ATHS 501. Functional Biology and Design Innovation (3)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of biological systems, anatomical and physiologic functions, injury and disease, and their relevance to assistive technology, while introducing students to how living systems can be used as inspiration of biomimicry in assistive technology. (Cross-listed with ATE 501.)
ATHS 502. Seminar in Human Characteristics in Relation to Usability of Assistive Technologies (3)
This seminar provides an advanced level overview of and investigation into the bases of human functioning from the physiological and psychological perspectives, as a foundation for the design and development of assistive technology devices (ATD) that can effectively be utilized by multigenerational users to enhance their quality of life. Utilizing critical thinking skills, participants will engage in contemporary literature analyses, guided classroom discussions, and hands-on application experiences. In doing so, the participants will explore the interdisciplinary knowledge, modes of inquiry and core conceptual ideas of the assistive and rehabilitative technology professions. (Cross-listed with ATE 502.)
ATHS 614. Assistive Technology Across the Lifespan (3)
This course will provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals underlying the application of assistive technology interventions across a variety of environments. This course is an interdisciplinary exposure to assistive technology, preparatory for the design and application of assistive technologies to improve functional independence and quality of life across cultures and generations.
ATHS 618. Research Methods and Design in Assistive Technology (3)
Study of various types of research used in assistive technology, and techniques employed in collecting, classifying, interpreting and presenting data. Ethical concerns are also presented.
ATHS 619. History, Law, Policy and Assistive Technology (3)
This seminar will investigate the history and development of assistive technology, the legal context, public policy including issues concerning financing and access to assistive technology, and emerging issues.
ATHS 621. Assistive Technology Assessment and Outcome Measures (3)
This course emphasizes the assistive technology assessment process with a focus on the end user. The course further focuses on the processes of assessing the strengths and needs of each individual, their environment, assistive technology options, training needs, affordability, and determining obstacles that might prevent adoption or lead to user abandonment. Lastly, the course emphasizes establishing and assessing outcomes.
ATHS 622. Counseling in Assistive Technology Service Delivery (3)
This course will enhance the understanding and practice of the counseling and human services aspects of assistive technology, utilizing a multigenerational and multicultural approach.
ATHS 623. Medical Conditions Affecting Quality of Life (3)
Prerequisite: ATHS 501. This course will help the learner understand the various body systems and the impact that pathology has on an individual’s functioning within his/her chosen environment, in preparation for the design and application of assistive technologies to improve functional independence and quality of life. Essential to working with clients with a variety of medical conditions is an understanding of the etiology, course, prognosis, and vocational ramifications of specific medical conditions.
ATHS 694. Current and Emerging Topics in Assistive Technology (1-1-1)
This seminar course will incorporate advanced study of current and emerging topics in assistive technology analyzed by means of readings, analysis of cases and problems, case studies, presentations, demonstrations and class discussion. (Cross-listed with ATE 694.) (Credit/No Credit only)
ATHS 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate coordinator permission, ATHS 694 (1-1) and satisfactory completion of all ATHS coursework. Preparation for and completion of written comprehensive case studies to fulfill the culminating experience requirement for the Master of Science in Assistive Technology and Human Services degree. Culminating Experience (Credit/No Credit Only)