Online – Graduate

You may review the classes here, then register via MyUTK. Taking classes online allows you the flexibility to go home, travel, or work during the summer and still earn UT credit. Current students will register for classes using MyUTK. Visiting college students will complete a VIP application at One Stop Student Services, then register using MyUTK. Distance Education Campus denotes courses in fully online degree programs. Students not enrolled in those programs should select the Knoxville Campus section if available.

Graduate Online Courses

3 credit hours
Instructor: Stephens
Distance Education Campus. Exploring techniques, models and theories of supervision. Principles and best practices for leading, administering, supervising, and managing agricultural leadership, education, extension and communication organizations. Analyzing selected case studies that apply theory to practice.
1 – 3 credit hours
Instructor: Stephens
Current issues. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Stripling
Distance Education Campus. Recruitment, selection, training, retention and supervision of volunteers. Will explore the praxis between volunteer leadership theories and the practical application of those behaviors to effectively develop and lead a volunteer program in the contexts of agricultural education, Extension and community nonprofits.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus.Probabilistic failure models and parameter estimation (maximum likelihood, Bayes techniques). Model identification and comparison, accelerated life tests, failure prediction, system reliability, preventive maintenance, and warranties. (See Nuclear Engineering 483.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Principles of maintenance and reliability engineering and maintenance management. Topics include information extraction from machinery measurements, rotating machinery diagnostics, nondestructive testing, life prediction, failure models, lubrication oil analysis, establishing a predictive maintenance program, and computerized maintenance management systems. (See Nuclear Engineering 484.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Richards
Data collection and analysis as basis for accident prevention on control programs; roadside hardware design and crash testing. Registration Restriction: Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: With consent of instructor, upper UG students may receive permission.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cox
Distance Education Campus. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Comment(s): Enrollment limited to students in non-thesis option only. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Dunn
The above section will meet on campus for one week, Monday, June 22 through Saturday, June 27 from 1:00 – 5:00 each day. Restricted to Rehabilitiation Counseling Students only. Theory and types of groups, descriptions of group practices, methods, dynamics, and facilitative skills, supervision of leadership skills.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Robinson
The above section is for students in the distance education program (who are not taking any other on-campus courses) and will be taught through online delivery. Instructor permission is required to enroll. (On-campus students should register for section 84120, which is also delivered online.)
3 credit hours
Instructor: Ringstaff
The above section is for students in the distance education program (who are not taking any other on-campus courses) and will be taught through online delivery. Instructor permission is required to enroll. (On-campus students should register for section 83571, which is also delivered online.) Logical arrangement of case and statutory materials for public school administrators and teachers; problems concerning law and public education.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Clabo
The above section is for students in the distance education program (who are not taking any other on-campus courses) and will be taught through online delivery. Instructor permission is required to enroll. (On-campus students should register for section 84122, which is also delivered online.)Knowledge, skills and relationships for principals to be effective educational leaders.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Dunn
An introduction to methods and procedures of quantitative and qualitative research, with an emphasis on acquiring skills necessary to analyze and critique scholarly literature and develop fundamental research plans. Course may be delivered via distance education. Course is designed primarily for Masters-level students.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Dunn
Distance Education Campus. This section will be taught asynchronously. Theory and research on emotional, social, and intellectual development over life span with applications to educational and therapeutic settings.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Ziegler
Distance Education Campus. Key constructs and research findings related to motivation in learning over the lifespan and their application to practice in both formal and informal educational contexts.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Hammon
Distance Education Campus. 
Practical issues of group change. Analyses of group and individual experiences in all types of educational settings in relation to systems theory and collaborative learning theory. Needs of individuals and groups involved in change and roles of inside and outside change agents.
1-3 credit hours
Instructor: Hammon, Ziegler, Dunn
Distance Education Campus. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
ONLINE SECTION. Creativity of teacher and development of student creativity. Development of creative potential across academic curriculum. Creative problem solving and methods for development of creative potential. This section is offered through online delivery and is part of a distance education program (students who are not taking any on campus courses). Permission of the instructor is required to enroll. Students who are taking other classes on campus should register through CRN 84342, the campus section of this course. Send requests for information and permission to enroll to pfagg@utk.edu.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cox
Distance Education Campus. Enrollment limited to environmental engineering students in non-thesis program. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Comment(s): Enrollment limited to students with graduate standing.
