Fall 2019 Graduate-Level Non-Degree Courses
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CD-822-DL- Language Acquisition
Prerequisites: None. This course covers typical oral language development and its relationship to the acquisition of reading and writing skills. Theories of language development are analyzed and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics are addressed.
Faculty: Prof. Lesley Maxwell
CD-827-DL- Tch Narrative & Expos Literacy
Prerequisites: None. This course will focus on the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy emphasizing using information/expository and narrative text to build reading comprehension and writing in the classroom. It will provide students with an interactive introduction to the wide variety of literature for children. A key component of the course will be choosing, assessing, and reading children's literature specifically informational/expository and narrative text. Students will apply guidelines for assessing the quality of children's literature, as well as strategies for building reading comprehension and writing as they connect to literature. Students will be required to read many of the classics in children's literature and current popular titles.
Faculty: Prof. Patricia Nazzaro-Kelley
CH-836-01- Theor & Pract Approach to Counseling
Course work in developmental and acquired neurogenic disorders. This course will expose the clinician to a range of theoretical and practical paradigms relevant to the field of communication disorders. Application will be made to clients/families in developmental and acquired neurogenic populations. Lectures and small group sessions will allow presentation and peer review of counseling interactions.
Faculty: Prof. Mike Boutin
Offered: Onsite, Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
HP-712-DL- Foundations of Teaching & Learning
Prerequisites: None. In this project-based course, learners will apply principles of learner-centered instruction and instructional design to plans for teaching across modalities: classroom-based discussion, experiential learning, and interactive online instruction. Learners will construct their designs in an Interprofessional community environment, sharing their design processes and participating in ongoing peer review. Each draft will receive feedback from the course instructor. Students will incorporate feedback from peers and instructor to compile a synthesis of the work they have done and compose a critical reflection based on the literature of learner-centered instruction and instructional design.
NH-720-01- Research for Clinical Practice
Prerequisites: Statistics. Pass/Fail and audit available. This course prepares students to apply research evidence to improve clinical practice. It focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate research evidence, integrate research and theory to answer clinical problems, and disseminate research findings to enhance clinical practice.
Faculty: Dr. John Wong
Offered: Onsite, Wednesdays 4:00 p.m.- 6:50 p.m.
NP-715N-DL- Advanced Pathophysiology
Prerequisite: Basic pathophysiology. This course provides an in depth scientific knowledge base relevant to selected pathophysiological states. Major concepts from basic pathophysiology are built upon with consideration of responses across the lifespan. Advanced concepts of pathophysiological functioning are correlated with clinical decisions related to selected diagnostic tests and initiation of therapeutic regimens applicable to advanced practice nurses across specialties. Specific disease processes are
examined incorporating the role of developmental physiology, embryologic, genetic, and environmental factors in the epidemiology of disease.
Faculty: Dr. Amy Bruno
OH-781-01- Low Vision Rehabilitation
Nearly all occupational therapists will interact with clients with low vision, and as baby boomers age, the number of people with low vision is expected to increase dramatically. This course will provide an introduction to adult eye diseases, visual functions, psychosocial effects of low vision, and visual evaluations. The course will introduce interventions such as visual aids, environmental modifications, and community resources. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on experiences with assistive devices and interventions.
Faculty: Dr. Kim Schoessow
Offered: Onsite, Thursdays 4:00 p.m.- 6:50 p.m.