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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HCE 611 - Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability and Rehabilitation

This course will explore the medical and psychological issues surrounding the concepts of disability and rehabilitation.  Particular emphasis will be given to examining: a) the medical model as an organizing framework for viewing disability and rehabilitation; b) the diagnosis and treatment of various physical, developmental, sensory, and emotional conditions; c) the perspectives and responses of people with disabilities toward their diagnosed conditions and prescribed treatments; d) the principles and practice of functional assessment; and e) the ethical issues surrounding medical and rehabilitation services. Also examined will be psychological explanations of disability, their applications, and their implications for rehabilitation practice.  A primary focus throughout the course will be to highlight the perspectives that people with disabilities hold toward their life situations as well as their medical and rehabilitation settings and professionals they encounter.

Prerequisite(s): Matriculated students or by permission of instructor.
Credits: 3

Course Typically Offered:
Course Type: Human Resources-Counseling Education

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