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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions C Community Rehabilitation CORE
Community Rehabilitation CORE

Instruction offered by members of the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies interdisciplinary team.

Junior Courses
Community Rehabilitation 205       Introduction to Disability Studies
The social, political, economic, ethics/bioethical, technological and advocacy issues impacting persons with disabilities and their families. Supports professional development tutorials in community practicum.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1T-2)
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Community Rehabilitation 207       An Introduction to Community Rehabilitation Practice and Professional Conduct
Practical application of the basic principles of assessment, planning and intervention with individuals/groups. Supports professional development tutorials in community practica.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1T-5)
Prerequisite(s):
Community Rehabilitation 205 or consent of the Program.
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Community Rehabilitation 209       Disability in Theory and Everyday Life
An overview of theories employed in community rehabilitation and disability studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Senior Courses
Community Rehabilitation 321       Communication Skills in Rehabilitation
A skills-based introduction to understanding and developing basic communication skills that facilitate helpful dialogue in interpersonal, counselling, guidance and community rehabilitation related contexts.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1)
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Community Rehabilitation 435       Social Research in Disability, Health and Rehabilitation Disablement
An overview of research methods in community rehabilitation and disability studies. An introduction to the major design, analyses and knowledge transfer strategies in the field.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) including at least one of Community Rehabilitation 205 or 209.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 435 and 425 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 471       Community Rehabilitation Practice for Families and Their Children
Families with children with disabilities in the context of the family relationships, support networks, schools and communities.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) including at least one of Community Rehabilitation 205 or 209 or admission to BCR or BCR-C.
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Community Rehabilitation 473       Social Justice and the Labour Force
Exploring the role of work for youth and adult with disabilities.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) including at least one of Community Rehabilitation 205 and 207 or admission to BCR or BCR-C.
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Community Rehabilitation 475       Community Rehabilitation Practice and the Aging Process
Theoretical and practical issues as they relate to rehabilitation and community services for seniors with disabilities.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) including at least one of Community Rehabilitation 205 and 207, or admission to BCR or BCR-C.
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Community Rehabilitation 485       An Introduction to Community Rehabilitation Practice and Professional Conduct
Practical application of the basic principles of assessment, planning and intervention with individuals/groups. Professional development tutorials support 130 hours in community practicum. Students taking both Community Rehabilitation 485 and 487 will choose a different human service realm for each practicum.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T/2-10)
Prerequisite(s):
27 units (4.5 full-course equivalents). 
Notes:
Prior completion of Community Rehabilitation 205 and 207 is strongly recommended.
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Community Rehabilitation 487       Practicum in Rehabilitation Practice
Practical application of the basic principles of assessment, planning and intervention with individuals/groups. Supports professional development tutorials in community practicum.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T/2-10)
Prerequisite(s):
Community Rehabilitation 207.
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Community Rehabilitation 536       Adapting Curriculum in Schools K-12
A variety of practical strategies for developing meaningful curriculum modifications and instructional methods for students with disabilities. The strategies are premised on using collaborative team approaches to planning and implementing instructional programs for students. Involving families as a meaningful part of the learning team will also be emphasized.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the BCR or BCR-C program.
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Community Rehabilitation 537       Inclusion and Challenging Behaviours 
An examination and expansion of belief systems surrounding challenging behaviour. Participants will be offered opportunities to learn about successful strategies for supporting difficult students within a classroom as well as other settings.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the BCR or BCR-C program.
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Community Rehabilitation 538       Ethics of Inclusion
Ethics of caring and inclusion and implications for educational reform. Topics include the ethics of inclusive teaching practices in regular classrooms, educational systems change and leadership.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the BCR or BCR-C program.
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Community Rehabilitation 541       International Disability Research and Policy
Disability research and policy including human rights policy and law whereby the student learns to understand local, national and global perspectives.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
54 units (9.0 full-course equivalents).
