Courses

  • Health Science Undergraduate Courses

    SHRS-W 100 Learning Community Seminar Health Sci (2 cr.) 

    In this course, as a new student to the IUPUI Campus, you will have the opportunity to discuss and explore a number of resources available to you on the IUPUI Campus. Special emphasis will be placed on use of the library and library resources. The course will incorporate the first three components of the Personal Development Plan (PDP). You will also have the responsibility to research a particular health care profession of your choosing (from a list provided), write a paper about that profession, and orally present with a student partner your researched information to your fellow students.

    SHRS-W 200 Survey of US Health Care Systems (3 cr.) 

    This course will explore the U.S. health care system as it relates to health and rehabilitation services.  Discussion will focus on the components of the health care system, how they function, how they support other components, who works in the health care system, how the system is financed, the access to the system, and how the U.S. rehabilitation services compare to other systems in the world.

    SHRS-W 210 Introduction to Rehabilitation (3 cr.) 

    Understanding the historical, philosophical, and organizational context of the rehabilitation profession within the context of the health care delivery system. Based on the premise that understanding of and respect for health professionals is critical for effective functioning as a member of a health care team. Emphasizes expectations of students as beginning health professionals.

    SHRS-W 211 Orientation to Health and Rehabilitation Professions (2 cr.) 

    The major purpose of this course is to provide students with information to assist them in becoming acquainted with selected undergraduate and graduate health and rehabilitation science disciplines. Students will obtain information to develop realistic educational and career goals. NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN A HEALTH CAREERS LEARNING SEMINAR.

    SHRS-W 220 Aging and the Older Person (3 cr.) 

    An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology as a social, behavioral, and biological science.  Other issues to be covered will include participation of older persons in therapeutic recreation and leisure activities and current health issues and patterns of health in the aging process.

    SHRS-W 250 Health and Rehabilitation Systems Across the World (3 cr.)

    This course presents issues in global health and rehabilitation delivery systems from the viewpoint of many different disciplines with an emphasis on economically less developed countries.

    SHRS-W 264 Disability and Society (3 cr.) 

    Focusing on the psychological, social, political, and economic circumstances of individuals with disabilities in American society and to broaden students' perspectives on disability issues through exposure to the personal accounts and writing of persons with disabilities, examination of professional practices, discussion of public policies, and completion of class projects.

    SHRS-W 270 Seminar in Global Rehabilitation and Health (3 cr.)

    This course is designed to cover current topics in international management and organization of health and rehabilitation services, governance, ethics, impact of donor organizations, and emerging global primary and public health care issues.

    SHRS-W 300 Career Development for Health Professionals (2 cr.)

    Career planning and placement strategies, assessment of labor market information, market surveys, and development of customized portfolios. Emphasis given to projects, papers, and independent research on the various health professions.

    SHRS-W 320 Survey of Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (3 cr.)

    Assisting students in the knowledge/awareness of available high-tech/low-tech equipment, or product systems that are used in rehabilitation settings to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities, emphasizing the application of clinically-based strategies for determining an individual's need for and acceptance of adaptive technology to improve functional outcomes.

    SHRS-W 330 Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management (3 cr.)

    Exploring the historical perspective, technological and humanitarian advances, and major issues in the rehabilitation administrative environment; discussing and analyzing the legislative mandates relative to their effects on shaping the administrative environment in rehabilitation; acquiring knowledge of the process and significance of administrative competency in delivering services to rehabilitation consumers.

    SHRS-W 340 Psychological Aspects of Disability (3 cr.)

    P: Medical Terminology Course or equivalent. Students will review medical terminology and gain an understanding of major disabling conditions, the psychological and vocational aspect of adjustment to disability and chronic long term illness, and examine psychological and social theories related to disability and chronic illness and Code of Ethics.

    SHRS-W 350 Survey of Programs for Older Adults (3 cr.)

    An overview of the long-term care industry and the continuum of care, examining various long term care service providers such as nursing facilities, assisted living/retirement centers, adult foster care, and adult day care; critical issues and current trends related to long-term care, quality of life, and life satisfaction in adulthood.

    SHRS-W 361 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 cr.) 

    Understanding the personal, cultural, and environmental factors affecting participation in health promotion and disease prevention activities; examining the application and relevance of the concepts of health, wellness, health promotion, and health education and a wide range of content specific topics in health promotion and disease prevention.

    SHRS-W 362 Legal and Regulatory Aspects in Rehabilitation (3 cr.) 

