oct5nre neuro rehab theory




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students completing this twelve week, 15 credit point subject will critically examine current research findings in neurosciences and adult neurological rehabilition to explore the challenge of translating evidence into contemporary practice. Opportunities for investigation of current evidence across state of the art topics in neurological rehabilitation. The focus of study will be on assessment and intervention to address changes in physical and cognitive capacities, as well as occupational performance for a range of neurological conditions. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect upon enablers and barriers to applying evidence-based practice in contemporary practice settings with clients with neurological conditions.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCheryl Neilson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy - Course code/s: HMAOT - Bundoora. HMAOTD if a DE offering of the subject is available.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEvidence Based Practice- Across the health professionsRecommendedHoffman, T, Bennett, S & Del Mar, C (2013)ELSEVIER CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, NSW, AUSTRALIA ( EBOOK)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Learners will gain advanced knowledge to inform their critical thinking and clinical reasoning regarding evidence-based approaches assessment and intervention practices in specific areas of occupational therapy practice

Online discussion forum. Use of synchronous tutorials (Collaborate)- offer 1 per topic Mini online lectures, Podcasts (field experts, lecturers). Directed reading of key articles on key topics, with expectation to discuss on forum ( 4- 5 topics throughout subject)

02. Analyse critically and reflect upon the barriers and enablers to translating evidenced based interventions within contempory clinical practice.

Online discussion forum- peer led, plus reflective contributions. Use of synchronous tutorials (Collaborate)- offer 1 per topic. Focus of essay topic

03. Learners will research, appraise, analyse critically and synthesise evidence for selected interventions used in their current clinical practice.

Annotated bibliography presented to peers. Essay. Focus of translation of evidence to practice within Online discussion forums- synchronus and asynchronus; and collaborate tutorial sessions related to specific topics related to neurological rehabilitation.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCheryl Neilson

Class requirements

Directed Reading
Six 5.0 hours directed reading per study period and delivered via online.
"Six 5-hour Directed Reading per study period - delivered via on-line."

Scheduled Online Class
Six 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period and delivered via online.
"Six 1-hour Scheduled Online Classes per study period delivered on-line via web conferencing tool collaborate"

Six 5.0 hours workshop per study period and delivered via online.
"6 x online study modules comprising reading and participation in facilitated discussion forums. (Equivalent to 30 hours of class based activities.) 6 x online study modules comprising reading and participation in facilitated discussion forums. (Equivalent to 30 hours of class based activities.)"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
1x 3,500 word essay6001, 03, 02
Contributions to online discussion forum ( equivalent 500 words)1001, 02, 03
Annotated Bibliography and One 10-minute Presentation ( equivalent 1000 words)3001, 03