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REHB701 Rehabilitation Principles

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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REHX 701
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGCertRehab, PGDipRehab, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPhty, 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

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 are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Research.
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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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Semester 1

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