HIP213 Rehabilitation Principles and Contexts (8)

This subject will develop students' knowledge of rehabilitation principles, theories and frameworks. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to inform rehabilitation practice in a variety of contexts. Student will analyse rehabilitation practice from a holistic perspective of person-focused care, and identify how cultural, global and other factors influence rehabilitation practice and outcomes. Students will learn how rehabilitation can be programmed to meet individual needs through collaborative health care and inter-disciplinary practice.


Session 2 (60)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HIP213. 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 describe fundamental principles of rehabilitation;
  • be able to explain the application of rehabilitation principles to inform practice in a range of contexts;
  • be able to describe a variety of theories and frameworks of rehabilitation, and explain the application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a rehabilitation framework;
  • be able to evaluate the impact of culture and global issues on rehabilitation practice to inform person-focused rehabilitation and facilitate health and wellbeing;
  • be able to demonstrate respectful and effective communication to facilitate partnerships with clients, carers, community and other health professionals; and
  • be able to analyse inter-disciplinary collaboration to facilitate rehabilitation outcomes.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • History and philosophy of rehabilitation;
  • Principles of rehabilitation practice and their application to person focused care;
  • Theories and frameworks of rehabilitation practice, including International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF);
  • Key factors influencing successful rehabilitation; and
  • Interprofessional practice in rehabilitation: communication to facilitate respectful and effective partnerships with clients, carers, community and health professionals; inter-disciplinary collaboration to facilitate integrated health care.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HIP213 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Reflective journal posts
Interprofessional practice report
Reflective presentation

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 attending compulsory workplace learning placements are responsible for all associated travel, accommodation and required resources.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.