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University of Calgary Calendar 2015-2016 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.

Director — E. A. Hughson

Junior Courses
Community Rehabilitation 205       Introduction to Disability Studies
The social, political, economic, health and advocacy systems that support and empower persons with disabilities and their families.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1T-2)
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Community Rehabilitation 207       Introduction to Community Rehabilitation
Assessments, interventions and working partnerships within a lifespan perspective. Students are mentored by senior students.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1T-2)
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Community Rehabilitation 209       Disability in Theory and Everyday Life
Lifespan exploration of theory, research directions, and lifeworks of those affected by disability.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Senior Courses
Community Rehabilitation 307       Community Rehabilitation Practice Strategies

307.01. Lifespan Approach to Disabling Conditions

307.02. Assessment Approaches in Community Rehabilitation

307.03. Intervention Models and Strategies in Community Rehabilitation

307.04. Individualized Planning

307.05. Ethics and Issues for Canadian Rehabilitation Professionals


Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(1-1)
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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)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Community Rehabilitation 321 and 591.43 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 323       Introduction to Disability Studies
An in-depth view of the meaning and scope of disability studies and its relationship to other fields serving and dealing with disabled people such as community rehabilitation. Also covers the history of disability studies, the international scene of disability studies existing today and present and future challenges and possibilities for disability studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1T)
Notes:
This course is intended for diploma transfer students coming from non-disability studies programs.
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Community Rehabilitation 415       Management and Leadership in Nonprofits
Management and leadership issues within private, non-profit and public community-based organizations and businesses.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Community Rehabilitation 425       Social Constructions of Disability and Health
An inquiry-based course on Social Construction, Social Problem Theory and Narrative as foundations for interdisciplinary study, health capacity, community practice and personal empowerment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Community Rehabilitation 471       Community Rehabilitation Practice for Children with Special Needs and Their Families
Cognitive, social and emotional development of children with disabilities in the context of their families, schools and communities.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Community Rehabilitation 473       Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability
Vocational rehabilitation principles (return to work issues) when working with persons encountering adult onset disabilities.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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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)
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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)
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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. 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)
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Community Rehabilitation 525       New Psychologies of Disability

Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(1-1)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Community Rehabilitation 531       Topics in Inclusive Practice
Offered as part of a Summer Institute in Inclusive Education and an Inclusive Education 4 course specialization.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(1-1)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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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)
Also known as:
(formerly Community Rehabilitation 535.01)
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Community Rehabilitation 537       Inclusion and Challenging Behaviours 
Topics are developed in consultation with the education sector in partnership with provincial advocacy organizations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Community Rehabilitation 535.03)
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Community Rehabilitation 538       Ethics of Inclusion
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)
Also known as:
(formerly Community Rehabilitation 535.02)
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Community Rehabilitation 541       Special Topics in International Disability Research and Policy
Selected topics in disability research and policy whereby the student learns to understand and compare the perspective as developed in two or more countries.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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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)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Community Rehabilitation 543 and 591.02 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 545       Bioethics and Disability
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)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Community Rehabilitation 545 and 591.26 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 547       Health Research, Emerging Technologies and Marginalized Groups
An online course that 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)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both 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)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Community Rehabilitation 549 and 591.30 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 551       Social Role Valorization: A Framework for Practice in Rehabilitation
Social Role Valorization (SRV) theory will be reviewed in the context of values and assumptions for all persons and their place in the community.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Community Rehabilitation 551 and 591.33 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)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Community Rehabilitation 553 and 591.34 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 555       Introduction to Assessment: Planning and Intervention
An online course delivered in asynchronous means. It has been constructed to explore a lifespan perspective on disability through personal narrative, theory and research and provide important elements of theory and application for effective person-centred approaches for practicing community rehabilitation and disability professionals. The intention of this course is for the rehabilitation student/practitioner to experience all aspects of being-in-practice through reflective and mindful utilization of assessment application, intervention models and person-centre planning.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Community Rehabilitation 555 and 591.35 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 557       Health and Lifestyle: Theory and Practice for CRDS Professionals
Often CRDS professionals are called upon to engage in meaningful/knowledgeable conversations about their client's health and frequently within a cross-disciplinary capacity. Therefore to assist in this process, the intention of this course is to provide the CRDS students with basic theoretical knowledge about human anatomy and physiology. A general understanding of the multiple dimensions of health and how to design health and lifestyle plan designed for the specific needs of their clients. This course will be taught from a collaborative/inquiry learning approach which invites meaningful interprofessional participation that emphasize knowledge into action. As such, to demonstrate through an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology the student becomes conversant with the science, the complexities of health and focused on potential clients.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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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)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both 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)
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Community Rehabilitation 573       Disability and the Law
Foundations of Canadian legal principles and practices as they affect community rehabilitation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Community Rehabilitation 581       Professional Practice Issues and Professional Ethics in Community Rehabilitation
Ethical decision-making issues and practices for community rehabilitation service providers, researchers, interdisciplinary teams, agencies and policy developers.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Community Rehabilitation 583       Community Development in Community Rehabilitation
A study of practice issues for professionals working in community development and interdisciplinary teams. The course is designed to acknowledge that partnership and community action are key components of rehabilitation practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
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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)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Community Rehabilitation 593       Advanced Study Topics in Community Rehabilitation
Advanced study topics in community rehabilitation.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(1-1)
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.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T/2-10)
Also known as:
(formerly Community Rehabilitation 589.01)
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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.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T/2-10)
Also known as:
(formerly Community Rehabilitation 589.02)
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Community Rehabilitation 596       Reflective Practice for Community of Learners
Retrospective analysis and group discussion of personal clinical practice and program innovation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T/2-10)
Also known as:
(formerly Community Rehabilitation 589.03)
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Community Rehabilitation 597       Practicum in Community Rehabilitation for Distance Learners
Students will contract with a human service organization for 130 hours to 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. Students will present on a topic relating to their contract. Topics will be selected on the basis of student practicum.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T/2-10)
Also known as:
(formerly Community Rehabilitation 589.06)
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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 both 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 cooperation 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 both 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 both 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 both 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 both 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 both 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 both 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 both 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 both 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 both 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 both 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 both 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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