May 25, 2020  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Courses


 

Psychology

  
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    PSY 5360r - Practicum in I/O Psychology


    (2-6) Credit Hours

    An individualized practicum designed to provide supervised practice in the student’s desired area of emphasis in appropriate work organizations. Possible emphases are in any of the I/O/HRD core concepts. Prerequisite: approval I/O psychology program. Graded S/NC.
  
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    PSY 5406 - Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    The study of organizations with emphasis upon personnel selection, criteria, and training. Special consideration of work motivation, job satisfaction, and the role of the organization in behavior. Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval.
     
  
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    PSY 5710 - Internship


    (3-9) Credit Hours

    Intensive experience under supervision in a facility similar to that in which the student expects to enter employment after graduation. Class meetings and scheduled meetings between student and faculty advisor required. May be repeated for appropriate credit for students wishing additional internship experience. Prerequisites: currently taking, or completion of, 5330 and approval of departmental committee.
  
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    PSY 5950r - Advanced Studies in Experimental Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Detailed examination of current issues in learning, perception and psychophysics cognition and/or physiological psychology. Maximum credit: nine hours for students in the psychology graduate programs unless specific approval is given by program director. Prerequisite: approval of the instructor.
  
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    PSY 5960r - Advanced Studies in Developmental/Personality/Social Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Detailed examination of current issues in personality, developmental and/or social psychology. Maximum credit: nine hours for students in the psychology graduate program unless specific approval is given by program director. Prerequisite: Admission to a Psychology master’s program or approval of the graduate instructor.
  
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    PSY 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Maximum credit: six hours.
  
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    PSY 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval. Maximum credit: six hours unless specific approval is given by student’s program director.
  
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    PSY 5999r - Master’s Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of six hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

Sociology

  
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    SOC 5010r - Special Topics in Sociology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Graduate level course stressing research in a special content area, such as demographic analysis, intergroup relations, advanced criminology, marriage and family analysis, etc. Prerequisite: appropriate undergraduate courses or permission of instructor.

Occupational Therapy

  
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    OCTH 7101 - Conceptual Framework of Therapeutic Occupation


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture. Introduction to basic theoretical and philosophical constructs, knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for successful practice in occupational therapy. This course includes history and development of the profession, standards and ethics, and professional terminology.  Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7105 - Evidence-Based Practice


    2 Credit Hours

    Two hours lecture. This course is designed to increase the student’s ability to search for, collect and evaluate evidence from published literature and the practice environments to substantiate and improve current and future occupational therapy practice. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7110 - Occupational Therapy Models of Practice I - Occupation


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture/lab. This course serves as a foundation for the practice of occupational therapy, preparing students to analyze the person-task-environment interactions of individuals with various disabilities and impairments across the life span. Laboratory/Studio fee will be assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7115 - Musculosketal Examination


    2 Credit Hours

    (2) Two hours lecture/lab. Essential steps in the evaluation of function in a patient with musculoskeletal dysfunction. Examination skills for the measurement of joint motion, muscle strength and posture are demonstrated and practiced. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7116 - Human Gross Anatomy


    6 Credit Hours

    Six hours lecture/lab. This course is a combined lecture-laboratory course designed to present to the student an understanding of basic and clinical human anatomy. Detailed regional analysis of the buttock lower extremity and upper extremity will be performed. Structure and function of the head, neck and trunk regions will be studied. Major joints will be discussed. Normal diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT scan, MRI) will be introduced. Anatomy of the thoracic and abdominal cavities will be introduced. Laboratory/Studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7122 - Neuroscience


    5 Credit Hours

    (5) hours lecture/lab. This course presents an understanding of peripheral and central nervous system human anatomy, embryology, histopathology and physiology. Correlation of neurological lesions with resultant clinical signs and symptoms is emphasized in patient/clinical case study format. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7123 - Physical Agents


    2 Credit Hours

    (2) hours lecture. Didactic and clinical applications of selected physical agents used in occupational therapy practice. The following physical agents will be covered: superficial heating and cooling agents including hydrotherapy, deep heating modalities, infrared, and ultraviolet. Critical thinking skills will be applied by the student in the determination of the frequency and protocol development of the prescription for each physical agent. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7132 - Electrotherapeutic Modalities


    2 Credit Hours

    Two hours lecture/lab. Provides the student with the didactic and clinical applications of electrotherapy. Critical thinking skills will be applied by the student in the determination of the frequency and protocol development of the prescription for each physical agent. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.

