1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
1 Admission into GCCR-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation
1a Admission into GDPCR-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation
1b Admission into MCR-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation
1c Admission into MCRNPT-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation (Neurological Physiotherapy)
1d Admission into MCRNOT-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation (Neurological Occupational Therapy)
1e Admission into MCRA-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation [1.5 years]
1f Admission into MHCR/R-Master of Health and Clinical Research
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f))
Assignments; Tutorial Participation
Topic description
This topic will review key principles and essential tools underlying the clinical practice of rehabilitation. Content includes an exploration of the origins of rehabilitation practice, the defining features of rehabilitation, contemporary delivery of rehabilitation and rehabilitation processes, the application of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) to rehabilitation and developing the ability to locate and analyse rehabilitation research.
Educational aims
This topic aims to review the key principles underlying the clinical practice of rehabilitation and to extend knowledge, skills and attitudes to support rehabilitation clinicians. The topic also aims to use teaching and learning strategies to develop the skills of critical thinking and effective writing.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students should be able to:

  • describe the key elements of the rehabilitation process

  • identify the defining features of rehabilitation including patient participation and teamwork

  • demonstrate the ability to critically analyse a research article in clinical rehabilitation

  • describe the International Classification of Function (ICF) and apply this to rehabilitation practice

  • identify different models and approaches for clinical rehabilitation

  • demonstrate skills in effective academic writing