Master Sci Rehabilitation Sci (MSRS)

MSRS 505. Scientific Writing in Rehabili. (4 Credits)

This course is intended to provide students with clear expectations about, and practice in, acceptable writing in English for graduate coursework. This course will: refine skills in word processing software for creating, formatting and editing documents; increase knowledge of American Psychological Association formatting style and standards; increase understanding of plagiarism and related ethical issues; develop skills in paraphrasing, summarizing and paragraph organization; increase knowledge of writing mechanics and improve skills in self-editing; and it will improve skills in scientific research writing style and structure.

Prerequisite: None

MSRS 515. Evidence-based Pract in Rehab. (4 Credits)

This course is designed to help practicing international occupational and physical therapists acquire skills related to consuming rehabilitation research. Fundamental scientific inquiry skills related to searching electronic data bases, reading, understanding, and appraising the rehabilitation research literature for the purpose of evidence-based practice is emphasized. This course provides the student with critical reading and appraisal skills that will be applied in the preceptorship courses. Students are also exposed to basic concepts of research methodology and a review of conceptually-based statistics that further enhances skills with consuming the scientific literature. Students will practice reading and critiquing professional literature in the journal club portion of the course; this also includes practice with communicating evidence findings to patients.

Prerequisite: None

MSRS 550. Adlt Neuro Cond & Pract Enviro. (4 Credits)

This course is designed to include both traditional didactic teaching-learning experiences in the classroom and off-campus clinical experiences. The course will provide a common basis of scientific knowledge associated with practice in the area of adult neurological conditions. This will include information on the following: 1) assessment; 2) theoretical basis of assessment and intervention; 3) interventions: 4) anatomy and kinesiology; 5) differential diagnosis and imaging; 6) management issues such as billing procedures, state and federal regulations of practice, policies unique to practice areas, disability models; and 7) evidence-based practice. Students will participate in discussions (on-line and face-to-face) and debates in a seminar style class intended to not only expand their understanding of rehabilitation practice in the USA but also prepare them for the off-campus clinical experiences. The off-campus clinical experiences are intended to provide opportunities for several observational experiences that are related to adult neurological conditions. Students will be able to see a variety of clinical environments and patient conditions as well as observe assessment and treatment; students will not participate in performing assessments or treatments.

Prerequisite: None

MSRS 560. Pediatric Cond/Pract Environ. (4 Credits)

is designed to provide advanced training in evaluation and treatment of children. In addition to exposure to various pediatric therapy settings, the students will apply critical reading and appraisal skills learned in the evidence-based practice class. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

MSRS 599. MSRS Independent Study. (1-3 Credits)

MSRS 610. Indust Rehab & Pract Environ. (4 Credits)

This course is designed to help practicing international occupational and physical therapists acquire knowledge related to the practice of industrial rehabilitation. This course is designed to introduce students to work-related musculoskeletal injuries, basic ergonomic and prevention principles, job analysis, functional evaluation, work conditioning, work hardening, and worker’s compensation insurance within both industrial and office environments. The student will apply critical reading and appraisal skills learned in their evidence-based practice class through an epidemiological review.

Prerequisite: None

MSRS 620. Gerontological Cond & Pract En. (4 Credits)

This course is designed to include both traditional didactic teaching-learning experiences in the classroom and off-campus clinical experiences. The course will provide a common basis of scientific knowledge associated with practice in the area of gerontological conditions. This will include information on the following: 1) assessment; 2) theoretical basis of assessment and intervention; 3) interventions: 4) anatomy and kinesiology; 5) differential diagnosis and imaging; 6) management issues such as billing procedures, state and federal regulations of practice, policies unique to practice areas, disability models; and 7) evidence-based practice. Students will participate in discussions (on-line and face-to-face) and debates in a seminar style class intended to not only expand their understanding of rehabilitation practice in the USA but also prepare them for the off-campus clinical experiences. The off-campus clinical experiences are intended to provide opportunities for several observational experiences that are related to gerontological conditions. Students will be able to see a variety of clinical environments and patient conditions as well as observe assessment and treatment; students will not participate in performing assessments or treatments.

Prerequisite: None

MSRS 630. Adult Ortho Cond & Pract Env. (4 Credits)

This course is designed to include both traditional didactic teaching-learning experiences in the classroom and off-campus clinical experiences. The course will provide a common basis of scientific knowledge associated with practice in the area of adult neurological conditions. This will include information on the following: 1) assessment; 2) theoretical basis of assessment and intervention; 3) interventions: 4) anatomy and kinesiology; 5) differential diagnosis and imaging; 6) management issues such as billing procedures, state and federal regulations of practice, policies unique to practice areas, disability models; and 7) evidence-based practice. Students will participate in discussions (on-line and face-to-face) and debates in a seminar style class intended to not only expand their understanding of rehabilitation practice in the USA but also prepare them for the off-campus clinical experiences. The off-campus clinical experiences are intended to provide opportunities for several observational experiences that are related to adult neurological conditions. Students will be able to see a variety of clinical environments and patient conditions as well as observe assessment and treatment; students will not participate in performing assessments or treatments.

Prerequisite: None

MSRS 650. Research Proj & App in Intl Pr. (4 Credits)

This course is designed to prepare the students to be good consumers of research and to develop the skills to complete a basic research project and apply concepts gained in the MSRS Program to practice as they return to their home country. Students will develop two poster presentations as outcomes in the course. One poster will give basic information about current practice in their home country, their goals in completing the MSRS Program, and plans for practice as they return to their home country. The second poster will present their research project and will include the purpose of the study, background regarding importance of the study, methods, results, and discussion.

Prerequisite: None

MSRS 734. Applied Ergonomics. (3 Credits)