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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Public Health and Health Professions

GEY 2010 Introduction to Gerontology
Credits: 3.

Designed to provide a broad, general introduction to the aging process. Biological, psychosocial, health and applied issues are covered. Required for the minor.(S, D)

GEY 4001 Issues and Concepts in Gerontology
Credits: 3.

This multidisciplinary overview of the field of aging covers biomedical and health issues, psychosocial factors, applied aspects and policy issues.

GEY 4905 Independent Study in Gerontology
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: instructor permission.

Qualified students and the instructor or supervisor concerned may choose a specific area of study related to aging. The student must submit a written report of the work. (S-U)

GEY 4930 Special Topics in Gerontology
Credits: 3; can be repeated with change of content up to 12 credits.

Selected topics in Gerontology; precise course content will be announced in advance. Course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of topics not offered in other courses.

GEY 4949 Community Work in Aging
Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: permission of director.

Credit is earned through volunteer work with approved community agencies. These agencies serve older adult clientele or patients and provide a range of services. Students work 45 hours per semester credit earned.The following courses are approved for the minor in gerontology, many in association with other departments (courses vary). Special topics, practicum courses and independent studies related to aging can also apply to the minor, with permission. (S-U)

RCS 3030 Introduction to Rehabilitation and Human Services
Credits: 3.

An examination of legislative history and social policies as they relate to rehabilitation and human services and their impact on persons with disabilities and exploration of various careers in rehabilitation and human services.

RCS 4061 Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation
Credits: 3.

Introduction to the psychological, social, vocational adjustment barriers and techniques used by individuals and society to overcome these hindrances to rehabilitation.

RCS 4240C Vocational Services in Health, Rehabilitation and Human Services
Credits: 3.

Assessment for client vocational potential and analysis of occupational settings directed toward training and work entry in health, rehabilitation and human services.

RCS 4300 Career Entry and Employment Techniques in R.H.S.
Credits: 3; Prereq: senior standing majors only.

Development, procurement and retention of client careers and job alternatives with a focus on vocational options and employment in rehabilitation and human services.

RCS 4415L Therapeutic Communication Skills Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: HSC 3502, HSA 3111, majors only. Coreq: HSC 3661.

Hands-on practice of therapeutic communication skills using simulated patient scenarios. Lab for HSC 3661.

RCS 4451 Rehabilitation Aspects of Substance Abuse
Credits: 3; Prereq: HSC 3661, RCS 4415L; senior standing majors/minors only.

Rehabilitation counseling implications of alcohol and drug use in society and the work place. Emphasis on detection, treatment and follow-up services for individuals in the rehabilitation process.

RCS 4800 Rehabilitation and Human Services Practicum 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: RCS 4415; majors only.

Development of the role of a rehabilitation and human services provider in an agency setting.

RCS 4804 Advanced Rehabilitative Services Practicum
Credits: 3; Prereq: RCS 4800.

Provide advanced rehabilitation services in a rehabilitation services agency under supervision of agency staff.

RCS 4900 Individual Work
Credits: 1 to 3.

RCS 4930 Special Topics in Rehabilitative Services
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits. Prereq: majors only.

Study of special and current topics in rehabilitative services.

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.