1 x 50-minute lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
1 Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
1a Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
1b Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
1c Admission into BHSAG-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Ageing)
1d Admission into BHSDH-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health)
1e Admission into BHSHM-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management)
1f Admission into BHSHP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion)
1g Admission into BHSIN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Innovation)
1h Admission into BHSPN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiology and Neuroscience)
1i Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology)
1j Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
2 REHB2002 - Rehabilitation Studies 1
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j) and 2)
Assumed knowledge
Content such as can be obtained from the first year of the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Assignment(s); Examination (40%). Expected to attend all sessions and a 90% attendance rate will be required to pass.
Topic description

This topic includes:

  • The patient/client journey in rehabilitation, including the adjustment process and the effect of social support networks
  • Engaging clients/patients in rehabilitation including the application of self-efficacy related theories and positive psychology principles
  • Rehabilitation processes in different areas including neurological, aged care and orthopaedic rehabilitation across the lifespan
  • An examination of the concepts of disability, normality, progress and social ideology in rehabilitation
Educational aims

This topic aims to extend the student's knowledge of rehabilitation principles, in particular developing their ability to understand the client/patient journey in rehabilitation and the personal, social and environmental contexts that facilitate or act as barriers to positive adaptation and growth.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Describe the personal and social aspects that impact on the rehabilitation process for individuals
  2. Identify key aspects that contribute to an individual's positive adaption through a rehabilitation process including personal aspects (such as coping strategies) and social and environmental factors
  3. Differentiate the emphasis and approach of different rehabilitation environments across the lifespan
  4. Describe self-efficacy related theories related to health behaviour change and positive adaptation

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

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Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.