|SECTION 7: CURRICULA|
Harold P. Jones, Dean, 302-C Belk
HEALTH PROFESSIONS : HPRO
5000. Seminar in Human Sexual Dysfunctions (3) Exploration of problems in human sexual behavior and functioning. Emphasizing the development of assessment and intervention skills in the delivery of sexual health care to a broad spectrum of clients to whom health and social professionals relate.
5011, 5012. Gross Anatomy (5,0) Prerequisites: Enrolled in occupational therapy or physical therapy programs or consent of departmental chairpersons. Structure of the human body with laboratory dissection.
5030, 5031. Neuroanatomy (3,0) Prerequisites: HPRO 5011, 5012; enrolled in occupational therapy or physical therapy programs or consent of departmental chairpersons. Structure and function of the human nervous system. Special attention is given to the relationship between the structure and function of the nervous system and the foundations of neurology. The pathophysiology of specific neurologic disorders common to the practice of occupational and physical therapy will be discussed.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOSTATISTICS
Thomas Chenier, Chairperson, 312-G Belk
5010. Epidemiology for Health Professionals (3) Prerequisite: BIOS 1500 or consent of instructor. Introduction to epidemiology. The distribution of disease in human populations and factors that influence this distribution will be discussed. Emphasis will be given to studying the leading causes of death, to evaluating health research, and to utilizing epidemiologic methods.
5021. Biostatistics for Health Professionals I (3) Introduction to the application of statistics to the health field. Topics include types, organization, and display of data; elementary probability; parametric and nonparametric techniques when dealing with one or two samples (matched or independent); and hypothesis testing.
5022. Biostatistics for Health Professionals II (3) Prerequisite: BIOS 5021 or consent of instructor. Introduction to the application of statistics to the health field. Topics include analysis of variance for one factor and two factor designs; randomized block and repeated measures designs; linear regression; nonparametric procedures for one factor and randomized block designs.
5450. Applied Multivariate Analysis (3) Prerequisites: MATH 3256; BIOS 5021, 5022; or equivalent; or consent of instructor. Development and discussion of multivariate topics, including the multivariate normal distribution, MANOVA, principal components analysis, discriminant analysis, and other related topics.
5500. Nonparametric Statistical Methods (3) Prerequisites: One course in statistics and consent of instructor. Application of nonparametric methods for various problems in statistical analysis. Includes procedures based on randomization and ranks.
6501. Experimental Design I (3) Prerequisite: BIOS 5022 or equivalent or consent of instructor. A detailed coverage of the analysis of variance. Topics presented will include the analysis of variance for completely randomized, randomized block, factorial, and split plot designs; multiple comparison procedures, tests of normality and homogeneity of variance; and an introduction to the general linear model.
6502. Experimental Design II (3) Prerequisite: BIOS 6501 or equivalent or consent of instructor. A continuation of BIOS 6501. Topics presented will include the analysis of variance for hierarchical designs, partially and completely confounded designs, fractional factorial designs, and a coverage of analyses for unbalanced designs.
BIOS Banked Courses
5300. Advanced Epidemiologic
Design and Analysis (3)
5350. Application of Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (2)
5400. Research Planning in Epidemiology (3)
5575. Introduction to Survivorship Analysis (3)
5600. Categorical Data Analysis (3)
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
Michael Rastatter, Chairperson,
6 Belk Annex II
Gregg D. Givens, Director of Graduate Studies, 2 Belk Annex II
MS IN SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND AUDITORY PATHOLOGY
Graduate programs are accredited by the Council for Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Application for admission to the graduate program in speech, language, and auditory pathology must be initiated through the Graduate School. (See Section 3, Admission.) The department requires that the applicant take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and submit two letters of reference, preferably on the form provided by the department.
Completed applications should be received no later than March 1 for enrollment in the fall semester. Applications for full-time study beginning in either the spring or summer semesters will be considered only under special circumstances because of the sequential nature of the program of study.
Major Areas of Study
Candidates for the MS degree in speech, language, and auditory pathology may select from the following major emphasis areas: audiology, communication sciences, speech-language pathology.
The audiology and speech-language pathology emphasis areas are professional programs designed to prepare students for immediate placement in public school and other clinical positions. Persons completing either of these programs of study meet all academic and clinical requirements for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, licensure in North Carolina as well as in most other states, and graduate certification by the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. The graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology are accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation.
The communication sciences emphasis area is tailored to the special interests of the students. The course of study can include a substantial portion of the courses in the speech-language pathology and audiology emphasis areas. Additionally, students are required to complete a thesis and successfully pass a final oral defense of the thesis.
The degree of master of science in speech, language, and auditory pathology is conferred by the university when the candidate has earned at least 45 s.h. of graduate credit.
A background of undergraduate courses in speech and hearing sciences is essential. For those students who do not have an undergraduate degree in the field, specific undergraduate courses must be taken prior to formally beginning the MS degree sequence. The following undergraduate courses or their equivalent must be taken prior to acceptance into the graduate program: CSDI 3010 (phonetics), 3020 (child language development), 3030 (anatomy, physiology, and acoustics), 3050 (acquisition and development of phonology and articulation), 4100 (introduction to audiology), 4110 (aural rehabilitation). See requirements for the BS degree in the undergraduate catalog for course descriptions.
Candidates are required to take a final comprehensive examination, which may be taken upon completion of enrollment in all didactic courses required for the degree in the major area of study. For students in the audiology track, the successful completion of CSDI 7000 satisfies the comprehensive examination requirements.
Regardless of the major emphasis area chosen, 9 s.h. of specific core courses are required as follows: CSDI 6100, 6103, 6121. The communication science emphasis requires six additional semester hours (CSDI 6101, 6523). The communication sciences track requires a thesis. For audiology and speech-language pathology tracks, only 3 s.h. of thesis credit may count toward the degree. For the communication science track, 6 s.h. of thesis are required for the degree.
In addition to the general core requirements, the track in speech-language pathology requires an additional 30 s.h. of didactic courses. These courses include CSDI 6101, 6104, 6106, 6108, 6109, 6110, 6112, 6113, 6114, 6200. Clinical course requirements include: CSDI 6225, 6990, 6993.
In addition to the general core requirements, the track in audiology requires an additional 29 s.h. of didactic courses. These courses include CSDI 6000, 6001, 6005, 6007, 6008, 6009, 6010, 6011, 6013, 6019. Clinical courses requirements include: CSDI 6230, 6990, 6993.
For the candidate whose major area of study is in speech-language pathology or audiology, a minimum of 250 clinical clock hours in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders is required at the graduate level.
If there are no hours accumulated at the undergraduate level, 375 hours will be required at the graduate level to meet certification and licensure requirements as set forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the North Carolina State Board of Examiners.
PhD IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
The PhD program is designed for advanced scholars with interest in communication sciences and disorders. The two areas of concentration are speech-language pathology and audiology. Students enrolled in the program are required to take course work in a science core, a support core taken across disciplines, a statistics core, and an area of concentration developed with the major professor. All students are required to complete a dissertation project prior to being awarded the degree, doctor of philosophy.
