Teaching Opportunities

The Department is seeking members from our clinical community to support teaching at our St. George (downtown Toronto) and Mississauga campuses. If you hold a status-only appointment in the Department, your service will contribute to your appointment hours.

Term 2 (January-April 2019)

Course: OCT1152Y: Musculoskeletal Structure & Function Perspectives in Occupational Therapy
Opportunity: Biomechanical/Clinical Skills Lab Assistants
Instructor:  Dr. Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia (behdin.nowrouzi.kia@utoronto.ca)
We are preparing for the Biomechanics course that will begin in January 2019.  Once again, we are looking for volunteer OTs to assist us with teaching labs in each of these courses. In the past, we have appreciated the assistance from many of our OT partners who have played a significant role in contributing to the education of our OT students. Volunteers can use these experiences to develop their own personal teaching and education goals.
Location:500 University Ave. (St. George/downtown campus) and 3359 Mississauga Rd (Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex (UTM campus). Lab rooms will vary and will be announced prior to labs.
Labs:

  1. Goniometry
  2. Spine and Posture 1
  3. Spine and Posture 2
  4. Muscle Strength Testing  (please bring dynamometers and pinch gauges if possible)
  5. Clinical Skills – Consolidation of Goniometry and MMT skills (please bring dynamometers and pinch gauges if possible)
  6. Lower Extremity

Please contact Behdin if you’re interested in this opportunity.

Note: All labs are scheduled to include a 1 hour pre-lab meeting with the TA. During this time, the TA will review the lab material that will be reviewed during the lab.


Course: OCT1162Y: Mental Health  Foundations in Occupational Therapy
Opportunity: Facilitators for large and small groups
Instructor:  Prof. Bonnie Kirsh (bonnie.kirsh@utoronto.ca)

Dr. Kirsh is seeking facilitators for small and large groups with experience in mental health for labs including, but not limited to:

  1. Recovery
  2. Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches in Mental Health
  3. Psychodynamic Approaches and Projective Art
  4. Group Dynamics
  5. Therapeutic Use of Self and Communication
  6. Workplace Mental Health

A more complete list of opportunities with dates is forthcoming.

Please contact Bonnie if you’re interested in helping out in the mental health foundations course.

Term 5 (January – March 2019)

Course: OCT1271H Enabling Occupations with Older Adults: Part 2
Opportunity: Facilitators for large and small groups
Instructor: Dr. Lynn Cockburn (l.cockburn@utoronto.ca)
We are preparing for the Older Adults course that begins in January 2019 and looking for volunteer OTs to be part of this course. We really value the assistance of our OT partners who contribute to the education of these senior OT students. Volunteers can use these experiences to learn about current practices, and to develop their own personal teaching and education goals.
Dr. Cockburn is seeking OT facilitators for seminars, case-based discussions, and labs including, but not limited to:

  • Cognitive screening and assessment
  • In Home OT, and Home modifications
  • Case based discussions about OT enabling strategies with clients who are aging with long term disabilities
  • Financial issues and Poverty
  • Older adults with frailty and with intellectual/developmental disability
  • Pain
These sessions take place on Tuesday and Friday mornings from January to March 2019.
For details, please contact Dr. Cockburn: l.cockburn@utoronto.ca