    Assisting students in the understanding of legal and regulatory challenges faced by rehabilitation professionals, covering legal issues in counseling and case management, and significant rehabilitation-related legislation in the United States from 1917 to the present.

    SHRS-W 363 Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation Services (3 cr.) 

    Examining contemporary ethical/moral considerations in the organization and management of rehabilitation agencies and the delivery of rehabilitation services. Practical applications of ethical principles to the delivery of rehabilitation service and client-provider relationships will be covered. The course will be a combination of lectures, case studies, debates, and guest speakers.

    SHRS-W 365 Diversity Issues in Health and Rehabilitation Services (3 cr.)

    Designed to prepare students to appreciate diversity and understand the interrelationship of race, gender, culture, and ethnicity and how they affect access and use of health and rehabilitation services.

    SHRS-W 370 Psychological Aspects of Aging (3 cr.)

    Provides a broad overview of adult development and aging with an emphasis on the changes that occur across physical, cognitive, emotional, perceptual, and social domains of functioning. Analysis of the effects of and theoretical approaches of these changes on the occupational, social, and personality adjustment of the aging adult.

    SHRS-W 375 Physical Change & Aging (3 cr.)

    Provides foundation knowledge of the physical changes that accompany the natural aging process in addition to changes that accompany pathologies and/or disease processes related to the advancement of age.  While highlighting general perspectives and theories on aging, the course outlines the usual and expected changes to each system of the body specifically in the years following sexual maturity and throughout adulthood.

    SHRS-W 380 Health and Rehabilitation Professionals in Developing Countries (3 cr.)

    The primary purpose of this course is to help students understand the roles and expectations and the scope of training and educational preparation of health and rehabilitation professionals across the world with emphasis on economically less developed countries.

    SHRS-W 410 Service-Learning in Geriatrics (3 cr.)

    Designed to give the student direct work experience in various aging agencies and long-term care institutions. This experiential component allows the student an opportunity to apply his/her newly acquired normative and cognitive skills and knowledge in an actual work setting.

    SHRS-W 420 Proposal Writing for Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs (3 cr.)

    An interactive educational opportunity to develop skills related to fund development in a community rehabilitation setting, providing an overview of the grant development process. Students will research local and national funding sources and learn about traditional and non-traditional sources to develop and maintain community-based rehabilitation programs. Includes guest speakers.

    SHRS-W 430 Practicum in Rehabilitation and Disability (3 cr.)

    Designed to give students direct work experience in various private and public sector rehabilitation agencies, this experiential component allows the student an opportunity to apply his/her newly acquired normative and cognitive skills and knowledge in an actual work setting.

    SHRS-W 440 Medical Aspects of Disabilities (3 cr.)

    The primary emphasis of this survey course is on medically determined aspects of disabling impairments and disabilities. Students will learn the functional limitations associated with major disabling conditions particularly as they relate to the delivery of rehabilitation services. Current trends and methodologies involved in rehabilitation processes will be covered.

    SHRS-W 441 Administration and Supervision of Rehabilitation Organizations (3 cr.) 

    Designed to provide an overview of rehabilitation organizations and teach students the foundations of administration, supervision, and coordination of rehabilitation agencies. Discussions will cover the major theories of leadership, management, and organizational communication.

    SHRS-W 442 Research in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (3 cr.) 

    An introduction to the application of research methods in health and rehabilitation sciences, providing students with an overview of research methods used to collect, analyze, and interpret data, emphasizing the understanding of the application of statistical and research techniques to address problems related to rehabilitation services research.

    SHRS-W 445 Program Evaluation Methods in Rehabilitation (3 cr.) 

    This course will provide a broad overview of the application program evaluation methods in rehabilitation and the strategies used in program evaluation, focusing on scientific principles that may be instrumental in informing policies and programs aimed at improving the health on individuals and communities.

    SHRS-W 450 Seminar in Gerontology (3 cr.)

    This course provides an interdisciplinary investigation of selected facets of gerontology drawn from biological, behavioral, and social science. Topics covered will include mental health, housing, economics, transportation, preventive health and rehabilitation programs, long-term care insurance, retirement, work/leisure activities, and adult women and health.

    SHRS-W 470 International Service-Learning in Rehabilitation (3 cr.)

    Designed to give students direct experience in the organization and financing of rehabilitation services in other parts of the world, this experiential component allows students to apply their newly acquired normative and cognitive skills and knowledge in an international rehabilitation institution. Students will travel abroad under the supervision of faculty.

    SHRS-W 480 Independent Study in Health and Rehabilitation (3 cr.) 

