BACHELOR OF COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION; DIPLOMA IN COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION AND POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA
IN COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION PROFILE
Nature of the programmes
The Department of Community and Disability Studies offers a Bachelor of Community Based Rehabilitation (3-years), ordinary Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation (2-years), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation (1-year). The programmes emphasize community-based approach in the rehabilitation, and social inclusion of people with disabilities (PWDs) and other vulnerable groups within their communities.
Scope of the programmes
The programmes provide students with knowledge and skills in rehabilitation and empowerment of PWDs and their families.
Students are equipped with knowledge and skills in foundations of community based rehabilitation, inclusive community development, vocational and livelihood development, guidance and counseling, project planning and management, entrepreneurship, management of disabilities, communication, environment and Development, community health and disability, mobility and rehabilitation, sports for people with disabilities, gerontology, human rights and disability, and research.
The programmes are practical in nature. Students are trained in sign language, braille, and assistive technology in rehabilitation. They carry out practical work in communities, specifically attached to Community Based Service Department at District and sub county levels under the supervision of community development officers. This exposes students to families of PWDs and it gives them an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations of working with PWDs and their families.
The programmes target holders of Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Diploma holders in disciplines related to community development.
Graduates have got wide range of job opportunities involving high, middle and grass root positions. They can work at the Ministries, Districts and Sub County levels to mainstream disability concerns in community development. They also work with Civil Society Organizations such as the organizations for and of people with disabilities among others that address the concerns of vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, children, youths, older persons, women, little people, minority groups, refugees, among others. The CBR graduates further work with micro and macro finance institutions, consultancy and research agencies, human rights agencies, physio-therapy and occupational therapy agencies. The programmes also enable graduates to initiate and sustain self income generating projects.