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Graduate Diploma in Neurological Rehabilitation

Course code J93

This course extends the skills and knowledge of health and exercise professionals currently working with individuals with a range of neurological conditions.

Students will develop an understanding of how research findings and current guidelines, along with their client's values and preferences and their own clinical experience, can be incorporated into effective, evidence informed, management.

The program is open to a range of professionals including practising Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, and Registered Nurses wanting to expand their knowledge in the area of neurological rehabilitation.

Students will develop their ability to provide specialist care across a range of neurological conditions and settings, from acute to community-based services, and will enhance their confidence and engagement in the provision of best-practice care.

The course is available online, and students have the opportunity to progress their studies further and move into a Master of Neurological Rehabilitation, to undertake an implementation research project in an area relevant to their practice.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

J93

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $21,200

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Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J93

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

This course is not offered for study on-campus to international students with a student visa.

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NRB6100Understanding Neurological Rehabilitation20
NRB6105Neural Plasticity and Rehabilitation20
NRB5112Translational Science20
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20
Plus select two units from:
HST6106Health Science Research Project 120
NRB6240 ^Applied Neurorehabilitation Practice20
Elective Unit1 x Elective Unit20

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex neurological concepts and theories in clinical rehabilitation situations
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to translate innovative practice in neurological rehabilitation.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of neurological knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of neurological rehabilitation professional practice.
  4. Use high level self-management skills to initiate and plan a substantial project in neurological rehabilitation.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $21,200 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This program of study will support career progression for individuals within their clinical roles, or may encourage clinicians to move from clinical practice to research/education or academic positions. There is a great need for clinical researcher roles to be developed within many health services, and graduates of this program will be well-equipped to undertake such roles.

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