Catalog Supplement

This catalog supplement is provided to give a brief overview of the new programs and courses that have been approved since the 2023-2024 catalog was published.

(updated February 21, 2024)

New Undergraduate Programs


New Graduate Programs

Program College Description Requirements Effective Term
Archives and Curation Post-Bacc Certificate College of Computing & Informatics Prepares students in acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and description, Curation, reference, outreach, and technology in archives. It also prepares students to address legal, ethical, cultural, and policy issues in archives while selecting and organizing materials in trusted repositories. Fall 2024
Public Policy Graduate Minor College of Arts and Sciences Provides students with a foundation in the American policy process, applied practice in policy research, analysis and nonprofit management. Fall 2024
Users and Library Services College of Computing & Informatics Provides students with an understanding of how diverse groups of people seek and use information in a range of contexts and introduces students to information services in libraries and other information organizations. Fall 2024

New Undergraduate Courses

Course No. Title Description Effective Term
AFAS 221 Freedom, Medicine and Slavery Covering the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, this course examines the history of medicine alongside the history of slavery from Africa to the Americas and traces the continuing presence of African diasporic knowledge and practices against the transformation of white "men of science" into modern physicians and specialists. Fall 2024
AFAS 222 Freedom, Medicine and Slavery's Afterlives Covering from the end of the American Civil War to present, this course examines the history of medicine in the United States, focusing on the contributions of African and African-descended peoples to western medicine alongside the continuing presence of African diasporic knowledge and practices into the era of the modern hospital and medical industrial complex. Fall 2024
BMES 407 Techniques in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Provides training and experiences for skills relating to Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in a hands-on laboratory setting. The course addresses cellular work in 3D scaffolds and histological techniques, as well as assays and experience quantifying experimental data in the field. Fall 2024
CIVE 411 Advanced Steel Design Covers a variety of special topics in steel design including (i) plate girders, (ii) composite beams, (iii) frame analysis and design (i.e., summation of P concept and direct analysis method), (iv) special connection detailing (e.g., moment connections and gusset plates), (v) beam, column, and frame bracing, (vi) fatigue and fracture. Fall 2024
CULA 230 Garden to Table Cooking This course uses a variety of culinary platforms, rather than recipes, to teach students to cook sustainably from the available harvest of the season with a goal of full product utilization or root-to-leaf eating. A variety of moist and dry heat cooking methods and preservation techniques will be incorporated. The class consists of readings, discussions, hands-on cooking activities, and guest demonstrations. Fall 2024
DANC 223 Dance Pedagogy I: Foundations of Dance Pedagogy This course explores the theoretical foundations for dance teaching and learning. Teaching methodologies and practices will be developed through academic and embodied coursework. Fall 2024
DANC 423 Dance Pedagogy III: Dance Education for Adolescents and Adults This course explores the theoretical and practical issues surrounding dance teaching and learning for adolescents, adults and senior adults in secondary education, private studio and community engaged settings. Fall 2024
DSMR 319 Beauty Merchandising & Marketing Learn how beauty products are developed, merchandised, packaged and marketed. This course will cover the history of the industry, iconic brands, and walk through the process of product ideation, development/testing, merchandising and distribution. Students will understand the importance of packaging & presentation. Fall 2024
DSMR 332 Product Styling for Digital Commerce Student teams will combine their knowledge of photography and merchandising to understand and execute photo shoots for a broad range of ecommerce categories including apparel, beauty, footwear, jewelry, home décor, food, and electronics. The course with culminate with a photoshoot; conceptualized and created from start to finish. Fall 2024
ECE 413 Neuromorophic Computing This course will cover the principles of neuromorphic computing. Topics will cover 1) fundamentals of spiking neural network (SNN), which mimics the computation in mammalian brain; 2) supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms for SNN; 3) novel applications of SNN, including in vision and time series processing; 4) architectures for implementing SNN in hardware, aka neuromorphic hardware; 5) introduction to non-volatile memory technologies to implement synaptic processing in neuromorphic hardware; 6) software stacks for neuromorphic computing; and 7) design challenges in dependable neuromorphic computing. Fall 2024
ECON 380 Economic Crises: The American Experience The course combines economics, politics, and history to get a wide (but by no means comprehensive) view of the issues, politics, and events that have shaped the course of the US economy for the last 100+ years. Fall 2024
ESL 025 Reading and Vocabulary II This course is designed to prepare students to read basic texts related to everyday life. Successful completion of this course is necessary to enroll in the next level. Fall 2024
ESL 026 Writing and Grammar II This course is designed to prepare students to write basic discourse using simple and progressive tenses. Fall 2024
