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B.Sc. Course Description

PHYSICAL THERAPY

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 221
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Physical Therapy Procedures.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-1, practical – 2
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A principal course in which the students are trained on methods of assessment of musculoskeletal system from physiotherapy view. It includes the manual muscle testing, measurement of range of motion for body joints generally, in addition to postural assessment and activity of daily living.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 231
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Clinical Studies.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 2
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course deals with mechanisms of injury to bones, joints, soft tissues and their treatment. It also deals with introduction to physiotherapeutic examination, assessment, planning and recording of treatment.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 241
COURSE TITLE: Human Anatomy.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Practical-1.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An overview in preparation for later courses that cover anatomical regions in greater depth. Topics include : the skeletal system, the muscular system, the articular system, the cardiovascular system, the integumentary system, the lymphatic system, the urinary system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, the reproductive system and the nervous system.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 243
COURSE TITLE: Human Physiology.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 1, Practical-1 .
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics include: overview of basic cell functions, biological control systems, circulation, respiration, regulation of water and electrolyte balance, digestion and absorption of food, reproduction, defense mechanisms of the body, regulation of organic metabolism and energy balance, processing sensory information, control of body movement, consciousness and behavior. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 244.
COURSE TITLE: Neuroanatomy
CONTACT HOURS: Theory-2, practical-1.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course includes the general layout of the nervous system, and a detailed study of anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, the ascending and descending tracts of the cord and the distribution of the cranial nerves, the vascular supply to the brain, cerebrospinal fluid.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 321
COURSE TITLE: Physical Therapy Procedures I
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Practical-1.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course concerned with the study of electrotherapy basis, indication and contraindication, precautions and how to apply. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 322
COURSE TITLE: Physical Therapy Procedures II 
CONTACT HOURS: Theory-1, practical-2. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 323
COURSE TITLE: Physical Therapy Procedures III
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-1, practical-2.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 325
COURSE TITLE: Electrotherapy.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Practical – 1.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course develops the skills for physiological and therapeutic effects of low voltage currents, strength-duration curves, electromyography and the use of short wave diathermy, microwave and ultrasound

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 326.
COURSE TITLE: Physical therapy for pediatrics.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Practical – 1.
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 336
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course acquaints the student with the different pediatric diseases and develop skills about the use of physiotherapy methodes .

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 327.
COURSE TITLE: Hydrotherapy.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Practical – 1.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course acquaints the student with the different skills about the use of bathes,pool,parafine wax . also hot,cold packs and ice application. Also, how to clarify indication, contraindication, precautions and its physiological effects.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 331
COURSE TITLE: Clinical Studies I
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-3, Clinical-1.
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 241 &RHS 231
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is designed to develop an understanding of orthopedics, rheumatology and appropriate physiotherapy treatment. and also develop the skills for clinical practice. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 332
COURSE TITLE: Clinical Studies II
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-3, Clinical-1.
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 341
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is designed to study etiology, pathology, prognosis and treatment of the neurological symptoms.and also develop the skills for clinical practice.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 333
COURSE TITLE: Clinical practic –1-
CREDIT HOURS: Practical- 1.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course will teach the techniques and clinical uses of the various massage manipulations through demonstration and practice sessions. Attention of the student will be drawn to the specific clinical application of each massage manipulation; the physiological and therapeutic effects as well as their dangers and contraindications will be mentioned. Teaching and learning in this course will be through practice on human models in the laboratory. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 336.
COURSE TITLE: Clinical practic in physiotherapy.
CONTACT HOURS: Clinical – 2.
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 326
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course acquaints the student with the skills about the use of physiotherapy methodes for different pediatric diseases in clinical field.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 341
COURSE TITLE: Therapeutic Exercises.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 2, Practical-1 
PREREQUISITE (S): None 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduction to kinesiological analysis; the classification, effects, uses, and progression of exercise including methods of assessing gait and body mechanics, also teach the safe techniques in the lifting, transferring and positioning of patients. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 346.
COURSE TITLE: Neurophysiology for physiotherapist.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, practical-1.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course includes the general neurophysiological bases of the nervous system, and a detailed study of function of the brain and spinal cord, the ascending , descending tracts of the cord and the cranial nerves. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 366.
COURSE TITLE: Pharmacology.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course includes the general pharmacological bases and the common drugs, its effects, side-effects and dose used for the patients that can be indicated for physiotherapy.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 421
COURSE TITLE: Advanced Physical Therapy Procedures.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-1, Clinical -1.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 422
COURSE TITLE: Rehabilitation Procedures.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 1, Practical - 1.
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 326 &RHS 336
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course focuses on understanding the evaluation of complex disability problems and the integration of physical therapy program with rehabilitation by uses the orthosis and prothesis, and how to prescribe, fitting and train patient to apply them.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 423
COURSE TITLE: Management of Physical Therapy Services.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 2.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course introduces the students to business communications, departmental design specifications, record keeping, equipment purchasing, report writing, policy and procedure manuals, scheduling of patients, recruiting , supervising and evaluating staff.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 424.
COURSE TITLE: Geriatric rehabilitation.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 1, Practical - 1.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is structured to explore those factors that affect the well being and health of aging people. Also the different methodes of physiotherapy rehabilitation for such patients.

