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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)
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This course is an open forum discussion of issues, topics, and presentations in quantitative behavioral and social sciences. The course can be repeated for credit and is open to any graduate student in any discipline across the behavioral and social sciences. SEM
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Conceptual and technical methods for analysis of behavioral environments; theory and research utilization of behavior settings and other ecobehavioral units. Prerequisite: Nine hours of social science including at least one course dealing with research methods and consent of instructor. LEC
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Review of contemporary research of prosocial behavior. Topics to be covered include the existence of altruism, why people do and do not help others, and the effect of institutional roles on the behavior of service professionals such as therapists, counselors, and social workers. LEC
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This course covers the basic concepts and methods of item response models. Focal topics include the theory underlying IRT models and their general properties. Also covered are methods for checking model assumptions and interpreting IRT estimates. The course uses examples from the social and behavioral sciences to demonstrate how IRT methods can be used to inform and refine survey development, to assess measurement equivalence, link survey scores, and build item banks for short forms or computer-adaptive testing (CAT). Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and 791 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course covers the theory behind, and application of, exploratory factor analysis. Topics include a review of multiple linear regression and matrix algebra. In-depth coverage is devoted to diagrams, model specification, goodness of fit, model selection, parameter estimation, rotation methods, scale development, and sample size and power issues. Extensions to confirmatory settings are elaborated. Both the theory underlying factor analytic techniques and hands-on application using software are emphasized. Applications across the social and behavioral sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Review of individual differences pertaining to culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc., as these have an impact upon theory, research, assessment, and treatment issues in clinical psychology. (Same as ABSC 888.) Prerequisite: Graduate status in clinical psychology, or instructor permission. LEC
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This course concerns the nature of intelligence. Theory and research on cognitive abilities, reasoning, and complex problem solving are surveyed. Special emphasis is given to contemporary cognitive ability research that applies both experimental and correlation methods to understand the nature of intelligence. LEC
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This course begins with recommendations for how to write a test (with or without correct answers, for assessing a wide variety of constructs of interest in social and behavioral sciences), covers basics of classical test theory, and then emphasizes modern statistical methods for analyzing item data. Methods include factor analysis of categorical responses, methods for identifying measurement invariance (differential item functioning), and item response theory. Lectures and Laboratory. This course is offered at the 600 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800 level. Prerequisite: PSYC 790/650 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to the central methods used in the analysis of multivariate data. Includes linear transformations, multivariate analysis of variance, multivariate multiple regression, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, factor analysis, and an introduction to methods for clustering and classification. Applications across the behavior and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Statistical methods for modeling multilevel (hierarchically structured) data. Topics include a review of ordinary least squares regression analysis, random effects ANOVA, intraclass correlation, multilevel regression, testing and probing interactions, maximum likelihood estimation, model assumptions, model evaluation, and the analysis of longitudinal data. There will be a heavy emphasis on the theory underlying multilevel modeling techniques and hands-on application using software. Applications across the social, educational, and behavior sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Multivariate analyses of count data. Error models, statistical inference, loglinear models, logit models, logistic regression. Homogeneity, symmetry, and selected other topics. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Introduction to statistical methods for modeling latent variables. Topics include a review latent variables, covariance structures analysis, mean structures analysis, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), structural equation modeling (SEM), multiple group CFA, longitudinal CFA, longitudinal SEM, Hierarchical CFA, and Multi-trait Multi-Method SEM. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Supervised research experience completing thesis leading to master's degree. (Same as ABSC 897.) RSH
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Discussion of current theoretical, empirical, and applied issues in clinical and clinical health psychology involving students, faculty, guest speakers. Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical psychology. RSH
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Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. THE
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Seminar in experimental psychology to be conducted in rotation by the experimental psychologists on the staff and a monthly visiting experimental psychologist. LEC
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A series of research talks on topics relevant to social and personality psychology featuring different weekly speakers from inside and outside the university. SEM
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Diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems in childhood and adolescence. (Same as ABSC 905.) Preference given to graduate students in child clinical psychology, school psychology, and counseling psychology. Prerequisite: Fifteen hours of graduate credit in psychology or consent of instructor. LEC
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A seminar devoted to factors affecting early human development with some attention to theoretical formulations and the relevant animal literature. LEC
