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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RSD6112
Tracking Number - 5047

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-03-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Required. Rehab Sci Ph.D. To Chair. Approved; To USF sys 11/18/14; to SCNS 12/1. Approved eff 3/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-07-31
  2. Department: Physical Therapy
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 88250
  5. Contact Person: William S. Quillen
  6. Phone: 9749863
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: RSD
  9. Number: 6112
  10. Full Title: Advanced Rehabilitation Sciences
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Rehabilitation Sciences II
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: RSD 6111
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course provides an in-depth analysis of theoretical and methodological issues in rehabilitation science research, education and practice.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course builds on knowledge gained in Introduction in Rehabilitation Sciences. This course will allow students to apply, analyze, and synthesize key concepts in rehabilitation sciences in order to successfully carry out doctoral research.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) USF faculty member who hold a research doctorate degree and is actively conduct research in a relevant field.
  29. Objectives: At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

    1) apply the principles of research in rehabilitation sciences,

    2) synthesize the levels of research evidence,

    3) compare and contrast the relationships among experimental questions, design, and model domains,

    4) apply the principles of evidence-based practice, quantitative and qualitative research, 5) apply the standard outcomes in rehabilitation sciences within research settings,

    6) evaluate a variety of models of enablement, and

    7) critically appraise health policy issues related to rehabilitation sciences.

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, students will be able to critically evaluate and apply key principles for each objective listed above in preparation for the track-specific advanced courses and dissertation research.
  31. Major Topics: An in-depth analysis of (1) research in rehabilitation sciences; (2) research methods in rehabilitation sciences levels of research evidence, experimental designs, outcome assessment; (3) enablement/disablement models; (4) health policy and rehabilitation sciences.

    Instructor and learner centered approaches with use of direct instruction and cooperative learning including content experts, case-based tutorials, and instructional technology (print and electronic publishing, web-based applications), emphasizing active learning strategies.

  32. Textbooks: None. Readings will be provided electronically except in special circumstances. Readings and presentations will be available on USFs e-learning platforms (e.g. Canvas) or its electronic journal system.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Peer reviewed literature on contemporary research and evidence-based practice in the rehabilitation sciences will be emphasized.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Students will be expected to complete written examinations, oral presentations and discussions, and written assignments as determined by the course director. In addition to these requirements that will measure the attainment of learning goals, students are also evaluated on: professional behavior (by the course director), participation in group activities and assignments (by classmates), and ability to self-assess ones own learning and professional growth.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Assignments will consist of written examinations, oral presentations, and written assignments as determined by the course director.
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: The student will contact the Course Director for instructions on any make-up work that is needed for the course, in accordance with the policies the USF Office of Graduate Studies.
  38. Program This Course Supports: PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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