Student wearing a head scanning piece of equipment with the results on the computer screen in front of them

Professional course

Principles of Neurosciences

20 Credit, Level 3 or Masters Level module

About this course

Course code:
UZWSAC203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Programme leader:
Mandy Freeman

Page last updated 23 November 2016

Introduction

The Principles of Neurosciences is a 20 credit module, available at level 3 (UZWSAC-20-3) and Masters level (UZWSAD-20-M).

A variety of approaches will be adopted in the Principles of Neurosciences module in order to further develop skills of clinical judgement.

The emphasis will be on self-directed learning via e-learning methods. Other teaching methods utilised will consist of, discussions, structured exercises, tutorials, seminars, case studies and masterclasses.

Entry requirements

Working in a relevant practice area and the ability to study at level 3 or masters level.

Structure

Content

Skills

  • Principles of neuromedical and neurosurgical practice relating to acute and long term conditions.
  • Comprehensive neurological assessment, observation, intervention and evaluation of the conscious and unconscious child/adult individual.
  • Assessing the well-being and future provisions of child/adult individual and carers with End of Life conditions.
  • Assessment of change in cognitive function and mental health in child/adult individuals with a Neuromedical or Neurosurgical condition.
  • Interpersonal skills e.g. reactions of the child/adult individual to stress, factors which contribute to good relationships, methods of communication and the effects of breakdown in communication
  • Values of others in relation to illness and the users" perspective.
  • IT and literacy skills

Scientific knowledge

  • Pharmacology of drugs used in treating neurological conditions
  • The application of evidence to the care and management of child/adult individuals within the neuroscience setting.
  • Applied neuroanatomy and physiology
  • Psychological and social aspects of neurological conditions
  • Aetiology, pathology and clinical picture of neurological conditions

Context of managing the individual with a neuroscience condition

  • Methods and advances in diagnostic and current therapeutic approaches to their treatment
  • Implications of international, national and local policies governing neuroscience practice; child protection, code of conduct, national service framework, community care act, research governance
  • Organisation and management of the delivery of care related to national and local policies within the context of inter professional working
  • Principles, aims and objectives of rehabilitation
  • Challenges of educating individuals and carers in an Adult/Paediatric neuroscience setting
  • Role of Clinical Governance in working practise
  • Ethico-legal issues relating to practice for the safe guard of the child/adult individual
  • Provision of resources and facilities to meet the needs of the child/adult individuals with long-term neurological disease or disability.

Assessment

Component A
15 minute Oral case presentation
.

Component B
2500 word Case study relating to the analysis of the management of an individual with a neurological condition.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

For further information

Back to top