ESL 029 Writing and Grammar III This course is designed to prepare students to write short paragraphs using simple and progressive tenses. Fall 2024
ESL 039 Reading and Vocabulary III This course is designed to prepare students to read and comprehend topics related to everyday life. Successful completion of this course is necessary to enroll in the next level.  Fall 2024
ESL 089 Writing for the Application This is an intermediate to advanced course that provides instruction in writing personal narrative essays for applying to colleges and universities. This course is designed to introduce content development strategies as well as essay analysis and writing proficiency that can transfer to improved personal narrative writing skills. Fall 2024
ESL 096 Technology and Digital Literacy Academic Fulbright Program This hands-on course walks participants through the different phases of research and helps them utilize technological software applications to help with and enrich each research phase of a given project – whether that be a presentation on a teaching skill or a research paper on specified subject content. This course will develop and refine skills with the use of tools that aid in deep brainstorming, organizing ideas, organizing and storing references, accurately formatting references, visualizing data, storytelling and collaborating – all skills that will play a key role in scholars’ Fulbright journeys. Fall 2024
ESL 097 Research and Writing Course Academic Fulbright Program This course will develop participants’ skills in research and writing required for graduate level work. The theme is The Bill of Rights and participants are required to: brainstorm multidisciplinary topic areas for research; create research questions; develop primary research protocols (i.e. questionnaires); research secondary sources through web-based research methods; synthesize research; write a paper in groups (approximately 5-7 pages) describing the research design and significant findings, and display the concept of their project for a viewing audience from the Drexel University community. Fall 2024
ESL 098 Communicating Effectively in the American Classroom This course focuses on developing participants’ skills for communicating effectively in the U.S. graduate classroom, in particular participating in the forms of oral language such as that needed for understanding lectures, interacting in and leading class discussions, and making academic presentations. Fall 2024
ESL 099 Challenges in American Culture This course uses readings, interactive discussions, role-plays, and other methods to address both immediate and longer-term acculturation concerns. The first focus is participants’ immediate needs regarding health and wellness, safety, housing, and transportation. Initial sessions will also cover foreign student rights in the U.S., healthcare and resources, and J-visa responsibilities. Fall 2024
FASH 205 Fashion and Culture This course delves into the exploration of the social and psychological dimensions of appearance and the human body, shedding light on their role in shaping hierarchies of privilege and power within the realm of fashion design. Fall 2024
FASH 304 Materials Exploration This course examines the relationship of fibers, processes and textile creation and form as it relates to the body. Fall 2024
FASH 335 History of Costume I: Preclassical to 1800 Traces the rise of Western costume from the ancient world through 1800, including political, economic, and social influence on aesthetic development in dress. Fall 2024
FASH 336 History of Costume II: 1800-1920 Traces the history of costume from 1800 through 1920, including the political, economic, and social influence on aesthetic development in dress. Fall 2024
FASH 337 History of Costume III: 1920 to Present Examines fashion and dress trends from 1920 through the 21st century within their sociocultural, political, and economic contexts. The course also explores how globalization, technology, and mass media impact the aesthetics of dress. Fall 2024
FDSC 306 Food Composition & Behavior This course examines the composition of foods, and chemical and physical changes in food components that occur during food preparation and processing. Fall 2024
FMTV 101 Production Safety This course introduces first-year students to safety policy and protocols to be followed for all Cinema & Television production courses. Fall 2024
FOOD 302 Culinary Medicine Examines basic principles of applied culinary medicine and teaches students to integrate nutrition and culinary knowledge and skills to prevent and support treatment of chronic illness. Fall 2024
GMAP 214 Concept Art for Games Introduces students to the process of designing and creating concept art for games as part of the overall development pipeline. Using a variety of techniques including sketching, photo and kit-bashing, and overpainting, students will learn to ideate and communicate concepts and prepare materials for subsequent stages of asset production. Fall 2024
GMAP 321 Advanced Game Playtesting In this course students will play the role of a game user researcher (GUR) and learn how to conduct more advanced and rigorous playtests and how to run professional-quality studies that support a better understanding of player behavior and identify usability issues. Students will develop and run a study using an existing game project. Fall 2024
GMAP 363 Architecture & Game Level Design This course is an interdisciplinary look at the overlap between architecture and game-level design. Students will engage with the construction of interactive spaces in both the physical and game worlds using form, space, and color to design virtual environments to guide players, tell stories, facilitate actions, and evoke emotions. Fall 2024
GMAP 464 Audio for Games This course is an advanced introduction into the use of industry standard middleware tools and game engine for designing game audio. Fall 2024
