YSR828 - Introduction to Rehabilitation

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Subject Title
Introduction to Rehabilitation

Subject Description
This subject provides a general introduction to the field of rehabilitation placing emphasis on it's historical and philosophical underpinnings. Students explore various trends in rehabilitation practices, policies and principles within the context of past and present political climates. The rehabilitation process and the role for advocacy and consumerism are also discussed.

Credit Status
One credit in the York/Seneca Rehabilitation Service Program

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

1. Demonstrate understanding of the philosophical and historical development of the rehabilitation profession.

2. Identify past and current paradigm shifts with in the field of rehabilitation.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of the role and practices of the rehabilitation professional

4. Identify the various phases of the rehabilitation process.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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.

Acceptance into the program

Topic Outline
Historical Perspective
Rehabilitation Practices
Policies and Paradigm Shifts
Rehabilitation Process
Advocacy and Consumerism

Mode of Instruction
Lectures, case presentations, group discussions, site visits

Prescribed Texts
Disability Across the Developmental Life Span for The Rehabilitation Counselor
by Julie Smart, Springer Publishing Company, ISBN# 978-0826107343

Suggested Readings:
T.F. Riggar and Denis R. Maki, The Handbook of Rehabilitation counselling, Ringer Publishing Co.

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

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
A student must successfully complete all segments of this subject in order to earn a passing grade. 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:

Research Assignment
Mid Term Test
Group Presentations
Quizzes   15%
Final Exam  40%
Total  100%

Approved by: Lisa Somers