    The purpose of this course is to give students the opportunity to do independent study and research in their area of interest. No formal lecture. Permission of Department Chair and instructor supervising the work will be required.

    SHRS-W 495 Health Internship (1-6 cr.) 

    This is an experiential learning course where students apply classroom learning in degree-related practical experience under the supervision of a mentoring supervisor and course instructor.

  • Health Science Graduate Courses


    SHRS-W 510 Trends and Issues in the Health Sciences (3 cr.) 

    A seminar course to review pertinent literature and other sources of information as a basis for discussing trends and issues affect­ing the therapeutic professions and the health care delivery system. 

    SHRS-W 520 Evidence-Based Critical Inquiry in the Health Sci­ences (3 cr.)

    Fundamentals of research methodology, design, techniques, and procedures applicable to research problems in the allied health disciplines. Introduction to computer data analysis. 

    SHRS-W 540 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (3 cr.) 

    Explorations of selected patient-centered outcomes evalua­tion methodology and research evidence related to the health professions at an advanced level.

    SHRS-W 541 (3 cr.)

    Designed to expand students’ knowledge of administration, supervision, and leadership practice.  Students will develop an in-depth understanding of leadership practice in a rehabilitation organization.

    SHRS-W 550 Health and Rehabilitation Systems Across the World (3 cr.) 

    Issues in global health and rehabilitation deliver systems from the viewpoint of many different disciplines with an emphasis on economically less developed countries.

    SHRS-W 551 Health and Rehabilitation Professionals in Developing Countries (3 cr.)

    The primary purpose of this course is to help students understand the roles and expectations and the scope of training and educational preparation of health and rehabilitation professionals across the world with emphasis on economically less developed countries.

    SHRS-W 552 Seminar in Global Rehabilitation and Health (3 cr.) 

    This course is designed to cover current topics in international management and organization of health and rehabilitation services, governance, ethics, impact of donor organizations, and emerging global primary and public health care issues.

    SHRS-W 560 Survey of Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (3 cr.) 

    Assisting students in the knowledge/awareness of available high-tech/low-tech equipment, or product systems that are used in rehabilitation settings to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities, emphasizing the application of clinically-based strategies for determining an individual’s need for and acceptance of adaptive technology to improve functional outcomes.

    SHRS-W 561 Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management (3 cr.) 

    Exploring the historical perspective, technological and humanitarian advances, and major issues in the rehabilitation administrative environment; discussing and analyzing the legislative mandates relative to their effects on shaping the administrative environment in rehabilitation; acquiring knowledge of the process and significance of administrative competency in delivering services to rehabilitation consumers.

    SHRS-W 562 Psychological Aspects of Disability (3 cr.) 

    P: Medical terminology course or equivalent. Students will review medical terminology and gain an understanding of major disabling conditions, the psychological and vocational aspect of adjustment to disability and chronic long term illness, and examine psychological and social theories related to disability and chronic illness and Code of Ethics.

    SHRS-W 570 Research Communication in the Health Sciences (2-3 cr.) 

    P: W520 and consent of both instructor and research advisor. Instruction and consultation in the preparation of master’s thesis proposals, including computer applications for conducting online literature searches, developing an individual bibliographic database, designing an original research project, and devising a sound methodology. Final outcome is a complet­ed thesis proposal for submission to a graduate student’s thesis committee. Course is open only to health sciences graduate students pursuing the research/thesis track in their program of study. Students must begin the course with a specific research agenda already approved by their research advisor.

    SHRS-W 594 Administration of Health Sciences Education (3cr.)

    Principles of effective organization, supervision and administration of educational programs in the health sciences.

    SHRS-W 599 Thesis in Health Sciences (3cr.)

    Thesis in Health Sciences. Can be repeated. Focuses on the data collection, analysis and writing of the thesis.

    SHRS-W 600 Project in Health Sciences (3cr.)

     Individual investigation in the form of an organized scientific contribution or a comprehensive analysis in a specified area related to the health sciences.

    SHRS-W 625 Diversity Issues in Health and Rehabilitation Services (3 cr.)

     Designed to prepare students to formulate strategies to address the interrelationship of race, gender, culture, and ethnicity and how they affect access and use of health and rehabilitation services.

    SHRS-W 640 Medical Aspects of Disabilities (3 cr.) 

    The primary emphasis of this survey course is on medically determined aspects of disabling impairments and disabilities. Students will learn the functional limitations associated with major disabling conditions particularly as they relate to the delivery of rehabilitation services. Current trends and methodologies involved in rehabilitation processes will be covered.

