Sargent College

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Courses in: Health Sciences | Physical Therapy and Athletic Training | Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)

Health Sciences

Introduction to Critical Inquiry

SAR HS 210

This course demonstrates how to access information resources in the biomedical sciences, including hard copy, on-line databases (e.g., LexisNexis, PubMed, OVID), and web searching and how to critically evaluate these information sources. Classes are hands-on learning using laptops. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320

Summer 1 (June 7-June 28)

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Human Nutrition Science

SAR HS 251

Prereq: (CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108). An introduction to nutrition with a focus on the relationship between diet and health. Basic scientific information is presented in preparation for discussion of applied issues such as weight management and prevention of chronic disease. Emphasis is placed on translation of current dietary recommendations to actual food choices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Epidemiology I

SAR HS 300

Epidemiology examines the distribution of health and disease across the population, and considers the factors that affect health in order to answer important questions. Which group of people is more likely to experience a heart attack or develop diabetes? How do factors such as level of education and income affect our health and our life expectancy? This course covers the principles and methods used in public health research including the study designs typically used in health care; disease screening and infectious disease outbreak investigation. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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Introduction to Global Health

SAR HS 325

Provides students with an overview of the complex social, economic, political, environmental, and biological factors that structure the origins, consequences, and possible treatments of illness worldwide, as well as the promotion of health. Students learn about the major themes and concepts shaping the interdisciplinary field of global health, and gain an understanding of solutions to health challenges that have been successfully implemented in different parts of the world. Major topics include the linkages between global health and economic development, the global burden of disease, key actors in global health, and lessons learned from the HIV/AIDS pandemic. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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Exercise Physiology

SAR HS 342

Prereq: (CAS BI 211 or CAS BI 315) or consent of instructor. Application of physiological principles under different exercise conditions. Integration of the body systems in performance of exercise, work, and sports; immediate and long range effects of these activities on the body. Laboratory includes the measurement of physiological parameters under exercise conditions. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 25-June 29)

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Exercise Physiology for Varied Populations

SAR HS 347

Prereq: (SAR HS 342). Focuses on pathophysiology and exercise for persons with a range of diseases, disabilities, and special circumstances. Potential effects of each health condition on the exercise response as well as recommendations for testing and training are presented. Students will evaluate health behaviors and risk factors, and learn frameworks to assess, design, and implement exercise programs. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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Health Sciences Practicum

SAR HS 405

Prereq: junior or senior standing. Practical experience in a health care setting (health policy, administrative, constituent advocacy) in a hospital, clinic, public health setting, government, or non-governmental health agency. Variable cr. Tuition: $660 per credit

Summer 2 (July 3-August 11)

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Field Experience: Human Physiology

SAR HS 410

Prereq: junior or senior standing and consent of instructor. Practical experience in a research laboratory, clinic, community, and/or industrial setting, as appropriate. Variable cr. Tuition: $660 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 23-August 11)

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Qualitative Research Strategies in Global Health

SAR HS 440

Qualitative research methods are increasingly used in public health, and provide valuable insights into the local perspectives of study populations. This course provides practical strategies and methods for using qualitative research and includes the basic assumptions, approach, and rationale for making qualitative research decisions, framing qualitative research questions, and designing appropriate research strategies. Examples will be drawn from current global health issues. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

SAR HS 445

Prereq: juniors and seniors only. Emerging infectious diseases include relatively new pathogens, new strains of existing pathogens, the spread of a known pathogen into previously unaffected locations or populations, or a significant evolutionary change in an existing pathogen. Students become familiar with the impact of these diseases on global health, medical practice, international commerce, and development. The course addresses preparedness, surveillance, and response to emerging infectious diseases in our increasingly globalized world. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Directed Study Practicum

SAR HS 497

Prereq: juniors and seniors only. An option for students who have fulfilled SAR HS 405 abroad or who are interested in pursuing additional experience for credit and/or if their internship site requires that they are enrolled in a credit-bearing course while participating in a clinical experience. Variable cr. Tuition: $660 per credit

Summer 2 (July 3-August 11)

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Exercise Physiology

SAR HS 542

Prereq: (CAS BI 211 or CAS BI 315) or consent of instructor. Application of physiological principles under different exercise conditions. Integration of the body systems in performance of exercise, work, and sports; immediate and long-range effects of these activities on the body. Laboratory includes the measurement of physiological parameters under extreme conditions. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 25-June 29)

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Exercise Physiology for Varied Populations

