The continuation of advanced radiographic identification of the cardiac and vascular anatomy will be presented. In addition, the student will learn about coronary artery disease, angina, heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, shock, valvular heart disease and how this knowledge will be used while working in an invasive cardiology setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. LEC.
At the completion of this course the student will demonstrate an understanding of how to utilize a sequential developmental approach to obtain pediatric echocardiographic images. The image display and orientation that is specific to pediatric echocardiography will be defined. This course will review congenital heart diseases and their associated clinical signs and symptoms. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. LEC.
Methods of theory development and analysis provide the foundation for the study of concepts and theories from nursing, anesthesiology and related scientific disciplines. Historical, scientific and philosophical frameworks relevant to the theoretical basis of nurse anesthesia are explored. The fundamentals of research methodology are examined including elements of design, measurement, statistical analysis and dissemination. The relationships between research, theory and practice are developed to create an awareness of how "best practice" resources support professional growth, competence and quality. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC.
Five CMU student winners and six local high school winners in the Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Awards were interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the topic of identity, what it means to them, how they define themselves and how they want others to perceive them. The CMU students who participated were all from the Dietrich College: Siriana Abboud, Joshua Brown, Michelle Mathew, Michael Mingo and Sophie Rose Zucker.
Advanced study of selected topics in audiology such as (but not limited to): cochlear micromechanics and other physiological processes; psychoacoustics, speech perception, cochlear implants, scientific reading, etc. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Audiology Ph.D. or Au.D. program or permission of instructor. SEM.
The course will address the major functions of the systems within the central nervous system and how they interact to produce responses to environmental demands. Sensory input, central processing, and output mechanisms will be analyzed. The student will then appraise human behavior in relation to function and dysfunction of the nervous system, both in formulating potential behavioral signs when a specific neurological site is presented, and in hypothesizing about neurological involvement when analyzing a particular individuals problems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate neuroscience course or permission of instructor. LEC.
The course will provide a comprehensive overview to clinical research. The student will gain an understanding of how to develop clinical research questions including protocol design and the factors that should be considered in initiating a clinical research study. This will include biostatistical considerations, the recruitment of study participants, regulatory issues, and data management, and defining measures and instruments. Students will gain knowledge of how to define clinical research among the various institutional entities involved with clinical research at the University of Kansas Medical Center such as the Research Institute (RI), General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) and the Human Subjects Committee (HSC). Additionally, one component of the course will focus on how to apply for funding (grantsmanship), critical appraisal of research studies, and how to present research data. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.
Alexei Cohen (DC’92) was recently chosen by Avalon Publishing to write “Moon Rome Florence Venice.” The travel guide will be published in late 2016 and distributed both in print and digitally. This is the second guide and the tenth book overall Cohen has written. He lives in Rome Italy with his wife and two children.
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.
Kevin Jarbo, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology, has been named the 2015 winner of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) Outstanding Paper Award. Jarbo’s paper, "Converging Structural and Functional Connectivity of Orbitofrontal, Dorsolateral Prefrontal, and Posterior Parietal Cortex in the Human Striatum,” was chosen from a pool of manuscripts submitted by students at the University of Pittsburgh and CMU. The study identified new ways that several brain areas communicate.
Michael Dwyer’s (DC’03) first book “Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties” is not your usual coffee table read looking at 1950s nostalgia. Instead, Dwyer said he examines how "the Fifties" was a vision of America circulated through film and popular music of the 1970s and 1980s.
Students investigate an empirical question relevant to occupational therapy and write a literature review and a research proposal under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Pending approval of the proposal, the student will carry out initial phases of the project, including materials preparation and data collection. RSH.