Professional/Short course Rehabilitation

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Course Director
Fiona Ingleby

30 credit level 7 module

Page last updated 12 October 2023


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 30 credit Rehabilitation 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 one's own practice, and to challenge current practice with critical consideration of ethics and practitioner autonomy.

On successful completion of this level 7 (Masters level) 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.

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards the MSc Rehabilitation course.



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.

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.

Study time

Contact hours will include phone and email contact with staff throughout the module typically with up to four hours available for tutorial/assignment/module support and synchronous discussion boards.


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:

  • 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.
  • A 3,000 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.

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


Study facilities

The College of Health, Science and Society has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

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Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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