Instructor: Cindy Beck, ND
E-mail address = firstname.lastname@example.org
Class meets Thursday 6 – 9pm in Library 2218 – with weekly assignments on WEB-CROSSING
This is a 4-credit class; that satisfies requirements for WA State Rehabilitation
Counselors’ continuing education, but is intended to be beneficial for
anyone interested in the health care profession. The pathophysiology
of many common disabling conditions will be discussed, as well as the ancillary
professions that participate in the rehabilitation process. Medical
Terminology will be taught in the context of the topics covered.
TEXT: There will not be a formal text used. Instead students will read current literature in the field, found in professional journals, and textbooks. Students will be provided with these articles, or they will be accessible from the class webpage.
SITE VISIT AND INTERVIEW WITH A REHABILITATION SERVICE PROVIDER
Each student will choose a division of the rehabilitation system and arrange an interview and site visit with a qualified provider in the community. As part of this process, the student will formulate a set of interview questions that focus on the background/education of the rehabilitation professional, and their role as part of a rehabilitation team.
Medical Terminology: there will be weekly terms that will be used in the classroom. it is the expectation, that each student will learn these words/terms and be familiar with them. Knowledge of these terms will be tested in biweekly quizzes.PEER TEACHING OF A SELECTED GROUP OF MEDICATIONS. Working independently and in a small group, each student will research a type of medication [ie anti-inflammatory, antidepressant] and will teach peers of their findings. Additional information will be distributed week 2. Failure to complete this project will result in loss of credit.
. LITERATURE REVIEW OF A JURIED ARTICLE
Each student will choose an article from a professional journal, based on a specific disability or and complete an in-depth exploration of the material. A synopsis will be posted on webcrossing.
Definitions of Disability
world health organization definition
Definitions of disability links
Definitions of health & wellness
Definitions of illness