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Health Sciences


Courses in Health Sciences
  • SHRS–W 510 Trends and Issues in the Health Sciences (3 cr.) A seminar course to review pertinent literature and other sources of information as a basis for discussing trends and issues affect­ing the therapeutic professions and the health care delivery system.
  • SHRS–W 520 Evidence-Based Critical Inquiry in the Health SciĀ­ences (3 cr.) Fundamentals of research methodology, design, techniques, and procedures applicable to research problems in the allied health disciplines. Introduction to computer data analysis.
  • SHRS–W 667 Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation Services (3 cr.) Designed to explore contemporary ethical issues and concerns related to the delivery, organization, and management of rehabilitation services.
  • SHRS–W 550 Health and Rehabilitation Systems Across the World (3 cr.) Issues in global health and rehabilitation deliver systems from the viewpoint of many different disciplines with an emphasis on economically less developed countries.
  • SHRS–W 551 Health and Rehabilitation Professionals in Developing Countries (3 cr.) The primary purpose of this course is to help students understand the roles and expectations and the scope of training and educational preparation of health and rehabilitation professionals across the world with emphasis on economically less developed countries.
  • SHRS–W 552 Seminar in Global Rehabilitation and Health (3 cr.) This course is designed to cover current topics in international management and organization of health and rehabilitation services, governance, ethics, impact of donor organizations, and emerging global primary and public health care issues.
  • SHRS–W 560 Survey of Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (3 cr.) Assisting students in the knowledge/awareness of available high-tech/low-tech equipment, or product systems that are used in rehabilitation settings to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities, emphasizing the application of clinically-based strategies for determining an individual’s need for and acceptance of adaptive technology to improve functional outcomes.
  • SHRS–W 561 Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management (3 cr.) Exploring the historical perspective, technological and humanitarian advances, and major issues in the rehabilitation administrative environment; discussing and analyzing the legislative mandates relative to their effects on shaping the administrative environment in rehabilitation; acquiring knowledge of the process and significance of administrative competency in delivering services to rehabilitation consumers.
  • SHRS–W 562 Psychological Aspects of Disability (3 cr.) P: Medical terminology course or equivalent. Students will review medical terminology and gain an understanding of major disabling conditions, the psychological and vocational aspect of adjustment to disability and chronic long term illness, and examine psychological and social theories related to disability and chronic illness and Code of Ethics.
  • SHRS–W 625 Diversity Issues in Health and Rehabilitation Services (3 cr.) Designed to prepare students to formulate strategies to address the interrelationship of race, gender, culture, and ethnicity and how they affect access and use of health and rehabilitation services.
  • SHRS–W 640 Medical Aspects of Disabilities (3 cr.) The primary emphasis of this survey course is on medically determined aspects of disabling impairments and disabilities. Students will learn the functional limitations associated with major disabling conditions particularly as they relate to the delivery of rehabilitation services. Current trends and methodologies involved in rehabilitation processes will be covered.
  • SHRS–W 641 Proposal Writing for Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs (3 cr.) An interactive educational opportunity to develop skills related to fund development in a community rehabilitation setting, providing an overview of the grant development process. Students will research local and national funding sources and learn about traditional and non-traditional sources to develop and maintain community-based rehabilitation programs. Includes guest speakers.
  • SHRS–W 642 Practicum in Rehabilitation and Disability (3 cr.) Designed to give students direct work experience in various private and public sector rehabilitation agencies, this experiential component allows the student an opportunity to apply his/her newly acquired normative and cognitive skills and knowledge in an actual work setting.
  • SHRS–W 650 Global Perspectives in Nutrition, Health, Disease, and Disability (3 cr.) Major emphasis on global perspectives with specific focus on economically less developed countries, examining existing and emerging issues in international nutrition that influence the health, well-being, and disability and the efficacy and effectiveness of nutritional interventions in the prevention of disease and disability among people living in developing countries.