1-15 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Grading Restriction: P/NP only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Awasthi
Distance Education Campus. Covers classic theories of knowledge and theories of first and second-generation knowledge management paradigms. Introduces related disciplines and the knowledge lifecycle, types of knowledge, organizational learning, intellectual capital, communities of practice, knowledge ecologies, knowledge audits, knowledge sharing repurposing of information, uses of information technology, and roles of information professionals in developing knowledge management initiatives. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. This section is an online course and requires access to a computer. For SIS DE students only. See http://liveonline.utk.edu for system requirements.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Jopeck
Mission, status, and history of federal libraries and federal information center work in various settings across the three branches of government; trends in employment, government dissemination efforts, information policy, information technology, and government’s impact on services in other types of libraries/information centers. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. This section is an online course and travel requirements. For SIS DE Students only. For more information, go to the School of Information Sciences website, http://www.sis.utk.edu/courses/schedules/summer2015. For online course access, see https://oit.utk.edu/instructional/tools/liveonline/Pages/Collaborate-Requirements.aspx for system requirements for system requirements.

Instructor: Vargha
Distance Education Campus. Development and present status, scope and objectives. Information resources external to organization. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. This section is an online course and requires access to a computer. For SIS DE Students only.This section is an online course and requires access to a computer. For SIS DE Students only. See https://oit.utk.edu/instructional/tools/liveonline/Pages/Collaborate-Requirements.aspx for system requirements for system requirements. See http://liveonline.utk.edu for system requirements.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Smith
Distance Education Campus. Critical survey of books and related materials for young adults; personal, vocational, and recreational needs and interests. Evaluation, selection, and utilization for school and public libraries. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science – Information Sciences major. Minimum student level – graduate.This section is an online course and requires access to a computer. For SIS DE students only. See http://liveonline.utk.edu for system requirements.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Danielson
Distance Education Campus. Provides guidance for selecting and using quality picture books, wordless books, graphic novels and other media for teachers and librarians. Will focus on cross-curricular with an emphasis on using these materials in traditional and nontraditional ways to enhance student learning for grades K-12. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
3-6 credit hours
Instructors: Singh, TBA, Dodsworth, TBA, Braccia
Distance Education Campus. Topics:

  • Section 004 – WEB DEVELOPMENT USING CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (Singh)
  • Section 006 – MUSEUM STUDIES (TBA)
  • Section 008 – GEO WEB TECHNOLOGIES (Dodsworth)
  • Section 010 – INFORMATION ETHICS AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION (TBA)
  • Section 012 – LIBRARY MARKETING (Braccia)

These sections are online courses and require access to a computer. For SIS DE students only. See http://liveonline.utk.edu for system requirements.Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 18 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of academic advisor.

3-6 credit hours
Instructors: Potnis, TBA
Distance Education Campus. This section will be assigned when appropriate paperwork has been submitted to the SIS student services coordinator. Forms available at http://www.sis.utk.edu/forms. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructors: Potnis, TBA
Distance Education Campus. Advanced research techniques under supervision of staff research director whose area coincides with interests of student. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of advisor and research director.
3-6 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus.Opportunity to translate theory into practice under guidance of qualified information professionals. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Recommended Background: Completion of core and pertinent advanced courses relevant to student’s practicum design. Registration Restriction: 3.0 GPA required. Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of advisor and approval of practicum coordinator.
3 credit hours
Instructors: Derco, Gramling
Online and on-campus sections offered. Field-based project involving aspects of the instructional design process in an online learning environment with reflection on theory and practice issues. Prerequisite(s): 532 and 566.
