Labs and Facilities
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As a student in the Occupational Therapy program at Duquesne University, you will apply theory into practice and get plenty of hands-on experience through laboratory, experiential and simulation learning activities. The lab and classroom facilities are state-of-the-art including a diverse, and up-to-date inventory of assessments, adaptive equipment, durable medical equipment, assistive devices and more. Both classrooms are equipped for didactic lecture, and hands-on laboratory training sessions. Each classroom has been outfitted with technological upgrades that include new LCD overhead projectors, large screen video display, document camera, wireless internet & SMART board technologies with touch-screen controls to enhance the teaching-learning environment. In addition to the 3 classroom spaces described below, the Rangos School of Health Sciences also has a Human Dissection Lab utilized for cadaver Anatomy training & research.
RSHS 240 is primarily used for foundational OT coursework as well as the Neurosensorimotor pediatric course. Mat tables, swings, positioning equipment and more are used to simulate pediatric clinical environments. A fully equipped & working kitchen is used for various treatment activities including community reintegration, home management training and activity analysis training.
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G103 is the OT Department's newest lab space located in Liberbman Hall. This space is primarily dedicated to Biomechanical, Adult Neursensormiotor and Physical Disability course & lab work. Multiple mats & plinth tables are available for instruction, practice & simulation. Dynamic splinting stations are available for the fabrication of static & dynamic upper extremity splints. A handicapped accessible bathroom is available to simulate activities of daily life and functional transfer training.
RSHS 233 is an additional OT classroom space dedicated for problem-based learning laboratories, small group work, and student/faculty research meetings.