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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions C Community Rehabilitation CORE
Community Rehabilitation CORE

For more information about these courses, contact the Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation program office: cumming.ucalgary.ca/bcr.

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.

Course Hours:
3 units; (2-1T)
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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; (2-1T-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Community Rehabilitation 205.
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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; (2-1T)
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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; (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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units including at least one of Community Rehabilitation 205 or 209 or admission to BCR or BCR-C.
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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units, 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units including at least one of Community Rehabilitation 205 and 207 or admission to BCR or BCR-C.
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Community Rehabilitation 475       Disability and Aging
Theoretical and practical issues as they relate to rehabilitation and community services for seniors with disabilities.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units including at least one of Community Rehabilitation 205 and 207, or admission to BCR or BCR-C.
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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; (2T/2-8)
Prerequisite(s):
Community Rehabilitation 207.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Community Rehabilitation 510       Critical Disability Theory
An overview of advanced disability theory. Topic will be explored through disability theory, social and political understandings of disability, power relations and the centrality of the experience of people with disabilities in the study and implementation of theory and advocacy.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
54 units and Community Rehabilitation 209, or enrolment in the BCR two-year 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
54 units.
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Community Rehabilitation 542       Ethics, Technology, and Disability
An in-depth view of the impact of bioethics on social policy, disability studies, disability research and the lives of disabled people. Furthermore, it links bioethics discussions to professional code of ethics.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
54 units.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 542 and either of 591.26 or 545 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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units.    
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 547 and 591.28 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 553       Disability and the Body
Disability, impairment and the body in social, cultural and historical contexts. Topics include biomedical understandings of the body, diagnosis, rehabilitation practices and medical treatment. Course uses an intersectional approach with readings of advanced critical disability theory.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Community Rehabilitation 553 and 557 will not be allowed.
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Community Rehabilitation 569       Mental Health and Disability
Exploration of a variety of approaches to mental health services, including recovery models, institutional history, and MAD studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units.
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
54 units.
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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; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units.
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Community Rehabilitation 591       Advanced Study Topics in Community Rehabilitation
Advanced study topics in community rehabilitation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
54 units.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Community Rehabilitation 594       Practicum I
Senior level leadership, advocacy and reflective practice 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; (2T/4-10)
Prerequisite(s):
54 units and admission to 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.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Community Rehabilitation 595       Practicum II
Senior level leadership, advocacy and reflective practice 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; (2T/4-10)
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.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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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; (2T/4-10)
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.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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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; (2T/4-10)
Prerequisite(s):
Community Rehabilitation 596 or 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.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Graduate Courses

For more information about these courses, contact Graduate Science Education cumming.ucalgary.ca/gse.