  • SHRS–W 651 International Service-Learning in Rehabilitation (3 cr.) Designed to give students direct experience in the organization and financing of rehabilitation services in other parts of the world, this experiential component allows students to apply their newly acquired normative and cognitive skills and knowledge in an international rehabilitation institution. Students will travel abroad under the supervision of faculty.
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • SHRS–N 576 Leadership Development in Pediatric Nutrition (3 cr.) This is an entry-level leadership development series of experiential learning activities, including a leadership develop­ment project for post-baccalaureate health care professionals and fellows.
  • SHRS–W 660 Rehabilitation Theories and Application (3 cr.) This course explores theories common to all rehabilitation therapies and forms a foundation for rehabilitation sciences. Theories such as adaption to disease, cognition, disability, and injury are applied to rehabilitation practice and research design across the life span.
  • SHRS–W 661 Theories of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 cr.) This course focuses on the role of health be­haviors such as eating nutritious foods, exercising, and avoiding unhealthy habits, in health promotion and disease prevention.  A principal concentration will be on health promotion within disabling conditions.
  • SHRS–W 662 Rehabilitation Services in Health Care Systems and Delivery (3 cr.) This course analyzes emerging trends in health care systems and delivery associated with rehabilita­tion. Areas to be covered include organizational infrastructures, finance, public policy, and implications for disparate patient populations.
  • SHRS–W 670 Research Practicum in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (3–6 cr.) Instructional orientation to research; includes laboratory experience in the student’s concentration area. This course may be taken more than once.
  • SHRS–W 672 Teaching Practicum in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (3 cr.) Instructional teaching theories and methodolo­gies to include teaching a unit of instruction in the student’s concentration area. This course may be taken more than once. NOTE: Any student that has an interest in teaching is advised to incorporate other instructional teaching methodology courses into his/her plan of study.
  • SHRS–W 674 Doctoral Seminar in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (1 cr.) During the first two years of a student’s matric­ulation in the PhD in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences program, the student will attend a total of 12 seminars relating to some aspect of health and rehabilitation, and submit a synopsis for each.
  • SHRS–W 680 Independent Study in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (1–4 cr.) A course for students interested in specific interdisciplinary topics in health and rehabilitation sciences.
  • SHRS–W 690 Dissertation Proposal in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (3–6 cr.) Students will submit a written proposal for original scholarly work that makes a significant contribution to research in the field of health and rehabilitation sciences. Proposal to include introduction to topic, literature review, and indication of methodology. This course may be taken more than once.
  • SHRS–W 692 Dissertation in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (3–8 cr.) P: W690. Original scholarly dissertation that makes a significant contribution to the field of health and rehabilita­tion sciences. Topic to be selected by the student and his/her Research Committee.
Therapeutic Outcomes Research
  • SHRS–W 510 Trends and Issues in the Health Sciences (3 cr.) A seminar course to review pertinent literature and other sources of information as a basis for discussing trends and issues af­fecting the therapeutic professions and the healthcare delivery system.
  • SHRS–W 520 Evidence-Based Critical Inquiry in the Health Sciences (3 cr.) Fundamental concepts of research, ranging from philosophical foundations to practical applications. Course provides the conceptual framework in which graduate students may develop their own research agenda. In keeping with the diversity of research, this course strives to introduce graduate students to the entire continuum of research paradigms, from qualitative, naturalistic inquiry to quantitative, experimental designs.
  • SHRS–W 540 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (3 cr.) Explorations of selected patient-centered outcomes evalua­tion methodology and research evidence related to the health professions at an advanced level.
  • SHRS–W 570 Research Communication in the Health Sciences (2–3 cr.) P: W520 and consent of both instructor and research advisor. Instruction and consultation in the preparation of master’s thesis proposals, including computer applications for conducting online literature searches, developing an individual bibliographic database, designing an original research project, and devising a sound methodology. Final outcome is a complet­ed thesis proposal for submission to a graduate student’s thesis committee. Course is open only to health sciences graduate students pursuing the research/thesis track in their program of study. Students must begin the course with a specific research agenda already approved by their research advisor.

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