PTY-10048 - Principles of Rehabilitation
Coordinator: Helen E Humphreys Room: Mac1.15 Tel: +44 1782 7 34559
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 734191

Programme/Approved Electives for 2018/19


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Barred Combinations


Description for 2018/19

This module forms part of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science programmes at Keele University which are innovative, integrated programmes that prepare the graduate for further study or employment in health and social care settings. The module builds on content introduced in Year 1 semester 1 and introduces the student to concepts of functioning, disability and rehabilitation.

The programmes reflect the shifting emphasis away from increasing the quantity of care towards enhancing the quality of care, moving away from a medical disease model towards a health model based on personal responsibility and prevention of disease.

Graduates of the three year BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

To introduce the student to the science and classification of disability and functioning.
To explore the how disability impacts on functioning.
To introduce the student to rehabilitation strategies which minimise the impact of disability in common conditions.

Intended Learning Outcomes

define terms commonly used in rehabilitation and disability literature;: 1,

describe the impact of common disabling conditions on the individual and society as a whole;: 1,

describe and discuss the strategies used in the rehabilitation of common disabling conditions.: 1,

Study hours

30 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and two hours of assessment preparation classes etc.
120 hours of independent study.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
A 2000 word essay
From a choice of common conditions, students will choose one to discuss. Students will discuss the relevance of classification, incidence, prevalence and presentation of their chosen condition and potential impact on disability and functioning for an individual. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy students will discuss the role of physiotherapy in the rehabilitation of the chosen condition. BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science students will discuss the steps being taken to reduce the impact of the chosen condition.