HNRS 435 Philadelphia Civic Experience This course provides students with an opportunity to merge the foundational theories and concepts of civic engagement and democratic participation learned within their Honors Civic Foundations coursework with praxis through collaboration with a Philadelphia-based civic organization. Fall 2024
HNRS 455 Honors Reflection Seminar Throughout this course, students will explore their time at Drexel, reflect on their lived experience, and learning. The class will begin with an introduction to, and practice of, reflection. This provides the student with the opportunity to pause and digest their learning and growth Fall 2024
HSAD 364 Interprofessional Group Dynamics in Healthcare This course focuses on the basic concepts of team formation and development, successful teamwork, and the importance of inter-professional teamwork and collaboration in today’s healthcare environment. Fall 2024
HSCI 206 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Sciences I This course is a general study of the structures and physiology of the human body. Fundamental concepts of microscopic tissue structure, gross structures of organs and body system organization are taught. The course consists of both lecture and lab material. The lecture portion deals with the general principles and clinical relevance. In the lab, the student participates with practical examination of microscopic sections, tissues and organs, and the anatomical layout of human cadavers. The cell, tissues and musculoskeletal system will be covered in this course, as well as muscle and nerve physiology. Fall 2024
HSCI 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Sciences II This course is a general study of the structures and physiology of the human body. Fundamental concepts of microscopic tissue structure, gross structures of organs and body system organization are taught. The course consists of online lab and lecture material. The nervous, endocrine and digestive system will be covered. Fall 2024
JWST 377 Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah Students will examine the origins and development of Kabbalah, and will explore a wide range of subjects from the perspective of various Kabbalistic sources. Topics to be covered include: the origins of existence, the soul and its purpose, life and death, reincarnation, angels and demons, meditation, freedom of choice, human strengths and weaknesses. Fall 2024
MATE 426 Materials for Additive Manufacturing This course addresses additive manufacturing (AM) from a materials science and engineering perspective. Processing, structure, property relationships will be examined for metals, polymers, and ceramics as well as composites used in additive manufacturing. Fall 2024
MEM 260 Thinking Like a Mechanical Engineer Covers introductory data gathering, presentation, evaluation, and analysis. Students will acquire logic and programming skills by using spreadsheets and engineering analysis software tools. In-class assignments, mini-design problems, hands-on experiments, and computer-based activities are used to work with data and collaboratively solve more difficult problems that lead them to think like a mechanical engineer. Fall 2024
MEM 261 Introduction to Mechatronics for Mechanical Engineers Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field that combines principles of mechanical engineering, electronics, computer science, and control theory to design and build automated systems. Students will learn in the intersection between hardware elements (i.e., sensors, actuators, and microprocessors) and software elements (i.e., software and control theory) and create their own mechatronics device. Fall 2024
MEM 360 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering Design The course will cover numerical methods such as roots of equations, linear algebraic equations, systems of nonlinear equations, optimization, curve fitting, integration, and differential equations. Python will be used as a programming language. Fall 2024
MIP 212 Advanced Game Playsetting In this course students will play the role of a game user researcher (GUR) and learn how to conduct more advanced and rigorous playtests and how to run professional-quality studies that support a better understanding of player behavior and identify usability issues. Students will develop and run a study using an existing game project. Fall 2024
MIP 280 Record Label Operations This course is a general overview of record label operations including the different roles at labels, different types of labels, and how the role of labels have changed over time. Fall 2024
MIP 282 Streaming and Radio Promotion This course provides an overview of how radio and music streaming is used in record promotion and artist development and includes both theory and practical applications. Fall 2024
MIP 283 Community Recording Community Recording is an enterprise designed to foster empowerment and self-expression through music. It brings members of the Mantua, Powelton, and Drexel communities together to create a sustainable creative collective that produces and releases music and shares knowledge and techniques. Fall 2024
MIP 418 Audio for Media II This course will present advanced concepts and techniques utilized for creating post-production audio for video, television, and film. Students will also explore other current and future media, such as gaming and VR/XR/MR (virtual reality, extended reality, and mixed reality). Fall 2024
MIP 470 Music Industry Colloquium Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art research and industry experience from practitioners and researchers from the local and national stage. This course requires weekly participation in the department colloquium. Fall 2024
