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REHB715 Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

An investigation of the theory, research and practice of rehabilitation and self-management in cardiac and pulmonary disease and ventilatory support in community settings.

This paper provides an opportunity for an in-depth investigation of the theory, research and practice of rehabilitation and self-management for people with cardiac or pulmonary disease. The paper would suit health professionals working with people who have cardiac and/or pulmonary conditions and who are interested in an interdisciplinary approach to patient care and rehabilitation.

Paper title Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Paper code REHB715
Subject Rehabilitation
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,801.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,869.50

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Limited to
MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipRehab, PGCertRehab, PGDipPhty, MPhty
Can normally only be taken for the qualifications listed above; other students may be admitted with approval from the Board of Studies for Postgraduate Studies in Rehabilitation.
Teaching staff
Dr Rebecca Grainger
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-day compulsory seminar held at the University of Otago, Wellington campus
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the current literature on all aspects of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, with focus on rehabilitation in chronic obstructive respiratory disease, ischemic heart disease, cardiac failure and ventilation in neuromuscular disorders
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to develop an evidence-based approach to the delivery and assessment of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services

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Second Semester

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