Rehabilitation Science (REHAB SCI)

REHAB SCI 200A  Laboratory Rotation I  (3 Units)  Fall, Winter  

Prerequisite(s): None

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

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

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.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

REHAB SCI 200B  Laboratory Rotation II  (3 Units)  Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): None.

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

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

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.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

REHAB SCI 200C  Laboratory Rotation III  (3 Units)  Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): RS200A, RS200B

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

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

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.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

REHAB SCI 201  Introduction to Rehabilitation Science  (2 Units)  Fall  

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

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

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

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.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

REHAB SCI 202  Gross and Regional Anatomy  (1 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

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

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

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.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

REHAB SCI 203  Doctoral Colloquium  (1 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval

Restrictions: Students in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

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.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

REHAB SCI 204  Application of Principles of Learning  (3 Units)  Fall, Summer  

Instructor(s): Staff

Restrictions: PhD in Rehabilitation Science students

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

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.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

REHAB SCI 205  Biomechanics of Human Motion  (2 Units)  Fall  

Prerequisite(s): REHAB SCI 201

Restrictions: Limited to Rehabilitation Science students

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

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.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes

REHAB SCI 206  Journal Club  (1 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring  

Prerequisite(s): Instructor Approval

Restrictions: Students in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science Program

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

Designed for PhD students in Rehabilitation Science to explore literature across the spectrum of biomedical sciences. Students will be assigned articles to read and present at meetings attended by students, postdocs, faculty and staff. Students will be expected to read articles outside of class time and come prepared with clear and succinct evaluation about each article. Faculty leads will provide feedback on article evaluation and work with students to hone their literature evaluation skills.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

REHAB SCI 250  Research  (0.5-8 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Instructor(s): Staff

Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval

Restrictions: PhD in Rehabilitation Science students

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

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.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes

REHAB SCI 290  Rehabilitation Science Related Studies  (0 Units)  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer  

Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

Utility course; for departmental use only.

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  • School: Graduate Division
  • Department: Rehabilitation Science Program
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: Yes
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
  • Repeat course for credit? Yes