The Admissions Committee will make a holistic judgment of applicant qualifications. Admission to study at the doctoral level requires acceptance by the Graduate School and the department. The application for admission to the Graduate School and official transcripts from each college or university attended must be sent to the dean of the Graduate School. In addition, the following must be sent to the chairperson of the Doctoral Admissions Committee, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Graduate Record Examination scores; three letters of recommendation, with at least two from faculty of the college or university that awarded the master's degree; a sample of scholarly writing which may be a thesis, a published or unpublished reprint, or term paper; and a statement that summarizes in as much detail as possible the reasons for pursuing doctoral study and doctoral research objectives.
The applicant must have a master's degree or its equivalent in speech-language pathology, audiology, or communication sciences to be considered for entry into the program. Acceptable performance on the Graduate Record Examination and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in graduate work are required.
Applicants seeking admission to doctoral study should have completed a well-integrated program of study that includes course work in biological/physical sciences and mathematics, behavioral and/or social sciences, and human communication sciences and disorders.
The doctoral program requires a minimum 51 s.h. of didactic and research experiences, involving the entire doctoral faculty. The student will develop a background in a science core curriculum (12 s.h.), a support core taken across disciplines (9 s.h.), a statistics core (statistics and research design) (9 s.h.), a research internship (6 s.h.), and dissertation (minimum 3 s.h.). The student and major professor will select and design an area of major concentration, including 12 s.h. of course work or independent studies.
Except for credits accepted by transfer, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders requires that all graduate work, including the dissertation, be completed in residence. The course of study ordinarily requires at least three years of full-time study. Students who have not completed a master's thesis are required to complete by the end of the first academic year a research project with the scope of a thesis (thesis equivalence), approved by a majority of the student’s program committee.
Credit will be accepted for transfer at the discretion of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the dean of the Graduate School. A maximum of 9 s.h. of doctoral credit (course work taken beyond the master's degree) may be applied toward the support and/or statistics cores. Credit will not be accepted in the science core or area of concentration.
Doctoral Candidacy Requirements
Following completion of most course work and prior to admission to candidacy for the PhD, students must pass a preliminary examination intended to test fundamental knowledge in both the major and support fields. The candidate will undergo written and oral examinations for mastery of the areas of concentration, the support core, statistical applications in the area of basic and applied research, and research design. Critical analysis and synthesis of all related academic, research, and clinical aspects of the field of preparation must be demonstrated.
The student's program committee is responsible for the administration and evaluation of the preliminary examination. The recommendation of the committee is sent to the chairperson of the department who forwards to the dean of the Graduate School one of the following recommendations:
The responses to the preliminary examination are satisfactory and the student is recommended to candidacy.
Some responses to the preliminary examination are unsatisfactory and the student is to be re-examined at a specific time. Areas of deficiency to be rewritten and the dates of re-examination will be determined by the program committee.
The responses to the examination are unsatisfactory and a full re-examination will be administered during the subsequent semester. Failure of the second examination results in termination of the program.
After passing the preliminary examination, the candidate must initiate the development of an appropriate dissertation research project. The dissertation must reflect independent, scholarly research that will contribute significant new knowledge to the candidate's area of concentration.
Prior to initiating the dissertation research, the candidate's program committee (composed of the major professor and at least three members of the graduate faculty) must approve a prospectus of the proposed dissertation containing the following:
With the guidance and approval of the major professor, the candidate formally presents the prospectus to the faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at an open meeting. The program committee must agree that the research proposal is satisfactory, with only one dissenting vote allowed.
It is the responsibility of the program committee to counsel the candidate in the research program, critique the dissertation, and conduct the final examination. Upon the satisfactory completion of all requirements, the committee and departmental chairperson will recommend to the dean of the Graduate School the award of the doctoral degree.
The basic form of the dissertation manuscript will follow the East Carolina University manual of style. The East Carolina University library will bind the final copies of the document. Six bound copies of the final approved manuscript must be deposited in the Graduate School office. The Graduate School office will microfilm the dissertation and list the title and abstract in Dissertation Abstracts. The student will be billed, at cost, for this service.
In addition to course requirements, each student will be assigned various preceptorships involving mentored classroom and clinical instruction and administration to assist the student in gaining perspective and experience in university teaching, clinical supervision, and management. Students will be encouraged to participate in university-wide seminars.
In addition to the didactic portion of the doctoral program, each student will be required to complete two predissertation directed research projects to gain perspectives and laboratory experiences in the area of concentration and/or areas outside the concentration. These projects will be publishable, data-based manuscripts, one developed by the end of each of the first two academic years. At least one of the two research internships must be completed with a faculty member whose primary appointment is in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Successful completion of an internship requires a written report approved by the supervising faculty member(s) with credit awarded for two of the following courses: CSDI 8070, 8071, 8080, 8081, 8090, 8091. Courses marked * are required for the PhD.
Time Limits for Completion of Degree Requirements
A doctoral degree program must be completed before the end of the twelfth semester, excluding summers, following initial enrollment. With endorsement of the student's program committee and the departmental chairperson, a student may request one extension of not more than two semesters, summers included.
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS: CSDI
5010. Procedures in Clinical Management (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Provides a basic understanding of the procedures involved in the diagnostic and therapy process. Topics include interviewing, case history taking, report writing, counseling, test interpretation, and other factors related to clinical procedures involved in the diagnosis and management of communication disorders.
5510, 5511, 5512. Special Problems in Speech and Hearing (2,2,2) Each course may be repeated from 1-3 semesters; however, these courses may not be applied toward the degree without approval of the departmental chair. Designed for advanced senior and graduate students to explore, independently, specific areas of interest in communication disorders and research.
5565. Seminar in Augmentative Communication (3) Two and one-half hours of lecture and one laboratory hour per week. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Designed to provide an understanding and working knowledge of the interdisciplinary approach to augmentative communication. Emphasis is on the team approach, including discussion of and experience with patients requiring use of augmentative communication systems. Areas of study include assessment, intervention, neuromotor management, environmental control, computer access, and funding.
6000. Methods in Clinical Audiology (3) Prerequisites: CSDI 4100 and admission to MS in CSDI program. Covers a summary of the current state of the science/art of clinical audiology. Major emphasis is on the present procedures in testing and knowledge of specific auditory tests.
6001. Advanced Audiological Evaluation (2) Prerequisites: CSDI 4100, 6000. Covers more advanced audiological testing procedures including central, nonorganic, and auditory-perceptual evaluations.
6005. Pathologies of the Auditory Mechanism (2) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Explores auditory physiology and the pathologies of the hearing mechanism from the external ear to the cortex.
6006. Hearing Impaired Adults: Counseling and Rehabilitation Factors (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Designed to provide a comprehensive description of both historical and recent approaches to adult and geriatric aural/oral rehabilitation. Students will be expected to develop and demonstrate their understanding of counseling and rehabilitation procedures.
