Depending on your choice of modules you can achieve either a PgDip, MSc or PgCert.

Teaching and learning methods

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.

Learning outcomes

In addition to developing your understanding of a specialist area, this course will teach 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 interprofessional 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.

Practice based elements

There is no formal practice-based element organised for the course. However, if you are enrolled part time it is likely you will already be working in or have experience of working in a rehabilitation setting.

A key element is individually designed learning which is applied specifically to your work context.


As you progress through the course you will need to use our online learning environment, StudySpace/Moodle to support your learning.

Online resources include:

  • module guides
  • lecture notes
  • presentations
  • sound and video clips
  • online discussion forums (bulletin boards)
  • virtual classroom
  • a drop box (for online submission of coursework)

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by a variety of different methods, including:

  • a portfolio, in which you will include: a learning contract agreed with your educational mentor (for each year); an action plan; strengths weaknesses opportunities threats analyses; reflective diary documenting learning experiences; significant incidence reflective statements; and annotated bibliographies relevant to research interests and work context
  • case studies
  • oral presentations
  • written assignments
  • academic poster presentations
  • research proposals and project

Assessment is spread throughout the course, and there are no formal examinations.



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