's brand and products.
  6. Plan and prepare interviews, scripts and reporting content for use in television, video or digital media productions.
  7. Use business skills and accepted industry practices in the creation of television, video and/or web productions.
  8. Keep current with the needs of the television and digital media broadcast industry using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.
  9. Conduct work safely in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety.
  10. Use a variety of post-production skills and techniques to enhance and complete television, digital, web and/or video productions.
  11. Create scripts for a variety of delivery formats that include compelling and properly structured storytelling, character development and convincing dialogue.
  12. Analyze motion pictures by examining cinematic history, theory and the impact changing technology has had on the form.
  13. Define and perform in the roles and professional practices involved with film production, television, and their related industries.

Courses

Level 1

General Education - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • WRIT-1048 Reason & Writing 1 for Health Sciences
  • NUTR-1016 Essentials in Human Nutrition
  • HLTH-1257 Rehabilitation & the Healthcare System
  • HLTH-1258 Rehabilitation Concepts
  • HLTH-1259 Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy
  • ANAT-1036 Anatomy & Physiology for Health Care

Level 2

General Education - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • COMM-3067 Professional Communications
  • ANAT-3013 Musculoskeletal Therapeutic Skills-OTA
  • ANAT-1037 Musculoskeletal System
  • ANAT-1038 Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • ANAT-1039 Musculoskeletal Skills-PTA
  • FLDP-1032 Clinical Placement 1

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • RESP-3023 Cardio, Resp & Other Conditions-OTA/PTA
  • RESP-3024 Cardio, Respiratory & Complex Conditions
  • RESP-1027 Cardio & Respiratory Systems
  • HLTH-1260 Concepts in Mental Health
  • HLTH-1261 Professional Practice
  • FLDP-3035 Clinical Placement 2

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • HLTH-1262 Neurological Structures
  • HLTH-1263 Neurological Conditions
  • HLTH-1264 Neurological Skills-OTA
  • HLTH-1265 Neurological Skills-PTA
  • COMM-1132 Communication & Function

Level 5

Take the following Mandatory Course:

  • FLDP-5013 Clinical Placement 3

General Education - Electives

  • Take 6 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Levels 1 and 2

Program Residency

Students must complete a minimum of 23 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the program residency requirement and graduate from this program.

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Admission Requirements

This is a competitive program; the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available.

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream with:
    • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
      • Mathematics one of:
        • Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
        • Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
    • And one of the following courses:
      • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C) or (U)
      • Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (U)
        (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65)

or

  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) with:
    • Communications
    • Core Mathematics
    • Biology
      (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65)

or

  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Ontario College Certificate and:
    • A minimum final grade of 'C+' or 65 in the required courses stated above

or

  • General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate and:
    • A minimum final grade of 'C+' or 65 in the required courses stated above

or

    • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) with:
      • The combined Language Arts - Reading AND Language Arts - Writing test results having a minimum average Standard Score of 520 and:
      • Mathematics one of:
        • Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
        • Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
      • And one of the following courses:
        • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C) or (U)
        • Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (U)

(Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65)

or

  • Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 University Stream English credit (or equivalent) with at least four recent years of full-time study in an educational institution where the language of instruction and of examinations was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 92 for the Internet-based test (iBT) (22 writing, 26 speaking, 20 reading and 20 listenings), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 7.0 with no score less than 6.5 in reading and listening and a score of 7.0 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with a score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 80 in listening, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 65, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 185 with no score less than 176 in reading and listening and 185 in writing and speaking, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) test with a minimum score of 90 with at least a 4 on the oral interview

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.

Post-Admission Requirements

The following items are applicable to the program and are time-sensitive. Please refer to www.fanshawec.ca/preplacement for important information about preparing for placement by the due date.

  • Possession of a Standard First Aid course certificate (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) and a Basic Rescuer course certificate - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (HCP) in accordance with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Canadian Guidelines for CPR
  • Evidence of Good Health
  • Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening, including a check of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database
  • Placement Agreement

Career Opportunities

According to projections from the Economic Modelling Specialists International (EMSI), there is a 16% increase in job growth expected for 3237 - Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment in the London Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) for the period of 2014-2022 (6 new jobs each year for the period). This projection accounts for new jobs only and does not factor in additional positions created through retirements and attrition. EMSI also projects strong growth for this occupational code in the province (21%) and the country (18%). There are some important increases in jobs for this code in several of the other CMAs within 100 miles of London including Hamilton (32/year), Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (22/year), and Toronto (106/year). Moreover, a review of relevant literature, as well as input from community partners and subject matter experts, suggests that demand for OTA/PTA positions will increase locally and provincially alongside the rapidly aging population. In addition to hosting a robust external focus group (19 community partners attended), the School of Health Sciences has obtained several letters of support for the proposed program from local employers and therapists.

最後に1月 2020を更新しました。

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