Rehabilitation: cognition, perception and behaviour (masters level)

Key features

This 20 credit masters-level module will draw on the fields of neuropsychology, neuroscience and rehabilitation to explore cognitive and perceptual domains such as memory, executive function, attention and language. Our inter-disciplinary teaching team will highlight the functional and psychosocial impact of dysfunction to these domains and provide you with a critical review of current clinical interventions.

This module enables you understand the basis of different cognitive and perceptual domains and understand the cause of common cognitive and perceptual disorders following central nervous system dysfunction and appraise how these may impact on psychosocial function. It will also allow you to critically evaluate the evidence base for current assessment and treatment and explore the holistic management of people with cognitive and perceptual deficits.

Course details

On completion of the module you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate the neural and psychological basis of common cognitive and perceptual functions
  • show insight into the psycho-social impact of cognitive and perceptual dysfunction
  • critically appraise current assessments and interventions for cognitive and perceptual functions
  • develop strategies that may be used during interactions with people with cognitive and perceptual deficits
  • develop holistic management plans to enhance community and social re-integration.

This module can be studied as a standalone professional development module or towards the following awards:

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1. a 2,500 word critical analysis of the assessment and/or management of a case study

2. a presentation on a case study of a person(s) with cognitive, perceptual or behavioural issues followed by questions.

(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 11 and 12 March, 1 and 2 April, and 13 May 2019.

(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.

Module Lead - Jonathan Marsden

Cognitive and behavioural deficits after brain injury can have a huge impact on function and recovery. My own practice has directly benefitted from an enhanced understanding of the mechanisms and management of these deficits and their psychosocial impact.

Find out more about Jonathan Marsden

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on this module:

  • you must have previously studied to graduate level
  • you must be a health or social care professional.

You'll be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Funding and fees

Funding

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