SAR HS 547

Prereq: (SAR HS 342). Focuses on pathophysiology and exercise for persons with a range of diseases, disabilities, and special circumstances. Potential effects of each health condition on the exercise response as well as recommendations for testing and training are presented. Students will evaluate health behaviors and risk factors, and learn frameworks to assess, design, and implement exercise programs. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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Human Nutrition Science

SAR HS 551

Prereq: (CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108). Grad Prereq: college-level course in biology/physiology. An introduction to nutrition with a focus on the relationship between diet and health. Basic scientific information is presented in preparation for a discussion of applied issues such as weight management and prevention of chronic disease. Emphasis is placed on translation of current dietary recommendations to actual food choices. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Gross Human Anatomy

SAR HS 581

Prereq: ((CAS BI 105 & CAS BI 106) or (CAS BI 107 & CAS BI 108)) and (CAS BI 211 or CAS BI 315). Regional approach to the musculoskeletal, peripheral nervous, and circulatory systems of the human body. Laboratories reinforce the lectures by a study of osteology, prosected cadavers, and live anatomy palpations. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2840

Summer 1 (May 30-June 26)

Students must attend one of the three lab times that are included in the SAR HS 581 course schedule.

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Field Experience in Nutrition

SAR HS 703

For students completing the DI for professional registration by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Variable cr. Tuition: $1537 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 23-August 11)

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Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Examination and Treatment I

SAR AT 510

Prereq: (SAR HS 369 or SAR HS 581). MSAT students only. Coreq: (SAR AT 520). This three-semester course sequence provides the student a process for prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. The course begins with the study of the basic principles and underlying theories relating to examination and treatment techniques and applies them to examination, diagnosis, and management of patients in acute distress. Includes certification in emergency cardiac care. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (June 28-August 16)

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Functional Anatomy

SAR AT 520

Prereq: (SAR HS 369 or SAR HS 581). Coreq: (SAR AT 510). Builds on previous knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy to examine human movement. Principles of biomechanics, connective tissue behavior, and muscle physiology are integrated with joint structure and function to form the basis of understanding normal and pathological movement. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (June 27-August 17)

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Clinical Experience III

SAR AT 599

Provides students with interprofessional experience with primary care providers. Features an emphasis on examination and treatment of patients with non-musculoskeletal conditions. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320

Summer 1 (May 23-June 30)

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Clinical Experience IV

SAR AT 600

A full-time clinical experience designed for immersion into supervised athletic training practice. Working closely with preceptors, students gain continued experience in all aspects of athletic training practice. An on-line component provides a forum for reflection on practice and further development of foundations of clinical care. 1 cr. Tuition: $1537

Summer 2 (August 1-October 6)

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Physical Therapy Examination

SAR PT 515

Prereq: (SAR HS 369 or SAR HS 581). Coreq: (SAR PT 520). Designed to teach the process of examination by physical therapists. Selected measurement tools used for examination of individuals in order to establish a physical therapy diagnosis are taught. A Systems Approach to examination is introduced and models of disablement are used to guide the process. The course is taught in conjunction with SAR PT 520, Functional Anatomy, and directly applies content learned in that course. DPT students only. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (June 28-August 18)

Julie Starr and Lee Marinko

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Functional Anatomy

SAR PT 520

Prereq: (SAR HS 369 or SAR HS 581). Coreq: (SAR PT 515). Builds on previous knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy to examine human movement. Principles of biomechanics, connective tissue behavior, and muscle physiology are integrated with joint structure and function to form the basis of understanding normal and pathological movement. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (June 27-August 17)

Cara Lewis

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Diagnostic Procedures for Rehabilitation Professionals

SAR PT 634

Prereq: (SAR PT 511, SAR PT 512, SAR PT 521, SAR PT 522, & SAR PT 532). This course identifies and describes various modes of imaging techniques and tests used in medical practice for the neuromusculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems. The process of diagnosis in the context of the physical therapist's practice is discussed. Identification of basic radiological pathology and test results that directly impact physical therapy care and prognostication are emphasized, as well as integration of test/imaging results in the physical therapy evaluation and plan of care. Correlation of test results with clinical examination findings are emphasized to allow the student to engage in professional dialogue with other health care providers. Variable cr. Tuition: $1537 per credit

Summer 1 (May 31-June 6)

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

SAR SH 522

Study of the physiological structures and functions that underlie speech production. Emphasis is placed on the respiratory, phonatory, and articulatory systems. Introduction to neuroanatomy and neural control of the production of speech as well as dysfunction of these normal processes in clinical disorders is included. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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Language Acquisition

SAR SH 524

Focuses on first language acquisition in infancy and childhood. Covers the progression of language development in each of the traditional areas of linguistic analysis: phonology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. The course is focused on experimental research in typical language acquisition and on different theories that strive to explain the underlying cognitive and linguistic mechanisms at work in an early learner. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Diagnostic Audiology

