Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RSD7930
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Approved by SCNS
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 5/1/15
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5048 2014-07-31 Department College Budget Account Number Physical Therapy MD 88250 Contact Person Phone William S. Quillen 9749863 email@example.com
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title RSD 7930 Research Proseminar in Rehabilitation Sciences Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? N If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) - Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Research Proseminar Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
RSD 6111 and RSD 6112
Students explore current topics in rehabilitation science research and develop in-depth analysis in a research area related to the concentration. Students will gain experience in presenting, facilitating and discussing the research of interest to them.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
B. 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?
Most research based doctoral programs in rehabilitation sciences require a seminar course in order to prepare students for candidacy and subsequent dissertation research.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
USF faculty member or other researcher who holds a research doctorate degree and who also is actively conducting research in relevant fields.
- Other Course Information
1) Facilitate an interactive learning environment where students are able to examine and evaluate contemporary topics in rehabilitation sciences in an integrative setting with fellow doctoral students, faculty and other researchers.
2) Select and define a realistic question for investigation in a concentrated area in the rehabilitation sciences.
3) Explore concentrated areas in rehabilitation science research through critical reading writing and analysis of the evidence in a primary area of interest.
4) Integration of applied research concepts for a rehabilitation sciences research proposal.
5) Effectively write, present and appropriately support a scholarly product related to an area of primary interest.
6) Respond effectively to constructive feedback regarding the research question and scholarly presentations.
7) Pro-actively prepare and participate in discussions in pro-seminar session topics in concentrated areas in the rehabilitation sciences.
B. Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will have:
1) The ability to critically appraise, defend opinions, and communicate findings relevant to rehabilitation sciences research in preparation for the candidacy and dissertation research.
2) Developed an answerable research question, in a concentrated area of interest, with appropriate evidence-based support.
3) Submitted a scholarly product (e.g. abstract) for professional presentation/dissemination.
4) The ability to give effective, professional scientific presentations in brief or extended formats for multiple audiences.
C. Major Topics
Contemporary research in the three concentration areas:
1) chronic illness
3) veteran’s health/reintegration, and
3) neuromusculoskeletal disability.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Peer reviewed literature on contemporary research and evidence-based practice in the rehabilitation sciences will be emphasized.
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Students will be expected to complete oral presentations, 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 one’s own learning and professional growth.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Assignments will consist of oral presentations and written assignments as determined by the course director.
H. 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: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
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. It’s 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.
I. 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.
J. Program This Course Supports
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
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