On Campus
1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly

Distance Online
1 x 2-hour on-line exercise 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 introduce the student to key skills of academia and principles of rehabilitation practice. Foundational skills in locating and analysing literature will be explored, as well as the origins and theoretical foundations of rehabilitation practice, key features of rehabilitation in comparison to acute medical practice, and contemporary delivery of rehabilitation.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Develop skills of critical thinking for effective, comprehensive writing
  • Review the key principles of clinical rehabilitation, and the theoretical frameworks supporting practice
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically appraise current literature in rehabilitation and demonstrate skills in effective academic writing
  2. Synthesise clinical recommendations from multiple sources and reflect upon clinical practice
  3. Demonstrate understanding and application of the International Classification of Function (ICF) in rehabilitation practice
  4. Describe the defining features of a rehabilitation model of care