Specialist Certificate in Rehabilitation Science
What will I study?
What you will learn
Rehabilitation theory and practice
You will be able to fluently and accurately discuss and debate key theoretical concepts in contemporary rehabilitation practices using the language of rehabilitation science. You will be able to apply the knowledge of muscle and exercise physiology and pathophysiology of common conditions to the design, implementation and evaluation of rehabilitation programs. You’ll also be able to recognise the influence of the social and culture determinants of health and how these influence individual’s choices and health behaviours and act consistently to promote a shared decision making model of rehabilitation practice.
Evidence and innovation
You will learn to analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate research and evidence relevant to rehabilitation practices. As well as, effectively measure both the health status of individuals and groups and monitor and measure the outcomes of rehabilitation strategies.
Clinical Practice in Context
You will be able to safely and effectively apply evidence informed rehabilitation practices in selected practice contexts, responding to physical, social and cultural factors that influence the individual and likely outcomes. You will be able to justify clinical decision-making for a range of clinical cases in diverse rehabilitation contexts based on literature and practice priorities and apply all elements of best practice in rehabilitation, including respectful communication with clients and shared decision making to achieve therapeutic goals.
To gain the Specialist Certificate in Rehabilitation Science you must complete 25 points comprising of:
- Two core subjects
Capstone subjects are compulsory and provide students with an opportunity to consolidate and extend the learning that they have undertaken across their course of study. These subjects vary, and may include project-based learning, a research project, or coursework outlining best practice.
On average, it is estimated that students will be required to allocate 15-19 hours per week for ‘study’ time for each subject. However, the time commitment required can vary for each student based on individual task management and planning skills, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.
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