MIP 483 Mastering This course explores the various technical processes involved in professional audio mastering, including dynamic range control, spectral balancing, distortion, and noise detection. Fall 2024
MIP 490 Music Industry Research Methods This course is a general overview of research methods used in the music industry. The course presents a conceptual basis for designing research and assessing research quality and illustrates these concepts through in-depth reviews of research areas, including (1) qualitative studies, (2) surveys and (3) experiments. The course also touches on basic descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and measures of association. Fall 2024
PHTO 120 Film Photography I A lecture-laboratory course in black-and-white photography. This class works to develop visual literacy and a comprehensive understanding of the camera and darkroom. Fall 2024
PROD 212 Intro to Product Design This course introduces students to basic product design techniques. It combines lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and problem-solving exercises exploring product design as a creative process in the production of simple objects. Fall 2024
PROD 211 Form Studio This course is the basic introduction to the study of form and abstract visual relationships. It explores the issues concerning the organization of multiple elements of a 3-dimensional composition and form as it relates to the natural world. Its emphasis is on the abstract, rather than the literal, to remove stereotypical object identification. Fall 2024
SOC 339 Sociology of the Countryside This course examines the environmental and social role of rural communities. While cities seem to dominate modern social life, a significant proportion of the world’s population live and work in rural regions. In this course we will compare and contrast between rural and urban varieties of environmental concern and activism around regional environmental problems, like heatwaves or clean energy needs. Fall 2024
SOC 348 Plastics in Society This course examines the issues caused by the proliferation of plastics in society, using a social science approach. We will begin by reading research revealing how plastic waste and pollution harm ecosystems and nonhuman species and pose risks to human health. Fall 2024
SYSE 401 Introduction to Systems Engineering This course covers the complete system engineering process, touching on the many facets of engineering systems from needs and requirements generation to production to system operation. Students will learn to apply the systems processes and acquire skills to integrate user needs, manage requirements, conduct technological evaluation and build elaborate systems architectures. Fall 2024
WRIT 308 Writing Your Novel A fiction writing workshop that focuses on beginning the process of writing a novel. Its purpose is to help students develop their skill in creating their own fictional narratives. In addition, students will develop their skill as critical readers of fiction. Fall 2024

New Graduate Courses

Course No. Title Description Effective Term
CFTP 701 Advanced Clinical Experience and Professionalism The purpose of this course is to 1) provide administrative oversight of students' pre-internship clinical experience, 2) support students in informing their research skill building in conjunction with clinical practice, and 3) guide students in professional development as emerging scientist-practitioners. Fall 2024
CHP 515 Maternal Health: Problem Solving This course is focused on understanding the key drivers related to maternal mortality, drawing on insights from public health, medicine, sociology, and policy. Students will understand the importance of addressing complex social and structural factors that contribute to maternal mortality, while also highlighting the potential for effective interventions to improve maternal health outcomes. Fall 2024
CHP 662 Case Studies in Global Health This course is designed around specific case studies in global health, highlighting themes related to ethics and monitoring and evaluation. The course intends to holistically present how global health interventions are designed and measured, and the challenges, ambiguities and values embedded in how global health programs are implemented, recognizing the need to decolonize global health approaches, and recognize cultural diversity and social and economic inequities amid the broad scope of global health concerns. Fall 2024
CIT 507 Mindfulness Meditation Mindfulness Meditation is a powerful technique that helps to promote health and well-being of the mind, body and spirit. Mindfulness practices reduce the negative effects of stress and improve focus and awareness in order to help one live a more meaningful life. This course explores the neuroscience and physiology of Mindfulness Meditation. Through weekly experientials students cultivate a personal practice for effective stress management, resilience and reflections rooted in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques. Fall 2024
CIVE 545 Pavement Materials and Design Covers the recent design for flexible and rigid pavements, and innovation in sustainable pavement materials; stress-strain in pavement; soils and aggregates; geosynthetics; Asphalt Cement (AC) and Asphalt Cement Concrete (ACC) materials; Portland Cement Concrete (PCC); the pavement mechanistic-empirical (M-E) design approach; distress models; pavement rehabilitation design; sustainable pavement design and materials. Fall 2024
CIVE 639 Applied Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Provides the basic knowledge necessary for developing finite element models of geotechnical engineering problems such as foundation settlement, SSI problems, seepage, consolidation, excavations, slope stability. Industry-standard finite Element software such as GeoStudio (Sigma/W, Seep/W), RocScience (RS2 and RS3), and PLAXIS, will be introduced to the students. At the end of this course, the students will be able to develop finite element models of various geotechnical systems including, foundations, earth dams, excavations, and tunnels, and learn how to present and interpret results for better decision making. Fall 2024
