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REHB701 Rehabilitation Principles

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A broad framework for understanding rehabilitation practice including: the ICF, goal planning, compensation systems and the ACC, ethical issues, team dynamics and the concept of transdisciplinary teams; cultural perspectives and person-centred rehabilitation.

This paper addresses the core themes of rehabilitation and provides students with the tools to critique their own rehabilitation practices and develop innovations to local rehabilitation services.

Paper title Rehabilitation Principles
Paper code REHB701
Subject Rehabilitation
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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Restriction
REHX 701
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGCertRehab, PGDipRehab, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPhty, MPhty
Eligibility

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, rtru@otago.ac.nz.

Contact
rtru@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Rachelle Martin

Teaching Arrangements

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
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this paper you will be able to

  • Determine which team design model best meets the needs of your service
  • Select evidence informed approaches to goal setting for your setting
  • Critically evaluate research and apply it to practice
  • Communicate rehabilitation principles to colleagues, managers, health funders and consumers

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

A broad framework for understanding rehabilitation practice including: the ICF, goal planning, compensation systems and the ACC, ethical issues, team dynamics and the concept of transdisciplinary teams; cultural perspectives and person-centred rehabilitation.

  • What is rehabilitation?
  • What rehabilitation processes and practices best support people to live well following injury or the onset of a new health condition?
  • How can health care providers and service planners work to improve health outcomes for people who require rehabilitation?
  • How might I apply rehabilitation theory and evidence-based practice to my current work role?

This course is designed to answer these questions – and more!

Topics covered within the paper include:

  • Theoretical frameworks for rehabilitation - including the International Classification of Disability, Functioning and Health (ICF)
  • Equitable access and outcomes in rehabilitation service provision
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Goal setting and co-constructing rehabilitation plans
  • The person in context - social, environmental and societal factors
  • Collaborative practices in rehabilitation

Paper title Rehabilitation Principles
Paper code REHB701
Subject Rehabilitation
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
REHX 701
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGCertRehab, PGDipRehab, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPhty, MPhty
Eligibility

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, rtru@otago.ac.nz.

Contact
rtru@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Rachelle Martin

Teaching Arrangements

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
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Graduates of REHB701 Rehabilitation Principles will demonstrate the following learning outcomes based around five learner attributes:

  • Knowledge
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • An interdisciplinary perspective
  • Lifelong learning
  1. The student can communicate coherent written and verbal explanations of rehabilitation theoretical concepts, frameworks, processes and practices to colleagues, managers, health funders and consumers. [Learner attributes: Knowledge, critical thinking, communication, interdisciplinary perspective]
  2. The student can clearly explain the nature of impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions, and how contextual factors (environmental and personal) influence rehabilitation for people living with a range of health conditions. [Learner attributes: Knowledge, critical thinking, communication]
  3. The student is able to understand and consider ways of addressing disparities in rehabilitation access, experience and outcomes for a range of people requiring rehabilitation, and can use the Te Tiriti Articles to critically examine rehabilitation service delivery within Aotearoa New Zealand. [Learner attributes: Knowledge, critical thinking, interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning]
  4. The student can develop a rehabilitation plan that is person-centred, taking into account the need for collaborative practice, and the social, environmental and societal factors impacting of the person’s ability to participate in rehabilitation and achieve their goals. [Learner attributes: Knowledge, critical thinking, , interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning]
  5. The student can select and implement evidence-informed and person-centred approaches to goal setting and rehabilitation planning in their setting. [Learner attributes: Knowledge, critical thinking, lifelong learning]

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle