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SAR HP 150: Freshman Year Experience
This course is designed to provide an orientation to freshmen about the college experience. Expectations, guidelines and resources will be made available to aid freshmen in making informed decisions about the quality of their education while clarifying and enhancing the students' experiences with the Boston University community. Interaction with faculty advisors and peer mentors is provided.
SAR HP 151: Introduction to the Health and Rehabilitation Professions
Freshmen Seminar. Exploration of the roles and functions of the health and rehabilitation disciplines. Introduction to the health care system and its impact on society. Sargent students only.
SAR HP 252: Health and Disability Across the Lifespan
Overview of healthy development across the lifespan followed by an examination of common conditions that typically begin in certain stages. Each condition will be examined for its individual, group and systemic impacts.
SAR HP 345: Introduction to Sports Medicine
Intended for students interested in sports, coaching, medicine and exercise, this course provides an introduction to prevention of injury and illness, basic exercise principles and first aid for an active population.
SAR HP 353: Organization and Delivery of Health Care in the U.S.
The focus of this interdisciplinary course is on increasing the student's understanding of the health care system, the social, environmental, and behavioral factors that affect health care, and on increasing the student's ability to work in interdisciplinary teams. The student will actively engage in individual work, group discussion and teamwork through written, oral, and web site assignments.
SAR HP 412: Abnormal Behavior in Rehabilitation
Survey of theory, research, and therapeutic interventions related to the rehabilitation of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Presents an overview of maladaptive problems in living from personal, biological, social, and environmental perspectives. Emphasizes issues of special relevance to health and rehabilitation professionals. 4 credits, 1st semester
SAR HP 500: Helping Skills: Fundamentals of Health Communications
The course is designed to improve the student's cultural competence, interpersonal and human relations skills. Through lecture, experiential activities and class discussions, students explore the meaning of helping/healing and identify the factors that facilitate counseling and professional relationships. These skills are also fundamental for health promotion programs.
SAR HP 504: Clinical Athletic Training III
Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR AT405 and SAR AT430; AT/DPT Students only.
Continued athletic training experience under the supervision of a program-approved health care provider in an approved setting. The academic portion of this class includes content in advanced situational assessments, development of career enhancement skills, mental health issues, and conditions unique to special populations. Additionally this course incorporates content designed to integrate students in DPT clinical education. Minimum of 50 hours of clinical experience required. This course meets with AT 504.
SAR HP 505: Clinical Athletic Training IV
Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR HP 504; AT/DPT Students only.
Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of an approved health care provider in an approved setting. Course meets periodically for formal competency development. Minimum of 50 hours of clinical experience is required. This course meets with AT 505.
SAR HP 515: Practicum in Education
Undergraduate Prerequisites: AT or AT/DPT students only or permission of instructor
Education experience under the supervision and guidance of a faculty member. This class will expose students to the theoretical foundations of educational practice and allow students to experience classroom teaching and evaluation from an instructor's perspective.
SAR HP 522: Health/Lifespan
SAR HP 531: Clinical Medicine I
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS PY 105 and CAS PY 106; AT, AT/DPT or DPT students only; or consent of instructor
An overview of tissue response to injury, pain transmission, and pharmacology provide the foundation from which students will learn about physical agents and specific conditions from a medical perspective. Students will become familiar with the theoretical and practical application of physical agents as it relates to tissue response to injury and pain control. The laboratory portion of this course emphasizes safe and effective application of these modalities using a problem-solving approach to treatment planning and implementation. This course also exposes students to typical surgical techniques used in musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity and links those interventions to athletic training and physical therapy practice.
SAR HP 532: Clinical Medicine II
Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR HP 531; AT or PT students only.
This course introduces the athletic training and physical therapy student to the normal and abnormal physiology of different body systems, differential diagnoses in common medical conditions, and common orthopedic surgical management of the lower extremity. Factors associated with those body systems that influence AT or PT examination and intervention will be discussed. Also discussed is when referral to other practitioners is recommended and required.
SAR HP 560: General Medicine Practicum
Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR HP 532; AT or AT/DPT students or consent of instructor.
This course provides students with intensive exposure to the practice of general medicine and is designed to augment the content of HP 532: Clinical Medicine II. Students will observe a health care practitioner (MD, DO, PA, NP) in the delivery of general medicine services. Requires recent TB test.
SAR HP 561: Evidence Based Practice I
This course is the first of a series of two courses on Evidence Based Practice for physical therapy and athletic training students. It is designed to develop essential skills for conducting evidence-based practice. There are about three forms of evidence support clinical practice, that is, 1) experience from clinical practice, 2) patient values and goals, and 3) the evidence that comes from the research literature. It takes skill combining these sources of evidence into effective and efficient physical therapy and athletic training practice. This course enhances the student's ability to formulate answerable clinical questions, search relevant research literature and analyze the validity of the outcomes reported in these studies. Literature addressing clinical issues of intervention, diagnosis and prognosis will be used throughout to illustrate the arguments.
SAR HP 565: Biomechanics of Human Movement
Undergraduate Prerequisites: BI106, PY105, or consent of instructor.
This course provides an introduction to biomechanics and quantitative movement analysis, with emphasis on rehabilitation. Includes the theoretical basis and clinical application of biomechanics, including kinematic, kinetic, and electromyographic measures. Emphasis on the application of biomechanic principles and measures commonly used to improve our understanding of movement in populations with and without movement dysfunction.
SAR HP 650: Health Care Management
This on-line graduate course introduces the fundamentals of management in the health care environment. It was designed to develop and enhance student understanding of the health care system and the social forces affecting health care, and to provide skills needed to function effectively in a management or supervisory role. Topics covered in this course include United States policies and legislation affecting healthcare management; the roles of a manager; conducting a market analysis; operating, cash and capital budgeting; process analysis; and risk management. Students will develop, design and execute a formal presentation.
SAR HP 662: Evidence Based Practice II
Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR HP 561; Athletic Training and Physical Therapy students only.
This course is the second in a series of two courses on Evidence Based Practice for physical therapy students. It is designed to develop essential skills for conducting evidence-based practice. There are about three forms of evidence supporting clinical practice, that is, 1) experience from clinical practice, 2) patient values and goals, and 3) the evidence that comes from the research literature. It takes skill combining these sources of evidence into effective and efficient physical therapy and athletic training practice. This course enhances the student's ability to formulate answerable clinical questions, search relevant research literature, analyze the validity of the outcomes reported in these studies, and combine the outcomes of different research studies in the form of a research synthesis (i.e., critical review and meta-analysis). Literature addressing clinical issues of intervention, diagnosis, and prognosis will be used throughout to illustrate the arguments.
SAR HP 720: Educational Theory and Practice
This on-line graduate course focuses on developing effective teaching techniques and strategies that are needed in a variety of clinical and academic contexts. Topics covered in this course include; identifying instructional settings in one's own practice, the impact of ethical, legal, and economic factors on the educational process, principles of major learning and instruction theories, effective teaching strategies for learners at different developmental stages, strategies that facilitate motivation and improve compliance, and writing behavioral objectives for instruction. Students design and deliver a formal presentation and create a client-education brochure.
SAR HP 722: Developing an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Health Management of Older Adults
Health management for older adults is a major issue in contemporary society. Policy, economics, organizational structure, and clinical care are intermingled in responding on societal, institutional, and clinical levels. This course will challenge the inquisitive and creative student to approach the health of the older adult by addressing these complex issues. It will focus on effective outcomes and understanding the range of roles professionals may adopt. It will provide the knowledge base and skill set necessary for interdisciplinary professional practice. Students and faculty from various disciplines and universities will utilize a case study approach as the primary teaching model.