1 – 3 credit hours
Instructor: Yamagata-Lynch
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
1-3 credit hours
Instructor: Yamagata-Lynch
This section is reserved for students enrolled in a distance education program who are taking all of their classes online. Students who are part of a traditional campus program and are taking any on-campus courses should register through CRN 83443, which is also delivered online. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Probabilistic failure models and parameter estimation (maximum likelihood, Bayes techniques). Model identification and comparison, accelerated life tests, failure prediction, system reliability, preventive maintenance, and warranties. (See Nuclear Engineering 483.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Principles of maintenance and reliability engineering and maintenance management. Topics include information extraction from machinery measurements, rotating machinery diagnostics, nondestructive testing, life prediction, failure models, lubrication oil analysis, establishing a predictive maintenance program, and computerized maintenance management systems. (See Nuclear Engineering 484.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Principles of maintenance and reliability engineering, and maintenance management. Topics include information extraction from machinery measurements, rotating machinery diagnostics, nondestructive testing, life prediction, failure models, lubrication oil analysis, establishing a predictive maintenance program, and computerized maintenance management systems. (See Nuclear Engineering 484.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Niknam
Distance Education Campus. Probabilistic failure models and parameter estimation (maximum likelihood, Bayes techniques). Model identification and comparison, accelerated life tests, failure prediction, system reliability, preventive maintenance, and warranties. (Same as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 483; Industrial Engineering 483; Mechanical Engineering 483.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA 
Distance Education Campus. Principles of maintenance and reliability engineering and maintenance management. Topics include information extraction from machinery measurements, rotating machinery diagnostics, nondestructive testing, life prediction, failure models, lubrication oil analysis, establishing a predictive maintenance program, and computerized maintenance management systems. (Same as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 484; Industrial Engineering 484; Materials Science and Engineering 484; Mechanical Engineering 484.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
1-15 credit hours
Instructor: Chvala, Coble, Donovan, Gehin, Grossbeck, Hall, Hayward, Heilbronn, Hines, Lang, Lukosi, Maldonado, Miller, Pevey, Ruggles, Skutnik, Townsend, Upadhyaya, Zinkle
Distance Education Campus. The three types of prognostic techniques will be introduced with theoretical foundations, assumptions, and data requirements: Conventional reliability-based using failure times (e.g. Weibull analysis), Population based with environmental considerations (e.g. proportional hazards modeling), Individual based (e.g. general path model). Prerequisite(s): 579 or consent of instructor.
3-9 credit hours
Instructor: Chvala, Coble, Donovan, Gehin, Grossbeck, Hall, Hayward, Heilbronn, Hines, Lang, Lukosi, Maldonado, Miller, Pevey, Ruggles, Skutnik, Townsend, Upadhyaya, Wirth
Distance Education Campus. Experience in solving and reporting on engineering problems. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours. Comment(s): Enrollment limited to alternative plan students. Registration Permission: Consent of department.
1-15 credit hours
Instructor: Gunther
Distance Education Campus. Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Credit Restriction: May not be used toward degree requirements. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
1-6 credit hours
Instructor: Wyatt, TBA
Distance Education Campus. Individually designed teaching experience in collegiate nursing program or nursing practice setting. Objectives to be developed collaboratively by student and faculty. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Corequisite(s): 566. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Exploration and analyses of instructional technology and health information systems that enhance learning as applied to instruction of collegiate nursing students, staff development, and patient education. Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 hour lab per week. Registration Restriction: Minimum student level – graduate.