6007. Industrial Audiology and Instrumentation (3) Prerequisite: CSDI 6000 or consent of instructor. Specific topics including fundamental aspects of the noise problem, measurement of sound, effects of noise on man, control of noise and noise exposure, use and calibration of instruments to measure sound, and a description of an effective industrial hearing-conservation program.
6008. Amplification I: Basic Principles and Electroacoustics (3) Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study; corequisite: CSDI 6000. Introductory course designed to provide a basic understanding of measurement of electroacoustic characteristics of hearing aids, differing types of hearing aid circuitry, and real ear measurements of hearing aid performance.
6009. Auditory Electrophysiology I (4) Prerequisites: CSDI 4100, 6000. Theory and application of the clinical use of electrophysiological and electroacoustical procedures in the measurement of auditory and vestibular function.
6010. Hearing Science (2) Prerequisites: CSDI 3030, 6000; PHYS 1090, 1091; or consent of instructor. The study of psychoacoustics, acoustics of speech perception, psychophysical methods, theories of hearing.
6011. Amplification II: Selection and Verification (3) Prerequisite: CSDI 6008. Advanced course designed to provide knowledge base for the selection and verification of fittings of hearing aid circuitry, including special purpose aids and assistive listening devices based upon audiologic information from clinical cases.
6013. The Hearing Impaired Child: Diagnosis and Communication Management (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Information relating to a comprehensive description of the current state of knowledge in the assessment and aural/oral habilitation of the auditorily handicapped child.
6019. Auditory Electrophysiology II (3) Prerequisite: CSDI 6009 or consent of instructor. Advanced theory and clinical application of auditory electrophysiological and electroacoustic auditory measurement procedures.
6100. Language Disorders (3) Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in language development. Study of childhood language disorders from infancy to school-age period. Principles of assessment, intervention, and classification of various types of language disorders are explored in detail, including specific language impairment, developmental and acquired language disorders, and autism.
6101. Language and Learning Disabilities (3) Prerequisite: CSDI 6100. Study of oral and written language learning disabilities in the school-age and adolescent populations. Contemporary theories, assessment practices, and intervention techniques will be explored extensively in the management of those with language learning disorders and/or dyslexia.
6103. Research Design in Speech and Hearing (3) Prerequisite: Undergraduate statistics course. Fundamentals of research and experimental design and basic statistical analysis in communication sciences and disorders.
6104. Seminar in Voice Disorders (3) Prerequisite: CSDI 6121 or consent of instructor. Reviews anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism and the phonatory process. Consideration of the influence of pathology on phonation is included. An indepth study of special voice problems as well as those more commonly encountered in clinical practice and their treatment will be undertaken.
6106. Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Current and historical concepts of the nature and etiology of stuttering and other fluency disorders: methodologies of assessment and treatment of children and adults; parent counseling; research design.
6108. Seminar in Articulation/Phonology Disorders (3) Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in articulation/phonology or consent of instructor. Phonologic/articulatory development and disorders; the dynamics of articulatory production; phonetics as a clinical tool; nature and development of normal and defective articulation/phonology. Contemporary scientific methodology, technology, and research in the appraisal and treatment of phonological/articulatory disorders.
6109. Motor Speech Disorders (3) Prerequisites: CSDI 3020, 3030, 6110; or consent of instructor. Study of the neurophysiology of motor speech behavior coupled with detailed clinical analyses and treatment of various forms of dysarthria and apraxia.
6110. Brain, Language, and Aphasia (3) Prerequisites: CSDI 6100 or consent of instructor. Comprehensive study of the correlative nature of brain and language with particular emphasis given to aphasiology: neurological, cognitive, and linguistic aspects.
6112. Seminar in Cranio-Facial Anomalies and Alaryngeal Rehabilitation (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Anatomy, physiology, assessment and treatment of persons with cranio-facial anomalies (including cleft lip and palate) and alaryngeal disorders (laryngectomy).
6113. Linguistic/Cognitive Impairments in Brain-Injured Adults (3) Prerequisite: CSDI 6110 or consent of instructor. Relationships between cognition, communicative abilities, and the brain in normal aging dementia, various causes of dementia, head injury, and right hemisphere brain-damage in adults.
6114. Dysphagia and Neuromotor Functions (3) Prerequisite: CSDI 6109. Relationships between the brain and neuromotor functions specifically in regard to swallowing function. Identification, characteristics, assessment, and treatment of disordered swallowing.
6115. Appraisal of Communication Disorders I (3) Principles underlying the evaluation and diagnosis of communication disorders. Psychometric principles are emphasized in the assessment of children.
6121. Speech Science (3) Prerequisite: CSDI 3030 or equivalent. Acoustic theory of speech production and the anatomical and physiological aspects of speech-motor production.
6200. Multicultural Communication Disorders (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study of speech and language variations in regional dialects, bilingualism, foreign accent, and multicultural populations. Emphasis on assessing disorders and providing therapy to multicultural and multilingual populations.
6225, 6226, 6227. Clinical Practicum in Speech and Language Pathologies (1,2,3) Each course may be repeated from 1-3 semesters. Prerequisites: Completion of 24 s.h. of undergraduate and/or graduate academic course work in CSDI and consent of instructor. Designed to provide graduate students majoring in CSDI the opportunity to utilize advanced theoretical knowledge with practical application for speech-language and hearing impaired individuals under direct faculty supervision in the University Speech and Hearing Clinic.
6230, 6231, 6232. Clinical Practicum in Audiology (1,2,3) Each course may be repeated from 1-3 semesters. Prerequisites: CSDI 6000, 6001; consent of instructor. Intensive clinical practice in audiological diagnosis and/or aural rehabilitation under direct faculty supervision.
6520. Master of Science Paper (2) Prerequisite: CSDI 6103. Formulation of a laboratory project, a case study, or a library research project demonstrating the principles and procedures of recognizing and stating problems of scientific, professional, and clinical importance in CSDI.
6521, 6522, 6523. Readings in Speech and Hearing Research (1,2,3) Each course may be repeated from 1-3 semesters. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Designed for graduate students to explore, independently, areas of interest in contemporary research in communication disorders and speech and hearing science.
6525, 6526. Research in Audiology (3, 6) Prerequisites: CSDI 6103 and consent of instructor and departmental chairperson. Independent studies, laboratory projects, case studies, and research problems for audiology master’s degree students.
6527, 6528, 6529. Research in Speech-Language Pathology (1-3) Prerequisites: CSDI 6103 and consent of departmental chairperson. Independent studies, laboratory projects, case studies and research problems in communication sciences and disorders for master’s degree students.
6900. Administration and Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed toward the methods involved in organization, management, and supervision in a public school or clinical speech-language and hearing therapy program.
6990, 6991. Internship in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (1,1) Each course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 s.h. each. Courses can be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of one semester of full-time graduate study at ECU and 100 patient contact hours; consent of the director of clinical operations and the departmental chairperson. Directed experience with the communicatively handicapped in a clinical facility outside the university.
