Neurological rehabilitation

Key features

Students taking this 20 credit masters level module will be supported to develop advanced knowledge and skills the neurological practice. 

You will develop advanced knowledge of neuroanatomy/physiology and relate this to the interpretation of signs and symptoms of commonly encountered neurological conditions. 

You will be supported in exploring the evidence base for assessment and management and apply this to people with neurological conditions. 

This module includes both theoretical and practical sessions based on our practical skills laboratories and human movement and function laboratory. Sessions with service users will also support students application of knowledge to practice.

Our interdisciplinary team, with international and national research profiles in this clinical area, will deliver the module in intensive blocks by blended learning and practical lab and skills based sessions which will facilitate students from local, national and overseas locations.

Neurological rehabilitation

Course details

At the end of the module you will be able to:
  • demonstrate a critical understanding the physiology of the sensory, motor and autonomic systems and interpret their role in the control of sensorimotor function
  • critically apply the pathophysiology of common nervous system disorders to current and future clinical practice
  • demonstrate a critical and evaluative understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of neurological rehabilitation utilising the WHO organisations classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, based on a client-centred approach in rehabilitation
  • critically evaluate their evidence-based assessment and management of major neurological pathologies
  • demonstrate the application of learning and the use of clinical reasoning skills through critical reflection on clinical case scenarios.
The assessment for this module is an essay. 
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).
Module dates
5, 6 October and 6, 7 November 2023.
Module dates may be subject to change. 
There will normally be four face-to-face study days with blended learning resources available on the University Moodle site. 
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. 
In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. 
Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.
This module can be studied as a standalone professional development module or towards the following awards:
Module lead

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
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Entry requirements

You’ll normally be a health or social care professional with a first degree (BSc (Hons) at 2.2 or above or European first cycle equivalent). You will normally have a professional or therapeutic role within a neurological rehabilitation environment, for example, in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing or speech and language therapy.