RH5201 - Rehabilitation for Disability across the Lifespan
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
Applicants must have completed at least a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Occupational
Therapy or Speech Pathology at an Australian University or hold an equivalent international
entry level qualification in one of these professions. Note: Completion of the subject
will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified health professionals.
This subject is designed to extend student knowledge, clinical and case management
skills with respect to the long-term management of people living life with a disability.
The focus will be on people from regional, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.
Populations will include those with complex congenital or acquired injury or disease
that has resulted in long-term disability and significant lifestyle adaptation. Such
groups of people may include those with acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury
or multiple sclerosis: conditions that impact on mobility, self-care and independent
living. Emphasis is on the knowledge and application of Community Rehabilitation core
competencies to optimise functional potential and quality of life. Consideration is
also given to cost effectiveness of services delivered. Self-directed work will consider
the lifespan sequelae of specific complex conditions and complex circumstances and
it will be supported by written, oral and visual teaching materials and videoconference.
- analyse and develop, at an advanced level, appropriate rehabilitation plans or programs
for a range of conditions (pathologies) and identify where modification, according
to location, community or lifespan changes is required;
- describe and interpret allied health services required for comprehensive rehabilitation
for a client with a potentially disabling condition across a range of pathologies;
- acquire and demonstrate, at an advanced level, effective and appropriate clinical
reasoning for case management for these clients.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Mrs Moira Smith
- 10 hours lectures - Online lectures
- 4 hours - Discussion boards
- 7 hours professional experience
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||presentations (30%); assignments (30%); written assignment (40%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Completion of one day professional experience to guide assessment item three - presentation.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest