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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Work Rehabilitation
    Subject Rehabilitation
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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


    Semester 2

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