Ania Jaroszewicz placed third in CMU’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with a talk titled, "How the Psychology of Poverty Affects Behavior and Financial Outcomes." Jaroszewicz, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in behavioral decision research in the Dietrich College's Department of Social and Decision Sciences, said 3MT has given her an opportunity to think about how she communicates her work to people who might use it to help shape policy or nonprofit programming. "Poverty is much more complex than many people perceive it to be and consequently, understanding those complexities can improve the effectiveness of welfare programs," she said. .
Patrick Cavanagh (DC’72) started out as a computer and electrical engineer, but an interest in artificial intelligence led him to Carnegie Mellon University, where he could study “the really big computer.” Since receiving his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from CMU, Cavanagh worked on aspects of memory and now focuses on how the visual perception system constructs our three-dimensional world. that appeared in #CMUPsych, the Department of Psychology newsletter.
Each study group will write the Discussion and Conclusion sections of their paper and share their findings in a poster presentation. The final version of each group's study manuscript must be submitted to course instructor prior to graduation. The quality of the manuscript will be appropriate for submission to the journal of Respiratory Care. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Respiratory Care Program. LEC.
This course is designed to teach the student how to read, interpret and analyze research reports. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Respiratory Care Program. LEC.
This course is open only to online students. This course is an introduction to the evolving role of respiratory therapists in health care, especially in the area of chronic disease management. The students will explore various trends that are contributing to the role respiratory therapy may play in patient care. Topics covered in this course include COPD and asthma management, pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, home care, elderly care, nutritional care of the pulmonary patient, and communication skills necessary for patient education. Students in this course will gain an understanding of how they can contribute to an inter-professional team in order to provide safe and effective patient care. Presentation of topics in this course may include lecture, group work/discussion, audiovisual, computer and other multimedia aids. LEC.
Analysis of the role of beliefs about practice in professional culture and how beliefs are affected by the accumulation of research evidence. Topics include the nature of science and beliefs, the nature of evidence, and the debate over evidence-based practice. Students will use topics from their own professional interests for class presentations and written assignments. A minimum of two credits over two successive terms (Fall then Spring) is required (i.e., 1 credit each semester). Note this course alternates in succession with TS900 and TS950, and is offered in the Fall & Spring every 3rd year. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. LEC.
This course is designed to provide the participant with a basic introduction to healthcare research with emphasis on evidence based practices. Students will learn how to identify a research question and conduct a proper literature search. This course will teach students the strengths and weaknesses of different search sources, how to review and critique a scientific article, and present the results of their literature review. Students will learn how to properly cite and develop a bibliography that is consistent with scientific writing, as well as, develop an introduction section of a research paper. This course will familiarize the students with cardiorespiratory medical terminology. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Respiratory Care Program. LEC.
Directed experiences in a planned instructional activity. Student will write course objectives, plan and deliver lectures, produce practical and written exams and assign grades. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program or consent of instructor. LEC.
Students will become familiar with the organization of an experimental scientific paper and learn how to critically assess papers in the field of rehabilitation science. Students will develop writing skills by summarizing scientific papers and communication skills by orally presenting and discussing research literature with his/her peers and colleagues, course coordinator and other faculty members. Prerequisite: Entry in the PhD program in Rehabilitation Science or permission of instructor. SEM.
This course introduces the learner to how physical therapists use anatomical knowledge to gather basic examination information about the patient. Learning opportunities include lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Admission into the DPT program or permission of instructor. LEC.
This course will explore professional development from an advanced practice perspective. Students will examine aspects of advanced practice such as leadership (both work and professional), management, group and system communication and change agency. They will explore these topics within their current practice settings and select an area of advanced skills to explore in more depth. Students will develop an understanding of how they can impact systems and contribute to the development of the occupational therapy profession. LEC.
This course will cover major theoretical frameworks and practice models in occupational therapy. The history of occupational therapy will be included to provide a basis for understanding the evolution of the profession as well as past and current issues and trends. Students will learn how to critically analyze theories, evaluate research evidence related to specific theories and practice models, and assess pragmatic issues in applying practice models to specific settings and populations. LEC.
This course is an introduction to qualitative research techniques. Students will have several opportunities to gain hands-on experience using fundamental qualitative research techniques to sharpen their data collection, analysis and write-up skills. The goals of this course are to better understand the role qualitative techniques play in research, identify various ethical issues, sharpen interview and observation skills, and develop foundation skills for collecting, analyzing and interpreting qualitative data. Prerequisite: Permission of Department. Lecture course. LEC.