EDEX 540 Human Development in Education This course addresses the multifaceted complexities of human development, from birth through adulthood. Explores typical and atypical growth and development, including physical, cognitive and social-emotional development, from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood. Fall 2024
EDUC 580 Elementary Science and Social Studies Teaching Methods Among the topics covered will be planning science and social studies instruction to include inquiry and integrated concepts, developing authentic assessments involving a variety of tools, creating and maintaining a safe laboratory and learning environment that meets the needs of diverse learners, and the integration of technology into science and social studies education. Fall 2024
EDUC 870 Applied Leadership Portfolio Capstone Students will complete a reflective portfolio and then complete a project capstone. This course intends to pull together key aspects of leadership and innovation. Fall 2024
EDUC 871 Applied Leadership Project Capstone Students complete a project capstone that demonstrates the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program. This course moves the portfolio capstone into actionable leadership, still framed around the "How can we do this better?" It involves scenario planning, stakeholder integration, and the application of creative leadership in response to the challenges associated with an increasingly complex society. Fall 2024
EOH 635 Managing and Analyzing Environmental Epidemiology Data In this course, students will gain hands-on, practical experience planning and implementing environmental or occupational epidemiologic data analyses using statistical software applications. Through lectures, in-class exercises, and by working through an independent analysis, students will develop the expertise and confidence to plan, implement, interpret, and report results from an environmental epidemiology analysis. Fall 2024
FASH 535 History of Costume I: Preclassical to 1800 Traces the rise of Western costume from the ancient world through 1800, including political, economic, and social influence on aesthetic development in dress. Fall 2024
FASH 536 History of Costume II: 1800-1920 Traces the history of costume from 1800 through 1920, including the political, economic, and social influence on aesthetic development in dress. Fall 2024
FASH 537 History of Costume III Examines fashion and dress trends from 1920 through the 21st century within their sociocultural, political, and economic contexts. The course also explores how globalization, technology, and mass media impact the aesthetics of dress. Fall 2024
FOOD 502 Culinary Medicine Examines basic principles of applied culinary medicine and teaches students to integrate nutrition and culinary knowledge and skills to prevent and support treatment of chronic illness. Fall 2024
INDS 601 Corporate Sustainability for Managers Corporate sustainability is at the forefront of the important topics for executive management teams and boards of directors of corporate organizations, whether they are public companies, private enterprises or non-profit entities. Topics such as climate change and social justice can no longer be ignored by corporations. Whether the acronym is CSR, ESG, or DE&I, the issues around corporate sustainability have exploded in prominence in recent years and are now some of the most important matters confronting executives and directors. This course provides an exploration of sustainability in the context of corporate governance and how it has evolved. The role of management and the board is examined including duties and corporate purpose and culture. Fall 2024
INFO 501 Information Professionals, Resources, and Services This course introduces the social, ethical, cultural, and legal issues that affect information professionals and organizations. It studies the structure and components of the information professions and the evolving role of information professionals. Fall 2024
INFO 509 Information & Social Justice This course explores key concepts of social justice, such as privilege, power, marginality, and intersectionality, and their relationship to information and information systems. Fall 2024
INFO 652 Information Behavior This course introduces students to core concepts of information behavior and information practice and surveys research related to the information needs, seeking, and use of a wide range of information user groups. Fall 2024
INFO 881 HCI/UX Capstone I Students initiate and complete an in-depth project in HCI/UX research and/or design. The aim of the sequence is to equip students with a resulting project that showcases their skills (e.g., a portfolio piece or publication). Through the project itself, as well as self-reflection and discussions with classmates, students will synthesize and further practice everything they have done in the HCI/UX master’s degree program as part of transitioning to their next chapter in life. Fall 2024
IPS 700 Foundations of Interprofessional Collaboration In today's complex healthcare landscape, effective collaboration among healthcare professionals is paramount to ensuring patient safety and high-quality care. This interdisciplinary course is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to excel in interprofessional collaboration, leveraging the TeamSTEPPS framework to enhance teamwork and communication, ultimately contributing to improved patient safety outcomes. Fall 2024
IPS 862 Capstone Project I This purpose of this course is to support and enhance students in the design of the proposal for a DHSc Scholarly Project that demonstrates progression toward achieving required competencies. Students will identify practice problems and solutions as they relate to their area of academic focus. Fall 2024
