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Conducting a review; workers' compensation; work rehabilitation; graduated return to work; functional capacity evaluation; activity prescription; psychosocial obstacles to return to work; work and workplace assessment; disability assessment.
The Diploma and Masters degree are internationally recognised as meeting the academic requirements for higher professional training for specialist registration in occupational medicine.
|Paper title||Vocational Rehabilitation|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,938.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- REHB 706 and REHX 706
- Limited to
- MOccMed, MAvMed, MHealSc (Endorsed)
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- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
This is a fully distance-taught paper and is taught each year in the second semester.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
An important element of health and safety tertiary prevention is work to enable injured workers to return to work. Work rehabilitation is an established multidisciplinary activity that enables workers to be medically, socially, and vocationally enabled to maximise their health and performance. This may be to their pre-injury job, to alternative work, or onto an unemployment benefit. Work can be temporarily or permanently modified to enable a differently abled work to engage in meaningful employment. Assessment of fitness to work in a range of occupations is not well taught to physicians, and the pre-placement assessment of ill and injured workers, or disability assessment for the purpose of obtaining benefits is covered in detail.
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- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
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scholarship, communication, critical thinking, research, self-motivation, teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will develop skill in
- The use of research techniques
- Understanding work rehabilitation in context
- Addressing barriers to return to work
- Systematic assessment