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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation aims to provide opportunities for individuals from any health professional background to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes in the area of clinical rehabilitation. Learning outcomes At the completion of the course students are expected to have: * an understanding of the principles and practice of clinical rehabilitation; * an understanding of the roles of various disciplines in clinical rehabilitation; * the skills necessary to plan, evaluate and analyse a rehabilitation plan for a variety of conditions that present in the clinical rehabilitation setting; * a comprehensive level of skills necessary to plan and evaluate a rehabilitation program or service; * a comprehensive understanding of diagnosis, assessment and management of a variety of conditions that present in the clinical rehabilitation setting; * the analytical skills and independence of thought necessary to question and analyse current theories and views in the area of clinical rehabilitation.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Health (Clinical Rehabilitation) must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification and have not less than two years' postgraduate experience in a relevant clinical area. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Course description
     The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation is a 36-unit program offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a Commonwealth Supported basis.

    Note: Full fee-paying places are available on request to students who are in receipt of a scholarship which covers fee-paying student tuition fees only.

    The course is offered in external mode only.

    The course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Health (Clinical Rehabilitation) and Pathway 1 of the Master of Clinical Rehabilitation, with the sequentially developed topics allowing progression through the three awards. Students who have completed the graduate certificate normally are awarded credit for 18 units of topics towards the graduate diploma.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation, a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

    Except with the approval of the Faculty Board, no student may attempt a topic more than twice.

    The award of a grade of Fail (F) in 12 or more units may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.


    Principles and Practice of Clinical Rehabilitation


    plus 30 units selected from the following:


    Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Rehabilitation



    Counselling and Education in Clinical Rehabilitation



    Rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain Injury and Related Conditions



    Rehabilitation Following Stroke



    Rehabilitation of Degenerative Neurological Disorders



    Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injuries



    Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Basic)



    Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Advanced)



    Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Injury



    Person-Focused Teamwork in Clinical Rehabilitation



    Rehabilitation Nursing


    Except with permission of the Faculty Board, the program must be completed full-time in two consecutive semesters or part-time within six consecutive semesters.

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