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Study Rehabilitation RTRU University of Otago Wellington New Zealand

We offer distance-taught courses at the postgraduate Certificate, Diploma, Master's and PhD level. Our papers will challenge and develop your skills and knowledge in rehabilitation. (Note: not all papers offered every year.)


2019-2021 papers schedule

Rehabilitation principles (REHB701)

REHB701 provides a strong foundation in rehabilitation theory, disability classification, rehabilitation processes, goal setting, teamwork, and the fundamentals of the business of rehabilitation.

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Musculoskeletal rehabilitation (REHB703)

REHB703 is a specialist paper in rehabilitation assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders, including chronic pain conditions, arthritis and amputation.

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Neurological rehabilitation (REHB704)

REHB704 is a specialist paper on rehabilitation for neurological conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease.

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Work rehabilitation (REHB706)

REHB706 offers modern management techniques for reducing worksite injuries and promotion early return to work – suitable for all health professionals wanting to learn more about work rehabilitation.

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Rehabilitation for older adults (REHB707)

REHB707 explores assessment, rehabilitation and management of conditions that cause impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions in old age.

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Rethinking rehabilitation (REHB712)

REHB712 students will rethink current rehabilitation practice by finding, evaluating, and applying existing research in combination with practical knowledge in their own field of expertise.

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Goal setting & the therapeutic relationship (REHB713)

REHB713 is a journey through contemporary theory, evidence, and application of person-centred goal setting to clinical practice. Students will learn to enhance service user motivation, address ethical issues, and strengthen rehabilitation plans.

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Personal & psychological factors in rehabilitation (REHB714)

REHB714 is a course on psychological aspects of rehabilitation and recovery designed for non-psychologists. Students will learn how to build on service users' personal strengths to enhance recovery.

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Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation (REHB715)

REHB715 is a specialist paper for those interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in rehabilitation for people with cardiac and/or respiratory conditions.

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Rehabilitation with children (REHB716)

REHB716 explores evidenced-based, family-centred approaches to rehabilitation for infants, children, and teenagers with impairments, disability, and health conditions.

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Working in interprofessional clinical teams (HASC701)

HAS701 aids in building better rehabilitation teams through the analysis and application of theory on team culture, roles, and processes in order to improve service quality and patient experiences as well as foster leadership excellence.

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