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Community Rehabilitation 543       Integrating the Arts
Principles, theories and applications of creative art techniques with varied populations. Of particular interest to rehabilitation practitioners working with persons who present behavioural challenges.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) and admission to the BCR or BCR-C program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 543 and 591.02 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 547       Health Research, Emerging Technologies and Marginalized Groups
Provides an in-depth global outlook on new, envisioned and emerging sciences and technologies and their global impact on (a) disabled people and disability studies; (b) the concept and field of rehabilitation and identity of rehabilitation professionals; (c) the concept of health professionals. Also provides an understanding of how disability studies scholars and rehabilitation and health policy, systems and care delivery scholars and professionals can enrich the new, envisioned and emerging science and technology and governance of science and technology discourse.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents).  
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 547 and 591.28 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 549       Understanding Children with Autism
Introduces students to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Discussions of the biological bases for the disorders as well as historical perspectives will be covered. Current research will be investigated from a variety of perspectives and philosophies. This course will provide students with in-depth knowledge of techniques used to treat children with autism, both empirically validated and those currently in vogue. An overview of characteristics, assessment strategies, issues, and approaches related to children with autism will be provided.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents).  
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 549 and 591.30 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 553       Health Foundations: Disability Across the Lifespan
Explores the concepts of community rehabilitation in the context of anatomy and physiology of disabling conditions and human development across the lifespan. Self-directed learning is based on case studies, exploring current literature, and online interactive group work and forum discussions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents).
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 553 and either 557 or 591.34 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 559       Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Community Rehabilitation
A disability studies approach to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and how this approach can facilitate an understanding of individuals with FASD in view of the principles of community inclusion and social justice as these apply to family support, schooling, intervention, prevention and life-long supports.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents).   
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 559 and 591.42 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 569       Recovery Models: Mental Health and Disability
Clinical and interprofessional skills for those working in recovery and consumer driven programs in Community Mental Health and Disability.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents).
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Community Rehabilitation 583       Community Development in Community Rehabilitation
A study of management, practice and leadership issues for professionals working in community development and interdisciplinary teams, as well as in private, non-profit and public community-based organizations and businesses. Partnerships and community action are examined as components of rehabilitation practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents).
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Community Rehabilitation 591       Advanced Study Topics in Community Rehabilitation
Advanced study topics in community rehabilitation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1)
Prerequisite(s):
54 units (9.0 full-course equivalents).
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Community Rehabilitation 594       Practicum I
Senior level program and management skills in partner agencies, associations and systems. Specifics to be negotiated with the student. Content on professional ethics will also be covered.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T/2-10)
Prerequisite(s):
54 units (9.0 full-course equivalents) and enrolment in BCR, Minor in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Minor in Adapted and Therapeutic Physical Activity or Concentration in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies for Health and Society Majors in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 594 and 589.01 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Course needs to be taken in combination with Community Rehabilitation 595 in the same academic year.
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Community Rehabilitation 595       Practicum II
Senior level program and management skills in partner agencies, associations and systems. Specifics to be negotiated with the student. Content on professional ethics will also be covered.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T/2-10)
Prerequisite(s):
Community Rehabilitation 594.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 595 and 589.02 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Course needs to be taken in combination with Community Rehabilitation 594 in the same academic year.
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Community Rehabilitation 597       Practicum I in Community Rehabilitation for Distance Learners
Students will complete a project in the area of program or service development (e.g. needs analysis, developing funding proposals, program evaluation). In the seminars, students will be supported in the completion of agency-based program development. Content on professional ethics will also be covered.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T/2-10)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the BCR-C distance program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 597 and 589.06 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Course is normally taken in combination with Community Rehabilitation 598 in the same academic year.
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Community Rehabilitation 598       Practicum II in Community Rehabilitation for Distance Learners
Students will complete a project in the area of program or service development (e.g. needs analysis, developing funding proposals, program evaluation). In the seminars, students will be supported in the completion of agency-based program development. Content on professional ethics will also be covered.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T/2-10)
Prerequisite(s):
Community Rehabilitation 597 and admission to the BCR-C distance program.
Notes:
Course is normally taken in combination with Community Rehabilitation 597 in the same academic year.
