Course Descriptions

RSC 600 Research in Rehabilitation Science

1 Credit each for 4 semesters

This course will provide the student with information about rehabilitation research topics from a multidisciplinary perspective. The student will engage in discussion and presentations about rehabilitation topics and research strategies.

RSC 602 Research Ethics for the Health Sciences

3 Credits

This course meets the requirements for research ethics training mandated by federal sponsors (i.e. NIH). RSC 602 will give students a broad overview of research ethics and regulation. It conveys the moral basis of scientific ethics and the historical evolution of social science and biomedical research ethics and the development, implementation, and limitations of US human subjects’ regulations. The course includes readings, lectures, and case-based discussions on topics such as ethics and morality in science, scientific integrity, misconduct, whistleblowing, conflicts of interest, collegiality, publication/authorship, peer review, history and development of human experimentation ethics and regulations, IRBs, informed consent, privacy/confidentiality of records, ethics in the social and medical sciences, and research using animal subjects.

RSC 603 Theories and Mechanisms of Change in Rehabilitation Science

3 Credits

The ability to utilize theoretical models to explain and predict outcomes is an essential competency for the development of new knowledge in rehabilitation science. This is a foundational course that prepares the students to have a conceptual and theoretical foundation to explore the research questions central to rehabilitation science.

RSC 604 Disability and Rehabilitation

3 Credits

This course will introduce students to the Science of Disability and the Science of Rehabilitation. The course will present models of rehabilitation and disability research and discuss controversies and commonalities between these areas. It will form the groundwork for future coursework in Rehab Science. It will also provide a broad understanding of disability and rehabilitation for non-Rehab Science disciplines.

RSC 622 Research Design and Methodology for Clinical Problems

3 Credits

This lecture course presents an overview of research procedures that have particular relevance to the practice of Rehabilitation Science.