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  • Objectives
    Pathway 1 - Pathway 1 aims to provide opportunities for individuals from any health professional background to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes in the area of clinical rehabilitation. Students will gain an understanding of the principles and practice of clinical rehabilitation and will then have the opportunity of tailoring their study to an area relevant to clinical practice in their professional workplace or specific field of interest. As an example, students with an interest in psychosocial rehabilitation may select from a range of psychosocial topics while students with an interest in the physical aspects of clinical rehabilitation are able to choose from topics relevant to that field. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop research expertise in the area of clinical rehabilitation and to apply this to a specific research project.Learning outcomesAt 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 skill 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; * an understanding of research methods and the development of research skills by planning and undertaking a significant research project.Pathway 2 - Pathway 2 allows students to gain an understanding of the principles and practice of clinical rehabilitation, receive training in research methods and undertake a significant research project in the form of a 36-unit thesis.Learning outcomesAt the completion of the course students are expected to have: * an understanding of the principles and practice of clinical rehabilitation; * the analytical skills and independence of thought necessary to question and analyse current theories and views in the area of clinical rehabilitation; * an understanding of research methods and the development of research skills by planning and undertaking a major thesis/research project.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Health (Clinical Rehabilitation) or the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution and have not less than two years' work 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.At the Board's discretion, credit may be granted for comparable prior studies.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Course description
    The Master of Clinical Rehabilitation is a 54-unit program which provides for two pathways of study. Pathway 1 comprises 42 units of coursework and a 12-unit research project and Pathway 2 consists of 18 units of coursework and a 36-unit research thesis. The course is offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a Commonwealth Supported basis and is available in external mode only.

    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.

    This course is also offered in Singapore, in partnership with the Postgraduate Allied Health Institute, Singapore General Hospital. The program is offered part-time in intensive mode. Students are supported before and after intensives via WebCT online services.

    The Graduate Certificate in Health (Clinical Rehabilitation) and the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation have topics in common with the masters program and students who hold either the graduate certificate or graduate diploma receive credit for related topics.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Master of Clinical Rehabilitation, a student must complete 54 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to one of the pathways of study below.

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        *

          the coursework component must be completed before the research component commences;
        *

          no topic may be taken more than twice;
        *

          the program must be completed full-time within four consecutive semesters or part-time within ten consecutive semesters. A lesser period may be set for students granted credit for previous studies.

    The award of a grade of Fail (F) in 18 units or more may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

    AUSTRALIAN PROGRAM
    Pathway 1

    REHB8001
        

    Principles and Practice of Clinical Rehabilitation
        

    6
        

    plus 30 units selected from the following:
        

    REHB8002
        

    Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Rehabilitation
        

    6

    REHB8003
        

    Counselling and Education in Clinical Rehabilitation
        

    6

    REHB8004
        

    Rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain Injury and Related Conditions
        

    6

    REHB8005
        

    Rehabilitation Following Stroke
        

    6

    REHB8006
        

    Rehabilitation of Degenerative Neurological Disorders
        

    6

    REHB8007
        

    Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injuries
        

    6

    REHB8008
        

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Basic)
        

    6

    REHB8009
        

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Advanced)
        

    6

    REHB8011
        

    Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Injury
        

    6

    REHB8012
        

    Person-Focused Teamwork in Clinical Rehabilitation
        

    6

    REHB8013
        

    Rehabilitation Nursing
        

    6

    With the permission of the course coordinator students may select up to 6 units of topics from another postgraduate award in an area relevant to clinical rehabilitation.

    AND

    MMED8902
        

    Health Science Research Methods, OR
        

    6

    SOAD9042
        

    Research Design
        

    6
        

    AND
        

    REHB9100
        

    Research Project in Clinical Rehabilitation, OR
        

    12

    REHB9100A
        

    Research Project in Clinical Rehabilitation 1*
        

    6

    REHB9100B
        

    Research Project in Clinical Rehabilitation 2*
        

    6

    * Both topics must be completed in consecutive semesters as they are assessed as a continuum.

    Pathway 2

    REHB8001
        

    Principles and Practice of Clinical Rehabilitation
        

    6
        

    Elective
        

    6
        

    and one of the following:
        

    MMED8902
        

    Health Science Research Methods, OR
        

    6

    SOAD9042
        

    Research Design
        

    6
        

    AND
        

    REHB9200
        

    Thesis
        36

    SINGAPORE PROGRAM


    REHB8001
        

    Principles and Practice of Clinical Rehabilitation
        

    6
        

    plus 36 units selected from the following:
        

    REHB8002
        

    Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Rehabilitation
        

    6

    REHB8003
        

    Counselling and Education in Clinical Rehabilitation
        

    6

    REHB8004
        

    Rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain Injury and Related Conditions
        

    6

    REHB8005
        

    Rehabilitation Following Stroke
        

    6

    REHB8006
        

    Rehabilitation of Degenerative Neurological Disorders
        

    6

    REHB8007
        

    Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injuries
        

    6

    MMED8902
        

    Health Science Research Methods
        

    6

        

    AND
        

    REHB9100A
        

    Research Project in Clinical Rehabilitation 1
        

    6

    REHB9100B
        

    Research Project in Clinical Rehabilitation 2
        

    6

        

    OR
        

    REHB8010
        

    Clinical Rehabilitation Practice
        

    12

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