Policy and Practice in Rehabilitation (PP1)


Policy and Practice in Rehabilitation (PP1)

The focus of the module is an in-depth study of current, past and future trends in rehabilitation. With a focus on the UK perspective, we will examine how policy, key research and opinion influences practice in rehabilitation. We will consider the extent to which policy aspiration is reflected in practice and in the experiences of individuals with different complex health and social care rehabilitation needs, across traditional health and social pathways and beyond.

This module can be studied as a standalone module to support the development of an in depth understanding of the impact of policy, theory and research on the experiences of rehabilitation for patients and practitioners.

Students who wish to apply this understanding to service improvement in their area of practice would benefit from studying this module in combination with the Policy and Practice: Quality and Innovation in Rehabilitation (PP2) module.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Evaluate the impact of policies and market forces which have influenced rehabilitation practice in the last 10 years.
  2. Discuss key initiatives in rehabilitation practice and appraise changes in policy and subsequent influences on service delivery.
  3. Evaluate and synthesise theoretical models which drive rehabilitation and guide practice in contrasting health and social care settings e.g. medical, social and psychological.
  4. Evaluate and synthesise relevant research and opinion with reference to policy aspiration.
  5. Appraise the impact of policy, research and theory on rehabilitation service provision and the on the patient experience.

Who is the module for? Suitable for all practitioners working in health and social care including nurses, doctors, occupational therapist, physiotherapists, social workers and speech and language therapists.

Module code: ER703X

Entry criteria:
Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a first degree in a relevant professional area (or an equivalent overseas qualification). Recent Level 6 or 7 study will also be considered.

Non-standard applicants

  • Qualified health and social care practitioners (without first degrees) that can demonstrate evidence of either a contribution to the development of practice, or appropriate other study, are also encouraged to apply. Alternative qualifications may be considered and applicants holding these qualifications are encouraged to submit an application form. Candidates may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts) and asked to complete a short qualifying essay.
  • If you are an international student, you will also need an English Language qualification such as IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each section) or other equivalent recognised language qualification.

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 7

Assessment: 2500 word critical evaluation of practice and a presentation

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 11 half-days (teaching) over 15 weeks.

Module dates:*

  • 6, 13, 20, 27 October, 3, 10, 17, 24 November, 1, 8, 15¬†December 2017

*Dates may change

Fee: £800
Programme: This module is part of Rehabilitation PgCert/PgDip/MSc