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Professional Development
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Course Details

Course/Module Code





20-21 Accredited 30 credits



20-21 Non-Accredited 30 credits



Course Dates

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Course Dates

Course Information : Distance Learning, no contact days at UWE, however there is an optional Conference Day - Saturday 3rd October 9:30am - 5:00pm please bring a Packed Lunch - coffee will be provided. This attendance is subject Covid-19 restrictions being removed, if still in place this conference will take place online. Assessment/Submission Dates: Presentation: 10th December 2020 Essay: 21st January 2021






This module will be assessed by two components to enable you to both articulate and present your critical application of rehabilitation principles to a variety of settings.

Summative assessment:

Component A:
Will be a 15 minute presentation with an additional 5 minutes (20 minutes in total) for defended questions which will require you to present a critical application of the ICF and health promotion. The presentation may be carried out in person or via virtual means.

Component B:
Will be a 3000 word essay which will require you to critically analyse how practitioner autonomy and skills are affected in the rehabilitation and recovery process within or outside of health and social care legislation.

Formative assessment
Opportunities for formative assessment and discussion will be provided throughout the module through online seminars, discussion and individual feedback.



Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards:

MSc Rehabilitation


Rehabilitation is a concept which has evolved in the changing health and social care systems today. Its application is extremely diverse and dynamic with changing culture and populations.

This module aims to explore the breadth of Rehabilitation and how this relates to changing environments. To promote critical analysis and debate of how it is applied or not in your own practice and to challenge current practice with critical consideration of ethics and practitioner autonomy.

Four main areas which relate to Rehabilitation will be addressed and deconstructed:

  • The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) which is a framework developed by The World Health Organisation (WHO) to measure health and disability. This provides a common language in the multidisciplinary teams across the world in their approach to Rehabilitation.
  • Health promotion which is current and ever growing in national and international agendas for resource management in health and social care. Exploring its application and how this relates to rehabilitation.
  • How perspectives in Recovery as a concept in mental health and in conditions like cancer affect intervention and rehabilitation processes.
  • Identifying marginal populations and their needs which impact on traditional rehabilitation process and practitioner skills and autonomy.

Course Director

Alex Palombi


On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse and discuss the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework and its application to current concepts in Rehabilitation.
  • Discuss and critically evaluate how health promotion relates to rehabilitation in health and social care.
  • Discuss the perspectives on recovery and how this relates to rehabilitation in health and social care.
  • Critically consider how current rehabilitation concepts can be implemented in marginal or deprived populations which are not governed by the health and social care legislation.
  • Critically examine the impact of healthcare legislation on practitioner autonomy in practice.

Learning and Teaching

Scheduled learning includes tutorials, and discussion board engagement.

Independent learning includes hours engaged with online activities including lectures, seminars and discussion boards, essential reading, case study preparation, assignment preparation and completion etc.

These sessions constitute an average time per level as indicated in the table below. Scheduled sessions may vary slightly depending on the module choices you make.


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30 credit Master's level module

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