College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: 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

Prereq: First-Year Writing Seminar. The focus of this interdisciplinary course is on increasing students' understanding of the health care system and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, and on the social, environmental, and behavioral factors that affect health care. Students will actively engage in individual work, group discussion, and teamwork through written, oral, and website assignments. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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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: $1400

Summer 1 (May 22-June 12)

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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: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Epidemiology I

SAR HS 300

Examines the distribution of health and diseases across the population, and the factors that impact health. Which group of people is more likely to experience a heart attack or develop diabetes? Do our level of education and our income impact our health and our life expectancy? This course studies how we approach understanding disease distribution within the population. It covers the principles and methods used in epidemiology, particularly as it relates to public health, including the types of study designs used in health research, disease screening, and infectious disease outbreak investigation. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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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: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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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. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Dustin Allen

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Gender and Healthcare

SAR HS 400

Prereq: (CAS WR 120) or equivalent. This course focuses on strengthening students' knowledge, skills, and ability to construct a critical appraisal of all the determinants, distribution, causes, mechanisms, systems, and consequences of health inequities related to gender. Emphasis is placed on the historical perspective of women as both recipients and providers of health care, including an exploration of psychological, physiological, social, and political barriers to women's health and professional life as healthcare providers. The course provides both theoretical and topical coverage of gender and its influence on healthcare, both at the system and individual level. It explores how gender influences and is influenced by healthcare systems through an exploration of some of the major historical, social, and scientific developments that have determined contemporary issues. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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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, government, or non-governmental health agency. Students should register for 2 or 4 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $700 per credit

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Health Sciences Field Experience

SAR HS 418

Prereq: HS405 (Health Science) or HS415 (Nutrition). Practical experience in a health care setting (hospital, research laboratory, clinic, public health setting). Open to Juniors and Seniors in Health Science, Human Physiology, and Nutrition who have completed the appropriate pre-requisite course. Satisfies HS410 for Human Physiology majors. Nutrition students should register for 2 credits; Human Physiology & Health Science students should register for 4 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $700 per credit

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

SAR HS 441

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of viral, parasitic, and bacterial diseases that affect more than 1 billion people worldwide and disproportionately burden those with the fewest resources. They can cause significant disability, chronic illness, and death in both children and adults. This course provides an overview of each of the NTDs including transmission, disease progression, treatment, epidemiology, and control strategies. In addition, we examine their public health importance and the effects they have at the individual, community, and national level. We also discuss societal contexts and ethics around treatment, research, advocacy, and prevention. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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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. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Dustin Allen

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Human Nutrition Science

SAR HS 551

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: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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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 laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; lab fee: $200; total charge: $3000

Summer 1 (May 28-June 24)

Judith Schotland

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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: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 21-August 9)

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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: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 14)

Kimberly Mace and Kathryn Webster

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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: $2800

Summer 2 (June 27-August 15)

Daniel Sieczkiewicz

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Clinical Experience III

SAR AT 599

This full-time clinical experience is designed for immersion into supervised athletic training practice. Working closely with preceptors, students will gain continued experience in all aspects of athletic training practice. Didactic elements of this course encourage students to use academic writing to relate their clinical experiences to the core competencies for healthcare professionals. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 1 (June 1-June 30)

Summer 2 (July 1-July 31)

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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: $1651

Summer 2 (July 22-October 25)

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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: $2800

Summer 2 (June 26-August 16)

Lee Marinko and Julie Starr

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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: $2800

Summer 2 (June 27-August 15)

Daniel Sieczkiewicz

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Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2019: 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. Students should register for 2 credits. Variable cr. Tuition: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 (May 28-June 20)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2019: 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. Students should register for 1 credit. Variable cr. Tuition: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 (May 31-June 1)

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Advanced Topics

SAR SH 710

Topic for Summer 2019: Evaluating the English Language Learner (ELL) Student: Best Practices. As the number of ELL students in our schools is increasing rapidly, there is increased pressure to provide a valid assessment of these students. The focus of this course is to provide a framework for the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students and discuss relevant issues and methods of assessment. The course includes an exploration of the characteristics of the ELL student, including the stages of second language acquisition and factors to consider prior to the assessment, informal and dynamic assessment, working with interpreters, and culturally responsible report writing. Students should register for 1 credit. Variable cr. Tuition: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 (June 20-July 1)

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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 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: $3302

Nine-week course (May 22-July 17)

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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: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 21-August 9)

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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: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 21-August 9)

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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: $1651 per credit

Summer 1 and Summer 2 (May 21-August 9)

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Clinical Practicum: Diagnostics

SAR SH 744

Prereq: for MS-SLP students only. Upon successful completion of SAR SH 737 and SAR SH 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: $1651

Twelve-week course (May 21-August 9)

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