Course Structure

Course structure

To gain a Master in Rehabilitation Science you must complete 150 points comprising of:

  • Six core 12.5 point subjects
  • One 25 point capstone subject; and
  • Four 12.5 point elective subjects.

Master of Rehabilitation Science

Core Subjects

SubjectPoints
Foundations of Rehabilitation (Offered in Term 2)12.5

Foundations of Rehabilitation (Offered in Term 2)

This subject is a foundation subject to introduce you to selected core theory and frameworks that underpin the development and delivery of best practice, evidence informed rehabilitation services across a range of disciplines and clinical practice contexts over the lifespan.


Detailed Information REHB90001
TypeCore
Rehabilitation, Activity and Exercise (Offered in Term 1 & Term 3)12.5

Rehabilitation, Activity and Exercise (Offered in Term 1 & Term 3)

Learn how to critically draw on research evidence to understand physical activity and exercise and to understand the health risks of sedentary behaviour. You’ll learn how to design and evaluate appropriate programs to manage these risks.


Detailed Information REHB90002
TypeCore
Evaluation of Rehabilitation Practice 12.5

Evaluation of Rehabilitation Practice

Develop skills in the areas of selection, application and interpretation of rehabilitation treatment and evaluation for individuals, groups and rehabilitation services.


Detailed Information REHB90003
TypeCore
Health Behaviour Change (Offered in Term 1)12.5

Health Behaviour Change (Offered in Term 1)

Get an introduction to the key theories underlying contemporary approaches to health promotion and health behaviour change in individuals across the health-illness spectrum and at the population level.


Detailed Information HLTH90001
TypeCore
Innovation and Emerging Technologies (Offered in Term 3)12.5

Innovation and Emerging Technologies (Offered in Term 3)

Examine emerging therapies and technologies which are pushing the boundaries of rehabilitation practices. Use your critical reasoning to evaluate the value of these therapies and technologies in the rehabilitation at the individual and population level.


Detailed Information REHB90009
TypeCore
Research and Evidence in Practice 12.5

Research and Evidence in Practice

This subject provides an opportunity to build on your knowledge and skills in the use of research and evidence in habilitation and rehabilitation practices, with a primary focus on critical analysis of research.


Detailed Information REHB90010
TypeCore

Capstone Subjects

SubjectPoints
Rehabilitation Research Project (Offered in Term 1, 2, & 3 2018)25

Rehabilitation Research Project (Offered in Term 1, 2, & 3, 2018)

This subject is available to students wishing to complete a research project in the area of rehabilitation practice. Supervision by a University of Melbourne researcher will ensure excellence in the quality of a minor thesis, which will be the primary outcome of this capstone subject.


Detailed Information REHB90013
Type Capstone
OR
Rehabilitation Professional Project (Offered in Term 1, 2, & 3, 2018)25

Rehabilitation Professional Project (Offered in Term 1, 2, & 3, 2018)

This subject is available to students wishing to complete a professional project in the area of rehabilitation practice. You will design and evaluate a professional project in a practice context with the support of an academic mentor.


Detailed Information REHB90012
Type Capstone

Elective subjects

SubjectPoints
Rehabilitation in the Acute Setting (Offered in Term 2)12.5

Rehabilitation in the Acute Setting (Offered in Term 2)

This subject is focused primarily on the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals within the intensive care setting and consideration of community reintegration planning.


Detailed Information REHB90004
TypeElective
Rehabilitation for Paediatrics (Offered in Term 1)12.5

Rehabilitation for Paediatrics (Offered in Term 1)

Gain an understanding of the safe and effective application of intervention and rehabilitation principles to meet the health needs of infants, children and adolescents and their families.


Detailed Information REHB90005
TypeElective
Rehabilitation for Women’s Health (Offered in Term 2)12.5

Rehabilitation for Women’s Health (Offered in Term 2)

Build a deep understanding of the safe and effective application of rehabilitation principles to meet the health needs of women. Attention is focused primarily on musculoskeletal disorders with attention to conditions affecting women from young adulthood through to their reproductive and older years.


