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Workshops & short courses

We offer high quality professional education short course based on our award based postgraduate topics in clinical rehabilitation.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the completion of a workshop. Our courses comply with the professional development standards of health professional accreditation bodies and attendees can use these hours to accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

A variety of subjects are on offer designed specifically to support generalist clinicians wishing to up-skill.

OT Driver Assessment and Rehabilitation

A course designed to provide the necessary training and experience to be able to practice within this advanced area of occupational therapy.

Online course (10 weeks)

Students have two options:

  1. Complete the online and intensive coursework for $3,675
  2. Complete the online and intensive coursework plus additional assessment work for $5,616 to gain 9 units of credit towards an award degree, specifically a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters of Clinical Rehabiltiation at Flinders University, or a Graduate Certificate of Healht Science at the University of South Australia. Students will need to contact the Course Coordinator for the chosen degree to confirm prior to enrolment.

Registrations for option 1 can be made online. 

Please contact the Course Coordinator fo the chosen degree for registrations for option 2.

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Neuroimaging for Nursing and Allied Health 

This course aims to familiarise the therapist with the main neuroimaging modalities to appreciate their differences, and understand their relevance to clinical practice and current research.

Emphasis will be placed on image interpretation of CT and MRI to explore abnormal neurological findings, and the use of imaging in clinical research will be discussed to encourage creativity and an appreciation for the potential of such technology. 

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Stroke Rebabilitation: Current evidence and future prorities 

This course examines the advances in neuroscientific and clinical research regarding stroke and explores key issues that impact upon functional recovery following stroke.

The 2017 National Stroke Guidelines will frame discussions regarding communication, driving, cognitive and motor recovery. The future of stroke rehabilitation service design and delivery will be explored, including the evolution of new technology.


Dementia Rebabilitation 

This course will explore optimal management and rehabilitation of those with dementia. Presentations and patterns of functional and cognitive decline, a review of current evidence and practice guidelines, cognitive assessment, how to promote independence, and managing behavioural and psychological symptoms will be explored.

We will conclude the day with case studies to promote application to practice.


Telerehabilitation and digital health

Focusing on both early supported discharges and increasing access for rural patients, this course will explore the latest evidence and practical tools to incorporate digital health into rehabilitation practice.


Upper limb rehabilitation

Focusing on both neurological and musculoskeletal recovery of the upper limb, this course will examine the joints of the upper limb, with particular focus on the shoulder. Management strategies for upper limb function, pain and spasticity will be discussed as well as exercise prescription for use in inpatient, outpatient and community settings. 


Othotics in Clinical Practice

This one day course will provide an insight into lower limb orthotic management and increase the participants’ understanding of the principles that support orthotic interventions. The course will consist of practical demonstrations of innovative assessment technologies, alongside presentations from a range of leading allied health and medical professions.


Cardiac Rebabilitation

This course will introduce students to the key principles underlying chronic cardiac disease management and rehabilitation, specifically by exploring primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of cardiac disease, and current research in exercise, and the return or maintenance of function and independence for those with cardiac disease.


Cancer Rebabilitation

This course will explore principles of both survivorship and palliative care and how these apply to cancer rehabilitation. Common clinical scenarios for various diagnoses will be discussed, as well as practical strategies on how to manage the psychological and physical impacts of cancer.


Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation

This course explores multi-disciplinary rehabilitation following lower limb amputation. Pre-amputation consultation, surgery, immediate post-op interventions, and triage for rehabilitation, in an effort to improve client outcomes and decrease length of stay are discussed.

Additionally, the rehabilitation program, interim prosthesis and multi-disciplinary benefit, are explored to provide clients the fundamental ingredients for life-long successful community ambulation.


Neurological Gait and Balance Analysis and Wearable Sensor Technology

This one day workshop examines the advances in movement analysis and classification of gait disorders in neurological populations. We will focus on the accurate analysis of gait patterns and how and when to apply specific training techniques using an eclectic approach based on contemporary neuroscientific and clinical evidence.

It will include practical demonstrations and treatment and exercise prescription and hands-on experience with technology such as robotics, Gaitrite, Exergames and functional electrical stimulation.


Research Methods for Health Professionals

This one day course will review the theory and characteristics of good research, the strengths and weaknesses of various study designs, and will equip attendees to identify and employ quantitative and qualitative approaches to conducting their own clinical research. Strategies for locating, accessing and evaluating research will be discussed.