1 x 90-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 15-hour clinical placement 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 MCRA-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation [1.5 years]
1d Admission into MHCR/R-Master of Health and Clinical Research
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Assignments; Tutorial Participation; Tutorial Presentation; Placement
Topic description
Clinical Rehabilitation Practice will involve a part-time clinical placement in a rehabilitation setting for over the semester. Students will observe diagnosis and natural history of common conditions requiring rehabilitation, obtain clinical assessment skills, review rehabilitation plans, treatment, evaluation and the team approach.
Educational aims
This topic has four specific educational aims:

  • To introduce students to the management and function of an Australian rehabilitation unit

  • To provide a foundation for students to participate in delivering holistic, integrated care specific to the needs of clients undergoing rehabilitation

  • To provide an opportunity for students to apply theoretical knowledge and attitudes and develop clinical skills that underpin quality care for the rehabilitation client, and

  • To use teaching and learning strategies to encourage students to think critically about treatment through application of critical reflection and evidence based clinical practice.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of a rehabilitation unit

  • Display an understanding of the role and function of the multidisciplinary team

  • Discuss discipline roles as they apply to a client with complex rehabilitation needs

  • Analyse the rehabilitation process for rehabilitation clients

  • Evaluate rehabilitation treatments