POST-DIPLOMA - COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION AND DISABILITY STUDIES (DEGREE).

Mode of Study:

A. Programme Description

The Programme aims at:

a. Developing competencies and skills in the field of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

b. The development of manpower to meet the needs of persons with disabilities.

c. Deepening understanding of issues relating to rehabilitation.

d. Developing the capacity to transfer knowledge and skills to persons with disabilities, family members, community groups and other service providers.

e. Raising academic and professional standards in the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities.

f. It is also designed to improve the skills of Managers of rehabilitation projects and services and equip Rehabilitation Professionals and

Activists to ensure effective implementation of social inclusive

programmes in Ghana and the rest of Africa.

The areas the programme cover include:

• Medical

• Psychological

• Economic

• Educational

• Empowerment and Advocacy

• General Rehabilitation

B. Target Group

The programme is for:

• SHS Certificate Holders

• Teachers

• Social Workers

• Parents

• People interested in working with persons with disabilities

C. Job Prospects

Job prospects are in the areas of:

• Social Welfare

• Community based Rehabilitation projects

• NGOs

D. Entry Requirements

An applicant should posses a Diploma in one of the following fields:

i. Professional Programme for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities

ii. Social work

iii. Special Education

iv. Nursing

v. Teaching

vi. Agriculture

vii. Guidance and Counselling

viii. Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy

ix. Community Development

x. Early Childhood Care and Development