6992. Internship in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology (2) May be repeated. Prerequisite: CSDI 6990 or 6991. Directed clinical experience in a university affiliated clinical facility for a full semester.
6993. Full-time Internship in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology (2-9) Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of three semesters of full-time graduate study at East Carolina University and 150 patient contact hours, and consent of director of clinical operations and departmental chairperson. Directed full-time clinical experience in a university affiliated clinical facility for a full semester. Academic credit hours will be designated relative to the clinical responsibilities of the student at the specific clinical site of practice.
7000. Thesis (3) May be repeated. May count a maximum of 3 s.h. toward the degree.
8010. Computer and Instrumentation Applications to Speech and Hearing Science* (3) Students will develop knowledge and skills in the application of basic signal processing technologies in the speech and hearing laboratories. Stimulus generation and analysis techniques as well as physiological recording methods will be included. Primary emphasis on training students in the use of digital instrumentation. Analog devices included as needed for certain applications.
8012. Physiological Phonetics* (3) Prerequisite: CSDI 6121 or equivalent. Exploration of the physiologic aspects of speech-motor production. Laboratory experiences include physiological measurements of respiratory, phonatory, articulatory, and resonance mechanisms.
8014. Acoustic Phonetics* (3) Prerequisite: CSDI 6121 or equivalent. Exploration of the acoustic theory of speech production and acoustic analysis of speech. Laboratory experiences include modern analytical techniques in speech analysis.
8016. Auditory Physiology (3) Prerequisites: CSDI 6009, 6010; or equivalent. Exploration of the functional anatomy and physiology of the auditory nervous system, from the level of the inner ear to the cerebral cortex. Emphasis on describing the anatomical and physiological bases for both normal and pathological hearing functions.
8018. Neurolinguistics (3) Prerequisites: CSDI 6101, 6103, 6110; or equivalent. Explores relationships between the brain and language and relationships between the brain and other cognitive abilities that influence communication.
8020. Advanced Seminar in Communication Sciences (1-9) May register for up to 9 s.h.; may be used in the area of concentration. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
8022. Advanced Seminar in Audiology (1-9) May register for up to 9 s.h.; may be used in the area of concentration. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
8023. Advanced Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology (1-9) May register for up to 9 s.h.; may be used in the area of concentration. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
8024. Advanced Electrophysiological Measures (3) Prerequisites: CSDI 6009 and consent of instructor. Seminar participants will study the latest developments in auditory neurophysiological measurement techniques. Review of test procedures in clinical use and those under research development. Focuses on all levels of the auditory system, from the inner ear to the temporal lobe, and includes intensive review of the basic science and clinical research literature as well as hands-on laboratory experiences with new procedures.
8030. Doctoral Colloquium (1-9) May register for up to 9 s.h. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Current topics in the field of communication sciences and disorders, varying from grantsmanship to health care leadership.
8070, 8071, 8072, 8073. Research Internship-Communication Sciences (3,3,3,3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed research with a CSDI doctoral faculty member.
8080, 8081, 8082, 8083. Research Internship-Audiology (3,3,3,3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed research with a CSDI doctoral faculty member.
8090, 8091, 8092, 8093. Research Internship-Speech-Language-Pathology (3,3,3,3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed research with a CSDI doctoral faculty member.
9000*. Dissertation (3) May be repeated. May count for a maximum of 6 s.h. toward the degree.
CSDI Banked Courses
5100. Introduction to Speech-Language
and Hearing Disorders (2)
6116. Appraisal of Communication Disorders II (3)
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
Donald E. Ensley, Chairperson and Director of Graduate Studies, 302-F Belk
MPA/COMMUNITY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
In cooperation with the Department of Political Science, graduate students seeking the master of public administration degree (MPA) may take 15 s.h. in COHE, and approved electives for the completion of an emphasis in community health administration. Required courses are the following: COHE 6000, 6100, 6300, 6971. Electives may be taken from the following: BIOS 5010; COHE 6502; ENGL 5780; ACCT 6241; FINA 6144.
Further information on MPA/Community Health requirements is available in the Department of Political Science.
Students completing the concentration in community health meet the educational requirements for certification as Local Health Administrator I in North Carolina in either public health or mental health administration.
MBA WITH HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION
MBA students interested in pursuing the MBA with the health care management certification must take COHE 6000, 6600, 6610, and 6620 as electives in the MBA program. A certificate of completion will be issued by the School of Allied Health Sciences. Other graduate students interested in taking these electives must confer with the program directors of the respective schools.
COMMUNITY HEALTH : COHE
6000. Health Care Systems and Problems (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An advanced study of contemporary health care problems and the evolution, philosophy, and present and future trends of our health care system. Emphasis will be placed on health policy and the practices of our community health service institutions and agencies.
6100. Community Health Administration (3) Prerequisite: COHE 6000 or consent of instructor. The role and application of basic administrative theory and practice in health service institutions and agencies. Emphasis is placed on the public aspects of health service.
6300. Health Law (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A survey of the process and substance of law related to the organization and delivery of health services in the US, conveying enough knowledge so that the student can recognize legal issues arising in the practice of health administration, understand "how the legal system thinks," and communicate effectively with lawyers practicing in the health care field.
6500, 6502. Independent Study (2,3) Prerequisite: Approval of an outline of the study by the student's committee or adviser. Tutorial study or supervised research in contemporary health problems, programs, and educational methods.
6600. Management of Health Care Operations (3) Prerequisite: COHE 6000. Focuses on the day-to-day operational aspects of managing health care organizations. Analyzes operational needs of various health care providers. Emphasizes legal, marketing, service, quality, and personnel issues.
6610. Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3) Prerequisites: COHE 6000; FINA 6144. Focuses on the acquisition, allocation, and management of financial resources within health care organizations. Emphasizes the application of financial tools to the unique problems of these organizations.
6620. Health Care Strategic Planning and Management (3) Prerequisites: COHE 6600, 6610. Focuses on methods for strategic planning and management health services organizations. Emphasizes techniques for determining strategies for unique services. Integrates strategy, structure, and administrative systems.
6971. Health Policy (3) Same as NURS 6971. Designed to present an overview of health policy and legal issues which relate to the delivery of health care. Emphasis placed on action, theory and roles; strategies of power politics; legal foundation; and trends in policy formation with implementation for health care administrators.
6990. Internship in Community Health (3) Prerequisites: COHE 6000, 6200; or consent by the student's adviser and the Department of Community Health. A professional learning experience in a work study program in a community health setting, supervised by an experienced health professional approved by the Department of Community Health and the student's faculty adviser.
