Clinical assessment and management in neurology (masters level)

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 in our practical skills laboratories and human movement and function laboratory. Sessions with service users will also support students application of knowledge to practice.

Our inter-disciplinary 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.

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.

Assessment

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

The taught dates for this module are 10, 11 and 31 January and 1 February 2019.

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 - Amanda Denton

For those who want to advance their theoretical and clinical skills to an advanced level in neurological practice with people with sensorimotor disorders.

Learn more about Amanda Denton

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.

Fees and funding

Funding

This module is commissioned by Health Education England and you may be eligible for funding through your employing trust.

To apply please contact your trust’s education coordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Fees

For those who are self-funding, please see our Professional Development Module Fees page.