     

  
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    OCTH 7205 - Research I in Occupational Therapy


    1 Credit Hours

    One hour lecture. This course includes principles of research design, preparation of the literature review, and completion of the proposal for the project. The student is introduced to general and clinical inquiry skills for quantitative and qualitative research. Standard letter grade.

     

  
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    OCTH 7206 - Level 1 Fieldwork and Professional Practice I


    2 Credit Hours

    Two hours lecture/lab. Introduces Level I and Level II Fieldwork, and the OTD Apprenticeship Experience, including policy, procedures, and documentation and the portfolio assignment. Defines professional behavior and health care communication. Encourages discussion of Level I fieldwork experiences. S/NC graded.
  
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    OCTH 7220 - Occupational Therapy Models of Practice II - Adults


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture/lab. This course is the study of the conceptual and theoretical basis of occupational therapy practice in adulthood. The course will integrate the theoretical principles with developmentally appropriate adult occupations, adaptive demands and selected physical impairments. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7230 - Occupational Therapy Models of Practice III -Neuro


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture/lab. This course integrates functions and dysfunctions associated with the human nervous system. Emphasis is on clinical manifestations associated with occupational performance and neurophysiological approaches to evaluation and application of therapeutic activity for treatment following CNS, PNS and autonomic damage. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.

     

  
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    OCTH 7306 - Professional Practice


    1 Credit Hours

    One hour lecture/lab. Introduces the opportunities for the OTD Apprenticeship Experience in teaching, research, program development, or clinical practice. An introduction of the OTD Apprenticeship Manual and the structure for planning the individualized OTD Apprenticeship Experience is included. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7340 - Occupational Therapy Models of Practice IV - Pediatrics


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture/lab. This course is the study of the conceptual and theoretical basis of occupational therapy practice in childhood. The course will integrate the theoretical principles with developmentally appropriate occupations, adaptive demands and selected impairments. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7350 - Occupational Therapy Models of Practice V - Group Process


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture/lab. This course examines the dynamics of group interaction and how activity and occupation may be utilized in the group experience to promote health and well-being. Through small group experiences the student will develop process skills and practice team work. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7360 - Occupational Therapy Models of Practice VI - Mental Health


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture/lab. This course addresses the OT process from the referral to discontinuation of services for persons with mental illness. A particular focus of this course is on advocacy for persons with mental illness in the community, particularly in rural areas, as well as issues of reimbursement. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7404 - Health Policy in Occupational Therapy


    2 Credit Hours

    Two hours lecture/lab. This course provides an examination of issues related to the development, implementation and impact of public policies and health system management strategies on population health. The course will focus on healthcare policy issues as they relate to licensure, patient reimbursement for services, and advocacy on the part of the healthcare professional for the client. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7405 - Research II in Occupational Therapy


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture/lab. This course provides the time and mentorship for integrating principles of research design, literature review and completion of the research project. The student is expected to assess their research plan, implement their research project design and complete the information gathering, recording and analysis phases of their quantitative or qualitative research related projects. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7406 - Level 1 Fieldwork and Professional Practice II


    2 Credit Hours

    Two hours lecture/lab. Further development of the planning for the OTD Apprenticeship Experience opportunities in teaching, research, program development, or clinical practice. A forum for discussion of Level I fieldwork experiences is provided. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7470 - Occupational Therapy Models of Practice VII - Pediatrics