COHE Banked Courses
5460, 5461. Patient Education
for Interdisciplinary Health Care Providers (3,0)
6200. Community Health Education I: Concepts and Theories (3)
6201. Community Health Education II: Methods and Techniques (3)
6400. Trends and Issues in Health Care (3)
6501. Independent Study (2)
6991. Internship in Community Health (3)
6992. Internship Project (1)
6993. Major Paper (4)
DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Anne Dickerson, Chairperson, 306 Belk
MASTER’S PROGRAMS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
There are two degrees in occupational therapy. The master of science in occupational therapy (MSOT), offers preparation for certification for individuals with baccalaureate degrees in fields other than occupational therapy. The second degree, a master of science (MS) offers in-depth study of occupational therapy for individuals who hold entry-level degrees in occupational therapy and who are certified occupational therapists (OTR).
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (MSOT)
NOTE: The first candidates for the MSOT will be admitted for fall 2002.
Application for admission to the graduate program in occupational therapy must be initiated through the Graduate School (See Section 3, Admission.). The department requires that the applicant meet the following minimum admission requirements: a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, satisfactory Graduate Record Examination, and acceptable TOEFL or TSL score for non-English foreign students. At the time of application, the applicant must submit two letters of reference, a statement of personal goals for professional growth and graduate study, a resume, present evidence that the required prerequisite course work will be completed and an undergraduate degree conferred before the start of the program in the fall. Required undergraduate prerequisite courses include anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, statistics, introduction to psychology, introduction to sociology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, introduction to anthropology, logic or philosophy, and an introduction to occupational therapy course (which may be taken concurrently with the program if not available).
The master of science in occupational therapy degree (MSOT) will be granted following satisfactory completion of 70 s.h. of required course work in occupational therapy, including OCCT 6000, 6001, 6002, 6003, 6004, 6005, 6006, 6007, 6008, 6009, 6080, 6100, 6150, 6200, 6250, 6300, 6350, 6400, 6450, 6455, 6460, 6500, 6550,6600, 6650, 6660. Standard grading policies will follow Graduate School guidelines. Verification by the department chair of the completion of degree requirements is necessary to meet occupational therapy practice licensure statutes of the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy.
MS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Application for admission to the graduate program in occupational therapy must be initiated through the Graduate School (See Section 3, Admission.). The department requires that the applicant meet the following minimum admission requirements: OTR certification, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited baccalaureate occupational therapy program, competitive Graduate Record Examination or Miller Analogies Test scores, acceptable TOEFL or TSL score for non-English foreign students, three letters of reference, a statement of personal goals for professional growth and graduate study, and a current resume. One year of occupational therapy experience is preferred.
Students majoring in occupational therapy must complete a minimum of 33 s.h., including OCCT 6010, 6020, 6030, 6040, 6050, 7000; BIOS 5022. In addition, 9 s.h. of concentration courses, selected by the student, are required. These courses should support the focus area of the student and be approved by the adviser. At least one of the concentration courses must be taken from the department (OCCT 6060 or 6070) and the remainder may be taken from among university offerings or may be accepted as transfer credit with approval by the department.
All students will be required to pass a written, comprehensive examination after all courses, except thesis, have been completed.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY : OCCT
6000. Foundations of Occupational Therapy (4) Prerequisite: Introduction to occupational therapy course approved by department chair. Study of the underlying foundations of occupational therapy and occupational therapy models of practice. Exploration of the dimensions and characteristics of human occupation and their relationship to models of practice. Involves the analysis of occupation, including the real and symbolic aspects that are meaningful for individuals and populations.
6001, 6002. Occupation and Movement (2,1) 2 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. Prerequisite: Anatomy and physiology courses to be approved by department chair. Emphasizes the study and analysis of the body's musculoskeletal system related to human occupation. Includes mobility, stability, posture, biomechanics, development of movement, the relationship between the kinesiological components, gradation of activities, and the person's occupation.
6003, 6004. Dyadic and Group Skills in Occupational Therapy (2,2) 2 classroom and 4-6 lab hours per week. Prerequisite: Enrolled in OCCT or consent of the department chair. Application of systems theory, communication, and techniques to the dyadic and group processes relevant to occupational therapy. Investigation of the relationships and roles of occupational therapy practice with individuals across the life span.
6005, 6006. Health Impairments and Occupational Therapy I (3,1) 3 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the OCCT curriculum. Study of the etiology of impairments and models of ablement/disablement. Identification of the consequences of diseases, injuries or disorders and the impact these have on human occupation. Application of appropriate occupational therapy frames of reference and remedial techniques will be explored.
6007, 6008. Health Impairments and Occupational Therapy II (3, 1) 3 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. Prerequisite: 6005, 6006. Continuation of OCCT 6005, 6006.
6009. Neurological Foundations of Occupational Therapy (3) Prerequisite: Anatomy and physiology courses to be approved by department chair. Study of occupational performance as affected by the human nervous system. Structures and functions of the human nervous system will be examined as well as the relationship of occupation to brain function.
6010. Service Delivery System Management (3) Prerequisite: Majors only or consent of departmental chairperson. Indepth study of service delivery systems that utilize or have the potential to utilize occupational therapy services. Includes exploration of issues in service delivery systems such as marketing, partnerships, and service extensors.
6020. Theoretical Models of Practice in Occupational Therapy (3) Prerequisite: Majors only or consent of departmental chairperson. Advanced examination and conceptualization of occupational therapy theories within models of practice, including consultation. Includes analysis and comparison of theories to be applied to areas of specialty in service delivery systems.
6030. Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Occupational Therapy Models of Practice (3) Prerequisite: Majors only or consent of departmental chairperson. Designed to assist the student in assessing for need of services, developing occupational therapy programs within specific service delivery systems, and evaluating currently operating and developing occupational therapy programs.
6040. Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy (3) Prerequisite: Majors only or consent of departmental chairperson. Indepth study of the clinical reasoning process in occupational therapy. Includes the clinical reasoning process in systems, including families, and highlights cross-cultural issues.
6050. Research Design and Methodology in Occupational Therapy (3) Prerequisite: BIOS 5022. Designed to assist the student in gaining proficiency in the process of research. Includes principles of research design, critical analysis of research studies, and preparation of a research proposal.
6060. Directed Independent Study (3) Requires approval by occupational therapy adviser and/or graduate committee. May be repeated more than once with a change of topic. Individualized, advanced or indepth study of a topic that is not offered in the occupational therapy curriculum.
6070. Special Topics (3) May be repeated more than once with a change of topic. Topics of current importance which have not been covered thoroughly in other courses will be emphasized.
6080. Environmental Contexts and Systems of Occupational Therapy (3) Prerequisite: OCCT 6000. Systems analysis of societal, cultural, physical, and temporal environments. Evaluation of the use of the environment and technology to enhance occupational function.
6100, 6150. Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation I (3,1) 3 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. Prerequisite: OCCT 6005, 6006; corequisite OCCT 6007, 6008. First of three courses designed to provide students with knowledge and understanding in client compensation and education. Case studies will be used to represent different treatment settings that require minimal supervision, resources requirements, systems coordination, and clear reimbursement protocols.
