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HS5411 - Community Rehabilitation for Health Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to postgraduate students enrolled in public health and tropical medicine, rehabilitation sciences and nursing, and other disciplines at the discretion of Head of School. Health professionals may undertake this subject at the discretion of the Head of Occupational Therapy. This subject is available to students in all other postgrad offerings within Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

'Community Rehabilitation seeks to equip, empower and provide education and training for rehabilitation clients, carers, family, community members and the community sector to take on appropriate roles in the delivery of health and rehabilitation services to achieve enhanced and sustainable client outcomes' (Queensland Health, 2007). This subject provides interdisciplinary students with an overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the successful provision of community rehabilitation. The focus for the subject will be on developing an understanding of community rehabilitation in Australian urban, rural, remote and indigenous, as well as international contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of current community rehabilitation in Australian, including rural and remote, and international contexts;
  • understand the current drivers toward community rehabilitation including political and economic factors;
  • identify the roles and competencies of health care professionals within community rehabilitation;
  • apply knowledge gained to various contexts including urban and rural and remote communities;
  • determine and evaluate appropriate community rehabilitation interventions through clinical reasoning in relation to both community and individual interventions.


Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Face to face teaching (Dates to be advised)
Workload expectations:
  • 35 hours lectures - five day block
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); presentations (30%); assignments (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend at least 80% of the programmed lectures and the attendance at practical sessions and class presentations is compulsory.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: 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 official information.