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Rehabilitation Professional Project (REHB90012)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeREHB90012
February - Online
April - Online
July - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This 25 credit point subject is a capstone experience that will run over two consecutive terms, and will require students to integrate and apply an advanced body of knowledge and cognitive, technical and creative skills to design and complete a substantial professional project. Building on their previous learning and the University of Melbourne graduate attributes, the subject provides opportunities to extend, deepen and apply knowledge, skills and attributes in the context of a professional project. Students will conduct a professional project based on a needs assessment within their professional practice context, identifying and justifying priority service areas. Selecting a priority area in collaboration with an academic and professional mentor they will design, justify and present a program, service or resource, including a business case, to address the identified area of need and design a project to meet this need.

This subject provides the opportunity for interdisciplinary networking; dissemination of project outcomes with student peers and colleagues; and peer review prior to submission of the final assessment task.

Intended learning outcomes

The curriculum is designed around three elements, which provide integration throughout the course.

At completion of this subject students will be able to:

Theory & Practice:
1. Fluently and accurately discuss and debate key theoretical concepts in contemporary rehabilitation practices using the language of rehabilitation science
2. Critically review policy and services outcomes within one rehabilitation practice context with a view to identifying gaps to provision of best practice as a basis of a project proposal
3. Design and implement a sustainable new service, policy modification or program that addresses the needs identified,
4. Evaluation of their project ensuring sustainability, feasibility and stakeholder value

Clinical Practice in Context:
5. Systematically and ethically collect data from their practice setting to ensure an informed and criterion based analysis of the practice setting
6. Demonstrate academic writing, oral and creative skills to present information to both specialists in academic forums and specialists and non-specialist in clinical contexts.

Evidence & Innovation:
7. Analyze, synthesize and critically evaluate research and evidence relevant to rehabilitation practices
8. Critically evaluate and integrate innovative approaches into the application of the professional project

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will have had the opportunity to develop the skills associated with:

  • a deep understanding of their social and civic responsibilities in the domain of public policy, health care provision and as private individuals
  • the ability to recognise, explore and critically analyse issues of rehabilitation and their proposed solutions
  • confidence in contributing from an informed perspective to a meaningful public discourse in their practice
  • academic excellent with high levels of oral and written communication skills
  • reflecting on their personal skills, values, biases and limitations and identify learning opportunities to 
build on their knowledge and skills to promote best practice
  • advocating for the health and wellbeing of all individuals, promoting equitable access to rehabilitation 
  • knowledge and application of the principles and approaches to best practice, particularly in adapting to the latest technical advancements in online learning design
  • active global citizenship by virtue of their academic excellence, their interdisciplinary knowledge, their community leadership capabilities and their cultural awareness

Last updated: 24 August 2019