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    Rehabilitation Science Undergraduate Addendum, 2009-2010Â Rehabilitation Science Undergraduate Addendum, 2009-2010Â Document Transcript

    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 Addendum to SHRS Undergraduate Handbook 2009-10 Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science Table of Contents INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................................2 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.................................................................................................................3 CURRICULUM..............................................................................................................................................4 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS..................................................................................................................................4 CORE REQUIREMENTS.......................................................................................................................................4 ADDITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN REHABILITATION SCIENCE POLICIES...5 FACULTY MENTOR...........................................................................................................................................5 REGISTRATION AND ADD/DROP PROCESS..............................................................................................................5 REHABILITATION SCIENCE MAJOR GPA CALCULATION.........................................................................................5 UNDERGRADUATE REHABILITATION SCIENCE CERTIFICATES...............................................6 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN REHABILITATION........................................................................................................7 EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN REHABILITATION.........................................................................................................8 PATHOKINESIOLOGY IN REHABILITATION............................................................................................................10 PSYCHO-SOCIAL ISSUES IN REHABILITATION AND PERSONAL CARE........................................................................11
    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 Introduction The undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Science is designed to prepare students for graduate education in areas such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician’s assistance, prosthetics and orthotics, rehabilitation counseling, assistive technology, wellness and human performance and other areas of health care. Students who are interested in applying to graduate programs within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) at the University of Pittsburgh are especially encouraged to apply to this program, which will introduce them to many of the faculty who teach in these graduate programs. The faculty members who teach in this program are a strong interdisciplinary group from almost all departments within SHRS, including the departments of Emergency Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science and Technology, and Sports Medicine and Nutrition. In addition, community leaders, practitioners and researchers with expertise in selected areas teach within the program. Students begin their studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, or any accredited college or university, earning at least 60 credits, including the prerequisite courses in basic and applied sciences and humanities. Students are eligible to apply once they have completed or are registered to complete all admissions requirements. Once accepted into the program, students will complete their junior and senior years within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. They may then choose to complete one of the Rehabilitation Science undergraduate certificates or may work with the academic advisor to design a more individualized plan of study. All plans of study have built in flexibility and electives to allow for individual student interests and goals.
    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 Admission Requirements Students are admitted to the Rehabilitation Science program after successful completion of a minimum of 60 college credits, including the following prerequisite courses: CREDITS General Biology and Lab 4 General Chemistry and Lab 4 Physics I 3-4 Mathematics (College Algebra or higher) 2-3 Statistics 3-4 Psychology, General and elective 6 English Composition / Writing Intensive 6 Computer Science 3 Humanities/Social Sciences 6 Note: Students planning to apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, medical school, physician’s assistant programs or other graduate programs requiring additional prerequisites are encouraged to have started to complete these additional prerequisite courses (e.g., Physics II, Biology II, Chemistry II) before enrolling in the Rehabilitation Science program. See the individual graduate program information for prerequisites. Other Admission Criteria: • A minimum of 60 college credits • Minimum cumulative QPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0) • Minimum prerequisite QPA of 2.5 • A minimum grade of C- in all courses designated as prerequisites • Letter of recommendation from faculty • Application to the program by February 15
    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 Curriculum General Requirements Completion of the undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Science includes: • Completion of all prerequisites for undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Science • Successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits while enrolled in SHRS • Successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits from SHRS departments or programs • Fulfillment of core requirements • 120 credits total • Valid certification of HIPAA Privacy Awareness Training by UPMC • Certification of UPMC HIPAA Security Awareness Training • Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Training certification • Plan of Study approved by program director or academic advisor Core Requirements • REHSCI 1000 Introduction to Research • REHSCI 1225 Introduction to Rehabilitation Science • REHSCI 1235 Medical Terminology • REHSCI 1240 Issues in Health Care • REHSCI 1265 Pharmacology in Rehabilitation • REHSCI 1280 Psychology and Sociology of Disability • Human Anatomy* (one of the following): - REHSCI 1200 – Human Anatomy and Lab - HRS 1020– Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology • Human Physiology* (one of the following): - REHSCI 1205 Human Physiology/HRS 1023 Human Physiology - HRS 1020– Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology *Requirement may be fulfilled by an approved course from a four year college or university.
    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 Additional Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science Policies Faculty Mentor The Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science utilizes an Academic Advisor. See SHRS handbook regarding registration and advisor role. However, the program also assigns students to a faculty mentor. Students should meet with their faculty mentor for the following: - general and admission information concerning the SHRS graduate programs - general information about programs at other universities (e.g. reputation, strengths) - general information about their chosen profession - information regarding mentor’s research area - possible contacts for volunteer, research assistance or paid positions If a student is dissatisfied with their faculty mentor assignment, they should contact their academic advisor for possible reassignment. Registration and Add/drop Process Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science will register for classes and drop classes using the University self-registration process. To be granted access to the self- registration site, students must meet with their advisor for an advising appointment. At the advisement appointment, the student and advisor will review the student’s academic and professional progress and academic and professional plans for the following semester(s). Student and advisor will sign advisement form certifying that they have discussed progress, plan and remaining requirements for degree(s). After advising appointment is complete, advisor will grant the student access to the self-registration system. In the event that the academic advisor is not available, advising appointments and access to self-registration may be granted by the RS Program Director. Rehabilitation Science Major GPA Calculation The following courses should be included when calculating the “major” GPA for the Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science (BSRS): • Any course taken to fulfill a BSRS requirement, excluding the pre-requisite courses • Any course taken to fulfill an RS certificate requirement (ATR, EMR, PKR, PSIR certificates) • Any SHRS course, regardless of when it was taken. This includes courses with department codes: REHSCI, CDN, CSD, EM, HIM, HRS, OT, PT, and RST.
