RHSC Courses

Most RHSC graduate courses are one term in length (exceptions are the thesis and dissertation courses; RHSC 549 and RHSC 699). While most courses are offered annually, it is not possible to offer all courses every year. Please check the UBC SSC Course Schedule portal for the most up to date offerings.

Required Courses

Explore scientific enquiry related to research methodologies that include both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Through discussion and critical analysis, students will develop an advanced understanding of knowledge creation and knowledge translation in rehabilitation sciences.

Appraisal and formatting of a research proposal. Emphasis on research writing and critical analysis of a variety of research proposal formats.

Required for RHSC Master’s students to enroll in while writing their thesis.

Required for RHSC PhD & MPT/PhD students to enroll throughout their research and writing of their dissertation.

Elective Courses

This course involves independent study of a project related to rehabilitation sciences which is consistent and supportive of the educational and professional goals of the graduate student. Each 3-credit directed study should reflect a minimum of 80 hours of work on the part of the student. Directed study can be supervised by any School of Rehabilitation Sciences faculty member who is a member or associate member of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Direct contact with the Faculty member can vary dependent on the focus of the course.

This course is offered on an “as-needed” basis and features topics that RHSC Faculty specialize in. Example RHSC 506 courses include: Topics in Neurotrauma (2020W), Clinical Trials (2022W); Rehabilitation Technologies (2023W). If you are interested in this course, it is recommended you reach out to the RHSC Program Assistant during the registration period to inquire if the course is running and what topic will be featured.

Basic concepts and applications to research and practice. This 3-credit graduate elective seminar course is aimed towards students with a clinical or science background who wish to learn about basic neuroimaging tools used in clinical and research settings. This will be a survey course to introduce a number of neuroimaging tools so that students can gain a basic understanding of the applications of these tools to understand neurological function and neurological disorders.

To explore the epidemiology, measurement, physiology, and adoption of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions.

Occupational science is the study of human occupations as they relate to societies, communities, and individuals. The complexity of occupations and their capacity to be transformative are examined. Topics related to social occupations and their implications for health are addressed.

This course provides an overview of current basic, clinical, and rehabilitation research topics and concepts. Challenges with translational approaches and clinical issues facing people living with spinal cord and traumatic brain injury as they transition into the community will be discussed.

Therapeutic approaches and strategies in rehabilitation for persons with common neurological conditions.

Through in-person lecture, discussion and critical analysis, students will develop an advanced understanding of designing and implementing randomized intervention trials which are often complex in nature in the rehabilitation context.

Designing for People

DFP Fundamentals: Cross-disciplinary foundations for the human-centered design of interactive technologies. This course has limited seats for non-DFP students so please contact the instructor or Research Facilitator (dfp-facilitator@dfp.ubc.ca).

Designing for People

DFP Project: A team-oriented design project course in which student teams work on a partner-supported project, where the partners come from industry, government, not-for-profit, and research groups.  This course is only open to students accepted in the DFP CREATE program

For the full list of RHSC courses including those in the Master’s in Rehabilitation Science (MRSC; non-thesis based, online) program please click here.