IPS 863 Capstone Project II The purpose of this course is to support students in the production of a scholarly, translational contribution or an original contribution to the profession. This course supports the student in the ongoing development, implementation, evaluation, defense, and planned dissemination of the final project. Fall 2024
MATE 526 Materials for Additive Manufacturing This course addresses additive manufacturing (AM) from a materials science and engineering perspective. Processing, structure, property relationships will be examined for metals, polymers, and ceramics as well as composites used in additive manufacturing. Ideas and concepts from powder processing, solidification processing and welding applicable to AM will be discussed. Critical analysis of the literature and special topics via term projects will be used to provide opportunities for students to explore in depth AM topic areas of their own interest. Fall 2024
MEM 679 Data Analysis and Machine Learning for Science and Manufacturing This course aims to equip engineers with the skills to harness the power of computational data analysis and machine learning techniques, particularly in the realms of experimental science and manufacturing processes. Rather than diving deep into the mathematical foundations of algorithms, the focus here is on providing engineers with the practical knowledge and tool sets required for applying these computational methods in real-world scenarios. Fall 2024
MKTG 620 Social Impact Marketing The course will cover what social marketing is and how it is implemented and also will focus on what the SDGs and/or “wicked problems” are and how they may be addressed through an organizational marketing lens. The course uses marketing strategies and tactics learned in all of your other marketing courses to address these social problems. Thus, the marketing toolkit remains the same, and the course will largely focus on understanding these social problems as well as the social psychology that motivates behavior change so that effective and efficient marketing mixes directed at motivating behavioral change can be designed. Fall 2024
MLAS 507S LAT Certification Prep This course will prepare the student to sit for the AALAS LAT certification exam. The AALAS Technician Certification Program sets professional standards for the advancement of laboratory animal science. Fall 2024
MLAS 508S LATG Certification Prep This course will prepare the student to sit for the AALAS LATG certification exam. The AALAS Technician Certification Program sets professional standards for the advancement of laboratory animal science. Fall 2024
PA 562 Clinical Skills Lab I Designed to prepare the PA student with a problem-oriented, clinical approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of common primary care disorders. The course uses clinical reasoning and clinical skills application laboratories based on clinical scenarios to facilitate skill development. Fall 2024
PA 565 Clinical Reasoning Lab II Designed to prepare the PA student with a problem-oriented, clinical approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of common primary care disorders. The course uses clinical reasoning application laboratories based on clinical scenarios to facilitate skill development. Fall 2024
PA 639 Family Medicine Rotation This course is a clinical course that provides the PA student with patient care experience in an ambulatory family medicine setting under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner. Students refine clinical skills learned in preparation for practice and increase knowledge of disease mechanisms and patient management for common primary care disorders. Fall 2024
PTRS 541 Topics in Pathophysiology I Covers selected health conditions, body systems, and both intrinsic and extrinsic influences on health and wellbeing. The course explores themes of complexity and chronicity in the context of physical therapy care using a biopsychosocial model. Fall 2024
PTRS 607 Topics in Pathophysiology II Covers selected health conditions, body systems, and both intrinsic and extrinsic influences on health and wellbeing. The course explores themes of complexity and chronicity in the context of physical therapy care using a biopsychosocial model. Fall 2024
RSCH 740 Foundations in Research Methods This course provides an overview of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies. This course emphasizes why particular methodologies may be suited to particular research agendas. Fall 2024
RSCH 757 Application of Evidence to Practice The focus of this web-based course is on finding, appraising, communicating, and applying knowledge and research to the health professions. Participants will develop competencies in clinical decision making for individual patient/clients and development and evaluation of health care services. Fall 2024
SYSE 650 Transition of the Integrated System from Design to Production Taking a new product, system or asset from the design stage to large-scale production in a profitable, efficient manner can challenge the processes of even the most advanced companies. Lapses in these processes drive up the cost of new products and hinder their launch into the marketplace. This course provides an expeditious roadmap that considers every phase of the systems life cycle leading to production. It identifies customer requirements, discusses product concept, and covers master scheduling and risk analysis, as well as design considerations, prototypes, and tooling essentials. Among other things, it also explains how to identify and augment facility requirements, initiate production ramp up, evaluate packaging, and institute defect control. Fall 2024
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