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture/lab. This course provides opportunities for the application of theoretical constructs of occupational therapy practice, including the evidence base for client-centered assessment and intervention approaches with children. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7480 - Occupational Therapy Models of Practice VII - Technology


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture/lab. This course introduces the evidence-based theories and frames of references used in the provision of assistive technology. Documentation and reimbursement of assistive technology will be explored. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7490 - Occupational Therapy Models of Practice IX - Administration


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture/lab. Introduces health care delivery systems, organizational structures, financial management, reimbursement, strategic planning, facility design, marketing principles, outcomes management, private practice, risk management, and the efficient and effective use of available time, personnel and equipment. Students have the opportunity to discuss and present reform issues affecting occupational therapy. Standard letter grade.

     

  
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    OCTH 7504 - Advanced Clinical Practice in Occupational Therapy


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture/lab. This course is designed to integrate the concepts and skills gained throughout the professional education program by having the student complete formal presentations and expanded written assignments of patient case studies. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7505 - Research III in Occupational Therapy


    1 Credit Hours

    One hour lecture/lab. Includes completion of data collection, analysis of results, submission of approved final project in journal article format, and formal presentation of the research project. Involves individual faculty contact. Standard letter grade.

     

  
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    OCTH 7506 - Level 1 Fieldwork and Professional Practice III


    2 Credit Hours

    Two hours lecture/lab. This course addresses issues of clinical supervision; Level II fieldwork policy, procedures, and documentation; and professional development. A forum for discussion of fieldwork occupational analysis and Level I fieldwork experiences is provided. Students will develop an OTD Apprenticeship Experience learning plan and evaluation. Includes Level I fieldwork. Standard letter grade.

     

  
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    OCTH 7510 - Occupational Therapy Models of Practice X -Aging


    4 Credit Hours

    Four hours lecture/lab. This course provides an introduction to specialized practice with the aging population. Occupation performance in the aging population will be explored, with emphasis on wellness as well as the impact of disease and injury in the aged population. Laboratory/studio fee assessed. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7701 - Level II Fieldwork


    9 Credit Hours

    Nine hours lecture/lab. This course is the second of two 12-week clinical experiences that provides a 12-week, full-time, supervised fieldwork experience where students refine entry-level abilities to integrate occupational therapy theory, research, and practice under supervision and with collaboration of the academic institution. An on-line forum for discussion of Level II fieldwork experiences is provided. S/NC graded

     

  
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    OCTH 7704 - Preparation for Licensure


    3 Credit Hours

    Three hours lecture/lab, online deliver. This course involves a student-driven comprehensive review of the occupational therapy curriculum requiring evaluation and synthesis of didactic content across the program in preparation for the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam. Test taking strategies and practical licensure preparation are included. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7801 - OTD Experiential Internship


    11 Credit Hours

    Eleven hours lecture/lab. The doctoral-level experiential component is designed to develop advanced skills in one or more of the following: clinical practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program policy development, advocacy, education, or theory development. Duration of the apprenticeship is a minimum of 16 weeks (640 hours). S/NC graded.
  
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    OCTH 7900 - OTD Experiential Internship Defense


    1 Credit Hours

    One hour lecture/lab. This course provides the student with a forum to present the outcome of their OTD Apprenticeship Experience. The OTD Apprenticeship Experience is an individualized, intensive immersion into an area(s) of occupational therapy (clinical practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, or theory development). Standard letter grade.

     

  
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    OCTH 7995r - Special Topics


    1-9 Credit Hours

    One-Nine hours lecture/lab. Pre-requisite: department head approval. Department may have additional pre-requisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/ Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Standard letter grade.
  
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    OCTH 7997R - Individual Studies


    1-9 Credit Hours

    One-Nine hours lecture/lab. Pre-requisite: department head approval. Department may have additional pre-requisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
 

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