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An intensive study of traditional and recent developmental theories with an emphasis upon the role of heredity, early stimulation, reinforcement, and modification as each affects the course of the development of children. LEC
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A detailed study of a specific research area dealing with the biological foundations of behavior. Each week articles will be assigned from the journal literature. LEC
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Consideration of current psychological theory and research on adult intimate relationships: friendship, dating, committed relationships, dissolution of committed relationships. Students will be expected to be involved in on-going empirical research in the area. Prerequisite: Graduate level courses in research design and statistics. LEC
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An examination of the concept of attitude and the methods developed to assess the various aspects of attitudes. Prerequisite: PSYC 578 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Intensive examination of selected problems in the functioning of small groups. May be taken for two semesters. LEC
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Lecture, laboratory, field work, and supervision appointment. Advanced psychological intervention techniques for children, youth, and families; supervised progressive experience in application of behavioral and psycho-therapeutic methods to behavioral and emotional problems. (Same as ABSC 943, formerly HDFL 943.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. FLD
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A continuation of ABSC/HDFL 943 and PSYC 943. (Same as ABSC 944, formerly HDFL 944.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. FLD
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Comparative examination and analysis of major theories and approaches to psychotherapeutic interventions, core principles of therapeutic change, scientific approaches to establishing treatment efficacy, current intervention issues. Prerequisite: Nine hours in graduate clinical psychology or consent of instructor. LEC
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A continuation of ABSC/HDFL 944 and PSYC 944. May be taken in more than one semester. (Same as ABSC 947.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical child psychology and instructor permission. FLD
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This course provides an overview of theoretical and applied issues germane to the contemporary empirically supported treatments movement in clinical psychology. The course will include an in-depth examination of several psychotherapy protocols (e.g., cognitive therapy for depression) which have been identified as "empirically supported," with considerable attention accorded to implementation of the characteristic techniques of such interventions. LEC
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Lecture, readings, and discussion of theory and research related to the practices of clinical supervision and consultation. Developmental and competency based approaches to supervision with exposure to other approaches. Professional issues, ethics, and multicultural aspects of supervision and consultation. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in PSYC 969 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Fieldwork in supervision under direction of instructor. Practice in supervision of clinical work, assessment, psychotherapy, and documentation. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in PSYC 950 and PSYC 969, or consent of instructor. FLD
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Review of attachment theory literature and the research it has generated in clinical developmental, personality, and social psychology. The course will allow discussion of a wide range of issues including the evolution of behavioral systems that underlie close human relationships, the developmental roots of relational styles and affect-regulation processes, the role of mental representations in interpersonal behavior, and some of the attachment and close relationship processes involved in good and poor mental health. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. LEC
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Acquaint students with the Social Neuroscience approach as well as recent findings using this approach. The course will focus on particular social phenomena and (a) evaluate the utility of current social neuroscience research examining these phenomena and (b) consider future experimental designs using the Social Neuroscience approach to further inform our understanding of each phenomenon. After being acquainted with foundational concepts, students will analyze findings in a number of core content domains (including emotions, emotion regulation, self, stereotyping, attitudes and beliefs, social decision making, cooperation, close relationships), focusing on neuroscience's contribution beyond traditional methods. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. LEC
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Review of current nosology of adult psychopathological syndromes emphasizing development of diagnostic skills. Critical survey of recent research and theory related to the etiology, course, prognosis, and treatment of adult psychopathological conditions. Prerequisite: Graduate student status in clinical psychology, clinical child psychology, or counseling psychology. LEC
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A review of fundamental topics in the neurosciences and their relevance to selected psychopathological disorders. The fundamental topics are taken from genetics, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry. The disorders include schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease. Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical psychology or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of selected advanced topics in the area of personality. Includes review of theoretical and research issues in the area of personality. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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Three consecutive enrollments, covering a minimum of eleven months of experience in an approved clinical psychology field setting; supervision by qualified clinical child psychology faculty and field staff clinicians. Required of all clinical child psychology program students. An intensive guided experience in application of clinical child psychology theory, methods, and practices. Integrates scientific and clinical aspects of field. (Same as ABSC 963, formerly HDFL 963.) Prerequisite: Completion of Ph.D. comprehensive examinations and permission of clinical child psychology faculty. FLD