6200, 6250. Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation II (4,1) 4 classroom and 4 lab hours per week. Prerequisite: OCCT 6100, 6150. Extension of OCCT 6100, 6150. Case studies will reflect more complex health care systems, reimbursement issues, and professional support environments.
6300, 6350. Therapeutic Use of Human Occupation III (4,1) 3 classroom and 3 lab hours per week. Prerequisites: OCCT 6200, 6250; corequisite OCCT 6400. Extension of OCCT 6200, 6250. Case studies will reflect community-based practice, require coordination of systems, and development of innovative occupational therapy services.
6400. Fieldwork I (1) 2 week clinical experience. Prerequisite: 6200, 6250; Corequisite: OCCT 6300, 6350 Explore the role of the occupational therapist in a variety of non-traditional or emerging practice settings and service delivery systems. Assignments will require continued development of occupational therapy theory, evaluation, and treatment planning skills while expanding the student's opportunity to explore and develop creative applications of therapeutic occupation.
6450, 6460. Fieldwork II (6,6) Prerequisites: 6550,6400. A twelve-week, full-time clinical practice experience designed to provide the student with opportunities to master skills necessary to function as a competent, entry-level occupational therapist.
6455. Application of Theory to Practice (3) Corequisite: OCCT 6450. Integrates fieldwork and classroom experiences by using cases to explore issues about management and supervision, occupational therapy intervention, research, and education. Analyzes the current use of theory in occupational therapy practice sites.
6500. Managing Occupational Therapy Services I (3) Prerequisite: OCCT 6080 Encompasses the study of leadership theory and roles in occupational therapy. Focuses on supervision issues and management of service delivery programs with emphasis on theories of change. Systems theory will be used as a basis for understanding organizational structures and development.
6550. Managing Occupational Therapy Services II (3) Prerequisite: 6500. Emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge and skills needed to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate occupational therapy programs with continued emphasis on student development as change agents.
6600. Concepts and Practice of Research in Occupational Therapy (3) Prerequisite: Statistics course to be approved by department chair. Presentation of the principles and processes involved in scientific research with both qualitative and quantitative approaches being reviewed and analyzed. Application of knowledge will culminate in the development of a research proposal.
6650. Conducting Research in Occupational Therapy (3) Prerequisite: OCCT 6600 Design and begin implementation of a research project that contributes to the knowledge base of occupational therapy, include an approved research proposal and the completion of the collection of the research data.
6660. Master's Project (3) Prerequisite: OCCT 6650. Completion of a research project that contributes to the knowledge base of occupational therapy, including a manuscript appropriate for submission to a refereed journal.
7000. Thesis (3) May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6 s.h. toward the degree.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
Walter Jenkins, Interim Chairperson, Belk Annex
MASTER IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
Application for admission to the graduate program in physical therapy is initiated through the Graduate School. Standard grading policies will follow Graduate School guidelines. A failing grade in any required course subjects the students to dismissal. At the time of application, students must demonstrate a minimal cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; submit satisfactory GRE scores; provide evidence of extracurricular involvement; have a minimum of 100 hours exposure to the practice of physical therapy; submit two letters of reference (at least one must be from a physical therapy supervisor); and present evidence that the required prerequisite course work will be completed and an undergraduate degree conferred before the start of the program in the summer. Required undergraduate prerequisite courses include general chemistry (two semesters), general biology, advanced biology, general physics (two semesters), college algebra or higher, statistics, and psychology. Science courses must be at the science major level.
Students must meet the deadlines for completing the applications established by the Department of Physical Therapy.
The master of physical therapy degree (MPT) will be granted following satisfactory completion of 74 s.h. of required courses in physical therapy (PTHE), health professions (HPRO), and rehabilitation studies (REHB). Standard grading policies will follow Graduate School guidelines. A student who receives a failing grade in any required course or more than two Cs in 8 s.h. will have his or her program terminated. Verification by the department chairperson of the completion of all degree requirements is necessary to meet physical therapy practice licensure statues of the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and those of other states.
PHYSICAL THERAPY : PTHE
5105. Orthotics and Prosthetics (3) Prerequisites: HPRO 5011, 5012; or equivalent; nonmajors by special consent of departmental chairperson. A lecture and demonstration course to study the theory, application, and construction of upper and lower limb orthotic and prosthetic appliances.
6000. Introduction to Patient Care (2) Prerequisite: Enrolled in PTHE curriculum or consent of departmental chairperson. An introductory study of the merging roles and responsibilities of the physical therapist, including therapist-patient interaction, diagnostic interviewing strategies, and basic patient care skills.
6110. Human Physiology (5) Prerequisites: HPRO 5011, 5012; enrolled in PTHE curriculum or consent of instructor. The physiologic principles of tissues and systems of the human body. Physiologic systems studied relative to normal and specific pathologic conditions commonly encountered in the practice of physical therapy.
6111. Physical Therapy Modalities and Instrumentation (2) Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: HPRO 5011, 5012; PTHE 6000; corequisites: PTHE 6110; HPRO 5013. Study of the theory; physiological considerations; and indications, contraindications, and techniques of thermal agents, including wound care management. Clinical decision making and problem solving relative to the selection and application of thermal agents in specific patient cases will be emphasized.
6112. Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment I (3) Prerequisites: HPRO 5011, 5012; enrolled in PTHE curriculum or consent of departmental chairperson. Study designed to develop the competencies essential to formulating a physical therapy diagnosis, developing a treatment plan, and applying soft tissue and joint mobilization procedures in the management of musculoskeletal problems.
6113. Basic Evaluation Procedures (1) Prerequisites: HPRO 5011, 5012; PTHE 6000; corequisite: PTHE 6112. Practice in the methods and instrumentation utilized in the measurement of musculoskeletal function.
6114. Functional Anatomy (3) Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: HPRO 5011, 5012; PTHE 6000. Basic principles of human biomechanics, exercise physiology, and functional anatomy with an emphasis on muscle and joint action. Abnormal muscle and joint functions due to physical disability will be discussed.
6211. Therapeutic Exercise (4) Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: HPRO 5011, 5012; PTHE 6110, 6112, 6113, 6114. Physiological basis, rationale, and techniques for exercise of the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems in normal and pathologically impaired individuals.
6212. Electrotherapeutics Diagnosis and Treatment (3) Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Enrolled in PTHE curriculum or consent of departmental chairperson. Physics of electricity; physiological basis; and indications, contraindications, and utilization of instrumentation for electrophysiological treatment procedures common to the practice of physical therapy. Current literature, lecture, and laboratory practice will be utilized to learn the relationship between disorders and diseases of the neuromuscular system and the use of electrical treatment procedures.
6213. Methods of Professional Communication (1) Prerequisite: Enrolled in PTHE curriculum. Small group problem-solving approach to developing and implementing educational programs designed for specific patient groups and professional health practitioners. Documentation of evaluative and therapeutic patient care data in medical legal records included.
