Graduate Diploma of Neurological Rehabilitation

Edith Cowan University ECU

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $21,200

Entry Requirements:

University admission requirements apply. 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 or Exercise Physiologist). 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.


6 Units, 120 Credit Points

Subjects you can Study:

Understanding Neurological Rehabilitation; Neural Plasticity and Rehabilitation; Translational Science; Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches; Health Science Research Project 1; Applied Neurorehabilitation Practice

Study Pathways:

Further studies: Master of Neurological Rehabilitation

Further information:

Non-Standard Timetable: If students choose NRB6240 Applied Neurorehabilitation Practice unit as an elective, they will be required to attend a compulsory intensive workshop held at the Joondalup Campus. This intensive workshop will be held over a 2- week full-time period, Monday to Friday, 9-5pm.

Related Careers:

Exercise Scientist, Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Joondalup No info Yes Online 1 year

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