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Lecture, laboratory and field work, and supervision appointment. Psychological evaluation and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups; supervised, progressive experience in psychological treatment and in the clinical evaluation of intellectual, personality, and social functioning. Emphasis in selection of and training in psychological intervention strategies is on the use of empirically supported treatments where possible. Grading on Satisfactory/Fail basis. Prerequisite: Graduate student in clinical psychology program. FLD
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A continuation of PSYC 964. Grading on Satisfactory/Fail basis. Prerequisite: PSYC 964 or permission of instructor. FLD
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A continuation of PSYC 964. Grading on Satisfactory/Fail basis. Prerequisite: PSYC 964 or permission of instructor. FLD
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Clinical approaches to marriage and family therapy. Intensive consideration of the theoretical positions, research findings, clinical methods, and technical problems in marriage and family therapy. Prerequisite: PSYC 946. LEC
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Systematic consideration of research methods in clinical psychology including identification of a research problem, selection of the research design and assessment strategies, and methods of evaluating the results. The principles, pitfalls, artifacts, biases, and sources of controversy in research in this area are also covered. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in clinical or counseling psychology. LEC
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Lecture, laboratory, field work, and supervision appointment. Advanced psychological treatment of the individual, couple, family, and group client; supervised, progressive experience in the clinical application of psychotherapeutic treatment methods with emphasis on the use of empirically supported interventions where possible. Grading on Satisfactory/Fail basis. Prerequisite: PSYC 966 or consent of instructor. FLD
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A continuation of PSYC 969. Grading on Satisfactory/Fail basis. Prerequisite: PSYC 969 or consent of instructor. FLD
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Three consecutive enrollments, covering a minimum of eleven months of experience in an approved clinical psychology field setting; supervision by clinical psychology faculty and field staff clinical psychologists. Required of all clinical psychology program students. An intensive guided experience in the application of clinical psychology theory, methods, and practices. An emphasis upon the relationships between scientific and clinical functions. Integrations between research and clinical practice. Prerequisite: Completion of Ph.D. comprehensive examinations and consent of clinical psychology faculty. FLD
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Interprofessional relationships, case security, legal aspects, ethical code of practice, clinic administration, and problems in the clinical practice of psychology. Issues involving ethics in research will also be explored. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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Clinical approaches to the therapeutic treatment of children with special emphasis on research findings and laboratory (practicum) experience. A survey of relationship therapies, operant strategies, system approaches, parent education and play therapy by the right therapist for a specific child with a particular problem. (Same as ABSC 976.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. FLD
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Lecture; laboratory and field work, and supervision appointment. Specialized psychological services for the evaluation and/or treatment of the individual client or the group or the institution. Investigation of and experience in a special practicum area not covered in regular courses. Prerequisite: Students must consult with members of the clinical faculty and propose an acceptable project in advance of enrollment. FLD
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Investigation of a special research problem or directed reading in an area not covered in regular courses. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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Discussion of the problems and techniques of teaching psychology at the undergraduate level. A minimum of one credit of this course must be taken by all assistant instructors during the two semesters of the first year of their appointment in the department. Only three hours may count toward the Ph.D. degree. LEC
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Lectures and discussion on issues in the conduct of a scientific career, with emphasis on practical topics of special importance in behavioral science. Topics will include the academic and scientific roles of behavioral scientists, establishing a research lab, communicating research findings, tenure processes, gender equity, ethical conduct, and good scientific citizenship. Discussions will highlight important case studies. (Same as SPLH 982.) LEC
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Inferential problems in experimental psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and PSYC 791 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Statistical methods for identifying classes, clusters, and taxa. Topics include k-means, discriminant analysis, hierarchical clustering algorithms, additive trees, neural network models for clustering, latent class models, finite mixture models, and models for skills/cognitive diagnosis. Applications across the social and behavior sciences are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSYC 790 and PSYC 791 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Reviews and contrasts various statistical methods for the analysis of change. Course focuses on various techniques to analyze longitudinal (repeated-measures) data beyond the repeated-measures ANOVA framework. Techniques covered included latent change scores, latent difference scores, individual-differences modeling of latent residual and change scores, intra-individual differences modeling (e.g., growth curve, mixed modeling) and growth mixture modeling. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSYC 896 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Continuation of PSYC 896. Advanced applications of modern methods for testing hypotheses on multivariate correlational data in the behavioral and social sciences. Topics include advanced confirmatory factor analysis, mediation and moderation among latent variables, latent growth curve modeling, and other latent variable mean and covariance structures analysis techniques. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSYC 896 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Research experience making original contribution to literature in clinical child psychology. (Same as ABSC 998, formerly HDFL 998.) THE
