Neurological rehabilitation: Sensorimotor disorders (masters level)

Key features

This 20 credit masters-level module will enable you to develop advanced theoretical knowledge and clinical skills relating to assessment and management strategies for people with sensorimotor neurological disorders.

You will learn to understand and explore the pathophysiology of commonly encountered neurological conditions and gain confidence in developing your contemporary evidence based approaches to assessment and management.

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.

This module is suitable for the interprofessional team working in neurological rehabilitation practice.

Course details

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of 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.
  • critically apply advanced clinical assessment and management skills into your area of practice.
  • demonstrate a critical and evaluative understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of neurological rehabilitation utilising the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of functioning, disability and health, based on a client centred approach in rehabilitation.
  • critically evaluate your evidence based management of major neurological pathologies.
  • demonstrate the application of learning and the use of clinical reasoning skills through critical reflection on clinical case scenarios.

Module dates

There are four taught face to face study days at Plymouth University and blended learning resources are available on the University MOODLE site.

The taught dates for this module are 15, 16, 17 and 18 January 2018.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

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 – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.   

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.

Funding and fees


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

Please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator 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 2017/18 academic year

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