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MMI 855 PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS 3 Credit Hours

This course provides graduate students knowledge in the application of evidence-based therapeutic interventions that can be utilized with children and adolescents in school, home, and family settings. Various approaches and techniques are presented along with supporting research. Observation and participation in clinical cases may be arranged.

Prerequisite:  PSYC 8576 @ UNO or PSYC 9040 @ UNO

Typically Offered: SPRING

MMI 857 BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AND INTERVENTION 3 Credit Hours

An examination of the methodological, empirical, and conceptual issues involved in the extension of behavior analytic principles to applied settings. Topics include a review of the basic principles in behavior analysis, issue of behavioral measurement, functional analysis of behavior, design and implementation of contingency management programs, and evaluation of behavior programs.

Typically Offered: FALL

MMI 870 ETHICS AND LAW FOR PSYCHOLOGY AND APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS 3 Credit Hours

This course is intended to provide graduate students with advanced knowledge of ethical codes, legal statutes, and case law that guide the profession of psychology and related applied fields with particular attention to the practice of applied behavior analysis. The primary emphasis of the class is on clinic-, community-, and school-based practice with children and adolescents. Topics include: ethics related to professional competency, professional practice; confidentiality and informed consent; education statues and related case law; and juvenile and family law.

Typically Offered: FALL

MMI 901 DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROBIOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the fundamental mechanisms underlying neural development with an understanding that the brain continues to develop throughout life. The course is also designed to promote the abilities of students to critique research in the area of developmental neurobiology.

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL

MMI 902 INFANT DEVELOPMENT 3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the developmental time period of infancy, with a critical review of research examining selected aspects of motor behavior, perception, cognition, language, emotion and social relationships. Theoretical issues considered will be the interaction of all of the above, embodied cognition, continuity and discontinuity in development, systems theory, and individual differences affecting the developmental trajectory. Conditions that put infants at risk for poor development will also be considered including prematurity, early medical complications, early experience and sensitive periods for development of different systems. Research design methods will be discussed in the context of examining change over time and intra- and inter-individual differences.

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MMI 903 CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS AND GAIT 1-4 Credit Hours

This course is designed to teach clinical gait analysis to health care providers and graduate students interested in research related to clinical gait disorders. The mechanics of gait including kinematics, kinetics and use of electromyography are covered along with clinical biomechanics to gait analysis.

Prerequisite:  CBA 571, PHYS 606, PE 4630 or equivalent permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MMI 904 PROSEMINAR: LEARNING 3 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the principles of behavioral learning. In this course, you will (1) learn to "facts" about basic principles of behavioral learning (2) learn to recognize the application of those basic principles, and (3) be introduced to some of the historical foundations of behavioral learning. This will be accomplished through readings, discussion, in-class activities, and individual projects.

Typically Offered: FALL

MMI 910 SMALL-N RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES 3 Credit Hours

An investigation of the strategies and tactics of small-n (single-subject) experimental design and research methodologies in behavioral analysis. Topics include conceptual basis and logic of the design, experimental control and internal validity (e.g., treatment of behavioral variability), data analysis, and interpretation of results.

Prerequisite:  PSYC 8576 @ UNO or PSYC 9040 @ UNO

Typically Offered: SPRING

MMI 911 HUMAN GENETICS AND CYTOGENETICS PRINCIPLES 2 Credit Hours

Human genetics principles, etiologies of disease, genetic syndromes, counseling issues, population genetics and ethical considerations in genetics.

Prerequisite:  Bachelors or Masters degree in a biological or related field, and permission of instructor. Five student enrollment required for the course to be taught.

Cross List: PEDS 911

Typically Offered: FALL

MMI 912 HUMAN GENETICS LABORATORY 2 Credit Hours

Development of research tools in human genetics. Includes culture of peripheral blood and human chromosome methodology, analysis and identification.

Prerequisite:  PEDS 911 (or concurrent), a Bachelors or Masters degree in a biological or related field, and permission of instructor. Five student enrollment required for the course to be taught.

Cross List: PEDS 912

Typically Offered: FALL

MMI 917 HUMAN MOVEMENT VARIABILITY 3 Credit Hours

Variability measures are rapidly becoming a valuable research tool for understanding neuromuscular control and health of the neuromuscular system. In this course, the student will develop the necessary scientific background to understand the current theoretical perspectives on the variations the are present in human movement and how to properly measure.

Prerequisite:  MMI 903 or permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MMI 921 CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS 2 Credit Hours

Clinical Application or Molecular Diagnostics is a graduate course that emphasizes the clinical utility of modern molecular diagnostics. This course is designed as a human genetics course that prepares graduate students with the knowledge required to apply molecular techniques to modern medicine, including clinical testing and diagnosis.

Prerequisite:  Admission to a biological sciences graduate program or permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MMI 922 MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 2 Credit Hours

Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Techniques is a graduate course that emphasizes the clinical utility of modern diagnostics. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about and perform common molecular techniques, including, but not limited to, DNA extraction, electrophoresis, PCR, sequencing, and genomic microarray. In addition, this course will promote the development of analysis and troubleshooting skills for the aforementioned techniques, as well as educate students about quality control and regulations required in the clinical diagnostic laboratory setting.

Prerequisite:  Admission to a biological sciences graduate program or permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: SPRING

MMI 947 PRACTICUM IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS 3 Credit Hours

This is a year-long practicum designed to provide students with intensive supervised experience providing behavior analytic services to improve the well-being of children and their families. There are three "rotations" corresponding to academic year semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer). Students will typically complete 300 hours respectively in both the Fall and Spring semesters and 150 hours in the Summer. Students will participate in at least two (preferably three) different practicum rotations. Prereg: PSYC 940 @ UNO or PSYC 8576 @ UNO

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

MMI 957 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS 3 Credit Hours

This course is intended to provide graduate students more in-depth exposure to the exposure to the philosophy and science of applied behavior analysis. Emphasis throughout the class will be on the intersection of the philosophy of behaviorism, the science of behavior analysis and the application of behavior analysis. It is assumed that students will have adequate understanding of basic principles of applied behavior analysis.

Prerequisite:  PSYC 8576 @ UNO or PSYC 9040 @ UNO

Typically Offered: SPRING