1-10 credit hours
Instructor:Lasater
Distance Education Campus. Additional opportunities for advanced nursing practice. Objectives to be developed collaboratively by student and faculty. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 14 hours. Comment(s): Enrollment in or completion of graduate-level courses in clinical nursing required. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3-15 credit hours
Instructors: Thomas, Hall, Wyatt, Myers, Mixer, Hutson, Lindley, Umberger
Distance Education Campus. Grading Restriction: P/NP only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Registration Restriction(s): Doctor of Philosophy – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
1-3 credit hours
Instructors: Nypaver
Distance Education Campus. Individually-designed practicum, field, or internship experiences in variety of administrative, educational, research, or clinical practice settings. Cross-listed: Same as Public Health 614. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): 601. Comment(s): Required for all Doctor of Philosophy – Nursing majors. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
4 credit hours
Instructors: Ramsey, Hodges, Lasater, Davis, Bland, TBA
Distance Education Campus. Field experiences in areas of clinical focus and planning for capstone project. Contact Hour Distribution: 2 directed study and 2 practicum. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Prerequisite(s): 631. Registration Restriction(s): Doctor of Nursing Practice – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
1-12 credit hours
Instructors: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Individually designed practicum, field, or internship experiences in a variety of administrative, educational, research, or clinical practice settings. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): 632. Corequisite(s): 612 and 613. Registration Restriction(s): Doctor of Nursing Practice – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
1-3 credit hours
Instructors: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Individually-designed practicum, field, or internship experiences in variety of administrative, educational, research, or clinical practice settings. Cross-listed: See Nursing 614. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Nursing 601. Comment(s): Required for all Doctor of Philosophy – Nursing majors. Distance Education Campus. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Determining employment-readiness of people with disabilities, identifying appropriate jobs for selected clients, and assisting clients in seeking, obtaining, and retaining employment. Job analysis, job modification and re-engineering, marketing, and employer-servicing techniques; legislation impacting job placement; supported work; and use of occupational information.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Rimmell, Dunn
Distance Education Campus. Psychological impact of disability on person and family. Reaction to loss, coping with disability, and societal rehabilitation. Disability as a cultural phenomenon. Impact of cultural differences on reaction and adjustment to disability. Cross cultural effects upon the rehabilitation counseling process and therapeutic relationship.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Dunn, Rimmell
Interview as used in assessment and planning with people who have disabilities and vocational handicaps. This section is for students registering for only online courses in the summer. It will also meet on campus for one week, Monday, June 22 through Saturday, June 27 from 8 – 12:00 daily.
3-6 credit hours
Instructor: Dunn
Supervised practice in rehabilitation and counseling. 600 clock hours required for graduation. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Metzgar
Distance Education Campus. Social work practice-focused quantitative and qualitative research knowledge and skills. Includes critical evaluation of empirical literature and basic research methodology including construct operationalization; study design; selection, development, implementation, and evaluation of measures and instruments; and data management and analysis using statistical software.
1 credit hour
Instructor: Lawson
Distance Education Campus. Examines how to (1) convert information needs related to practice decisions into well-structured answerable questions; (2) efficiently locate the best evidence with which to answer such questions; (3) critically appraise such evidence; (4) apply results to practice and policy decisions; and (5) evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the application of such results to practice and policy decisions.
1 credit hour
Instructor: Veerman, Bolen
Distance Education Campus. For Advanced Standing students. Covers the basis of neurophysiology. Students will explore the effects of genetics and epigenetics on human development and behavior; brain development and functioning; and physiological responses to stress and trauma. Particular focus is placed on understanding interactions between environment (including intra-uterine, cultural, and other environments) and physiological processes and how these topics relate to social work practice and all system levels. Comment(s): Admission to Advanced Standing program.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Hannaway
Distance Education Campus. Course will immerse students in the knowledge and issues related to working ethically and effectively with child and adolescent victims of child maltreatment, interpersonal traumas, and manmade/natural disasters. Will pay particular attention to cultural status, including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability status, and others in understanding and working with traumatized children while maintaining a strengths perspective. Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 517, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539. Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites. Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cooper
Distance Education Campus. Theory and practice of planned short term, emergency, and crisis interventions. Provides an introduction to the evidence-based practice, motivational interviewing (MI). Learners will be introduced to application of MI to increasing motivation for substance use reduction, mental health service utilization, and other health behavior changes. Finally, students will understand the evidence based theory, the transtheoretical model of change and its foundational role in motivational interviewing. Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 517, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539. Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites. Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Childers
Elective course. Will present current bio-ecological research findings that inform our understanding of trauma. Emphasis is placed on understanding biopsychosocial influences on the incidence, course and treatment of acute stress and PTSD and the differential effect of these factors on diverse populations at risk. The course focuses on the acquisition of diagnostic skills as they relate to comprehensive social work assessment of adults, adolescents, and children. Assessment and interventions skills are taught for specific types of trauma, e.g. rape, war, natural disasters. Evidence-based interventions to treat victims of trauma will be presented. The treatment of trauma in this course is family focused and emphasizes the impact of trauma on family and provision of psychoeducation and support for family members. Knowledge of psychopharmacology and the roles social workers play regarding medication with clients as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team will be covered. This two credit advanced elective course examines roles, assessments, and intervention strategies for social workers in treating acute stress disorder and PTSD in a variety of service settings.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Elswick
Distance Education Campus. Place of school as community institution and resource. Methods, processes, and techniques employed in school social work. Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 517, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539. Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites. Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Veit, Mallory, Held
Distance Education Campus. Examines psychopathology and mental disorders from an ecological perspective. Emphasis on understanding biopsychosocial influences on the incidence, course and treatment of the most commonly presented mental disorders and the differential effect of these factors on diverse populations. Emphasizes the acquisition of diagnostic skills as they relate to comprehensive social work assessment and the development of social work interventions. Stresses ethical issues, collaboration with families, knowledge of psychopharmacology and the varied roles social workers play in mental health settings.