6215. Clinical Education I (1) Forty hours per week for two weeks. Prerequisites: PTHE 6111, 6112, 6113, 6211, 6212, 6213. Introduction to clinical practice through observation and supervised activity which introduces the student to multiple aspects of total patient care in various treatment settings.
6216. Clinical Education II (3) Forty hours per week for six weeks. Prerequisite: PTHE 6215. Supervised clinical training and experience arranged for the student in a medical training facility with emphasis toward special program functions of the physical therapist in a multifaceted institution.
6217. Survey of Pharmacological Agents and Pathological Processes (3) Selected lectures and case studies will be presented to familiarize the student with the etiology, symptoms, and pharmacological management of disease processes. An overview of basic pharmacology will also be presented.
6310. Neuromuscular Integration Across the Life Span (3) Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: HPRO 5030, 5031; PTHE 6110. Neural control of movement over a life span with emphasis on normal, developmental disabled, and neurologically injured adults and children, including expected changes which may occur due to plasticity and motor learning.
6311. Pediatric Therapeutic Intervention (2) Prerequisites: HPRO 5030, 5031; corequisite: PTHE 6310. Overview of pediatric evaluation and treatment techniques utilizing developmental reflex testing and emphasizing standardized tests of motor development, assessment of a variety of neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities and positioning, and handling and intervention strategies.
6312. Adult Therapeutic Intervention I (2) Prerequisites: HPRO 5030, 5031; corequisite: PTHE 6310. Neurorehabilitative care of adults with neurologic and movement control disorders and the application of evaluative and therapeutic intervention methods effective in identifying and treatment of motion control dysfunctions.
6314. Research Design (3) Prerequisite: Enrolled in PTHE curriculum or consent of departmental chairperson. Introduction to scientific method, research design, basic statistics, critical analysis of journal articles, methodological decision making, and the standard procedures for communicating results to appropriate professionals.
6315. Administration of Physical Therapy Services (3) Prerequisite: Enrolled in PTHE curriculum or consent of departmental chairperson. Study of the impact of health care industry trends and issues upon the development and operations of physical therapy services; the application of planning, organizing, marketing, and financing principles to the establishment of physical therapy clinical practice arrangements; and the means of directing and controlling staff performance and standards relevant to the medico-legal, ethical, and quality control aspects of physical therapy services.
6410. Prosthetics and Orthotics (3) Lecture and demonstration course. Prerequisites: HPRO 5011, 5012; PTHE 6114, 6211, 6313. Types, components, prescription criteria, function, training, and evaluation of classical and contemporary upper- and lower-extremity orthotic and prosthetic appliances.
6411. Adult Therapeutic Intervention II (2) Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: PTHE 6114, 6211; corequisite: PTHE 6410. Patient presentation course which presents the principles and application of techniques involved in the rehabilitation setting. Emphasis is on the rehabilitative management of spinal cord injured patient, including wheelchair prescription, ADL equipment, and psychological adjustment to disability.
6412. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (3) Prerequisites: PTHE 6110, 6211. Physical therapy assessment and treatment strategies used in the rehabilitative care of individuals with cardiac, peripheral vascular, and pulmonary impairments and the analysis of physiological responses to physical rehabilitation treatment, the benefits of preventive management, and the value of interdisciplinary team management.
6415. Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment II (3) Continuation of PTHE 6112. Prerequisite: PTHE 6112. In-depth coverage of materials for the acquisition of knowledge and skills essential to formulating a physical therapy diagnosis in persons suffering musculoskeletal problems of the spinal column. Development of treatment plans based on patient evaluation and the application of soft tissue and joint mobilization procedures to the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral regions of the spine will be emphasized.
6416. Special Topics (2) Indepth study of pertinent topics related to the theory and practice of physical therapy. Topic, format, and subject will be in accordance with faculty and student interests and professional importance.
6417. Research Practicum (2) Continuation of PTHE 6314. Prerequisite: PTHE 6314. Individual or small group research project under the direction or supervision of a sponsoring professor. The results, discussion, and conclusions of the research projects will be presented.
6418. Directed Independent Study (2) May be repeated more than once with change of topic. May count a maximum of 2 s.h. toward the degree. Prerequisites: Enrolled in MPT program and consent of department chair. Individualized, independent, indepth study of a topic important to the profession of physical therapy.
6510. Clinical Education III (3) Forty hours per week for six weeks. Prerequisites: PTHE 6215, 6216. Supervised clinical experiences concentrating on specialized areas of physical therapy practice.
6511. Clinical Education IV (3) Forty hours per week for six weeks. Prerequisites: PTHE 6215, 6216, 6510. Supervised clinical training and experience is arranged for each physical therapy student with cooperative facilities which provide experience in long-term rehabilitation.
PTHE Banked Courses
6214. Clinical Problem Solving
6414. Clinical Problem Solving II (2)
DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION STUDIES
Stephen W. Thomas, Chairperson, 312 Belk
The department offers three degree programs. Students in the rehabilitation counseling, and substance abuse and clinical counseling degree programs must complete a minimum of 48 s.h. of credit, which includes 12 s.h. or one semester of internship. Students in the vocational evaluation degree program must complete a minimum of 45 s.h. of credit, which includes 12 s.h. or one semester of internship. Students with an undergraduate degree in rehabilitation services are required to complete a minimum of 42 s.h. of credit for any of the three MS degree programs. Required courses passed with a grade of B or higher at the undergraduate level will be waived.
MS IN REHABILITATION COUNSELING
Rehabilitation Counseling: REHB 5000, 5100, 6000, 6250, 6301, 6310, 6360, 6401, 6550, 6991, 6992, 6993, 6994, and 9 s.h. of research and electives.
MS IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND CLINICAL COUNSELING
Substance abuse and Clinical Counseling: REHB 5000, 5793, 5796, 6250, 6301, 6310, 6330, 6350, 6360, 6401, 6550, 6991, 6992, 6993, 6994; 4 s.h. of research and electives. Students entering the substance abuse track are also required to complete REHB 2003 or equivalent by the end of the first semester of enrollment.
An emphasis in Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling is available. The courses from the rehabilitation counseling track and a minimum of 9 s.h. of electives will be required. The electives must be selected in part from areas such as psychology, substance abuse, and family and marriage counseling.
MS IN VOLCATION EVALUATION
Vocational Evaluation: REHB 5000, 5100, 5400, 6000, 6250, 6401, 6403, 6404, 6405, 6550, 6991, 6992, 6993, 6994; 3 s.h. of research and electives.
REHABILITATION STUDIES : REHB
5000. Introduction to Rehabilitation (3) An introduction to the entire field of rehabilitation with emphasis on rehabilitation counseling.
5100, 5101. Occupational Analysis and Placement (3,0) Three classroom and three field laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor for nonmajors. An introduction to occupational theory, job analysis, and the placement process in vocational rehabilitation.
