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C84CRE Cognitive Rehabilitation and Evaluation
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

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.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

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:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week6 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: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 1 x 5,000 word essay 

Dr R Stephens

Education Aims:  

Learning Outcomes:  

Knowledge and understanding:

  1. The theoretical basis of rehabilitation psychology.
  2. Scientific evidence and methods relevant to rehabilitation.
  3. Knowledge of intervention strategies for people with cognitive impairments.
  4. Understanding of practical issues in the design of interventions.
  5. The processes in making rehabilitation practice evidence based.
Intellectual Skills:

  1. Analyse and interpret evidence.
  2. Display the skills of problem-solving and reasoning.
  3. Demonstrate independence of thought.
  4. Appraise critically and evaluate the findings of rehabilitation research.
  5. Critically evaluate alternative methods of assessment and treatment in rehabilitation practice.
  6. Relate theoretical background to the design of interventions.
  7. Problem-solve in relation to psychological, social and contextual issues in rehabilitation

Professional practical skills

  1. Written communication and presentation.
  2. Time management.
  3. Ability to design and evaluate intervention programmes in rehabilitation based on research evidence.

Transferable Skills:

  1. Communicate effectively in writing.
  2. Search and retrieve information from databases and the Internet.
  3. Ability to critically evaluate research literature.
  4. Ability to integrate information from diverse sources and show breadth of vision.
  5. Problem solve in rehabilitation psychology.
  6. Ability to conduct a systematic review.

Offering School:  Medicine

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