HIP213 Rehabilitation Principles and Contexts (8)

This subject will develop students knowledge of rehabilitation principles and practice in a range of contexts. Students will analyse rehabilitation practice from a holistic perspective of person-focused care and will develop knowledge and skills to assist people in maintaining their health and wellbeing. Students will learn how rehabilitation can be programmed to meet individual needs through collaborative health care and inter-disciplinary practice, whilst also meeting the needs of communities and populations in response to health initiatives and community-controlled health services.  

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Community Health

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the history and philosophy of rehabilitation and habilitation
  • be able to explain the application of rehabilitation principles to inform practice in a range of contexts
  • be able to evaluate the impact of culture and global issues on rehabilitation practice to inform person-focused care and facilitate health and wellbeing
  • be able to evaluate culturally-responsive, community-based programs designed to enhance the health, wellbeing and self-management of individuals at risk of, or living with, chronic health conditions
  • be able to analyse inter-disciplinary collaboration to facilitate integrated health care
  • be able to demonstrate respectful and effective communication to facilitate partnerships with clients, carers, community and other health professionals


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Rehabilitation practice: history and philosophy of rehabilitation and habilitation; principles of rehabilitation practice; approaches to person-focused care; key issues influencing successful rehabilitation across the lifespan
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health initiatives: community controlled health services; working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals
  • Interprofessional practice: communication to facilitate respectful and effective partnerships with clients, carers, community and health professionals; inter-disciplinary collaboration to facilitate integrated health care

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 10 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

The purpose of this workplace learning experience is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the rehabilitation context, with a focus on the clients' experience of care. Students will be expected to plan and arrange their workplace learning experience in collaboration with the subject coordinator and following guidelines in the workplace learning handbook. The workplace learning activities, equivalent to 10 days of work placement, will enable students to consolidate their knowledge of rehabilitation principles, practice and contexts with a focus on the clients' experience of care.


Special Resources

Students are responsible for managing expenses associated with workplace learning, including travel and accommodation expenses.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.