This program will enable participants to:
- Improve their skills for understanding issues related to disability from any cause (such as stroke or road trauma)and their families.
- Understand the complex nature of various disabilities (such as paralysis, inability to speak or swallow, thinking/cognitive issues etc.) and their impact on function and inability to work; and dependence on others .
- Develop sound clinical reasoning and decision- making process.
- Communicate clearly and effectively with other treating clinical staff, treating rehabilitation teams, community based workers and patient/families .
- Be able to develop a management plan for their patients (THRIVES study).
- Set up a system for organized rehabilitation care both in hospital and community.
- Understand rehab service accreditation standards and processes required.
This program will provide:
- A conceptual understanding of common rehabilitation practice and insights into inter-professional generalists and specialist approaches.
- A conceptual understanding of risk factors for stroke and integration of secondary prevention of stroke into stroke recovery program (THRIVES Study).
- Deeper understanding and knowledge of common disability conditions such as stroke, infarcts and cerebral bleeds, brain tumours, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury; amputees and orthopaedic trauma.
- Communication, assessment and presentation skills in rehabilitation including working with families and interprofessionals.
- Developing skills and competency in the management of selected common rehabilitation conditions in the Nigerian setting.
- Clinical practice issues- operational such as managing referrals, documentation, accreditation standards, rehab scope of practice and outcome measurement.