1 year plus a further 6 months to submit dissertation (Full-time) / 2 years plus a further 2 years to submit dissertation (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
The course offers knowledge and expertise to increase students’ practical and theoretical knowledge of neurorehabilitation and develop their evaluative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills will serve to enhance the professions as a whole and improve client care.
The distinctive features of the Programme include:
- the opportunity for students to learn in a school that is well respected within the healthcare professions.
- the involvement of research-active and clinical staff in Programme design and delivery
- the emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment
- the emphasis on acquisition of high quality clinical reasoning skills and the development of innovative ideas
- flexibility of delivery, permitting graduates to continue working whilst studying part time, or to take a career break and complete on a full time basis.
- the opportunity for students to work with experts in the field of neurorehabilitation , across a variety of disciplines.
- small group teaching
- a strong commitment to student support
The MSc Neurorehabilitation programme started in 2008. Since then it has evolved, with the aim of developing physiotherapy or occupational therapy practitioners capable of working at specialist level within their field of either adult or paediatric rehabilitation
The course is structured on a modular format. Students complete the generic module Research Methods in Health and Social Care and two further compulsory modules, Neuroscience of human movement and dysfunction (HCT240) and Neurological rehabilitation - a theoretical basis (HCT042). The remaining 40 credits are selected from the available optional modules.
Students who proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree.
Details of the available modules can be found be on the School of Healthcare Studies website.
Course is modular with contact days arranged in blocks of 2-3 days spread over the academic year. Module timetables are available from the Postgraduate & Cont Ed Unit.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- practice his/her profession using an analytical and problem-solving approach and show advanced skills in the management of patients with complex neuromuscular dysfunctions associated with acquired neurological disease.
- evaluate practice and critically appraise advances or changes in professional practice.
- develop standards of practice based on reflective thinking and problem-solving.
- initiate change and lead in the management of change and the advancement of the neurorehabilitation through research.
- develop an holistic approach to the patient management and be able to communicate effectively with other health professionals.
This programme is suitable for qualified occupational therapists or physiotherapists who have at least two years’ clinical experience, which should include some work in the field of neurorehabilitation. A degree or diploma in the relevant profession is required.
If students wish to do the module on Advanced Clinical Practice (HCT229), students must be working for a minimum of 16 hours in the field of adult or paediatric neurorehabilitation and have HPC registration. Applicants should also show evidence of personal development, which will be assessed by a study of the applicant’s curriculum vitae, including post-registration courses attended and career development. Students working with children need to ensure that they have a current Criminal Records Bureau check.
Applicants whose first language is not English must satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS or equivalent.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September 2013
Name: Ms Dianne Martin
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7795