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DHD 557 – Manual Powered Wheelchair Technologies

Note: If you are a regularly admitted UIC student and wish to enroll in this course, you must enroll in the campus section of the course by using Student Self-Service.

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DHD 557 – Manual Powered Wheelchair Technologies

College/Department: College of Applied Health Sciences – Disability and Human Development

Program: Assistive Technology Certificate Program

Dates: 2/13/23 – 4/28/23

Credits: 2 graduate semester credit hours

Tuition/Fees: $507 per semester credit hour tuition.

Comments: This course is part of the Department of Disability and Human Development’s Certificate in Assistive Technology. Although you do not have to be a participant in the certificate program to take this course, students interested in applying it towards the Certificate in Assistive Technology are encouraged to visit the department’s website. There, you can find information about applying for the program as well as information about the courses that are part of the certificate. You can also reach the department by phone at (312) 413-1647 (voice) or (312) 413-0453 (TTY).

Description:1 This is a fully online course that focuses on the designs and components of manual wheelchairs for children and adults with physical disabilities.  Performance adjustments, transportation standards and securement systems, funding and applicable research are also covered.

Prerequisites: Course offered to Graduate ONLY

DHD 556 – Seating & Positioning for Wheelchair Mobility and consent of the instructor.

Textbook: For textbook information contact the instructor at bsposato@uic.edu

Audit Option: No

Instructor(s): Brenda Sposato, Clinical Assistant Professor

Location: This class meets online asynchronous

Schedule: This class meets online asynchronous

Enrollment Deadline: Two weeks prior to the first class

This course is a regular UIC campus course (listed in the UIC Schedule of Classes) in which a limited number of seats is available for continuing education students. If you are a regularly admitted UIC student and wish to enroll in this course, you must enroll in the campus section of that course by using Student Self-Service.

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