    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 Undergraduate Rehabilitation Science Certificates The undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Science offers undergraduate certificates for students planning to continue their education in rehabilitation science programs or seeking a concentration of courses in a particular rehabilitation science area. These certificates are designed to best prepare students for such graduate programs, but are not required for application to them. However, some SHRS graduate programs may require specific certificates for the early review and decision process. The undergraduate Rehabilitation Science certificates are listed below. The requirements for each follow. • Assistive Technology in Rehabilitation • Emergency Medicine in Rehabilitation • Pathokinesiology in Rehabilitation • Psycho-Social Issues in Rehabilitation and Personal Care
    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 Assistive Technology in Rehabilitation This certificate provides a focused area of study for students interested in careers in provision of technology to individuals with disabilities. It will prepare students for graduate programs such as prosthetics and orthotics or rehabilitation technology. It will also provide the course work and some of the clinical hours needed to satisfy the requirements for the RESNA (formerly Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America) Assistive Technology Supplier certification. Course Number Course Name Cr HRS 1020, or Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr), or 4-8 REHSCI 1200 & Human Anatomy (4 cr) & REHSCI 1205 Human Physiology (4 cr) HRS 1704 Introduction to Assistive Technology & lab 3 HRS 1709 Design and Fabrication with Engineering Materials 1 IE 1061, or Human Factors in Engineering (3 cr), or 3 INFSCI 1044 Human Factors in System Design (3 cr) REHSCI/HRS 1000 Introduction to Research 3 REHSCI 1210, or Neuroscience (4 cr), or 3-4 PSY 0505, or Introduction to Biopsychology (3 cr), or NROSCI 1000 Intro to Neuroscience (3 cr) REHSCI 1220 Kinesiology/Biomechanics 3 REHSCI 1225 Intro to Rehabilitation Sciences 1 REHSCI 1255 Epidemiology of Disability 3 REHSCI 1275 Introduction to Occupation Science 3 REHSCI 1280 Psychology and Sociology of Disability 3 REHSCI 1290 Practical Issues in Disability 3 REHSCI 1295 Field Experience 3 Total Certificate credits = 36 - 41
    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 Emergency Medicine in Rehabilitation Completion of this certificate allows the graduate to sit for Paramedic certification, thus providing opportunities for immediate employment upon graduation. This particular certificate would also provide preparation for students interested in entering physician assistant programs, accelerated or direct entry nursing programs, and medical school. Course Number Course Name Cr EM 1111 Foundations of EMS 3 EM 1112 Pathophysiology 4 EM 1114 Medication Administration Lab 1 EM 1115 Patient Assessment 3 EM 1116 Foundations Lab 1 EM 1117 EMS Operations 3 EM 1122 Cardiology/Respiratory 3 EM 1123 Cardiology Lab 1 EM 1124 Medical I 3 EM 1125 Medical II 3 EM 1126 Foundations Laboratory II 1 EM 1131 Clinical I 3 EM 1132 Clinical II 4 Course Number Course Name Cr Total Certificate Credits = 33
    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 As a prerequisite to the certificate courses, the student must be a certified EMT. This can be satisfied by taking EM 1102 - Emergency Medicine Technician, and passing the EMT certification examination. This can be done prior to entering SHRS or as a junior within the Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science, prior to taking the certificate courses.
    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 Pathokinesiology in Rehabilitation Completion of this certificate provides the student with an excellent background in the sciences related to normal and pathological motion. It prepares students for graduate programs such as physical therapy, exercise science, kinesiology, and sports medicine. With minimal additional coursework (nutrition and fitness instruction), it also prepares students to take examinations for certification as a personal trainer or fitness expert, such as the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®) that is offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Course Number Course Name Credits REHSCI 1200 Human Anatomy and lab 4 REHSCI 1205 Human Physiology and Lab 4 REHSCI 1210 Neuroscience 4 REHSCI 1215 Exercise Physiology 3 REHSCI 1220 Kinesiology/Biomechanics 3 REHSCI 1225 Intro to Rehabilitation Sciences 1 REHSCI 1250 Pathophysiology/Human Disease 4 REHSCI 1000 Introduction to Research (3 cr) 3 REHSCI 1285 Introduction to Evidenced-Based Rehabilitation (3 cr) 3 Total Certificate Credits = 29
    • Class of 2011 Updated 07/2009 Psycho-Social Issues in Rehabilitation and Personal Care Completion of this certificate provides the student with a background in the psychological and social issues involved in disability, rehabilitation, and personal care. It prepares students for graduate programs in areas such as occupational therapy, rehabilitation counseling, accelerated or direct entry nursing programs, or disability studies. This certificate also introduces the student to some of the skills needed to provide personal care to individuals with disabilities. Course Number Course Name Credits HRS 1020, or Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr), 4-8 REHSCI 1200 & Human Anatomy (4 cr)& REHSCI 1205 Human Physiology (4 cr) REHSCI 1210, or Neuroscience (4 cr), or 3-4 PSY 0505, or Introduction to Biopsychology (3 cr), or NROSCI 1000 Intro to Neuroscience (3 cr) REHSCI 1225 Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences 1 REHSCI 1230 Rehabilitation Ethics 2 REHSCI 1245 Human Development 3 REHSCI 1250 Pathophysiology/Human Disease 4 REHSCI/HRS 1000 Introduction to Research (3 cr) 3 REHSCI 1275 Introduction to Occupation Science 3 REHSCI 1280 Psychology and Sociology of Disability 3 REHSCI 1255, or Epidemiology of Disability, or 3 REHSCI 1290 Practical Issues in Disability Total Certificate Credits = 29 - 34