Graduate study of Educational Rehabilitation

About

Holder of the graduate study of Educational Rehabilitation:
Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Zagreb

Executors of the graduate study of Educational Rehabilitation:

  • Department of Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation
  • Department of Motoric Disorders, Chronic Diseases and Art Therapies
  • Department of Visual Impairments

Head of the study of Educational Rehabilitation: Assist. Prof. Damir Miholić, PhD; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Duration of the study: two academic years or 4 semesters

ECTS: 120

Academic degree: Master of Educational Rehabilitation

The graduate study of Educational Rehabilitation has been taught since the academic year of 2008/2009. The Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia issued the accreditation for conducting this programme on June 18, 2004, and the license on May 15, 2007 and May 8, 2008. Since the academic year of 2010/2011 it is taught according to the updated programme.

The study programme is organized in three modules:

  1. Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation
  2. Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairment
  3. Rehabilitation, Sophrology, Creative and Art/Expressive Therapies

Within the framework of the graduate study of Educational Rehabilitation, the students acquire knowledge of diagnostic, educational, and therapeutic procedures, team work, professional ethics, and interdisciplinary communication in the following fields: visual impairments, motoric disorders, chronic diseases and art therapies, and inclusive education and rehabilitation.

Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences does not offer full degree study programme of Educational Rehabilitation in English language.

Knowledge

Module: Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation

The students can analyze the developmental and functioning characteristics, in various social contexts, of children and adults with learning difficulties, ADHD, lowered intellectual abilities, disorders of the autistic spectrum, and multiple difficulties. They know how to select adequate evaluation techniques, carry out evaluation, integrate data from different evaluation sources, and understand the outcomes of the evaluation on designing individualized programmes and teaching processes, as well as individually focused support plans. They independently create, apply, and evaluate individualized education-rehabilitational procedures suitable for specific needs of individuals and groups of children with developmental difficulties and persons with disability. They independently create, apply, and evaluate the plan of support to early development, education, and employment.

They independently create, apply, and evaluate activities on fostering social inclusion of children with developmental difficulties and persons with disability on all levels of ecological systems. They use arguments in advocating contemporary approach in the context of human rights.

They advocate the view on disability as a consequence of interaction between s and influences of social context (family, education institutions, and environment). They are qualified to promote in the community the rights of children with developmental difficulties and their parents, as well as the rights of persons with disabilities.

Module: Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments

The students acquire knowledge and skills of planning, creating, and conducting the education-rehabilitational evaluation of persons with difficulties in visual perception, as well as the possibility of independent realization of the overall education-rehabilitational work with blind and partially sighted persons. During the study, the students acquire specific knowledge and skills, and the focus on contemporary approach to the education-rehabilitational field is fostered.

With this programme the students also acquire competences which are necessary for cooperation with different types of experts who are working with persons with difficulties in visual perception, and develop skills needed for professional communication with them focused on providing the high-quality support.

Module: Rehabilitation, Sophrology, Creative and Art/Expressive Therapies

The students acquire competences necessary in application of differential diagnostics based on the analysis of psychosomatic, somatopsychologic, and psychosocial factors in the behaviour of the individual; integrative, holistic, and sophrologic models in prevention, education, therapy, early developmental and complex rehabilitation and palliative care; in application of creative therapies and art therapies, and other complementary support methods with the standard forms of education, medical treatment, and rehabilition; adequate methods of clinical evaluation; independent designing of protocols for therapy, education, and evaluation (depending on the diagnosis, clinical picture, and needs of the subject...); interdisciplinary communication; multidimensional approaches in discovering and supporting life potentials and quality of life.

Competences

The holders of MA degree in Educational Rehabilitation have acquired knowledge and skills needed for professional interdisciplinary cooperation (in education, rehabilitation, and clinical practice), first-hand education work, counselling of other experts and parents, and supervision of work by holders of BA degree in Educational Rehabilitation.

They are trained for searching the literature, databases and other sources of information. They are qualified for planning and conducting scientific research. They also have a highly developed awareness of professional ethics and responsibilities in the practice of educational rehabilitation, as well as the readiness to participate in lifelong learning and recognize its importance.

The holder of this qualification is authorized to perform expert tasks in the field of his/her academic degree. The study is based on knowledge from the interdisciplinary field of education-rehabilitational sciences which implies various diagnostic, educational and rehabilitational procedures linked with visual impairments, learning difficulties, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual difficulties, disorders of the autistic spectrum, multiple difficulties, motoric disorders, chronic diseases and creative and art/expressive therapies.

Upon the completion of this study, the student acquires competences which make him eligible for employment on tasks of high complexity, regulated by the Act on Educational Rehabilitation Activity (National Gazette, no - 124, 2011).