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Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. THE
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Instruct students in developmental steps used in translating a basic science experiment with clinical applications into a proof of concept application and human trial. Multidisciplinary approach; lectures from faculty in Pharmacology, KU Cancer Ctr, KUMCRI. Curriculum: Levels of evidence-clinical impact, Pre-Clinical modeling, In-Vitro studies & Animal models, Cancer Drug Development-pharmacokinetics & toxicity, Pre-Clinical Proof of Concept & FDA, Creating a Pilot Study, Biostatistics 101, Phases of Clinical Trials, Data Collection, Support Staff, Regulatory and DSMBs, IRB and HIPPA, Funding Study: Grants & Parma, Advertising study & meeting accrual goals, Goals of Phase I study, Goals & Objectives of Phase II Efficacy study, Phase 3 Multicenter Study: Value of Numbers & Utilizing Cooperative Groups. Prerequisite: Completion of first 2 years of Med School or graduate school, or enrollment in MD/PhD program. Students no meeting one of these criteria will require permission from course instructor. LEC
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Molecular foundations of chemical action, including structure of chemicals, kinetics and consequences of chemical-receptor interactions, and methods for characterizing receptors, and receptor-mediated events. Prerequisite: Permission of course director. LEC
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Introductory pathology course for graduate students preparing for a career in basic toxicology research. Topics to be presented and discussed include: cell injury, inflammation, repair and regeneration, immunopathology, neoplasia, tumor pathology, respiratory pathology, liver pathology, neuropathology, miscellaneous organ pathology, and lab animal clinical chemistry. LEC
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Introductory pathology course for planning on being research toxicologists. Topics to be presented and discussed: cell injury, inflammation, repair and regeneration, immunopath, neoplasia, tumor pathology, respiratory pathology, liver pathology, neuropathology, miscellaneous organ pathology, and lab animal clinical chemistry. LEC
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Chemical fundamentals in structure, actions and metabolism of toxicants and drugs. Included are molecular features of toxicants and drugs, stereoisomerism, receptor theory, dose-response relationships, agonists and antagonists, absorption, pharmacokinetics, and structure-activity relationships. LEC
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For students in a master's program in toxicology. THE
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Principles of absorption, biotransformation, and excretion of xenobiotics. Prerequisite: PHCL 888 or departmental permission. LEC
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Selected topics in environmental, forensic, and industrial toxicology. LEC
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Detailed discussion of the pharmacokinetics of chemicals and drugs; discussion of the p-450 system, its influence on the biological half-life and toxicity of xenobiotics. Prerequisite: PTOX 917 or departmental permission. LEC
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Individualized discussions dealing with the toxicity of xenobiotics. Subjects to be discussed are the mechanisms of toxic action of pesticides, solvents, metals, radiation, gases, and plant and animal toxins. Prerequisite: PTOX 918 or departmental permission. LEC
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Multidisciplinary approach. Cancer pathology. Mutagenesis. Genetics. Carcinogen metabolism. Signal Transduction, Apoptosis. Initiation and promotion. Tumor immunology. Cell proliferation. Protooncogenes and suppressor genes. Hormonal carcinogenesis. Cancer epidemiology. Angiogenesis. Dietary and environmental causation and prevention. Cancer in various organ systems. (Same as PATH 939 and PHCL 939.) Prerequisite: Completion of one of the following: IGPBS modules 1-4 or equivalent or permission of instructor. LEC
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A unique course where students are exposed to and have practical experience in techniques used for risk-assessment of chemicals. The course is taught with extensive input by industrial toxicologists who use these techniques on a daily basis. This course is offered at a local industrial setting. Prerequisite: PHCL 888; PTOX 917, PTOX 918, and PTOX 938, or departmental permission. LEC
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Prerequisite: PTOX 889. RSH
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Prerequisite: Open to students of advanced standing enrolled in the doctoral program in toxicology. THE
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Introduces the student to the physical therapy profession and professional role expectations. The history of physical therapy as it relates to the professionalization process, including ethical and legal obligations, as well as student responsibilities. It also addresses the development of effective communication and interpersonal skills and appreciation for individual and cultural differences within clinical settings. Professional responsibilities in physical therapy are introduced, including codes of ethical conduct and awareness of appropriate professional behaviors directed by organizational and legislative regulations. The development of medical terminology recall and recognition skills is also covered in the course. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Emphasizes the development of effective documentation skills, including exposure to a variety of documentation formats and implications for proper reimbursement. Disablement classification models, behavioral objectives, and functional outcome concepts are applied to organize patient data and identify treatment goals. With an emphasis on physical therapy practice, delivery of health care, various team structures used in providing health care, and the roles of the physical therapist assistant are provided. This course includes multiple homework assignments to develop both hand-written and electronic documentation skills in the student. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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Students will be introduced to some of the tests and measures that physical therapists use as a means to gather information about the patient/client. The tests and measures covered include: vital signs, goniometry, manual muscle testing, sensory testing, reflex testing and palpation of surface anatomy. Learning opportunities include: lecture, laboratory, demonstration and patient interaction. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Skills required by the physical therapist in the generalist acute care environment. A series of patient care related lectures, demonstrations, videotapes and laboratories are integrated to teach proper body mechanics, infection control and sterile technique, basic assessment, transfers, positioning, tubes, ostomies, clinic safety procedures, tilt table usage, prescribing a proper wheel chair, applying proper therapeutic range of motion exercises, and using appropriate assistive devices for gait and transfers. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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Students will apply the skills obtained in Physical Therapy Test and Measures, Physical Therapy Documentation, Physical Therapy Interventions I and begin clinical problem-solving using common physical therapy treatment interventions. Topics include integumentary management for wound healing interventions, therapeutic modalities with an emphasis on the healing process and electrical modalities. Learning opportunities include lecture, laboratory, demonstration and patient interaction. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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The student will obtain a basic understanding of human gross anatomy with specific knowledge of upper and lower extremities, head and neck, back and neural structures. At the end of this course the student will be able to apply this knowledge of anatomy to functional and clinical situations. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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The course involves a study of joint structure, joint function, and the biomechanical principles underlying the kinetics and kinematics of human motion, including normal gait and selected pathological gait patterns. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between biomechanical and physiological factors in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular function, and the application of kinesiological principles to clinical physical therapy situations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Review of integrative human physiology and pathophysiology with an emphasis upon homeostatic mechanisms and etiologies of disease. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the physical therapist with an emphasis on PT-specific diagnoses. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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The course involves a study of joint structure, joint function, and the biomechanical principles underlying human motion. All major peripheral joints and the spine will be studied. Application of functional anatomy to clinical physical therapy situations will be emphasized. Prerequisite: admission into post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course consists of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and preliminary opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills in the clinical setting, as well as documentation and physical therapy skills and procedures that have been introduced in classes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of semester 1 of course work in the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. CLN
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This course consists of a four week internship practicum at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will continue to be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills in the clinical setting, as well as documentation and physical therapy skills and procedures that have been introduced in classes. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of course work in the DPT curriculum (including PTRS 720 - Clinical Education I), or permission of instructor. CLN
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Students will apply the concepts taught in PTRS 715 (Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy) and skills obtained in their individual clinical practice. This course will include discussion related to current treatment approaches effecting peripheral and spinal joints. The course activities include review of the current evidence based scientific literature related to orthopedic conditions and interventions, web-based discussion related to individual patient case scenarios and lab activities associated with treatment techniques including mobilization/manipulation, self-mobilization and therapeutic exercise. Prerequisite: Entry into post-professional DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC
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Builds on the foundation in PTRS 710 (Advanced Human Anatomy), PTRS 703 (Physical Therapy Tests and Measures), PTRS 711 (Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics). Examination skills and treatment interventions that apply specifically to the musculoskeletal system are provided. Basic examination skills for all peripheral joints, abnormal gait, and therapeutic exercise are discussed and reviewed. A problem-solving wrap-up session, guided by a local clinician will allow small groups of students to perform an evaluation of a patient with a musculoskeletal disorder. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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Mastery of physical therapy subjective and objective examination and treatment intervention for patients of all ages who present with a musculoskeletal problem with emphasis on amputation, prosthetics, upper and lower extremity orthoses, fracture management and connective tissue disorders. Emphasis will be placed on the most common clinical problems and physical therapy diagnoses. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to research in the evidence-based physical therapy practice including the Scientific Method, library and multimedia resources, research process, measurement theory (reliability and validity), research designs, experimental design principles, research ethics, critical review and analysis of research publications, statistical concepts, and writing of a research report and/or research proposal. Throughout, emphasis is placed on clinical research pertinent to physical therapy. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 2 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course will provide students with the applied knowledge to medically screen patients for symptoms and signs that require the expertise of other health care professionals. Patient cases currently treated by the practicing physical therapist will be used to compare diagnostic tests and values. The course will focus on comorbidities and their implications in diagnosis and treatment. The course will be delivered via the web. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or approval by the instructor. LEC
