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Addressing Global Healthcare within Occupational Therapy Educational Curricula
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
Category: Events

*This event will be held live via Zoom.*

Timed Agenda

5:00-5:30  Presentation
5:30-6:00 Conversation

Event Description
This course will include:
    •    Overview of Presentation
    •    Background Information relevant to Global Healthcare, Values of International Collaboration for Teaching, Service, Research for Academicians and Especially OT/OTA Students
    •    Conversation between participants on implementing principles into educational curriculi

Speaker Biography
Dr. Randy P. McCombie's  educational background includes a Master and Doctorate (PhD) in Applied Social Psychology, and a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy. Dr. McCombie taught Psychology and Research Methods at several Colleges/Universities before returning to school for a degree in Occupational Therapy. He then practiced OT in the school system before electing to return to academia. Dr. McCombie was one of the founding members of the Occupational Therapy Program at West Virginia University. His occupational therapy research interests include a focus on substance abuse along with educational and professional issues of direct relevance to occupational therapy practice and education. He pursues research from an applied social psychological perspective focusing on beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. He has published numerous papers in OT and other research journals, and has made numerous presentations at state and national conferences. Dr. McCombie's primary teaching interests include research methodology and ethics. He maintains positions on the Editorial Boards of numerous occupational therapy research journals. Dr. McCombie embraces an interest in communication, cooperation, and collaboration among occupational therapy educators across the globe representing all nations and cultures.

Learning Objectives
Following participation in this presentation/discussion:
1. Participants will be able to understand and evaluate the potential strengths, opportunities, and inherent values relevant to address of global healthcare, including the current direction in academic medicine of inclusion of global healthcare in educational curricula.
2. Educators will be able to utilize the information provided in the lectures to form a foundation for discussion and consideration of addition of focus on global healthcare in their OT program curricula.
3. Students will understand and appreciate the importance of address of global healthcare as well as the benefits offered through international healthcare collaboration as future occupational therapists.
4. Students will also be able to utilize the information presented in the discussion as a foundation for interactive deliberation and creation of collaboration and cooperation activities among and between international OT and OTA students.

Target Audience: OT Educators, Practicing OTs and OTAs, OT and OTA Students

Level of Content: Introductory and Intermediate

AOTA Practice Areas:  The focus is on OT Education. Global healthcare in OT will soon have impact on all areas of practice.

CEUs: 1

Fees: $5 MOTA Members/ $25 Non-members


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