Curriculum and Programme

I semester

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation
Teaching Strategies for Students with 
Intellectual Difficulties I
Prof. Zrinjka Stančić, PhD ECTS: 5
Education-Rehabilitational Evaluation II Prof. Rea Fulgosi-Masnjak, PhD ECTS: 5
Development of Children with 
Learning Difficulties
Prof. Ljiljana Igrić, PhD ECTS: 5
Inclusive Approach in Peer Relations Assis. Prof. Anamarija Žic-Ralić ECTS: 5
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation
Sensory Integration Prof. Rea Fulgosi-Masnjak, PhD ECTS: 3
Cognitive Learning Strategies Prof. Zrinjka Stančić, PhD ECTS: 3
Neurobiological Basis of Learning Difficulties V. Šerić, V. Vuković Cvetković ECTS: 3
Supported Communication ECTS: 3
Educational Systems and Curricula Prof. Zrinjka Stančić, PhD ECTS: 3
Selected Subjects of Inclusive Education
and Rehabilitation
Prof. Sandra Bradarić-Jončić, PhD ECTS: 2

 

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments
Quantitative Research Methods Prof. Branko Nikolić, PhD ECTS: 5
Communication of Persons with
Visual Impairments
Prof. Tina Runjić, PhD ECTS: 6
Psychological-Social Implications
of Visual Impairments
Prof. Mira Oberman-Babić ECTS: 4
Professional Rehabilitation of
Persons with Visual Impairments
Prof. Tina Runjić ECTS: 5
Student Practice (one week) ECTS: 2
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments
Training in Communication Skills ECTS: 2
Supported Communication ECTS: 3
Neurological Approach to 
Developmental Rehabilitation
V. Šerić, V. Vuković Cvetković ECTS: 3
Selected Subjects of Education
Rehabilition I
ECTS: 2
Philosophic Anthropology ECTS: 3

 

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation, Sophrology, Creative and Art Expressive Therapies
Methods of Educational and 
Occupational Therapy
Prof. Ines Joković Oreb, PhD ECTS: 5
Motoric Disorders, Chronic Diseases
and Sophrology III
Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 5
Exercises in Creative Therapy II Assis. Prof. Renata Martinec, PhD ECTS: 5
Psychosocial Oncology Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 5
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation, Sophrology, Creative and Art Expressive Therapies
Supported Communication ECTS: 3
Developmental Psycholinguistics ECTS: 5
Forensic Acoustics and Phonetics ECTS: 3
Neurological Approach to 
Developmental Rehabilitation
V. Šerić, V. Vuković Cvetković ECTS: 3
Philosophical Anthropology ECTS: 3

II semester

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation
Introduction to Scientific Work ECTS: 3
Quantitative Research Methods Prof. Branko Nikolić, PhD ECTS: 3
Individualized Planning of Support I Prof. Daniela Bratković, PhD ECTS: 5
Programming in the Work with Persons 
with Disorders of the Autistic Spectrum I
Prof. Jasmina Frey Škrinjar, PhD ECTS: 5
Practice in Elected Course (two weeks) Assis. Prof. Anamarija Žic-Ralić, PhD ECTS: 4
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation
Exercises in Rehabilitation with Movement Prof. Lelia Kiš-Glavaš, PhD ECTS: 3
Reading and Writing Disorders Prof. Mirjana Lenček, PhD ECTS: 5
Cooperation Assis. Prof. Anamarija Žic-Ralić, PhD ECTS: 3
Self Advocacy ECTS: 3
Exercises in the Work with Families Prof. Ljiljana Igrić, PhD ECTS: 3
Group Work II Assis. Prof. Anamarija Žic-Ralić, PhD ECTS: 3
Selected Subjects of Inclusive Education
and Rehabilitation
Prof. Ljubica Pribanić, PhD ECTS: 2

 

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments
Introduction to Scientific Work ECTS: 3
Visual Impairments Influenced
by Additional Difficulties
Prof. Tina Runjić, PhD ECTS: 6
Functional Evaluation of Persons
with Visual Impairments
Assis. Prof. Ante Bilić Prcić, PhD ECTS: 5
Social-Legal Basis of Education and Rehabilition
of Persons with Visual Impairments
N. Žganec ECTS: 4
Student Practice (one week) Prof. Tina Runjić, PhD ECTS: 2
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments
Philosophic Anthropology ECTS: 3
Counselling Prof. Josipa Bašić, PhD ECTS: 3
Group Work II Assis. Prof. Anamarija Žic-Ralić, PhD ECTS: 3
Adults with Visual Impairments Prof. Mira Oberman-Babić, PhD ECTS: 4
Selected Subjects of Educational Rehabilitation II ECTS: 1

 

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation, Sophrology, Creative and Art Expressive Therapies
Quantitative Research Methods Prof. Branko Nikolić, PhD ECTS: 4
Psychotherapy V. Rudan ECTS: 3
Creative Therapy III Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 5
Psychosomatics and Methods of
Clinical Evaluation II
Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 6
Pathographies of Scientists and Artists T. Breitenfeld ECTS: 3
Exercises in Elected Course Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 2
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation, Sophrology, Creative and Art Expressive Therapies
Neurobiology of Language ECTS: 3
Aphasia I Prof. Tatjana Prizl-Jakovac, PhD ECTS: 5
Counselling Prof. Josipa Bašić, PhD ECTS: 3
Philosophical Anthropology ECTS: 3

