Graduate Certificate in Neurological Rehabilitation
Further your skills to help those with neurological conditions
Whether you work as a speech pathologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, exercise psychologist or registered nurse, this course will help you expand your knowledge in rehabilitation.
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At the end of the program, students of the Graduate Certificate in Neurological Rehabilitation can:
- apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex neurological concepts and theories in clinical rehabilitation situations
- demonstrate the use of effective communication skills to impart research findings and best practice evidence to clinical rehabilitation situations
- reflect critically on a complex body of neurological knowledge, contemporary research and best-practice to demonstrate mastery of neurological rehabilitation professional practice.
This program of study will support career progression for individuals within their clinical roles (for instance to more senior roles), or may encourage clinicians to move from clinical practice to research/education or academic positions (after completing the Grad Diploma and Masters). There is a great need for clinical researcher roles to be developed within many health services. Graduates of this program will be well-equipped to undertake such roles.
All applicants are required to be a registered health professional i.e. Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Nurse, Medical Practitioner, or be graduates from a nationally-professionally accredited program (e.g., Speech Pathologist, Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist).
Work and Life
All applicants must maintain this registration/professional accreditation for the duration of this course, and have a minimum of one year full time (or equivalent) clinical experience in a relevant area of clinical practice and have worked with clients with neurological conditions undergoing rehabilitation.
English Proficiency Requirements
English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
- Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
- Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
- Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
- Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.
If you're applying for a course and have previous study or professional experience, you may be eligible for what we call 'advanced standing'.
For more information and to apply please go to https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/course-entry/advanced-standing
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.
The course is available online, and students have the opportunity to progress their studies further and move into a Graduate Diploma and then Master of Neurological Rehabilitation to further explore implementation science research avenues.
Students are required to complete three core units
- NRB5112 Translational Science
- NRB6100 Understanding Neurological Rehabilitation
- NRB6105 Neural Plasticity and Rehabilitation