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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Rehabilitation Science (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (29 credits)

Required Courses (10 credits)

A research proposal is to be submitted in written form and defended in front of a supervisory committee. Research proposals should be completed by the beginning of the second full-time year.

  • POTH 610 Research Methodology (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Philosophy of scientific inquiry, principles of research design, and application of statistical techniques, focusing on research studies in health care and rehabilitation.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Nancy Mayo (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Corequisite: EPIB 507
  • POTH 614 Selected Topics in Rehabilitation Science (2 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : A weekly lecture and seminar course taught by staff, designed to provide an overview of current research issues in rehabilitation.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Evanthia Kehayia (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: on-campus students only.
  • POTH 616 Seminars in Rehabilitation Science (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : A weekly seminar course given by staff and invited speakers in different areas of research related to rehabilitation science. Students are expected to participate by reading pertinent literature prior to seminars and asking questions at each seminar. Attendance is compulsory, and the course is graded pass/fail based on participation.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Evanthia Kehayia (Fall) Evanthia Kehayia (Winter)

  • POTH 617 Rehabilitation Seminars 1

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : A weekly seminar course given by staff and invited speakers in different areas of research related to rehabilitation science. Students are expected to participate by reading pertinent literature prior to seminars and asking questions at each seminar. Attendance is compulsory, and the course is graded pass/fail based on participation.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Evanthia Kehayia (Fall) Evanthia Kehayia (Winter)

  • POTH 628 Introduction to Regression Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Commonly used regression modelling approaches in the health sciences, linear and logistic regression models. Topics include: general concepts behind statistical model building, selection of appropriate model, preparatory descriptive analyses prior to regression modelling, fitting, interpreting and evaluating some linear and logistic regression models.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Benjamin Rich (Winter)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

To be chosen from among graduate-level departmental course offerings that pertain to the student's area of specialization or other campus courses at the 500 or 600 levels with permission of the Graduate Program Director. Some courses may be offered alternate years only.

Note: Students may take either POTH 620 or POTH 630.

  • POTH 603 Directed Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : A tutorial with directed practical experience in a clinical setting related to the student's clinical specialization, including curriculum development, and emphasizing current thought in rehabilitation.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Isabelle Gelinas, Evanthia Kehayia (Fall) Isabelle Gelinas, Evanthia Kehayia (Winter)

  • POTH 604 Current Topics in Pediatrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : This course will provide an overview of current research in pediatrics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POTH 260, or permission of instructors.
  • POTH 618 Topics in Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : This is a directed reading course on a topic in rehabilitation science. The student will acquire extensive knowledge in the topic of interest and understand the strengths and limitations of the current body of work in the area.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Evanthia Kehayia (Winter)

  • POTH 620 Measurement: Rehabilitation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Theoretical and practical basis for utilization of electronic equipment for quantitative measurement in rehabilitation research. Ambulatory assistive devices, electronic plates and instrumentation to assess normal and pathological human movement will be used to demonstrate the application of theory and techniques for quantitative analysis of human performance. Recording, reduction and analysis of electromyographic, kinetic and kinematic data included.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Richard Preuss (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: POTH 222 and permission of instructor.
  • POTH 630 Measurement: Rehabilitation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Theoretical and practical basis for measurement in rehabilitation research. Introduction to measurement theory, scale development and related statistics, approaches and instruments used to assess outcomes in patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, psychiatric or psychological conditions.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sara Ahmed (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: EPIB 607 or PSYC 305 or equivalent.
  • POTH 673 Screening for at Risk Drivers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Principles for screening at-risk disabled drivers.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Dana Benoit, Alyssa Dawn Merilees, Isabelle Gelinas (Fall) Dana Benoit, Isabelle Gelinas (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Undergraduate or graduate degree in a health-related field.
    • Note that a fee of $250.00 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.
  • POTH 674 Assessing Driving Ability 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Principles of assessment of driving performance in several at-risk populations.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Dana Benoit, Alyssa Dawn Merilees (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 673.
    • Restrictions: Primarily designed for Occupational Therapists. Individuals from other disciplines may be considered on a case by case basis.
    • Note that a fee of $250.00 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.
  • POTH 675 Driving Assessment Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Directed practical experience in a clinical setting that focuses on driving evaluations.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Dana Benoit (Fall) Dana Benoit, Isabelle Gelinas (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 674.
    • Restriction: This course is restricted to Occupational Therapists who have successfully completed POTH 674. It is available in both French and English and includes a 5-day intensive workshop.
    • Note that a fee of $750.00 is associated with the requirement of the on-site training at a local institution or a rehabilitation center for the practicum portion of the program.
  • POTH 676 Adaptive Equipment and Driving (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Prescription of complex adaptive equipment for driving and the procedures of full van modifications. Safety considerations, vehicle choice and the importance of driver retraining (specifically with adaptive equipment) are addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Dana Benoit, Alyssa Dawn Merilees (Fall) Dana Benoit, Alyssa Dawn Merilees (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 675 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: The course is restricted to Occupational Therapists who have successfully completed POTH 675, or permission of instructor. It is available in both French and English and includes a 4-day intensive workshop.
    • Note that a fee of $600.00 is associated with the requirement of the on-site training at a local institution or a rehabilitation center for the practicum portion of the program.
    • Note that a fee of $175.00 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.
  • POTH 677 Retraining Driving Skills (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Principles of retraining driving skills in various clienteles through the use of different modalities. Several retraining methods will be analyzed, including driving simulators, visual training, on-road training, and compensatory techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Isabelle Gelinas (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: POTH 675 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: This course is restricted to Occupational Therapists who have successfully completed POTH 675 Driving Assessment Practicum, or permission of instructor. It is available in both French and English and includes a 2-day intensive workshop.
    • Note that a fee of $300.00 is associated with the requirement of the on-site training at a local institution or a rehabilitation center for the practicum portion of the program.
    • Note that a fee of $175.00 is charged to support the cost of the preparation of on-line documents for this course.
  • POTH 682 Promoting Healthy Activity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Individual and situational determinants of health behaviours will be examined across the lifespan and in clinical populations. Application of behaviour change theories for the design, implementation and evaluation of health behaviour interventions will be discussed. Strategies to facilitate behaviour change and adherence across the lifespan will be emphasized.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Deborah Da Costa, Sarah C Marshall (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
  • POTH 685 Perception and Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : New research concepts related to perception and action, with a special emphasis on the understanding of motor behaviour in patient populations and the exploration of potential applications in rehabilitation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: POTH 455 or equivalent
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 30, 2013) (disclaimer)