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REHB706 Work Rehabilitation

Understanding the workplace, workers and employers and using modern management techniques to reduce worksite injury and promote early return to work.

The aim of this paper is not to turn out vocational rehabilitation specialists, but to enable practitioners from a variety of health and safety disciplines to be more effective in their role as a member of a multidisciplinary vocational rehabilitation team or self-employed care management adviser. The paper is also ideal for occupational health nurses and doctors wanting to learn more about work rehabilitation.

Paper title Work Rehabilitation
Paper code REHB706
Subject Rehabilitation
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,018.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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REHX 706
Limited to
MHealSc, PGDipRehab, PGCertRehab, PGDipPhty, PGDipHealSc, MPhty

Suitable for people who hold a degree or diploma from a New Zealand university or are in an appropriate profession approved by the academic board.

If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme,

Teaching staff
Dr Rob Griffiths
Teaching Arrangements

This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

Regular interaction with classmates and paper tutors via Zoom videoconferencing and the online learning platform, Moodle. Additional on-line events to support whakawhanaunatunga (establishing relationships), and skills development, within the broader Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit learning community.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this paper you will be able to:

  • Describe the content and context of vocational rehabilitation
  • Look at partnerships in vocational rehabilitation
  • Identify barriers to return to work
  • Do an assessment of fitness to work and workplace assessment
  • Do a disability assessment

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system