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what are your thoughts on an online DOT??

Last post 10-17-2014, 3:43 AM by ribecca shah. 1 replies.
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  •  01-27-2014, 3:49 PM

    what are your thoughts on an online DOT??

    I want your opinion.  My company works with US non-profit universities and we are looking in to offering a DOT online. I'm trying to get some industry feedback on whether this would be a viable degree.

    • My sister is actually an OT and she was saying that more and more OT's are getting their DOT.  Do you also see a trend of practicing OT's going back to school to get their DOT?  If so, what do you see as the main driver for this?
    • Are there any career impacts on getting a DOT?  Do you get paid more? If so, how much more? Can you more easily get a job? If so, are there certain specialties where this is more of the case?
    • Do you feel it would be feasible to do deliver this degree online?  What might be some of the challenges?
    • Do many OTs go directly from a Master's program to a Doctor program?

    Thank you in advance for your time and insights.


  •  10-17-2014, 3:43 AM

    Re: what are your thoughts on an online DOT??

    In my opinion,on-line DOTS is a short course named as ‘directly observed treatment’. It is given to the tuberculousis control strategy introduced by the “world health organization”. According to WHO. The most cost- effective way to stop the outspread of TB. DOTS is the best curative method for TB and it has main five components are:

    ·         A regular and uninterrupted drug supply.

    ·         Government commitment

    ·         Standardized treatment regimen directly of six to eight months observed by a healthcare community at least the first 2 months.

    ·         A standardized reporting and recording system that enables assessment of treatment results.

    ·         Sputum smear microscopy is used for case detection.