The Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care Department is an academic, research, and teaching department within the School of Medicine at Flinders University. The department aims to provide innovative research of relevance to older disabled people and their families. It is multidisciplinary and aims to create an environment that values and promotes academic excellence, efficiency, creativity, leadership and teamwork.
We offer postgraduate education for individuals from any health professional background to enhance their knowledge and skills in the area of clinical rehabilitation. Our student population comprises a wide range of professional backgrounds and geographical locations.
We run a number of courses in Clinical Rehabilitation, for full time and part time study, either onshore or online. The Department is also heavily involved in the Graduate Entry Medical Program (GEMP) at Flinders University. In a vertically integrated manner, students are exposed to the clinical practice of Rehabilitation & Aged Extented Care during all four years of the course. The GEMP emphasises problem-based learning (PBL) and much of the teaching in Rehabilitation & Aged Care is problem-based. Exposure to the more clinical aspects of Rehabilitation & Aged Care is also provided, particularly in the later years.