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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.