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Study options for Semester One 2021—University of Otago

04 Feb 2021 9:30 AM | Cecilia Clavijo (Administrator)

Author Jim Kwik says "learning is not a spectator sport". It's not too late to get in the learning game for 2021.

The University of Otago has some great study options for Semester One.


Intellectual Disability: Theory into Practice (NURS433 / PSME439) University of Otago, Christchurch

The aim of this Interprofessional paper is to develop your knowledge base, practical and clinical skills as a practitioner working in this specialist field, and in working alongside people with intellectual (learning) disability.

The content is underpinned by evidence-based practice and current philosophy grounded on changing models of disability. Links are made between physical and mental well-being, sociological, pharmacological, behavioural, Interprofessional and ethical approaches across the lifespan.

An information flyer for the course is available here.

Contact Henrietta Trip (Convenor) henrietta.trip@otago.ac.nz


Rehabilitation Principles (REHB701)                                               Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, University of Otago, Wellington

This paper will provide you with a broad framework for understanding rehabilitation practice. You will finish the paper with a strong foundation in rehabilitation theory, disability classification, rehabilitation processes (including goal setting), collaborative practices, and the fundamentals of the business of rehabilitation.

You will also be provided with tools to critique your own rehabilitation practice (if appropriate) and you will be supported to develop rehabilitation service innovations ideas.

Watch: Rachelle Martin (course coordinator) talks about what you might expect from this paper.

Contact Libby McGuire (rtru@otago.ac.nz) to find out more.


Rehabilitation for the Older Adult (REHB707)                             Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, University of Otago, Wellington

This paper emphasises rehabilitation and management of conditions that cause impairment and activity limitation in older adults such as falls and cognitive impairment.

The paper also deals with the broad context of rehabilitation of older adults including a range of common conditions and multiple co-morbidities; and the context of ageing in New Zealand.

More course information can be found here.

Contact Libby McGuire (rtru@otago.ac.nz) to find out more.


Personal and Psychological Factors in Rehabilitation (REHB714)    Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, University of Otago, Wellington

An enquiry into personal and psychological factors that influence outcomes in rehabilitation and long-term conditions. Identification of risk and protective factors in rehabilitation.

In this paper students will examine psychological factors influencing rehabilitation by considering the "Personal Factors" component of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning Scheme. The paper aims to enhance students' understanding of the broader contextual aspects of rehabilitation.

More course information can be found here.

Contact Libby McGuire (rtru@otago.ac.nz) to find out more.

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