Fundamentals of Rehabilitation (REHB2026)


This unit introduces students to broad definitions pertinent to both disability/disadvantage and rehabilitation. Using both face-to-face learning experiences combined with community-based experience, the unit provides unique opportunities to learn about the disablement process and both the individual and systemic factors that explain disability and disadvantage. The unit surveys international perspectives on the disablement process and with a disability-human rights perspective. The unit outlines the rehabilitation process. Interventions, physical and psychological, to redress disability and disadvantage problems and issues will also be canvassed. The significance of adopting a multi-disciplinary team approach to successful disability management is highlighted as is the importance of inter-professional learning. The nature of specific services provided and the ways in which clients of rehabilitation are managed through the rehabilitation process will be covered. The unit considers vocational and avocational rehabilitation and community re-entry aspects of disability and disadvantage.

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1x2-hr lecture/week


Mid-semester MCQ exam (40%), reflective journal and presentation (30%), case-based exam (30%)


Text book list will be provided

Faculty/department permission required?


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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.