Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Rehabilitation Science

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Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (15 credits)

Note: Of the required courses, at least three will already have been completed by students with an M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science from McGill University.

  • EDPH 689 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Collegial) : Students will develop an understanding of teaching and learning as a process in which instruction is based on the learning to be accomplished. Students will design, develop, and evaluate a university course of their choice, and will develop facility and confidence in using teaching methods appropriate to their domains.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Dianne Bateman (Fall) Dianne Bateman (Winter) Dianne Bateman (Summer)

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

  • POTH 610 Research Methodology (4 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Philosophy of scientific inquiry, principles of research design, and application of statistical techniques, focusing on research studies in health care and rehabilitation.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Nancy Mayo (Fall)

  • POTH 614 Selected Topics in Rehabilitation Science (2 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : A weekly lecture and seminar course taught by staff, designed to provide an overview of current research issues in rehabilitation.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Evanthia Kehayia (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: on-campus students only.

  • POTH 628 Introduction to Regression Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Commonly used regression modelling approaches in the health sciences, linear and logistic regression models. Topics include: general concepts behind statistical model building, selection of appropriate model, preparatory descriptive analyses prior to regression modelling, fitting, interpreting and evaluating some linear and logistic regression models.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Alex Bliu (Winter)

  • POTH 631 Research Proposal (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : The course covers issues involved in the development of a research protocol. The presentation of a written thesis proposal is required by the end of the course. This document will serve as the basis for an oral presentation to the student's Supervisory Committee who will also review the written proposal.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nancy Mayo (Winter)

    • Winter

  • POTH 701 Ph.D. Comprehensive

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Isabelle Gelinas, Laurie M Snider (Fall) Isabelle Gelinas, Laurie M Snider (Winter)

Complementary Course (3 credits)

One of the following courses:

  • POTH 620 Measurement: Rehabilitation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Theoretical and practical basis for utilization of electronic equipment for quantitative measurement in rehabilitation research. Ambulatory assistive devices, electronic plates and instrumentation to assess normal and pathological human movement will be used to demonstrate the application of theory and techniques for quantitative analysis of human performance. Recording, reduction and analysis of electromyographic, kinetic and kinematic data included.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Richard Preuss (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: POTH 222 and permission of instructor.

  • POTH 630 Measurement: Rehabilitation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Theoretical and practical basis for measurement in rehabilitation research. Introduction to measurement theory, scale development and related statistics, approaches and instruments used to assess outcomes in patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, psychiatric or psychological conditions.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sara Ahmed (Winter)

  • POTH 685 Perception and Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Phys and Occ Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : New research concepts related to perception and action, with a special emphasis on the understanding of motor behaviour in patient populations and the exploration of potential applications in rehabilitation.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Anouk Lamontagne (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: POTH 455 or equivalent

Elective Courses (3-6 credits)

One or two courses (3 to 6 credits) that pertain to the student's area of specialization; to be chosen from among graduate-level departmental course offerings or other courses at the 500, 600, or 700 level with permission from the Graduate Program Director.

School of Physical & Occupational Therapy—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)