Short courses
Health & Social Care

An Introduction to the Principles of Rehabilitation in Healthcare

University Certificate in Professional Development:

Within the health and social care sector, an increasing number of therapy assistants are working across the disciplines of occupational therapy and physiotherapy in the drive towards integrated care for patients and service users.

Course information

Part-time

  • 14 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 30, Level:Degree
  • Enrolment date: January and September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110

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This award introduces you to the rehabilitation process from primary assessment to secondary care and discharge using a client-centred approach.

You consider an individual’s biopsychosocial development through their lifespan and discuss how congenital or acquired conditions may restrict an individual’s potential for optimum independence in their occupational performance at any stage in their life.

This course is available at our Middlesbrough campus, and the Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington campus, depending on the numbers of applicants.

How you learn

You learn through a variety of teaching activities. Through interactive lectures and seminars, you consider the theoretical knowledge underpinning the principles of rehabilitation. These are supplemented by practical activities, group work and problem-solving, giving you the opportunity to discuss, debate and share information and learning. Further learning resources are also available on the virtual learning environment to aid and enhance your learning. You are encouraged to explore other areas of practice to enrich your knowledge and understanding of the depth and breadth of practices. You are provided with feedback during the award to help guide your self-directed learning and prepare for the summative assessment.

How you are assessed

There are two components to the assessment:

  1. You are required to undertake an analysis of a functional movement demonstrating an application of your anatomical and biomechanical knowledge.
  2. You complete a 2,000-word written assignment discussing the models of rehabilitation with particular reference to a model that applies to your area of practice.

Career opportunities

This is a stand-alone module. It is also an optional module in FdSc Health and Social Care.

Entry requirements

You should have GCSEs at grade C or above in English and maths (or equivalent), plus NVQ level 3 in an aspect of healthcare.

Course information

Part-time

  • 14 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 30, Level:Degree
  • Enrolment date: January and September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110

Contact details

Further information