YSR819 - Physical Dis. Part I

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Subject Title
Physical Dis. Part I

Subject Description
Physical Disabilities Part I familiarizes students with the knowledge of particular body systems and provides students with a basic understanding of a variety of disabilities and abnormalities including diabetes, GI tract disorders, renal system disorders and cardiac and respiratory abnormalities. The major focus is on chronic disorders which result in long-term lifestyle problems and adjustments for clients and their families. The physical, psycho-social and vocational implications of the disorders are examined.

Credit Status
Credit toward the York/Seneca Rehabilitation Services Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. State the anatomical origins and physiological basis of the disorders resulting disability.

2. Apply principles of infection control to client management.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the physical, emotional, social and vocational implications of these disorders to client.

4. Develop an appropriate individual rehabilitation program for specific disorders.

5. Specify the most appropriate members of the rehabilitation team to assist the client in the rehabilitation process.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

  • Life Span
  • Overview of body systems and functions
  • World Health Organization Definitions and Terminology
  • Musculoskeletal Systems and Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Digestive System
  • Renal System

Mode of Instruction



Case Study

Audio - Visual Techniques

Group Discussions

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

  • Gould, B.E., (latest edition), Pathophysiology for the Health Professions . Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca Registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

  • Topics in Rehabilitation Presentation s - 20%
  • Article Review                                              - 15%
  • Mid-Term                                                      - 25%
  • Quiz(zes)                                                      -   5%
  • Final Exam                                                  - 35%
  • Total                                                             100 %

Approved by: Lisa Somers