5400. Introduction to Vocational Evaluation (3) Prerequisites: Graduate or senior standing; consent of instructor or department chair. History, theory, philosophy, and definitions of vocational evaluation and assessment of individuals who are disabled or disadvantaged. Review of service delivery and self-determination models in the public and private sectors. Vocational evaluation and its relationship to career development, work, and the labor market. Assessment processes, instruments, and techniques in rehabilitation , education, and social service settings.
5793. Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Addiction (3) Prerequisite: REHB 2003 or consent of instructor. A study of the socio-cultural, psychological, and physiological contributions to alcohol and the major drug addictions. An analysis of the etiological theories of addiction; analysis of philosophies and modalities of treatment including family, individual, and group counseling; vocational rehabilitation; detoxification processes, etc. Analysis of self-help treatment philosophies. Study of intervention concepts and strategies; analysis of the dynamics of motivation; assessment techniques; analysis of models for contemporary treatment of addiction within the health care system. Analysis of roles of various professionals in treating addiction and a study of barriers to effective application of treatment processes in our society.
5795. Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (3) Prerequisite: REHB 2003 or consent of instructor. An analysis of the various issues related to the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse as a community health problem. Critical evaluation of various models and philosophies of prevention. Includes early intervention and secondary prevention models including employee assistance programs. Students will be provided exposure to on-going prevention efforts and strategies. Barriers to prevention programs will be examined.
5796. Contemporary Alcohol/Drug Abuse Issues (2) Prerequisites: REHB 5793 or consent of instructor. Consideration of significant and/or controversial issues in the alcohol/drug abuse field. Issues in a given semester will be chosen based upon current considerations.
6000, 6001. Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (3,0) A study of medical and psychosocial aspects of physical disability, including the functional capacities of individuals with disabilities, the impact of disability on the individual and personal and social adjustment to life.
6200. Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (3) A study of social and psychological issues related to physical and mental disability with emphasis on identifying adjustment problems and designing appropriate rehabilitation responses. An emphasis is placed on rehabilitation of severely physically and mentally disabled persons.
6250. Psychiatric Rehabilitation (3) A study of basic diagnostic and treatment practices for the counseling and rehabilitation of individuals with mental disorders.
6301. Rehabilitation Counseling Theory (3) Rehabilitation counseling theory and techniques in conjunction with a discussion of practical counseling problems in the rehabilitation setting.
6310. Prepracticum in Rehabilitation Counseling (3) Rehabilitation counselor skills training, including counseling skills and techniques, assessment practices, treatment/rehabilitation plans, discharge summaries/termination reports, case management, professional issues, standards, and ethics.
6320. Family Treatment in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation (3) Same as CDFR 6320. Prerequisite: REHB 5793 or consent of instructor. An analysis of family dynamics associated with substance abuse disabilities. Rehabilitation and treatment strategies including family intervention strategies, family counseling, and the treatment of adult children of addicted parents will be presented. Provides special attention to the family, substance abuse, and major physical and mental disabilities.
6330. Substance Abuse Counseling (3) Prerequisite: REHB 2003 or consent of instructor. Theory and practice for counseling substance abusers, including specialized counseling issues related to family issues, multiple diagnosis, special populations, stress management, the criminal justice system, and relapse prevention.
6350. Group Counseling for Addictive Behavior (3) Prerequisites: REHB 5796, 6361. Group counseling processes with persons who are chemically addicted. Didactic information on group counseling theory for addicts will be coupled with group counseling observation, role play, and simulated exercises in group process.
6360, 6361. Rehabilitation Counseling Practicum (3,0) Minimum of 6 hours per week counseling in an applied setting. Actual counseling of clients with problems of personal/social adjustment, substance abuse, adjustment to disability, educational planning, and vocational choice.
6401. Rehabilitation Evaluation (3) Review of tests and measurement theory and principles, and hands-on exposure to standardized psychological, vocational, and educational tests and inventories. Ethical, legal, and practical considerations in testing adolescents and adults that are disabled or disadvantaged. Interpreting tests and using test results in report writing, rehabilitation counseling, planning, and self-determination..
6403. Advanced Vocational Evaluation Methods (3) Prerequisite: REHB 5400 or consent of instructor or department chair. Review of current vocational evaluation research. Study of various assessment samples and systems. Work sample development, standardization, and modification. Synthesis and interpretation of vocational evaluation results and report writing.
6404. Seminar in Vocational Evaluation Administration (3) Prerequisite: REHB 5400 or consent of instructor or department chair. Process of developing and administering public and private vocational evaluation units. Development of service grants and contracts. Professional, ethical, and legal issues and concerns in vocational evaluation. Consultation, certification, accreditation, and program evaluation methods.
6405, 6406. Vocational Evaluation Practicum and Lab (3,0) Prerequisite: REHB 5400 or consent of instructor or department chair. Vocational evaluation unit field experience and classroom instruction. Administering, modifying, scoring, and interpreting various vocational evaluation instruments. Behavioral observation and recording techniques. Community-based assessment strategies. Group discussion of case studies and problems.
6501. Problems and Research in Rehabilitation (1) The student may take the course for any combination of 1-6 s.h. Designed to give graduate students in rehabilitation an opportunity to do advanced independent study and research for the MS research project. Students will work under the close supervision of a faculty member.
6521, 6522, 6523. Directed Readings in Rehabilitation (1,1,1) No class meetings; hours for conferences with the instructor to be arranged. Intensive reading on a particular problem in rehabilitation. Areas to be explored based on the student's special interest and needs.
6550. Rehabilitation Research (3) Research design and techniques. Each student will develop a proposal for the MS research project or thesis.
6561, 6562. Master of Science Research Project (2,2) The nature of the project will determine whether the student takes 2 or 4 s.h. of credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. To formulate a laboratory project, a case study, or a library research project demonstrating the principles and procedures of recognizing and formulating problems of scientific, professional, and clinical importance in rehabilitation.
6610. Employee Assistance Programs (3) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A study of the theory and practice of employee assistance programs, including organization, structure, and professional helping role.
6620. Private Sector Rehabilitation (3) Private rehabilitation counseling, including insurance rehabilitation, worker's compensation consulting, vocational expert testimony, and ethical issues.
6799. Independent Study in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Addiction (3) Prerequisites: REHB 2003, 5793, 5795; or consent of instructor. Independent studies in alcohol/drug abuse etiology, epidemiology, treatment, rehabilitation, intervention, or prevention.
6800. Seminar in Rehabilitation (1) May be repeated for up to 3 s.h. credit. Elective for graduate students in the Department of Rehabilitation Studies only. An examination of contemporary issues affecting the field of rehabilitation counseling.
6991, 6992, 6993, 6994. Internship in Rehabilitation (3 each) The internship will generally occur in the last semester of the student's program and will take place in an agency that is involved in some phase of the rehabilitation process.
7000. Thesis (3) May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6 s.h. toward the degree.
REHB Banked Courses
6502, 6503, 6504, 6505, 6506. Problems and Research in Rehabilitation (1 each)
6601. Rehabilitation Administration
6602. Technical and Legal Aspects in Rehabilitation Administration (3)