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Rehabilitation MSc


Course Description

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 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.

Highlights

>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.

[[Modules]

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.

Core modules:

Policy and practice in health care
Evaluation of reflection in rehabilitation
Critical thinking in practice
Data analysis
Research methods
Research project

Optional modules:

Cognitive behavioural approaches in health
Psychology for exercise
Exercise intervention for obesity and diabetes
Cardiac rehabilitation
Managing fatigue: implications for exercise
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Quality and innovation in rehabilitation
Pain management
Self-management in long term and neurological conditions
Work based learning
Professional development in rehabilitation
Life after stroke

Studying

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.

Careers

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.

Application

To download an application for the course and find out more information about the process and our deadlines, please visit our website.

Visit the Rehabilitation MSc page on the St George’s, University of London website for more details!

Videos
(Student Profile)

Pip Nott

I'm studying the MSc Rehabilitation part-time over two years, and am currently near the end of the first year.

I work full-time as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Royal London Hospital. I lead a team of seven physiotherapists and assistants, working with in-patients who've had musculo-skeletal trauma - from breaks and injuries to joint replacement surgery. I've been there about six years now.

My first assignment was a complex case study and I chose a major trauma patient I'd struggled with in terms of understanding and giving him what he needed in order to get better. It was very interesting as there was a lot of exploration and discussion around the therapist-patient relationship, which brought to light ways in which their therapist can 'impose' their views on patients without realising that's what they are doing, which then leads to a negative response from the patient. The course helps you to question the way you approach things and think about things from the perspective of patients. It can be quite challenging at first as you begin to see weaknesses in your current ways of doing things, but then you start to develop ideas for change and improvements.

There's a great mix of people on the course, including some overseas students who bring a fresh approach from different healthcare systems around the world. We also have people from the UK who work for charities rather than the NHS and again that's very interesting, finding out how they do things. It's great to learn about different successful approaches that others are taking.

I come to university for lectures one day a week, on a Thursday. I'm usually quite enthused after that so I'll pop to the library for an hour or two to do some more work.

When you get to a certain point in your career, I think that a day 'away' doing something different to stimulate your own thought processes is very beneficial. It reinvigorates your sense of what you've been here for and renews your sense of purpose. I look forward to Thursdays and relish having that time. I go back to work feeling I've got ideas, I'm forward-thinking.


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Entry Requirements

Entry criteria: Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum second class degree (2:2) in a subject which offers an appropriate grounding in science, healthcare or physiology (or an equivalent overseas qualification).Other essential criteria: personal statement and reference.For comprehensive entry criteria, including any non-academic criteria, please see our website: View Website

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