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Graduate Certificate in Assessing Driving Capabilities (15 credits)

Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy     Degree: Graduate Certificate in Assessing Driv Cap

Program Requirements

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Required Courses (15 credits)

  • POTH 673 Screening for at Risk Drivers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Principles for screening at-risk disabled drivers.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Dana Benoit, Alyssa Dawn Merilees, Isabelle Gelinas (Fall) Dana Benoit, Isabelle Gelinas (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate degree in a health-related field.
    • Note that a fee of $250.00 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.
  • POTH 674 Assessing Driving Ability 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Principles of assessment of driving performance in several at-risk populations.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Dana Benoit, Alyssa Dawn Merilees (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 673.
    • Restrictions: Primarily designed for Occupational Therapists. Individuals from other disciplines may be considered on a case by case basis.
    • Note that a fee of $250.00 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.
  • POTH 675 Driving Assessment Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Directed practical experience in a clinical setting that focuses on driving evaluations.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Dana Benoit (Fall) Dana Benoit, Isabelle Gelinas (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 674.
    • Restriction: This course is restricted to Occupational Therapists who have successfully completed POTH 674. It is available in both French and English and includes a 5-day intensive workshop.
    • Note that a fee of $750.00 is associated with the requirement of the on-site training at a local institution or a rehabilitation center for the practicum portion of the program.
  • POTH 676 Adaptive Equipment and Driving (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Prescription of complex adaptive equipment for driving and the procedures of full van modifications. Safety considerations, vehicle choice and the importance of driver retraining (specifically with adaptive equipment) are addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Dana Benoit, Alyssa Dawn Merilees (Fall) Dana Benoit, Alyssa Dawn Merilees (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 675 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: The course is restricted to Occupational Therapists who have successfully completed POTH 675, or permission of instructor. It is available in both French and English and includes a 4-day intensive workshop.
    • Note that a fee of $600.00 is associated with the requirement of the on-site training at a local institution or a rehabilitation center for the practicum portion of the program.
    • Note that a fee of $175.00 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.
  • POTH 677 Retraining Driving Skills (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Principles of retraining driving skills in various clienteles through the use of different modalities. Several retraining methods will be analyzed, including driving simulators, visual training, on-road training, and compensatory techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Isabelle Gelinas (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 675 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: This course is restricted to Occupational Therapists who have successfully completed POTH 675 Driving Assessment Practicum, or permission of instructor. It is available in both French and English and includes a 2-day intensive workshop.
    • Note that a fee of $300.00 is associated with the requirement of the on-site training at a local institution or a rehabilitation center for the practicum portion of the program.
    • Note that a fee of $175.00 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.

Note: POTH 673 and 674 are offered online, whereas POTH 675, POTH 676, and POTH 677 have both online components and intensive workshops.

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 30, 2013) (disclaimer)