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Graduate Courses
Community Rehabilitation 624       Specialization Theory and Practice: A Collaborative Inquiry Capstone
Students refine a topic of inquiry, prepare background working papers, invite reactions from stakeholders/experts and report on their experience to stakeholder audience, fellow students and faculty. This is not a research course but an opportunity for students to own their knowledge and find ways to share their experience and education with others in a collaborative manner.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3-1S-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
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Community Rehabilitation 630       Foundations and Futures of Disability and Community Studies
History, current issues, and futures of intervention, activism, and academic study related to disability. This will include the systems and changing roles of those traditionally served, professionals, the teams they generate and society.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1S)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 630 and 603.15 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 631       Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion of Disability and Community Studies
Current topics relevant to inclusion and exclusion will be reviewed. An examination of research in disability provides an opportunity for the student to learn, understand, and compare legislation, policy, and ethical frameworks that inform action. Frameworks of choice, respect, consultation, collaboration, and co-operation will be examined.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1S)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 631 and 603.12 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 632       Leadership and Innovation
The changing personal, organizational, and societal, leadership role and its importance for innovation in the field of disability and community studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 632 and 603.13 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 633       Social Construction: Health Capacity and Disability
A constructivist exploration of language, political structures, and sense of self to deepen the understanding of health capacity and disability.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1S)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 633 and 603.18 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 634       Appraisal of Social and Health Quantitative Research Methods
Provides students with experience in critically appraising a range of quantitative research methods and familiarize them with a variety of bio-statistical approaches. A variety of frameworks will be used to critically appraise literature from students’ chosen field of study and examine and discuss the implications for evidence-based practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1S)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 634 and 603.16 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Pre-session requirements include reading of pre-session materials and participation in orientation session prior to online course delivery.
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Community Rehabilitation 641       Special Topics in International Disability Research and Policy
Selected topics in disability research and policy provide an opportunity for the student to learn, understand, and compare the policies in two or more countries.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
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Community Rehabilitation 650       Adapting Curriculum and Instruction from K-12
A variety of practical strategies for developing meaningful curriculum and instructional methods for students with severe disabilities. The strategies are premised on using the content of typical community collaborative team approaches to planning and implementing programs for students. Involving parents as part of the Learning Team will be emphasized.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 650 and 691.04 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 651       Challenging Behaviours in the Classroom: Inclusive Education
Examines and builds upon the participant's belief systems about challenging behaviour. Participants will be offered opportunities to learn about successful strategies for supporting difficult students within a classroom setting.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 651 and 691.32 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 652       Collaboration, Ethics, Management: Inclusive Education
Each year a topic is negotiated with the education sector in partnership with provincial advocacy organizations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 652 and 691.33 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 653       Advanced Seminar: Assessment and Intervention for Families with Children with Special Needs
Exploration of cognitive, social/emotional, motor, language/communication development and assessment of children with disabilities in the context of their families and communities.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1S)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 653 and 603.02 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 654       Health Research, Emerging Technologies and Marginalized Groups
Provides an in depth view of the impact of new emerging technologies and the governance of science and technology and health research on social policy, disability studies, disability research and the lives of disabled people and other marginalized groups.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 654 and 691.42 will not be allowed.
Notes:
This is an online course.
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Community Rehabilitation 655       Bioethics and People with Disabilities
Provides an in depth view of the impact of bioethics on social policy, disability studies, disability research and the lives of disabled people.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 655 and 691.44 will not be allowed.
Notes:
This is an online course.
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Community Rehabilitation 656       Career Development and Disabilities
Exploration of career development issues such as occupational change, and integration back into the workforce because of disability experienced in adult life.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 656 and 603.03 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 676       Consultation in Human Services and Systems
Qualitative and quantitative evaluation research informs the design and implementation of a collaborative evaluation of a rehabilitation program, policy or system.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3-1S-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.
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Community Rehabilitation 730       Doctoral Pro-Seminar in Disability, Community and Rehabilitation
This advanced professional seminar focuses on a critical examination of theoretical, methodological, and professional issues relevant to research in the domains of community rehabilitation and disability studies. The course is intended for PhD students preparing their dissertation research proposals as a final preparation for their Candidacy Exam.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other graduate students.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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