This specialised interdisciplinary Master’s course is an exciting, innovative and forward thinking course which will help you challenge your current working practice in rehabilitation. The course offers you the opportunity to enhance the skills of critical enquiry and gain an appreciation of the underlying theory, research and policy guiding current rehabilitation practice.
Suitable for all practitioners working in health and social care like nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and speech and language therapists. Previous cohorts have included an interdisciplinary mix of practitioners working in both general and specialist areas of rehabilitation in the community, intermediate care, acute, independent sector and local authorities, both in the UK and overseas.
Students can study the full MSc or can opt to study individual modules.
>Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
>Led by a team of senior academics and advanced practitioners in rehabilitation
>Interprofessional education: Shared learning alongside all other MSc postgraduate courses and both pre and post registration students
>You will undertake and present a research project based on your chosen specialism
>Careers advice embedded into our teaching.
The minimum period of study for the part-time programme route is 24 months; maximum period of study is 60 months.
The minimum period of study for the full-time route is 12 months; maximum period of study is 36 months.
It is possible to study modules on a standalone basis leading to an MSc, PgDip or PgCert over five years.
Policy and practice in health care
Evaluation of reflection in rehabilitation
Critical thinking in practice
Cognitive behavioural approaches in health
Psychology for exercise
Exercise intervention for obesity and diabetes
Managing fatigue: implications for exercise
Quality and innovation in rehabilitation
Self-management in long term and neurological conditions
Work based learning
Professional development in rehabilitation
Life after stroke
Members of the planning and teaching team come from multidisciplinary backgrounds and have considerable experience of implementing and teaching on Master's level courses. The team also has a range and depth of experience in both service delivery and research in rehabilitation.
We have considerable experience in neurological and elderly rehabilitation and have contributed or been responsible for service delivery in both acute and community healthcare, as well as the voluntary and independent sector.
There is also specific expertise in the rehabilitation of individuals with stroke, dementia, acute brain injury, pain management, cardiac and chronic pulmonary disease, falls, progressive neurological disease and palliative care.
In addition to developing your understanding of your specialist area, this course will enable you to:
>Develop a critical understanding of the key policy drivers in rehabilitation and critically evaluate the implications on your own practice.
>Develop a critical awareness and systematic understanding of research methods used in rehabilitation research.
>Critically evaluate your effectiveness in relation to the delivery of person-centred rehabilitation.
>Develop leadership skills and advanced practice to promote effective inter-professional working and service delivery in rehabilitation.
>Critically evaluate and advance the most current evidence- based programmes of care in relation to the complex and changing needs of individuals.
You will also gain an understanding of the complex areas of government policy in relation to rehabilitation and will look at models of disability and rehabilitation and their influence on practice from the perspective of both the practitioner and the patient/client.