Academic Calendar

Medical Rehabilitation (REHB)

REHB 7010  Neurosciences  3 cr  

To provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the neurophysiological basis of motor behaviour including: motor control mechanisms, pathophysiological correlates, and clinical manifestations of central nervous system lesions involving motorcentres.

REHB 7050  Ergonomics  3 cr  

This course shall examine the basic tenet of ergonomics, "the modification of the environment to meet the needs of the individual," and contrasted to "the adaptation of the individual to meet the constraints of the environment."

REHB 7060  Gerontology  3 cr  

Designed to increase knowledge and understanding of geriatric/gerontology research related to the biological, physical, psychological and sociological health and function of older adults in society. A particular focus will be on social cognition and the role of perceived control in the rehabilitation of older adults.

REHB 7070  Exercise Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities  3 cr  

The student shall acquire a better understanding and increased knowledge of: the application of endurance exercise testing and training principles with disabled individuals; and the practical application of these skills.

REHB 7130  Advanced Ergonomics  3 cr  

This course is designed to enhance the student's understanding and application of ergonomic principles in the clinical setting. The student will choose from a selected list of current ergonomic topics and will research this topic under the guidance of the supervisor. The research will be formally presented at the end of the course.

REHB 7160  Rehabilitation Research Techniques  3 cr  

Introduction to techniques used in rehabilitation research including bioelectrical signal recording such as electro-myography, strength assessment using isovelocity dynamometry, acquisition, processing and storage of experimental data.

REHB 7170  Topics in Rehabilitation  3 cr  

A readings, tutorial and practical course designed to enhance the student's knowledge of basic science and clinical investigations and to provide experience in the logical development of approach to a problem.

REHB 7180  Readings in Rehabilitation  3 cr  

Readings course covering recent advances in an area of rehabilitation related to a student's field of research.

REHB 7190  Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System  3 cr  

Tutorial and laboratory course providing in-depth study of the structure and function of a specific musculoskeletal region pertinent to rehabilitation. Synthesis of subject material in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathology and rehabilitation.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisites: REHB 1450, REHB 1460, REHB 1530 or REHB 2890, and REHB 3470 or equivalent courses.

REHB 7200  Dynamometry  3 cr  

A comprehensive study of dynamometry and the use of dynamometers for the assessment of strength, endurance and passive properties of soft tissues.

REHB 7210  Dynamics I  3 cr  

To understand the relationship between neuro-physiological and biomechanical factors in the production of functional multi-segmented motion in clinical motor disorders encountered in medical rehabilitation.

REHB 7220  Dynamics II  3 cr  

This course is designed to enhance the student's understanding and application of biomechanical principles to the clinical setting. The student will choose from a selected list of current kinesiological topics and will research this topic under the guidance of the supervisor. The research will be formally presented at the end of the course.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: REHB 7210.

REHB 7230  Independent Study  6 cr  

Students complete an in-depth study of evidence for practice in an area of interest. Students will work with an assigned faculty advisor to define and evaluate a particular area of interest in rehabilitation practice, particularly in occupational or physical therapy.

REHB 7240  Theoretical Foundations of Occupational Therapy  3 cr  

An in-depth study of the theory base in Occupational Therapy. The focus of the course is models of occupation and their impact on occupational therapy practice.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: Previous degree in Occupational Therapy.

REHB 7250  Facilitating Client-Centred Processes  3 cr  

Theory and practical course designed to develop an advanced understanding of the principles of client-centered practice. The course will focus on the development of the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes to evaluate and implement client-0centered approaches and facilitate environments conducive to client-centered practice.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

REHB 7260  Assistive Technology  3 cr  

A theory and practice course designed to develop an advanced understanding of the application of technology for individuals with disabilities as a means to occupation. Particular emphasis will be on evaluating the impact and understanding the theory guiding the use of assistive technology, and developing an understanding of the contexts in which assistive technologies are used.

REHB 7270  Pain and Rehabilitation  3 cr  

Designed to enhance the student's knowledge of basic science and clinical investigations related to pain, as well as the clinical relevance of pain transmission and modulation in rehabilitation. The course is delivered in small group tutorial format to facilitate student interaction and exchange of information.

REHB 7280  Rehabilitation Theory and Research Design  3 cr  

Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and research designs used for rehabilitation research. Theories and frameworks central to rehabilitation research will be incorporated throughout (for example International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), Health-Related Quality of Life). Application of content through development of theory-based research proposal.