COUSE NUMBER: RHS 425
COURSE TITLE: Occupational therapy.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 1, Practical - 1.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course aims at applying the principles of and therapeutic skills of occupational therapy and how to train the patients with any problem to his previous job or a new job and how to use the different aids and facilities to minimize his effort.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 431
COURSE TITLE: Clinical Studies III
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Clinical-1
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 421
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is designed to teach and practice clinically the management and rehabilitation of cardiac ,vascular diseases,also pregnancy and childbirth, planning antenatal and postpartum regimes.

COUSE NUMBER: RHS 433
COURSE TITLE: Clinical Practice III
CREDIT HOURS: Clinical- 3
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 331
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course aims at applying clinically the principles of and therapeutic skills to patients with any problem and how to work in team effectively.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 434
COURSE TITLE: Selected clinical topics-1-
CREDIT HOURS: Clinical-3
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 331
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is intended to reinforce the clinical application of principles of treatment and therapeutic skills to patients with cardiovascular, pulmonary and neurological diseases and also to train the students how to write a report on a selected clinical problem and how to work independently.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 442
COURSE TITLE: Medical Aspects of Disabling Conditions.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-3.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is a survey of disabling conditions and diseases that cause biological illness or impairment of body function in special areas include chest,heart and neurological systems

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 481
COURSE TITLE: Independent Study I
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 2.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course presents the purpose and characteristics of research, basic principles of scientific methods, and interpretation of professional literature. Students will participate in clinical research activities, and critically analyze the current and new concepts.

 

SPEECH & HEARING THERAPY

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 227
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Exceptional Children.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 2.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A survey of the the problems of working with special abilities in children and adults: an overview of appropriate educational programs and facilities for delivery of services to children and adults with special abilities and disabilities. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 247
COURSE TITLE: Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing Mechanisms
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 2, Practical – 1
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course deals with study of structure , function and processes of human mechanism by which speech sound are produced and received. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 248
COURSE TITLE: Phonetics
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Practical-1
PREREQUISITE: None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course deals with studies of theoritical principles of phonetics and their application in assessment and treatment of speech disorders. It involves transcription and analysis of speech at both the phonetic and phonological level. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 249
COURSE TITLE: Speech & Language Pathology – I -
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 1, Practical-1
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of the fundamental processes in communication to include the functions involved in verbal and non verbal communication. A consideration of the factors influencing normal development of human communication skills. An overview of speech profiles, classification and etiology of communication disorders. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 261.
COURSE TITLE: Languistics – 1 -
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to linguistics and description of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics as the main branches. Traditional and modern concepts of linguistics. The syntactic structure of english and arabic including grammatical elements, verb and verb phrases, nouns, pronouns and noun phrases, adjectivs and adverbs, simple and complex sentences. An introduction to language assessment, remediation and screening procedures.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 344
COURSE TITLE: Neurology
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The elements of pediatric neurology including minimal cerebral dysfunction syndromes. Static acquired lesions of the C.N.S. and the primary neuromuscular disorders. Craniocerebral injuries resulting in particular from road traffic accidents and industerial injuries, also infections, congenital and vascular lesions.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 345
COURSE TITLE: Human Growth and Development
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, practical-1
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Concepts of pre and post embryonic growth, maturation and development. Developmental skills including motor, social, visual, auditory and linguistics and the integration of them. Play and its importance in human development.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 371
COURSE TITLE: Audiology – 1-
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Clinical -1

PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 247
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the field of audiology; hearing acoustics, decipel scale, theories of hearing; basic pure tone and speech audiometric procedures; pathologies of the auditory system. Also, the course develops the skills to handle patient clinically.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 372
COURSE TITLE: Audiology – II -
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-1, Clinical – 1
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 371
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A review of the administration and interpretation of differential diagnostic techniques for identification of lesions of the entire auditory system. Emphasis on audiological and etiological rehabilitative procedures. Also, the course develops the skills to handle patient clinically. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 373.
COURSE TITLE: Articulation Disorders
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Clinical – 1
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study for the nature of different types of speech disorders in children and adults. Also, to show the basic theories, assessment procedures, therapeutic methods and how to use them in planning and to apply treatment. Also, the course develops the skills to handle patient clinically. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 374.
COURSE TITLE: Speech & Language Pathology – II -
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Clinical – 2
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 249 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study the basic types and nature of childhood language disorders. Also, the concentration on diagnosis and treatemnt for developmental disorders of language, therapeutic methods and the follow-up for therapeutic sessions. Also, the course develops the skills to handle patient clinicall

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 377
COURSE TITLE: Physics of Sound & Voice Production
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Practical-2 

PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 247
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An examination of the basic fundamentals, concepts and theories of acoustics, speech and signal processing. The application of scientific techniques, methodolgies and instrumentation used in the quantification, recognition and identification of speech and other acoustics phenomena.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 378
COURSE TITLE: Clinical Procedures in Speech & Language Pathology
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-1, Clinical - 2
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 374
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Demonstration of cases followed by discussion for them to reach for diagnosis and therapeutic procedures and the possibilities to cooperate with other specials to participate in analysis and treatemnt of the communication disorders. Study the basic procedures for clinical work and the materials used for diagnosis and treatment.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 426
COURSE TITLE: Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
CREDIT HOURS: Theory - 3
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is designed to explore those factors affecting the health , wellbeing and communication of aging people. It will cover linguistic features that characterize and differentiate the normal, demented, depressed and aphasic elderly population. The societal and cultural aspects of aging and also age – related changes in accomodating to the social environments.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 427
COURSE TITLE: Bilingual Studies
CREDIT HOURS: Theory - 2
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study of bilingual and bidialectal variations in human communication that takes place according to the changes in cultural, environment, social life and special concentration in assessment of the problems of bilingualism and bidialectalism and how to manage it. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 428
COURSE TITLE: Electrophysiologic Tests.
CREDIT HOURS: Practical -2
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The students will be given onsite demonstrations of such electrophysiologic procedures as: ABR, ENG, OAE’S, and ECOG where feasible. Students will not only observe but will be given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with test protocol interpretation and instrumentation.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 429
COURSE TITLE: Fluency Disorders
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2, Clinical – 1
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study of the development of normal fluency vs. non fluency, in addition to the nature, etiology, theories, classifications and prognostic indicators of fluency disorders. Overview of formal and informal assessment, clinical treatment and counseling procedures.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 444
COURSE TITLE: Medical Aspects of Communication Disorders.
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-3.
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is study of the pediatric neurology and psychiatry, neurological diseases and disorders. Also, involves ear, nose and throat, and the palatal and orofacial musculatures. Implication for treatment and management will be considered as an integral part of the rehabilitative process.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 461
COURSE TITLE: Speech & Language Pathology – III -
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 3, Clinical - 1
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 344 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study of acquired disorders of speech and language due to neurological disease. The study will cover the causes, pathology, classifications, evaluation, management and treatment of the communication disorders in adult life. Also, the course develops the skills to handle patient clinically.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 462
COURSE TITLE: Speech & Language Pathology – IV -
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 2, Clinical - 2
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The classification, symptoms, etiology and nature of communication problems in cleft palate/lip and cerebral palsy with emphasis on the interdisciplinary approach to provide the most effective treatment and management of children suffering from these conditions. Also, the course develops the skills to handle patient clinically.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 466
COURSE TITLE: Voice Disorders
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 1, Clinical - 2
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 344
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The study of the function, organic and psychogenic voice disorders. Survey of instrumental and other objective techniques employed in the assessment, diagnosis and management of the voice disorders. Also the course develops the skills to handle patient clinically.

COUSE NUMBER: RHS 467
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Alternative Communication
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 2, Practical - 1
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the manual alphabet used in finger- spelling and the language of signs. Emphasis placed on expressive as well as receptive skill development.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 471
COURSE TITLE: Hearing Impairment 
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-2
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 372
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study of the classification and assessment of hearing loss and associated problems. Examination of the roles of hearing specialist in the aural rehabilitative process.

COUSE NUMBER: RHS 472
COURSE TITLE: Pediatric Audiology
CREDIT HOURS: Theory – 2, Clinical – 1
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 471
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Examination of methods of detection, measurement and management of auditory problems in infants and young children. Emphasis on diagnostic techniques specific to young children and the interpretation of results. Also, the course develops the skills to handle patient clinically.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 474
COURSE TITLE: Aural Rehabilitation
CREDIT HOURS: Theory –2, Clinical – 1
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Orientation to the clinical management of communiocation problems associated with hearing impairment. Emphasizes determination of appropriate remediation through language and speech therapy, auditory training, speech reading and counseling.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 475
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Hearing Aids
CREDIT HOURS: Theory-1, Clinical -2
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study of the function and maintenance and fitting of hearing aids. Description of types commercially available and their conntribution to the rehabilitative process. Emphasis on components, characteristics, evaluation and selection of hearinng aids. Also, the course develops the skills to handle patient clinically 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 479
COURSE TITLE: Linguistics – II -
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 1, Practical - 1
PREREQUISITE (S): RHS 261
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course deals with the methods for examining language processing and breakdown. Lectures cover the general properties of language and specific structure of english. 

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 483
COURSE TITLE: Management of Speech & Hearing Therapy
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 1, Practical – 1
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study of the introprofessional, interprofessional, economic, legal and ethical aspects of program planning and adminstration and also, delivery of speech, language and hearing services in a multiplicity of setting; study of the relationship between speech & hearing services and educational health, social and industrial programs; study of the relationships between speech & hearing pathologists and members of allied professionals; discussion of the importance of an cillary staff, report writing and record keeping in the delivery of speech, language and hearing services. An overview of Saudi Arabian school system.

COURSE NUMBER: RHS 499
COURSE TITLE: Orientation to Research Methodology
CREDIT HOURS: Theory- 3, Practical - 2
PREREQUISITE (S): None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An overview of experimental designs used to conduct research in speech, language and hearing. Emphasis on research proposal preparation in communicative disorders.