Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Science
- 1 year full time / 2 years part time
- Available to domestic and international students.
- Term 1 Intake - January and Term 3 Intake - July
The Rehabilitation Science suite of courses is for physiotherapists, exercise scientists, occupational therapists, nurses and other qualified allied health professionals, who want to become experts in rehabilitation and health promotion to help rehabilitate people recovering from injury and illness.
The course has been developed around three major themes: theory and practice; research and innovation; and rehabilitation in context. Within these themes, you can focus your studies on a variety of subjects including women’s health, paediatrics, neurology, acute care, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and emerging technology as they relate to your specific profession. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in leadership and health advocacy.
As a student of this course, you’ll deepen your skills and learn the principles of best practice rehabilitation, including how to help people regain lost skills, the physiology of fitness and conditioning, the pathophysiology of common conditions, and the specific needs of those affected by limited ability and function.
As part of the course, you will identify and analyse the determinants of health that influence wellbeing. You will learn to design, implement and evaluate rehabilitation strategies in a holistically way.
You will learn about the principles of rehabilitation, the physiology and, pathophysiology of common conditions and rehabilitation strategies for the effective and safe implementation of rehabilitation in a range of practice contexts. Specifically, you will learn techniques including exercise prescription, goal setting and health behaviour modification, measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviours, fitness evaluation and a selection of appropriate outcome measurements and indicators. The course will emphasise contemporary best practice rehabilitation in multiple clinical and community contexts, nationally and globally.
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