1 x 80-hour clinical placement once-only
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into MCRNOT-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation (Neurological Occupational Therapy)
2 3 of REHB8019, REHB8033, REHB8040
3 ^ REHB8027 - Rehabilitation of Degenerative Neurological Disorders
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2 and 3)
Assignment(s); Placement; Practical work; Tutorial participation and presentation.
Topic description

This topic provides students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge of clinical neuroscience in the rehabilitation of those with a neurological condition. Students will complete advanced clinical competencies in relation to neurological and functional assessment, diagnosis of impairment, goal setting, treatment design and implementation, communication and clinical reasoning.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate and further develop advanced skills in occupational therapy practice for those with a neurological condition
  • Expose students to contemporary clinical practice and research
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply theoretical knowledge of functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to the development of an intervention plan for those with neurological conditions
  2. Complete a comprehensive assessment of a patient with a neurological condition, formulate and implement an intervention plan incorporating extended theoretical knowledge of motor learning principles, and monitor and evaluate treatment response using reflective clinical reasoning
  3. Demonstrate sensitive and effective communication techniques within the therapeutic relationship and multidisciplinary team
  4. Apply motivational and patient-centred techniques for effectively establishing rehabilitation goals with the patient
  5. Educate colleagues on an area of extended skill development within neurological rehabilitation
  6. Identify areas for future research and service development