Short courses
Health & Social Care

Context of Neurological Rehabilitation

University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education:

The award aims to explore how disability is framed and understood using a number of different perspectives. It encourages you to explore the nature of complexity of disability and its inter-relating factors within neurological rehabilitation. The theoretical base in psychology and sociology is drawn upon to understand the complexity of the clinical encounter, especially those aspects which may serve to enhance or serve as barriers to effective rehabilitation. The relationships with other services, policy directives and models of working with an individual with a neurological impairment are analysed.

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Part-time

  • Part-time

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Masters Level
  • Enrolment date: January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £510

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Central to the award are the experiences of disabled people and the disabled people’s movement. The specific award aims are to:

  • examine the basis of neurological rehabilitation in terms of practice models utilised
  • explore the wider context of disability looking at structural inequality and its impact on service users and carers.
  • explore the concept of ‘normality’ in relation to clients and analyse your practice in terms of a perpetuation of disability
  • examine the skills and thinking of advanced practice and identify best practice.

Award content includes:

  • empowerment issues and the professionalisation of health and social care
  • occupations
  • clinical reasoning
  • international perspectives of healthcare
  • sociology of disability
  • ethical practice
  • cultural base of neurological rehabilitation
  • normality and the perpetuation of disability.  

Teesside University Middlesbrough Campus.

How you learn

A model of student centred teaching and learning is used. Keynote lectures highlighting current issues for debate followed by student-led workshops are employed to enhance individual learning needs. You are encouraged throughout the workshops to reflect upon your professional practice and examine alternative explanations of the clinical encounter and how the rehabilitation may have been affected. Lifelong learning and continuing professional development are reinforced throughout the delivery.

Assessment is in the form of a 4,000 word written assignment demonstrating critical evaluation of the application of one of the award concepts to an area of your practice.

Entry requirements

You should be a health or social care practitioner working in neurological rehabilitation with normally an undergraduate degree at 2.1 or higher.

Course information

Part-time

  • Part-time

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Masters Level
  • Enrolment date: January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £510

Contact details

Further information