Policy and practice: quality and innovation in rehabilitation (PP2)


Policy and practice: quality and innovation in rehabilitation (PP2)

The focus of the module builds on an in-depth understanding of current, past and future trends in rehabilitation. With a focus on the UK perspective, we will examine how this knowledge of key policy, research and opinion can support innovation in rehabilitation to enhance the experiences of individuals with different complex health and social care rehabilitation needs.

The module encourages students to think beyond traditional service models and to explore opportunities for rehabilitation provision in emerging health and social care frameworks.

This module can be studied as a standalone module to support the development of service improvement in an area of practice development. It is beneficial for students to have an in depth understanding of the impact of policy, theory and research on the experiences of rehabilitation for patients and practitioners so students would benefit from studying this module in combination with the Policy and practice in rehabilitation (PP1) module.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Scrutinise the factors which contribute to effective interprofessional working in rehabilitation.
  2. Evaluate and synthesise the evidence underpinning current practice in rehabilitation.
  3. Design a service improvement proposal reflecting an in-depth critical understanding of policy, research, theory and opinion.
  4. Critically evaluate how stakeholders can be engaged in service redesign.
  5. Demonstrate how complex ideas can be communicated to stakeholders in an accessible and relevant way.

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: ER714X

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: 3000 word proposal/report

Location: St George’s, University of London

Module length: 10 days

Module dates*
Thursday afternoons during Spring term (Jan to Mar 2016)
*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Programme: This module is part of Applied Exercise for Health PgCert/PgDip/MSc and Rehabilitation PgDip/MSc