Sargent College

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College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)

Health Sciences

Organization & Delivery of Health Care in the U.S.

SAR HP 353

The focus of this interdisciplinary course is on increasing students' 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. Students will actively engage in individual work, group discussion and teamwork through written, oral, and web site assignments. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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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: $1360

Summer 1 (May 23-June 13)

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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: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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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: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Introduction to Global Environmental Public Health

SAR HS 345

Environmental health is associated with recognizing, assessing, understanding and controlling the impacts of people in their environment and the impacts of the environment on the public health. The complexity of the problems requires multidisciplinary approaches. This course provides an introduction to the principles, methods, and issues related to global environmental health. The course examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems internationally. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; bio-markers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; risk communication; and emerging global environmental health problems. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-June 28)

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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: $680 per credit

Summer 2 (July 2-August 10)

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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. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 22-August 10)

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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: $2720

Summer 1 (May 23-June 27)

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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: $680 per credit

Summer 2 (July 2-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: $2720

Summer 1 (May 22-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. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a lab. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2920

Summer 1 (May 29-June 25)

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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: $1593 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 22-August 10)

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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: $2720

Summer 2 (June 27-August 15)

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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: $2720

Summer 2 (June 26-August 16)

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Clinical Experience III

SAR AT 599

Provides students with interprofessional experience with a variety of health-care providers. Features an emphasis on examination and treatment of patients with non-musculoskeletal conditions. 2 cr. Tuition: $1360

Summer 1 (May 22-June 29)

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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: $1593

Summer 2 (August 1-October 26)

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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: $2720

Summer 2 (June 27-August 17)

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: $2720

Summer 2 (June 26-August 16)

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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: $1593 per credit

Summer 1 (May 22-May 25 and May 29-May 31)

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

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: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2018: 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: $1593

Summer 1 (May 29-June 19)

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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 and anoxia. 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. 2 cr. Tuition: $3186

Eight Week Course (May 23-July 18)

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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. Students may also be assigned to Boston University specialty clinics. Acceptable clinical hours may be applied to certification. Variable cr. Tuition: $1593 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 22-August 10)

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Clinical Practicum: Speech and Language

SAR SH 742

Prereq: For MS-SLP students only. Students are assigned their second field-based experience from a variety of clinical settings. Students may also be assigned to Boston University specialty clinics. Acceptable clinical hours may be applied to certification. Variable cr. Tuition: $1593 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 22-August 10)

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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: $1593 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 22-August 10)

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Clinical Practicum: Diagnostics

SAR SH 744

Prereq: For MS-SLP students only. Upon successful completion of SAR SH737 and SAR 740, students are assigned to the Boston University Speech, Language, and Hearing Center Diagnostic Team. Acceptable clinical hours may be applied to certification. 1 cr. Tuition: $1593

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 22-August 10)

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