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ASOT OTD Capstone Project Student Handbook

This manual will provide students, facutly, administration, and partnering agencies with a description of the process and procedures of the ASOT OTD Capstone Project.

Overview

The ASOT OTD curriculum reflects a sequence and scope of content embedded in the curriculum design that provides the OTD student with the basis for completion of the OTD Capstone Project. The ASOT curriculum flow ensures and promotes the preparation of the OTD Capstone Project including a literature review, needs assessment, goals/objectives, and a capstone project plan/strategies, and an evaluation plan. Preparation for OT 900: Occupational Therapy Capstone is aligned with the curriculum design and sequence and is completed prior to the commencement of the OTD Capstone Project.

The entire ASOT OTD curriculum prepares the OTD student for OT 900 Occupational Therapy Capstone.  The curriculum design and courses provide the OTD student with a broad and comprehensive understanding of the core concepts of the profession.  For the doctoral level student, emphasis is placed on development and application of in-depth knowledge and application in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, or theory development. 

OTD Course Description Key

The following courses within the curriculum advances the OTD student’s capacity and competence for developing, designing, engaging in, and completing the OTD Capstone Project. Each course has associated assignment measures and teaching learning methods that provide evidence of how outcomes are achieved. The following key should be used while reading each course description.

Assignment Measures

Teaching Learning Methods

1

Assignment

5

Project

a.

Collaborative group work

e.

Problem-based learning

 2

Lab Test

6

Presentation

b.

Experiential project

f.

Case-based learning

3

Objective test

7

Demonstration

c.

Service Learning

g.

Dialogue/discussion

4

Essay test

8

Other – please specify

d.

Reflective analysis

h.

i.

Presentation/lecture

Self-directed learning