SAR SH 535

Requires both lecture and lab to cover hearing assessment through the use of pure-tone and speech audiometric techniques as well as the measurement of middle-ear function. The course also includes information about the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, acoustics, and the effect of noise on hearing. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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Aural Rehabilitation

SAR SH 542

Hybrid course. Prereq: (SAR SH 535 or SAR SH 630). An introduction to theory and techniques of audiologic habilitation and rehabilitation in audiology and speech-language pathology. The significance of Deaf world issues in the field of aural rehabilitation is addressed throughout the course. This is a blended course. Half of the assigned lectures are given online. Face-to-face meetings are held on Thursdays from 4-7:30 pm. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2017: Clinical Supervision in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Practicing speech-language pathologists and audiologists have historically had responsibility for supervising students, clinical fellows, and professionals. ASHA's recent position papers on supervision have recognized supervision as a distinct area of expertise and practice. This course examines a collegial model of supervision that can serve as a framework for supervising personnel at different levels and in different practice settings. Adult learning styles, skill acquisition patterns, and critical thinking development are discussed as they relate to effective supervisory practices. 1 cr. Tuition: $1537

Summer 1 (June 2-June 3)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2017: Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders. Designed to provide information on the development of pediatric feeding and swallowing and their associated disorders. Includes an overview of normal development, including breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and transition onto solids; anatomy, physiology, and neurology of pediatric feeding and swallowing; and the epidemiology of common pediatric feeding and swallowing problems. The course covers formal and informal clinical assessment; instrumental assessments; treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing problems, including the use of thickened fluids, modified diets, special equipment, positioning, oral sensory-motor therapy, and behavioral feeding therapy. A team structure approach is emphasized along with the importance of counseling families and caregivers, including a discussion of multicultural feeding influences. Students will be able to implement assessment and therapy tasks in the form of hands-on skills and integrate these with patient interaction skills via immersive scenarios, simulation equipment and staff role-play of situations commonly encountered in clinical practice. 1 cr. Tuition: $1537

Summer 1 (May 18-June 1)

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Voice Disorders

SAR SH 733

Prereq: For MS-SLP students only or with consent of the instructor. Anatomical and physiological bases of voice production. Diagnosis and therapy for phonatory disorders in children and adults. Function of the team philosophy for speech pathologists in vocal rehabilitation. 2 cr. Tuition: $3074

Summer 1 (May 23-July 25)

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Acquired Cognitive Disorders

SAR SH 734

Prereq: For MS-SLP students only or with consent of the instructor. An introduction to rehabilitation of individuals with acquired cognitive disorders, including traumatic brain injury, anoxia, right hemisphere stroke, and dementia. Primary focus is on the role of the speech-language pathologist and the knowledge and skills required for diagnosis and treatment of this population across the recovery continuum from acute care to post-acute rehabilitation and reintegration into the community. Particular focus is given to understanding the relationship between language and cognition. Presents formal and informal assessment tools, treatment paradigms, function of the interdisciplinary team, prevention, advocacy, and strategies to address the needs of family members. 3 cr. Tuition: $4611

Summer 1 (May 24-July 26)

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Evaluation and Diagnosis in Speech Pathology

SAR SH 737

Prereq: For MS-SLP students only or with consent of the instructor. Differential diagnosis in speech pathology. Review of pertinent research, interpretation of test results, and discussion of the implications of the diagnostic findings in a total rehabilitation process. 4 cr. Tuition: $6148

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language

SAR SH 741

Prereq: successful completion of SAR SH 740 and consent of clinical faculty. Students are assigned to their first field-based experience from a variety of clinical settings. Upon successful completion of SAR SH 737, students are assigned to the Boston University Speech, Language, and Hearing Center Diagnostic Team. Students may also be assigned to Boston University specialty clinics. Acceptable clinical hours may be applied to certification. Variable cr. Tuition: $1537 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 23-August 11)

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Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language

SAR SH 742

Students are assigned their second field-based experience from a variety of clinical settings. Upon successful completion of SH 741 and SH 737, students are assigned to a Diagnostic Team. Students may also be assigned to Boston University specialty clinics. Acceptable clinical hours may be applied to certification. Variable cr. Tuition: $1537 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 23-August 11)

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Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language

SAR SH 743

Diagnosis and therapy with speech, language, and voice disorders. Differential diagnosis, counseling with parents, and cooperation with allied professional personnel. Students are assigned to a variety of clinical settings to work under certified personnel. Variable cr. Tuition: $1537 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 23-August 11)

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