C84CRE Cognitive Rehabilitation and Evaluation
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)
Total Credits: 20
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Available to students on MSc Rehabilitation Psychology, MSc Rehabilitation and other postgraduate students as approved by the head of department. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Spring ||Assessed by end of Spring Semester |
Summary of Content: The content of this module is designed from the perspective of psychologists working in multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams. Topics are covered from both a theoretical and a practical point of view. These include intervention strategies for impairment of language, perception, memory, attention and executive skills. In addition, techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical intervention will be discussed. There will be an emphasis on evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and there will be teaching on systematic reviews as part of the module.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture ||5 weeks||1 per week||6 hours |
Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1 ||100 ||1 x 5,000 word essay |
Dr R Stephens
- to develop an understanding of the cognitive effects of brain damage.
- to be able to design, conduct and evaluate a cognitive rehabilitation programme for people with acquired brain damage.
- to systematically review the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions.
Knowledge and understanding:
- The theoretical basis of rehabilitation psychology.
- Scientific evidence and methods relevant to rehabilitation.
- Knowledge of intervention strategies for people with cognitive impairments.
- Understanding of practical issues in the design of interventions.
- The processes in making rehabilitation practice evidence based.
- Analyse and interpret evidence.
- Display the skills of problem-solving and reasoning.
- Demonstrate independence of thought.
- Appraise critically and evaluate the findings of rehabilitation research.
- Critically evaluate alternative methods of assessment and treatment in rehabilitation practice.
- Relate theoretical background to the design of interventions.
- Problem-solve in relation to psychological, social and contextual issues in rehabilitation
Professional practical skills
- Written communication and presentation.
- Time management.
- Ability to design and evaluate intervention programmes in rehabilitation based on research evidence.
- Communicate effectively in writing.
- Search and retrieve information from databases and the Internet.
- Ability to critically evaluate research literature.
- Ability to integrate information from diverse sources and show breadth of vision.
- Problem solve in rehabilitation psychology.
- Ability to conduct a systematic review.
Offering School: Medicine
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