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REHB713 Goal Setting and the Therapeutic Relationship

Investigation of research, theory and ethics on goals and person-centred practice in rehabilitation and long-term conditions management.

This paper will provide a critical, evidence-based examination of the process of goal setting in rehabilitation. Issues covered include: application of goal and goal-related theories from other fields (psychology, education, sports) to rehabilitation, ethics in goal planning for rehabilitation, motivation and adherence, identification and self-regulation, and using goals for person-centered outcome evaluation.

Paper title Goal Setting and the Therapeutic Relationship
Paper code REHB713
Subject Rehabilitation
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,857.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,363.00

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Limited to
MHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGCertRehab, PGDipPHC, PGDipRehab, PGCertPHC, 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.

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Teaching staff
Dr William Levack
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, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the current literature on goal theory in rehabilitation
  • Learn how to apply this theory to clinical practice
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to develop an evidence-based and theoretical driven approach to goal planning in their professional practice

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Not offered in 2020

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

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