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Physical therapists need skills to relate human pathophysiology to its clinical presentation. The interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular and tissue level (pathology), organ and systemic level (impairment) and to the total human body (functional limitations) will be applied in each of the body systems. Discussions and applied materials will be tailored to the patient population served by the therapist. Prerequisite: Admission into post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Basic ethical concepts, principles, relevant theories and ethical decision making models applied to major contemporary health care issues and dilemmas facing allied health professionals. Development of skills for ethical clinical decision making is the focus. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Comprised of a four week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills (701), the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills (711, 712, 745, 756, 750, 855, 785), preliminary documentation (702), differential diagnosis of general medical conditions (880), evidence based physical therapy practice (750) and basic physical therapy skills and procedures in the clinical setting (703, 704, 705). Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of instructor. CLN
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This course will provide entry-level DPT students with the knowledge of the physiological functions and adaptations of the human body with exercise. Emphasis will be placed on familiarizing students with sound medical rationale and the basis for treatment considering the immediate and long-term effects of exercise. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 3 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or consent of the instructor. LEC
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Anatomy, Physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems are studied and related to clinical signs and symptoms. Students are introduced to common evaluation and treatment techniques, as well as the rationale for including physical therapy in the management of cardiopulmonary conditions. These topics are discussed in conjunction with case studies and current research. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to medical imaging and an overview of its role in the health care delivery system. Topics include an introduction to basic imaging equipment with an emphasis on digital acquisition and processing. Factors affecting the quality of images and limitations to the techniques are reviewed. Imaging techniques covered include: X-rays, CT scans, Nuclear medicine, ultrasound, MRI and PET. This course will also include a component covering the microscopic anatomy of cells. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Is comprised of a six week clinical internship at an assigned facility. Students will be exposed to a clinical setting and continuing opportunities for application of didactic course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills, the application of general physical therapy evaluation and treatment skills, physical therapy documentation, clinical screening of general medical conditions, evidence based physical therapy practice, assessing patients with musculoskeletal conditions and basic physical therapy skills or procedures in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 4 semesters of the DPT curriculum (including Clinical Education I & II), or permission of instructor. CLN
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This course focuses on the role of the physical therapist in health promotion across the lifespan and in specific populations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 5 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course introduces fundamental concepts necessary for the entry-level physical therapist to examine, evaluate, and treat the pediatric client. Lecture and lab experiences emphasize a problem oriented approach to physical therapy management of children with musculoskeletal, neurological, and/or cardiopulmonary impairments. Students will learn to recognize components of normal and abnormal development, particularly during the first year of life. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first 6 semesters of the DPT curriculum, or permission of instructor. LEC
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Designed to familiarize the entry-level therapist with contemporary issues in healthcare which impact the delivery of physical therapy. Professionalism, management and administrative principles are focused on management of direct patient care. Financial management specifically reimbursement for patient services, personal risk management, information management, personnel management, compliance and ethics related to patient care will be discussed. Discussion of professional development is intertwined throughout the course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first three semesters of the DPT curriculum or permission of the instructor. LEC
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The first course of two three-credit hour management classes designed to review the American health care system as a whole, and to examine the specific areas that rehabilitation health care managers must understand in order to succeed in an increasingly competitive and financially driven system. Some of these areas include the system of health care delivery, legal issues, human resource principles, accounting, reimbursement, payors, Medicare/Medicaid, regulations, outcomes information management, etc. This course will apply all of the above items to real world examples in numerous health care settings so the student understands the complexities of many settings which physical therapy personnel may work. Each unit will build on the last so that at the end of the second management course the student will be capable of proposing, building, opening, and successfully running rehabilitation services in a multitude of settings. Prerequisite: Admission into the post-professional DPT program, or consent of instructor. LEC
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