Principles of Neurosciences

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

To apply for this course you must be working in a relevant practice area and have the ability to study at Level 3 or Masters level.

The course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • 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.


The course is delivered using a variety of approaches in order to further develop your skills of clinical judgement. The emphasis will be on self-directed learning via e-learning methods. Other teaching methods used are discussions, structured exercises, tutorials, seminars, case studies and masterclasses.

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.

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