The aim of this subject is to provide an in-depth introduction to the impairments, disabilities and handicaps associated with acquired brain injury. The subject will focus on developing effective work practices for students to assist people with acquired brain injury and their family/carers. Students will develop an understanding of the various aspects of acquired brain injury, the psychosocial impact of acquired brain injury leading to the outcome of effective work practices when working in the community setting.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Community Health
Module 1: Understanding acquired brain injury * Definition and cause of acquired brain injury. Differences between ABI and other types of disabilities * The people affected by ABI, prevalence and incidence of ABI * Brain structure and types of injury * Recovery paths and prognosis from ABI * Impairments and disabilities associated with ABI * Case studies Module 2: The psychosocial impact of ABI * What is meant by psycho-social? * Community perceptions of ABI; * Impact of ABI on behaviour and psychological status; * Impact of ABI on family relationships; * Vocational and educational issues; * Psychosocial outcome following ABI. Module 3: Effective work practices in the community setting * Principles of effective work practices * The service network * An introduction to practical approaches for specific problems * Case studies
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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.