HRS 210 – Medical Aspects of Disability
The goal of this course is to assist students in acquiring an understanding of chronic illness, disability and health impairments. Students will not only learn about the medical aspects and characteristics of chronic illnesses and disabling conditions, but also treatments and interventions which aim at improving individuals’ daily functioning abilities. Students will study the most commonly encountered chronic diseases and disabling conditions in health care and rehabilitation service settings. In addition to emphasizing the medical aspects and characteristics, treatment and intervention strategies will be covered. Basic medical terminology will be studied. This course will focus on disease, chronic illness and physical impairments.
Students interested in a career in medicine, advocacy, social work, or physical and occupational therapy/rehabilitation would benefit from taking this course.