A Certificate will be granted upon successful completion of three required graduate-level credit courses, as listed below.
REHAB 540: Stroke Rehabilitation: Best Practice and Critical Review of the Evidence (*3)
This course focuses on current knowledge of best practice in the area of stroke, and provides students with critical appraisal skills that will sustain and further the acquisition of best practice information and principles in stroke rehabilitation. This evidence and best practice is explored in the context of the stroke survivor, caregivers and rehabilitation professionals with students having an opportunity to apply learning to specific professional areas of interest.
REHAB 541: The Stroke Survivor: Assessment and Rehabilitation across the Continuum of Care (*3)
The goal of this course is to integrate and apply advanced knowledge from REHAB 540 into clinical practice. Using a discovery learning/case study approach, students will conduct an evidence-based review of the literature and work as an interdisciplinary team to apply best practice information to a variety of care contexts. Students will work collaboratively on case studies that offer practical opportunities to apply assessment and treatment principles. Additionally, the course will explore team functioning and dynamics within and across the various stroke rehabilitation settings with students having an opportunity to apply learning to specific professional areas of practice. Prerequisite: REHAB 540.
REHAB 542: Advancing Practice in Stroke Rehabilitation (*3)
The goal of this course is to develop a proposal that could be implemented into a work environment that incorporates advanced/best practices in stroke rehabilitation. Students will choose a project based on the knowledge gained in the previous courses and on needs that they identify within a practice setting. Students will gain knowledge and experience in organizational change management while working collaboratively with a host site. Students will gain skills in the area they choose for their proposal through tailored mentoring. The mentor will facilitate the process of moving evidence into practice by providing content expertise in implementation of best practice in stroke rehabilitation in a clinical setting. Additionally, this process is expected to provide students with valuable professional contacts. Prerequisite: REHAB 541.