CPD Complex Rehabilitation in a Multi-Disciplinary Context

Level 7 (postgraduate), 30 credits

Start dates

March 2024

Course length

One semester

Course cost


City campus

Course aim

This course will enable students to develop further skills in safe and effective rehabilitation and equip them with the skills to deliver high quality rehabilitation within a Multi-Disciplinary Context.

Course content

This module offers the student teaching from practicing clinicians who have expertise in complex rehabilitation. The thirteen-topic module provides the student with the opportunity to actively reflect on their role as part of the multidisciplinary team and critically analyse current research and evidence in the field of rehabilitation. National Clinical Guidance and current evidence will be used to inform learning sessions, ensuring that learning outcomes are relevant to clinical practice.

The course is a collaborative module between LJMU and The Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network. Both organisations take pride in promoting excellent development in health care delivery through education. This is the only stand-alone module in the region designed to support practitioners in rehabilitation that is delivered by experts in the field.

On successful submission and passing of the assessment portfolio the student will achieve 30 Credits at Level 7 Masters Level, acknowledged by LJMU.

The topics that will be delivered over the module will be:

  • Introduction to complex rehabilitation in a multi-disciplinary context
  • Medical management in rehabilitation
  • The role and impact of the nurse in rehabilitation
  • Physical management of rehabilitation
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Challenging behaviour in the rehabilitation setting
  • Mental health in complex rehabilitation
  • Ethical principles in rehabilitation
  • The psychological impact of complex trauma on the individual and their family: MDT approaches to management
  • Prolonged disorders of consciousness. Communication disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Nutrition
  • Vocational rehabilitation

These sessions will be supplemented by LJMU teaching sessions including introduction to the use of library services, assignment writing skills and introduction to ‘Canvas’ online learning system.

Teaching and learning

This course will be delivered in the Education Centre at The Sid Watkins Building, students are expected to attend all taught sessions.

Entry requirements

  • BA/BSc (Hons) in relevant field (2.2 or above) or evidence of potential to study at Masters Level
  • Registration as a health professional (nursing, allied health professional or medical registration)
  • Organisational support

How to apply

Initial application should be made to Angela Harrison. Successful applicants to the course will be enrolled to LJMU on the first day of the course.


You will be assessed via a 5000-5500 word portfolio. This will be linked to the learning outcomes and students will be supported to develop the portfolio using templates and guides.

CPD award

This CPD is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

Further information

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

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