III semester

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation
Individualized Educational Programmes Prof. Zrinjka Stančić, PhD ECTS: 5
Employment of Persons with Disabilities Prof. Lelia Kiš-Glavaš, PhD ECTS: 5
Individualized Support Planning II Prof. Daniela Bratković, PhD ECTS: 5
Programming in the Work with Persons with
Disorders of the Autistic Spectrum II
Prof. Jasmina Frey Škrinjar, PhD ECTS: 5
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation
Play Therapy Training Prof. Snježana Sekušak Galešev, PhD ECTS: 3
Early intervention Prof. Rea Fulgosi-Masnjak, PhD ECTS: 3
Mental Health of Persons with
Intellectual Difficulties
Prof. Snježana Sekušak Galešev, PhD ECTS: 4
Supervision in Inclusive Education
and Rehabilitation
Prof. Ljiljana Igrić, PhD ECTS: 3

 

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments
Electronic Aids and Techniques in Rehabilitation
of Persons with Visual Impairments
Assis. Prof. Ante Bilić Prcić, PhD ECTS: 5
Orientation and Movement I Prof. Vjekoslav Mršić, PhD ECTS: 5
Study of Braille Alphabet Prof. Tina Runjić, PhD ECTS: 6
Social Skills Prof. Tina Runjić, PhD ECTS: 4
Student Practice (one week) Assis. Prof. Ante Bilić Prcić, PhD ECTS: 2
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments
Information Systems in Rehabilitation
of Persons with Visual Impairments
ECTS: 4
Psychotherapy ECTS: 3
Psychosocial Oncology Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 3
Braille Shorthand Prof. Tina Runjić, PhD ECTS: 4

 

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation, Sophrology, Creative and Art Expressive Therapies
Introduction to Scientific Work ECTS: 4
Psychosomatics and Methods of
Clinical Evaluation III
Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 6
Clinical Sophrology and Rehabilitation Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 6
Employment of Persons with Disabilities Prof. Lelia Kiš-Glavaš, PhD ECTS: 4
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation, Sophrology, Creative and Art Expressive Therapies
Early Intervention Prof. Rea Fulgosi-Masnjak, PhD ECTS: 3
Communication Systems of Persons
with Hearing Impairments
Prof. Sandra Bradarić-Jončić, PhD ECTS: 3
Stuttering Assis. Prof. Senka Sardelić, PhD ECTS: 5
Disorders in Social Communication Prof. Marta Ljubešić, PhD ECTS: 3
Mental Health of Persons with
Intellectual Difficulties
Prof. Snježana Sekušak Galešev, PhD ECTS: 4
Informatics Prof. Branko Nikolić, PhD ECTS: 4

IV semester

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation
Multiple Difficulties Assis. Prof. Ana Wagner-Jakab, PhD ECTS: 5
Qualitative Research Methods Prof. Branko Nikolić, PhD ECTS: 4
Practice in Elected Course (two weeks) Assis. Prof. Anamarija Žic-Ralić, PhD ECTS: 4
Thesis ECTS: 10
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation
Teaching Strategies for Students with
Intellectual Difficulties II
Prof. Zrinjka Stančić, PhD ECTS: 5
Supported Employment ECTS: 3
Hearing Impairments Prof. Sandra Bradarić-Jončić, PhD ECTS: 6

 

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments
Orientation and Movement II Vjekoslav Mršić, PhD ECTS: 5
Everyday Skills Prof. Tina Runjić, PhD ECTS: 4
Student Practice (one week) Assis. Prof. Ante Bilić Prcić, PhD ECTS: 2
Thesis ECTS: 10
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments
Esthetics and Drawing R. E. Tanay ECTS: 4
Deaf-Blindness Prof. Ljubica Pribanić, PhD
Prof. Tina Runjić, PhD
ECTS: 3
Adaptation of Methodical-Didactic Means in
Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments
Assis. Prof. Ante Bilić Prcić, PhD ECTS: 4
Fundamentals of Optics and Optical Aids in
Rehabilitation of Persons with Visual Impairments
M. Planinić ECTS: 4

 

COMPULSORY COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation, Sophrology, Creative and Art Expressive Therapies
Qualitative Research Methods Prof. Branko Nikolić, PhD ECTS: 4
Creative Therapy and Art/Expressive
Psychotherapies
Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 5
Assistive and Rehabilitational Technology Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 3
Exercises in Elected Course Prof. Miroslav Prstačić, PhD ECTS: 2
Thesis ECTS: 10
ELECTIVE COURSES - Module: Rehabilitation, Sophrology, Creative and Art Expressive Therapies
Esthetics and Drawing R. E. Tanay ECTS: 4
Selective Mutism ECTS: 3
Speech Acoustics ECTS: 5