Rehabilitation Science (RSC)

RSC 106. Medical Terminology. (1 Credit)

Medical Terminology introduces a word-building system for medical terms through the use of a programmed text and facilitates appropriate pronunciation and use of the words derived from Greek and Latin components. No prerequisites.

Prerequisite: None

RSC 201. Medical Ethics in Occupational Therapy. (3 Credits)

This course is taken as part of the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Science degree and organized to give occupational therapists the knowledge and tools they need to address ethical dilemmas. It assists the student to recognize and apply ethical and legal principles in occupational therapy practice. Students will acquire information and tools from several fields and apply them to contemporary medical ethical issues.

Prerequisite: None

RSC 202. Medical Ethics in Physical Therapy. (3 Credits)

This course is taken as part of the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Science degree and organized to give physical therapists the knowledge and tools they need to address ethical dilemmas. It assists the student to recognize and apply ethical and legal principles in physical therapy practice. Students will acquire information and tools from several fields and apply them to contemporary medical ethical issues.

Prerequisite: None

RSC 205. Evd Bsd Prct Rsrch Sts Hlth Pr. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to help rehabilitation professionals 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. Students are 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.

Prerequisite: None

RSC 302. Advanced Anatomy. (4 Credits)

Advanced Anatomy is an integrated approach to the anatomy of the human body, with particular emphasis on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems and their application to movement and clinical conditions. Additionally the course will include the study of living subject anatomy, guiding the student in the identification and palpation of structures in the living subject. Pre-requisites: BIO 180 and BIO 181. Credit Hours: Four

Prerequisite: None

RSC 304. Teaching and Learning in Rehab. (3 Credits)

This course will introduce students to various learning theories and teaching strategies as it relates to rehabilitation. This exploration will pay particular attention to the needs of an adult learner. Activities will help students to appreciate how teaching is a part of working in a rehabilitation setting. Concepts of motivation in learning will be explored along with the impact of physical, cognitive and psychosocial deficits on learning.

Prerequisite: None

RSC 305. Basic Neuroscience Health Pro. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to help rehabilitation professionals acquire knowledge related to basic neuroscience important to their practice. Basic Neuroscience for health professionals covers basic principles of human nervous system structure and function. The cellular anatomy and physiology of neurons and synapses are described. The course covers somatosensory, motor, limbic, cognitive and special sensory systems.

Prerequisite: None

RSC 310. Cult in Rehabilitation. (3 Credits)

This course reviews the concept of interacting with other cultures in professional contextual environments (i.e. medicine, education, community). It includes an investigation of the scope of the language surrounding cultural diversity, how to develop a framework for cultural competency, how to negotiate cultural differences in working with individuals, evaluating and designing interventions in a diverse world, and assessing intercultural interactions and interventions.

Prerequisite: None

RSC 316. Physical Therapy Treatment. (3 Credits)

This course is an integrated approach to the different physical therapy treatment techniques, with particular emphasis on functional movement across the life span. Additionally, the course will provide definitions of functional movement, discuss the different body systems contributing to functional movement, and different functional movement outcomes.

Prerequisite: None