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Graduate Studies Courses of Instruction Rehabilitation Science


Rehabilitation Science
Courses listed below represent the range of RHBS graduate rehabilitation science†course offerings in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. Not all courses will be offered in each academic year and the current calendar should be consulted for the term and instructor. (All courses†are one term in length.)
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RHBS-801*/901* Motor Performance in Rehabilitation
This seminar course examines theories of motor control and current literature relating to the neuromuscular, physiological, and biomechanical aspects of volitional movement. Motor performance outcomes will be discussed within the context of physical rehabilitation and motor control. Three term hours; fall.† Limited enrollment.††
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RHBS-802*/902* Disability and Wellness in the Community
This lecture/seminar course†examines the concepts†of disablement, community†and the social participation of persons with disabilities. Topics include†definition, models and evaluation of disablement and social participation;†the relationships between people with disabilities and their environments; and current controversial issues in the area of disability, wellness and rehabilitation. Three term hours; fall.
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RHBS-803 Seminar Program for M.Sc. Students
Credit will be based upon attendance and participation in the departmental seminar program as well as sessions addressing specific issues relating to graduate education. In addition, each student will be required to present a seminar based upon his/her research work. (Pass/Fail). Fall and winter terms.
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RHBS-812*/912* Program Development and Evaluation
Students will learn to evaluate new and existing programs in both the private and public health care sectors. Topics covered will include needs assessment, analysis of resources, implementation and the ongoing measurement of a programís success. Not offered 2013-14.
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RHBS-830* Professionals in Rural Practice: An Interdisciplinary Approach
An examination of the issues related to integrating into rural practice as a professional, including understanding the history and geography of rural communities, and important issues affecting life in rural settings. Selected faculty from the health sciences, theology and education. (Offered jointly with THEO 730*). Three term hours; fall. Limited enrolment. Inquire regarding availability.
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RHBS-832* Qualitative Methodology & Methods
An overview of qualitative methodology and methods frequently used in health care research is provided. Topics include, but are not limited to, action research, ethnography, grounded theory, hermeneutics and phenomenology. Methods include focus groups, interviews and participatory observation. Opportunities may exist for interviewing, participatory observation and data analysis. (Cross listed with NURS-802) 3 hour lecture/seminar; winter.
EXCLUSION: NURS-802* †††
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RHBS-833*/933* Research Methods I
This course emphasizes the theoretical background in the development of a research proposal for rehabilitation-related research. Topics include development of the research question and problem statement, rationale, appropriate literature review and research design.Three term hours; fall. Limited enrollment.
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RHBS-834*/934* Statistics
A seminar course which will acquaint the student with the concepts and principles of quantitative statistical analysis including parametric and non-parametric methods. Students may present various topics throughout the course and critically evaluate research in their area of study. Three term hours; lectures/seminars; fall.†† Limited enrollment.††Contact department regarding availability. Winter. Pre-requisite:  An undergraduate level statistics course
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RHBS-836*/936* Research Methods II
This course guides the student through the process of data collection methods, data analysis and presentation, report/thesis writing and strategies for knowledge dissemination with respect to rehabilitation-related research. Pre-requisite: RHBS 833*/933*. Three term hours; winter. Limited enrolment. Not offered 2013-2014.
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RHBS-837*/937* Signal Acquisition and Processing
This is a lecture-seminar-laboratory based course covering the application, instrumentation, acquisition, signal processing and management of electrical signal data as they are used in the study of biomechanics and neuromuscular physiology.† Although the principles learned can be applied to many types of motor performance data, there will be an emphasis on electromyography. Laboratory exercises will be used to illustrate key issues related to signal acquisition and processing. Seminar presentations will allow students to investigate and present the application of data acquisition and processing specific to their particular area of interest.† Three term hours; winter. Limited enrolment.
EXCLUSION: KHS-851*, KHS-857*, RHBS-857*/957*, RHBS-835*/935* †
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RHBS-872*/972* Motion Analysis
A†theoretical and practical course covering the application, instrumentation and techniques of human motion analysis. Topics include 2D and 3D kinematics, force measurement, link segment analysis and the application of these techniques to able-bodied and disabled populations. To integrate the material, the course combines readings, lectures, laboratories and projects. Three term hours; fall.† Limited enrollment.†Not offered 2013-2014.
EXCLUSION: KHS-859*, KHS-870*, RHBS871*/971*, RHBS-870*/970*
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RHBS-873* Exercise Rehabilitation
This seminar-based course provides an overview of the most current guidelines for aerobic and resistance exercise prescription on a global basis in the rehabilitation field.† Specific emphasis will be placed on critical evidence-based analysis of exercise recommendations and outcomes for special populations, whether they are healthy or pathological in nature.† Three term-hours; Winter.†
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RHBS-874*/974* Studies in Aging
A lecture/seminar course which examines the neurophysiological, cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, cognitive and psycho-emotional aspects of aging and their significance in both motor performance and disability and wellness in the community. Three term hours, fall. Limited enrollment.†Not offered 2013-2014.
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RHBS-876*/976* Independent Study
A study under the guidance of a faculty member in a subject area related to the faculty memberís area of expertise or special interest that is not covered within existing courses. The study work must not directly overlap with the studentís thesis work. Normally this course will take the form of a closely supervised reading program, but may also include supervised laboratory work and/or specialized clinical experience. A course outline should be developed in consultation with the studentís supervisor and the proposed instructor. The course outline must be approved by the Chair of the Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Science prior to the student registering in this course. Fall, winter, or summer.
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RHBS-877*/977* Community-Based Rehabilitation
This course prepares students to design, develop, implement and evaluate community based rehabilitation (CBR) programs for and with persons with disabilities internationally. Students will examine basic CBR concepts and frameworks, education and training strategies. They will analyze designs and outcomes for a variety of CBR programs in Canada and internationally. They will explore the CBR matrix developed by the World Health Organization and its application to CBR practice, research and education. It will draw on ICACBR international experiences by presenting and analyzing specific examples of international and local programs. Winter. Inquire regarding availability.
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RHBS-880*/980* International Health
This course provides an overview of the major current issues in International Health. The epidemiology and prevention of the major causes of morbidity and mortality will be discussed as will the organization, management, and cost evaluation of health care resources. Course offered in even years concurrently with EPID 805*.†Three term hours; winter. Not offered 2013-14.
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RHBS-899 Master's Thesis Research
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RHBS-903 Seminar Program for Ph.D. Students
This course requires attendance and participation in the departmental seminar series throughout each studentís program. Each doctoral student is required to present and preside over a minimum of 2 journal club presentations in the first year of their program. In addition, each doctoral student will present a seminar on current issues, concepts or advanced topics in his/her area of specialization, and will provide two lectures related to his/her area of expertise in an appropriate entry level course at some point during their program. Prior to graduation, students will present their research findings in the seminar series. Assessment will be based on satisfactory completion of all course requirements (Pass/Fail). Fall and winter terms.
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RHBS-932* Qualitative Research Methods in Health Studies    
This course prepares student to evaluate and undertake health related research using qualitative approaches. Topics addressed include the philosophical foundations of qualitative research, research design and rigor, data collection, analysis and interpretation and ethical challenges.† Three term hours; lectures/seminars; winter. Limited enrollment.
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RHBS-999 Ph.D. Thesis Research
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