PTY-10056 - Principles of Rehabilitation (MSci/BScRES)
Coordinator: Mary Reaich Room: N/A
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The Principles of Rehabilitation module introduces the student to concepts of functioning, disability and rehabilitation. Students will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to manage the potential aspect of disability in common conditions such as diabetes mellitus and coronary heart disease. The module aims to provide the student with strategies to tackle the potential impact of disability and restore function.

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.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

summarise 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
discuss the strategies used in the rehabilitation of common disabling conditions.: 1

Study hours

30 tutor-led hours which includes
~26 hours lectures,
~two hours workshops, seminars, tutorials,
and ~ two hours of assessment preparation classes
120 hours of independent study including:
~90 hours self-directed study;
~15 hours directed self-study;
~15 hours of assessment preparation

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

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