Advanced Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation and Health Promotion

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Therapeutic Recreation
Course Code
THRT 4901
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course will build on the student’s understanding of assessment in order to more fully examine assessment instruments used in therapeutic recreation and other allied health fields. Students will explore the selection and evaluation of assessment instruments, the development of agency specific assessment instruments and the use of assessment instruments in community based research.
Course Content

Overview of main concepts linked to assessment

  • Philosophy
  • Research
  • Evaluation
  • Interview
  • Observation

Measurement terminology

  • Validity
  • Reliability
  • Fairness
  • Practicality and usability

Factors for  selecting an assessment instrument

  • Assessment planning process
  • Content of TR intervention programs
  • Tools for evaluating and selecting an assessment instrument

Evaluation of Commercial Assessment Instruments

  • Description of assessment tool
  • Practical evaluation
  • Technical evaluation

Implementing an assessment

  • Assessment protocol
  • Documentation of assessment in client records

Assessment instruments used in TR and Allied Health

  • TR assessment instruments
  • Allied Health assessment instruments
  • Application in community based research

Agency specific assessment instruments

  • Factors to consider
  • Development of the instrument
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture/discussion
  • Media
  • Small group work
  • Case studies
  • Community service learning
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Community service learning
  • Tests

This is a letter graded course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe measurement terminology and philosophical links to research and evaluation
  2. Discuss factors for selecting an assessment instrument
  3. Discuss ways to evaluate a commercial assessment instrument
  4. Design and implement an assessment protocol including documentation in client’s record
  5. Apply a variety of assessment instruments related to key concepts such as quality of life, serious leisure, happiness, self-efficacy
  6. Explore the use of assessment instruments in community based research
  7. Apply observation as an assessment procedure
  8. Discuss ways to develop an agency specific assessment instrument.

Textbook Materials

T.B.A.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU HSRV 3XX (3) 2012/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2006/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 1XX (3), *Theory 2012/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2006/09/01 to 2012/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KPE 3XX (1) 2012/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KPE 3XX (1) 2006/09/01 to 2012/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2012/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2006/09/01 to 2012/08/31

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
34328
Thu
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Purrington
Susan
Full
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
30
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
18:30 - 21:20