    SHRS-W 641 Proposal Writing for Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs (3 cr.) 

    An interactive educational opportunity to develop skills related to fund development in a community rehabilitation setting, providing an overview of the grant development process. Students will research local and national funding sources and learn about traditional and non-traditional sources to develop and maintain community-based rehabilitation programs. Includes guest speakers.

    SHRS-W 642 Practicum in Rehabilitation and Disability (3 cr.)

     Designed to give students direct work experience in various private and public sector rehabilitation agencies, this experiential component allows the student an opportunity to apply his/her newly acquired normative and cognitive skills and knowledge in an actual work setting.

    SHRS-W 650 Global Perspectives in Nutrition, Health, Disease, and Disability (3 cr.)

    Major emphasis on global perspectives with specific focus on economically less developed countries, examining existing and emerging issues in international nutrition that influence the health, well-being, and disability and the efficacy and effectiveness of nutritional interventions in the prevention of disease and disability among people living in developing countries.

    SHRS-W 651 International Service-Learning in Rehabilitation (3 cr.) 

    Designed to give students direct experience in the organization and financing of rehabilitation services in other parts of the world, this experiential component allows students to apply their newly acquired normative and cognitive skills and knowledge in an international rehabilitation institution. Students will travel abroad under the supervision of faculty.

    SHRS-W 660 Rehabilitation Theories and Application (3 cr.) 

    This course explores theories common to all rehabilitation therapies and forms a foundation for rehabilitation sciences. Theories such as adaption to disease, cognition, disability, and injury are applied to rehabilitation practice and research design across the life span.

    SHRS-W 661 Theories of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 cr.) 

    This course focuses on the role of health be­haviors such as eating nutritious foods, exercising, and avoiding unhealthy habits, in health promotion and disease prevention.  A principal concentration will be on health promotion within disabling conditions.

    SHRS-W 662 Health and Rehabilitation Systems Delivery (3 cr.) 

    This course analyses emerging trends in health care systems and delivery associated with rehabilitation.  Areas to be covered include organizational infrastructures, finance, public policy and implications for disparate patient populations.

    SHRS-W 663 Legal and Regulatory Aspects in Rehabilitation (3cr.) 

    Assisting students in the understanding of legal and regulatory challenges faced by rehabilitation professionals, covering legal issues in counseling and case management, and significant rehabilitation-related legislation in the United States from 1917 to the present.

    SHRS-W664 The Professoriate for Health and Rehabilitation Professionals (3 cr.)

    This course explores the professoriate for health and rehabilitation professionals through the framework of academic promotion and tenure. Discussion and assignments will have practical application and cover university systems and structure, assessment and accreditation, and the search, acquisition, and responsibilities (teaching, research, and service) of employment within the professoriate. 

    SHRS-W 667 Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation Services (3 cr.) 

    Designed to explore contemporary ethical issues and concerns related to the delivery, organization, and management of rehabilitation services.

    SHRS-W 670 Research Practicum in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (3-6 cr.)

    Instructional orientation to research; includes laboratory experience in the student’s concentration area. This course may be taken more than once.

    SHRS-W 672 Teaching Practicum in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (3 cr.)

    Instructional teaching theories and methodolo­gies to include teaching a unit of instruction in the student’s concentration area. This course may be taken more than once. NOTE: Any student that has an interest in teaching is advised to incorporate other instructional teaching methodology courses into his/her plan of study.

    SHRS-W 680 Independent Study in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (1-4 cr.) 

    A course for students interested in specific interdisciplinary topics in health and rehabilitation sciences.

    SHRS-W 690 Dissertation Proposal in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (3-9 cr.)

    Students will submit a written proposal for original scholarly work that makes a significant contribution to research in the field of health and rehabilitation sciences. Proposal to include introduction to topic, literature review, and indication of methodology. This course may be taken more than once.

    SHRS-W 692 Dissertation in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (3-9 cr.) 

    P: W690. Original scholarly dissertation that makes a significant contribution to the field of health and rehabilita­tion sciences. Topic to be selected by the student and his/her Research Committee.

    SHRS-W 710 Special Topics in Health & Rehabilitation Science (3 cr.)

    This course provides students with an opportunity to engage in focused study of a substantive area of health and rehabilitation science directly related to the student’s identified area of theoretical and research interest.  May be repeated with the permission of the student’s advisory committee..

    SHRS-W 799 Master’s Thesis Continuation (1cr.)

    Used as continuation credits for completing the master's thesis in a format acceptable to the student's advisory committee, leading to successful defense of the final product. May be repeated for credit.

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