This capstone project was completed through a collaboration with Belmont University’s School of Occupational Therapy in Nashville, Tennessee. The project focused on reviewing, creating, and implementing supplemental educational material to enhance learning outcomes in first year OTD students in the occupational performance I course (OPI). OPI is the first intervention-based course in the curriculum, focusing on the orthopedic and acute care settings. The educational material created includes five video demonstrations, three comprehensive case studies and videos of the evaluation and treatment sessions that coincide, four review sessions of important topics covered in lecture, and multiple fabricated orthotics. A pre and posttest Likert scale gauging student confidence in their knowledge and performance of the topic was administered for each review session. Statistical analysis of the data using a paired two sample t-test was completed and suggest there is a significant improvement in student knowledge and performance after each review session.
Carlene E. Johnson, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
orthopedic, orthopedic course, OTD students, supplemental material
Kita, Kathryn E., "Enhancing Learning Outcomes in an Intervention Based Orthopedic Course" (2023). OTD Capstone Projects. 155.