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


Reflective journals from the community engaged learning, (60%) (2000 words) and end semester and capstone report presentation (40%) (1,500 words).


Maki D and Tarvydas V M/The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counselling /2012/ --

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Field experiences with community partners

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