This innovative and dynamic MSc course is appropriate for all health, social care and exercise professionals working with different patient or client groups, adults or children. A strength of the course is the opportunity it provides to work with practitioners from different professions, from different patient and client groups and from a variety of countries which all helps promote a diverse view of rehabilitation.
The course provides a wide range of teaching and learning strategies, enabling you to develop relevant skills, for example in research and leadership. It offers five pathways:
Posture Management. (Please note for this pathway, you have to enter with 60 CATS credits from the Posture Management course, offered by the Oxford Centre for Enablement, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Oxford.)
The course enables practitioners to examine their own rehabilitation practice in light of the analysis of key concepts and theories. The ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, WHO 2001) - a key framework used internationally to guide rehabilitation practice, research and policy - will be used as a framework throughout the course. This will allow you to focus on rehabilitation from impairment through to activity and participation levels, taking into account contextual factors.
The course has a strong practice focus achieved through the way we consistently link theory to practice. Our students have opportunities to work within the CLEAR unit and engage with the latest rehabilitation research.
The teaching, learning and assessment strategies are intended to promote an interprofessional, patient-centred and practice-focused approach to rehabilitation.
Opportunities for interprofessional learning - sharing existing and developing skills, knowledge and experience - are maximised. The focus of all teaching, learning experiences and specific assessments is the individual and their rehabilitation programme. If you are not in practice, or not from a health care background, the sharing of knowledge and experience can be of particular value. In order to make the most of the range of experience, skills and knowledge within the group, a variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed, including seminars, group work and case studies.
The assessment methods used within the course are varied; they are designed to be stimulating as well as academically rigorous, and are based on your learning needs, individual aims, content, and the academic standards expected for the course. Assessment is based on coursework consisting of academic and reflective essays and case studies.
The course team is committed to providing flexibility, and is exploring ways of offering blended-learning approaches.
For all awards there are three compulsory modules:
Rehabilitation: Application of the ICF (20 level 7 credits)
Physiological Bases to Musculoskeletal and Neurological Rehabilitation Practice (20 level 7 credits)
The Evidence Base of Rehabilitation Practice (20 level 7 credits)
The PGCert (Rehabilitation) consists of the three compulsory rehabilitation modules. The PGDip (neurological, musculoskeletal and paediatric neurological pathways) consists of the three compulsory rehabilitation modules, the rehabilitation research module, the compulsory module for your chosen pathway and one acceptable module.
International Student Requirements:
If your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. This means you must have an IELTS score of 6.5-7.0 overall, or a qualification at an equivalent level.