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Rehabilitation Studies

147.101 Rehabilitation Studies15 credits
An introduction to the principles and practices of rehabilitation. The processes of rehabilitation are explored with particular reference to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Emphasis is placed on exploring a person-centred approach to rehabilitation.

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147.102 Mental Health and Society15 credits
The course provides an introduction to mental health and illness with a focus on New Zealand society. Attention is given to the social context of mental health and wellbeing, including the impact of inequalities on mental health, and the experience of stigma for those with a mental illness.

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147.201 Issues in Rehabilitation15 credits
A study of major issues related to rehabilitation processes and practices. Students will examine rehabilitation in relation to personal, social and environmental factors and be introduced to terms, concepts and models related to disability, age, gender, culture, legal and political contexts, family and society, advocacy and inclusion.

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147.202 Mental Health Policy and Practice15 credits
The course provides an overview of the policy and practice of mental health services and wellbeing in New Zealand. Attention is given to the role of housing, education and employment in promoting wellbeing among people with a mental illness. The importance of health policy for promoting mental health is also described.

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147.301 Community-based Rehabilitation15 credits
An examination of the roles of community-based rehabilitation providers, their scope of practice, models of rehabilitation and disability, professionalism, ethics, advocacy and person-centred rehabilitation services located in the community.

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147.302 Alcohol and Drug Use15 credits
The course focuses on alcohol and drug use in New Zealand, including biophysical, psychological and social aspects; the epidemiology of drug use and associated problems, including legal and public policy responses. An overview of interventions required to reduce harmful psychological, medical and social impacts is provided with particular emphasis on harm reduction and health promotion as intervention tools.

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147.701 Rehabilitation Theory and Practice30 credits
Rehabilitation theory, process and practice in physical, social and vocational rehabilitation are examined. Models of rehabilitation are investigated alongside theories and models of health and disability, advocacy and person-centred rehabilitation.

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147.702 Rehabilitation Counselling30 credits
A broad survey of the counselling approaches in dealing with personal adjustment to disabling conditions is undertaken. Emphasis is placed on counselling theories and their application to the area of rehabilitation from a cross-cultural perspective.

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147.703 Vocational and Rehabilitation Counselling30 credits
A thorough investigation of the major theories, frameworks, support systems and practices employed in rehabilitation counselling, case management, and vocational rehabilitation. Emphasis is placed on assessment, vocational and avocational rehabilitation, injury management and interprofessional practice.

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147.704 Drugs and Society30 credits
This course explores the historical relationship between drugs and society, identifying fundamental patterns in the development of current international approaches to drug control, treatment and rehabilitation, reviewing evidence both for and against these approaches, and illustrating their ramifications for treatment and rehabilitation programmes.

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147.705 Education and Rehabilitation of the Visually Impaired30 credits
Exploration of the unique aspects of rehabilitation and special education as they pertain to visually impaired children and adults. The causes, effects on functioning and remediations, and the specific services and delivery systems available are covered. Emphasis is placed on low vision services throughout.

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147.706 Adaptive Communication and Independent Living Skills30 credits
Exploration of the effects of disability on communication and other activities of daily living. Sensory alternatives, creative adaptations and methods of intervention are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on assessment, task analysis and instructional design.

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147.707 Orientation and Mobility30 credits
Exploration of the principles of independent travel for blind and visually impaired people, as well as the specific techniques employed to achieve safe and efficient travel in myriad environmental settings.

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147.709 Rehabilitation Practicum30 credits
Supervised practice in field work placements in one or more areas of rehabilitation. Placements will be selected by the student in consultation with the course coordinator and be carried out under the direction of an approved supervisor.

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147.712 Coexisting Substance Use and Mental Health Problems30 credits
An examination of contemporary therapeutic models of care for clients with coexisting substance abuse and mental health disorders. A range of assessment, engagement and intervention strategies, which underpin effective rehabilitation, are introduced. Cultural and psychosocial influences and relevant legislation are addressed.

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147.791 Special Topic I30 credits
 

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147.798 Research Report (60)60 credits
 

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147.799 Research Report (30)30 credits
 

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147.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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147.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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147.899 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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147.900 PhD Rehabilitation120 credits
 

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