Applied Health Sciences (AHS)

Courses

AHS 101. Experiential Learning in the Health Sciences I. 1 hour.

Introduction to the university library system, evidence based practice and literature review in the health sciences. Includes asking clinical and research questions, accessing, assessing and applying current research on select topics. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Priority will be given to students in the BS in Rehabilitation Sciences.

AHS 102. Experiential Learning II. 1 hour.

Continued introduction from AHS 101 to evidence based practice and research. Students will conduct a literature review the health sciences, interpret data and create a report with proper referencing. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): AHS 101. Priority will be given to students in the BS in Rehabilitation Sciences.

AHS 200. Introduction to Integrated Health Sciences. 3 hours.

Overview of the biological, behavioral, economical, and socio-cultural determinants of health from the level of the gene to society. Contextualizes health into current behavioral and social theories and paradigms. Course Information: Taught as a blended course with both online content and face to face discussion sessions. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture.

AHS 210. Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences. 3 hours.

Aspects of rehabilitation social sciences as they relate to the maximization of functional capacity in persons seeking rehabilitation services, and the interaction of persons with the surrounding environment. Includes visits to rehabilitation settings. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Department. Priority will be given to students in the BS in Rehabilitation Sciences, but will be open to other students with approval.

AHS 294. Special Topics in the Health Sciences. 1-5 hours.

Covers special topics relevant to the health sciences. Course Information: May be repeated.

AHS 299. Applied Health Scienes Study Abroad. 0-18 hours.

Provides credit for study abroad. Student's proposal must have prior approval of the student's major program or department. Final determination of credit is made on the student's completion of the work. Course Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 36 hours per academic year or for a total of 48 hours, all of which must be earned within one calendar year.

AHS 304. Human Sexuality and Health Science. 3 hours.

Introduction to sexuality, sexual functioning and dysfunction in the life span, and its impact on health. Course Information: Taught as a blended course with both online content and face to face discussion sessions. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture.

AHS 325. Approaches to Rehabilitation Case Management. 2 hours.

Case management of clients in rehabilitation settings through continuum of care from acute care to home/community. Introduction to collaborative process of assessment, planning, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy to meet an individual?s and family needs. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in AHS 210. Priority will be given to students in the BS in Rehabilitation Sciences, but the course will be open to all UIC students who meet the prerequisite requirement.

AHS 330. Physical and Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation. 3 hours.

Introduces students to common diagnostic conditions seen in rehabilitation, the physical and mental health impact of each condition, and implications for independent living and community participation. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in AHS 210. Priority will be given to students in the BS in Rehabilitation Sciences, but will be open to other students with approval.

AHS 365. Measurement and Assessment in Rehabilitation. 3 hours.

Designed to introduce students to measures and assessments used in rehabilitation sciences. The course will cover examples of measures used in clinical practice as well as in rehabilitation research. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in AHS 210; and STAT 101 or STAT 130; or consent of the instructor. Priority will be given to students in the BS in Rehabilitation Sciences, but open to all UIC students who meet the prerequisites requirements.

AHS 375. Ethics, Law and Professionalism in Health Sciences. 3 hours.

Examination of the ethical, legal, and professional theories, issues, and decision-making process involved in health sciences and health care environments. Course Information: Priority to senior level students in BS in Rehabilitation Sciences and BS in Liberal Arts and Sciences, majors in Integrated Health Studies, but open to all UIC students.

AHS 393. Field Experience in the Health Sciences. 1-4 hours.

Designed to allow students to pursue practical experiences in health care settings or in research laboratories or centers. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor. Priority will be given to students in the BS in Rehabilitation Sciences.

AHS 396. Independent Study in Applied Health Sciences. 1-4 hours.

Selected topics in applied health sciences for individual student study, with faculty approval and supervision. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.

AHS 402. Health Inter-professional Seminar. 2 hours.

Exposure to a variety of healthcare providers in an effort to educate students to better provide patient care and consumer services and to deliver patient-centered care and consumer services as an interdisciplinary team. Course Information: Priority will be given to students in the BS in Rehabilitation Sciences.

AHS 495. Urban Health Multicultural Seminar. 1 hour.

Students attend multicultural and urban health-related seminars, participate in faculty-student discussion, academic presentations, and directed reading groups to integrate issues of cultural difference into students' professional development. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. All Academy seminars are pre-approved: other approved events will be announced to students. Any off-campus events must have prior approval. One academic year is allotted for completion of seminar. Students should register the semester they begin attending lectures; grades will be deferred until course is completed. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above.

AHS 510. Research Methods in Allied Health. 3 hours.

Application of basic concepts of research methodology to Allied Health, including problem formulation, research design, sampling, measurement and data analysis. Emphasis on critique of research studies and preliminary proposal writing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

AHS 511. Biostatistics I. 4 hours.

Graduate level basic statistics includes descriptive statistics, correlation, probability, one- and two-sample statistical inference, analysis of variance, simple linear and logistic regression, clinical trials, and basic epidemiology concepts. Course Information: May be repeated. Includes use of statistical computer packages 2-4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; and consent of the instructor.

AHS 512. Biostatistics II. 5 hours.

Review of basic statistics and in-depth regression analyses; multifactor analysis of variance/covariance; non-parametric, categorical data, factor and cluster analyses; longitudinal studies; and overview of clinical studies and epidemiology methods. Course Information: Notes to Students: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in AHS 511; or Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 400; and graduate or professional standing; and consent of the instructor; Graduate level basic statistics course required.

AHS 594. Special Topics in Associated Health Sciences. 1-4 hours.

Selected topics of interest within disciplinary specialty areas of the Allied Health Professions. Particular attention is given to topics of cross cutting importance to these professions.

AHS 595. Seminar in Associated Health Sciences. 1 hour.

Topics of current interest in a discipline of associated health sciences. Includes discussions of current journal articles and important new developments in the specific disciplines. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

AHS 596. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

For graduate students who wish to pursue independent study not related to their project/thesis research. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term.

AHS 597. Project Research in Associated Health Sciences. 1-4 hours.

Independent investigation of a topic to contribute to the associated health professions. Students investigate a topic/problem in this area, write an article/report, and/or make an oral presentation. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

AHS 599. PhD Thesis Research. 0-16 hours.

Independent research by the student under the supervision of the thesis adviser. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; and consent of the instructor.