Course Catalog » Course Listing for Rehabilitation Science

200A  Laboratory Rotation I  (3 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): R. Souza       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: First-year students in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program       Activities: Laboratory

Students will rotate through different faculty laboratories to learn new instrumentation and scientific methodology and undertake an individual study with emphasis on special problems in rehabilitation science including areas related to the student's long term interests, future research interests, or clinical specialization.

200B  Laboratory Rotation II  (3 units)   Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Souza       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: First-year students in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program       Activities: Laboratory

Students will rotate through different faculty laboratories to learn new instrumentation and scientific methodology and undertake an individual study with emphasis on special problems in rehabilitation science including areas related to the student's long term interests, future research interests, or clinical specialization.

200C  Laboratory Rotation III  (3 units)   Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Souza       Prerequisite(s): RS200A, RS200B

Restrictions: First-year students in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program       Activities: Laboratory

Students will rotate through different faculty laboratories to learn new instrumentation and scientific methodology and undertake an individual study with emphasis on special problems in rehabilitation science including areas related to the students' long term interests, future research interests, or clinical specialization. The goals of this course are to provide overall exposure to various lab environments to assist the student in identifying a lab in which to perform their dissertation work.

201  Introduction to Rehabilitation Science  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): R. Souza       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Restrictions: First-year students in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program.       Activities: Lecture

This required course for PhD students 1) provides an introduction to the areas of rehabilitation science research, and 2) provides historical perspective on the major issues in rehabilitation science. Students will learn about resources and on-going research projects within the University, and will read classic papers of the last 150 years with the objective of understanding the fundamental discoveries that have shaped the discipline of rehabilitation science.

202  Gross and Regional Anatomy  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): A. Fitzsimmons       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Restrictions: First-year students in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program       Activities: Laboratory

Students investigate a regional of human anatomy with direct relevance to their area of research interest. Course includes mentored cadaveric dissection, radiological imaging, ultrasound imaging, focused study of embalmed material. Goals are to gain a deep understanding of the region of interest and to relate the knowledge to studies in the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics or Clinically Informed Neuroscience tracks. Example foci are lower limb joints, nerve paths, spinal cord in situ.

203  Doctoral Colloquium  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Souza       Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval

Restrictions: Students in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program       Activities: Lecture

Forum to discuss current research of students and faculty members, practice influence on research, translation of research to practice. Topics: professional development, including manuscript reviews; selection of journals for publication of one’s work; ethical decisions in publication, grant review, authorship; participation in professional organizations; best practices in teaching, research decisions, collaborations, mentoring; scholarship and funding opportunities, strategies, and decisions.

204  Application of Principles of Learning  (3 units)   Fall, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): REHAB SCI 201, REHAB SCI 200A, REHAB SCI 200B, REHAB SCI 200C

Restrictions: PhD in Rehabilitation Science students       Activities: Lecture, Workshop

Required instructional course in rehabilitation science problem-solving; taught by faculty members in the DPT program and other departments at UCSF. The course is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of the foundations of rehabilitation science and research knowledge, introduce effective teaching strategies, and improve problem-solving skills by providing the opportunity to serve as teaching assistants in various courses.

205  Biomechanics of Human Motion  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): R. Souza       Prerequisite(s): REHAB SCI 201

Restrictions: Limited to Rehabilitation Science students       Activities: Lecture, Project

This course introduces students to the concepts of mechanics as they apply to human motion. The primary areas of study include anthropometry, kinematics, kinetics, muscle function, and muscle modeling, placing emphasis on the biomechanics of locomotion using the inverse dynamics approach for calculating moments of force and joint power.

250  Research  (0.5 - 8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval

Restrictions: PhD in Rehabilitation Science students       Activities: Laboratory

Students conduct research projects under guidance of faculty member. Projects must be approved by both the research mentor supervising the student and the program director. Students may initiate or become involved in established research programs under faculty guidance.