Quinnipiac's occupational therapy department strives to engage the student in learning activities that will promote the acquisition of information, independent use of scholarly materials, application of information to hands-on experiences in the labs and application of all the knowledge to real-life situations in service learning and fieldwork.
To meet this goal, we use the following teaching methodologies:
- Interactive classroom lectures
- Distance learning technologies
- Immersive intra- and inter-professional service-learning and fieldwork experiences
- Application of knowledge and practical skills with actual or simulated patients/clients
- Synthesis of information through case-based, project-based and problem-based learning
- Mentorship and the Capstone experience
The ultimate teaching goal is to provide student-centered educational experiences in multiple settings, while the ultimate learning goal for students is to enhance critical thinking and practical skills necessary for entry-level practice in occupational therapy.