Detailed Information REHB90006
TypeElective
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Offered in Term 2)12.5

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Offered in Term 2)

This subject is designed to meet the practice needs of those who are working primarily in the area of musculoskeletal practice. Focus will be on habilitation and rehabilitation strategies for optimizing the musculoskeletal health of individuals.


Detailed Information
TypeElective
Rehabilitation in Neurology (Offered in Term 3)12.5

Rehabilitation in Neurology (Offered in Term 3)

This subject is designed to meet the practice needs of those who are working primarily in the area of neurological practice.  Focus will be on habilitation and rehabilitation strategies for optimising the health experience of individuals with neurological conditions.


Detailed Information REHB90008
TypeElective
Rehabilitation in Global Health (Offered in Term 2)12.5

Rehabilitation in Global Health (Offered in Term 2)

Explore the role of rehabilitation in emerging concepts of inclusive health and universal health, including limitations of current models and conceptualisation of rehabilitation. Further explore the need and unmet needs for rehabilitation.


Detailed Information
TypeElective
Ageing in Society (Offered in Term 1)12.5

Ageing in Society (Offered in Term 1)

Learn about ageing from a range of perspectives, including life course, bio-medical, gender, cross-cultural, consumer, historical and self-reflection. This subject will critically analyse all forms of ageism and how older people are portrayed in literature, media and government policy using case studies from Australia and other countries around the world.


Detailed Information POPH90256
TypeElective
Body of Ageing (Offered in Term 3)12.5

Body of Ageing (Offered in Term 3)

Focus on how the body and its systems are affected by ageing and explore the differences between the natural ageing process and physical changes that develop as a result of illness with older persons. Understanding the common impairments and physiological changes behind them that occur as part of the ageing process provides students with a fundamental base to critically analyse and develop strategies for healthy ageing and disease prevention.


Detailed Information POPH90257
TypeElective
Economics of Ageing12.5

Economics of Ageing

Examine the influence of private and public/government decision-making on the economic well-being of older people. Decisions include private decisions to prepare for old age and to live through old age by saving and managing assets. The subject also covers how an ageing population exerts upward pressure on taxation levels required to finance government activities and services for the aged.


Detailed Information POPH90258
TypeElective
Ethics of Ageing (Offered in Term 2)12.5

Ethics of Ageing (Offered in Term 2)

Get an overview of some of the key ethical issues associated with ageing across the lifespan, with an emphasis on the societal dimensions and implications for policy and professional practice. Students will be introduced to bioethical theory and its application to frame the exploration of a number of key issues organized within thematic units of "justice", "autonomy" and "dignity". A final unit will explore ethical issues pertaining to the human quest for "immortality".


Detailed Information POPH90260
TypeElective
End of Life Issues (Offered in Term 3)12.5

End of Life Issues (Offered in Term 3)

Examine end of life issues in a variety of contexts, such as in private homes, hospitals, hospices and residential care facilities, and consider their implications for individuals; families and friends; clinicians and health professionals; carers; and policy makers. Examples of policy, practice and legislation from a range of countries will be used to highlight common features and diverse approaches to end of life issues.


Detailed Information POPH90259
TypeElective
Neuromusculoskeletal Radiology (Offered in Term 2)12.5

Neuromusculoskeletal Radiology (Offered in Term 2)

Apply advanced knowledge of anatomical structure and function to critically select and interpret radiological investigations. Scrutinise normal and pathological findings as displayed by a variety of imaging modalities including x-rays, CT scans, MRI and US imagining.


Detailed Information RADI90024
TypeElective

Please note: subjects will run subject to minimum student numbers.

Workload

The estimated hours required for each subject is between 15 -19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

Entry requirements

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  • Assessment requirements
  • Time commitment required for each subject
  • Possible recognition of prior learning
  • Exit pathways.

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