2 credit hours
Instructor: Ellis, TBA
Distance Education Campus. Organizational management knowledge, leadership skills and supervision required in development and management of structure, resources and cultures of human services delivery systems. Administrative financial knowledge and skills in budgeting, resource allocation, marketing and expenditure control. Issues regarding organizational management change in organizations, communities and national global contexts.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Current topics in theories and practice for advanced social work. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 517, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539. Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites. Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Held
Distance Education Course. Explores the reciprocal relationship between society and those considered older by society. Examines the social and cultural forces that impinge on the aging process, including socially constructed images of older adults, and patterns of inequality of gender, race, and economics. Theoretical perspectives relevant to the aging process, from activity theory and life span development to post modern constructions of aging are examined. Emphasis is placed on current critical aging-related issues and how these issues are experienced personally and societally. Students are challenged to critically analyze prevailing assumptions and perspective on aging and how these impact older adults, family members and society. Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 517, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539. Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites. Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.
1-6 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Instruction and supervision in advanced evidence-based social work practice. Includes an agency-based experience. Students may take concurrent required concentration and elective courses, but are not required to do so. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): 542 and 544. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Social Work – social work major.
1-6 credit hours
Instructors: Cummings, Veit, TBA
Distance Education Campus. Individualized study, student selects, designs, and completes examination of special issue or problem. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Reviews theoretical underpinnings of CBT (behavioral, social learning, cognitive, acceptance based / mindfulness), development of case conceptualizations, and technique development. Registration Restriction: Doctor of Social Work – Social Work major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Swan
Distance Education Campus. Examines the role of interpersonal and psychodynamic processes in biopsychosocial problems. Provides the theoretical and clinical framework of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, a time-limited, structured psychotherapy. Develops and enhances clinician technical skills to improve client’s interpersonal relationships. Registration Restriction: Doctor of Social Work – Social Work major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Thompson
Distance Education Campus. Presents current bio-ecological research findings that inform our understanding of trauma. Emphasis is placed on understanding biopsychosocial influences on the incidence, course and treatment of acute stress and PTSD, and the differential effect of these factors on diverse populations at risk. The course focuses on the acquisition of diagnostic skills as they relate to comprehensive social work assessment of adults, adolescents and children. Assessment and interventions skills will be taught for specific types of trauma, e.g. rape, war, natural disasters. Evidence-based interventions to treat victims of trauma will be presented. Registration Restriction: Doctor of Social Work – Social Work major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Patterson
Distance Education Campus. Preparation of a publishable paper that includes 1) selection of a biopsychosocial problem experienced by a specific population served in student’s current practice, 2) addresses the empirical and theoretical understanding of the etiology, 3) reviews the array of possible evidence-based interventions and the demonstrated outcomes. Student defends his/her paper at an oral defense. Registration Restriction: Doctor of Social Work – Social Work major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
ONLINE SECTION. The above section is offered through online delivery and is part of a distance education program (students who are not taking any on campus courses). Permission of the instructor is required to enroll. Students who are taking other classes on campus should register through CRN 84353, the campus section of this course. Send requests for information or permission to enroll to pfagg@utk.edu.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
ONLINE SECTION. The above section is offered through online delivery and is part of a distance education program (students who are not taking any on campus courses). Permission of the instructor is required to enroll. Students who are taking other classes on campus should register through CRN 84355, the campus section of this course. Send requests for information or permission to enroll to karenw@utk.edu.