This advanced academic course is designed for new graduates as well as professional practitioners in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and other rehabilitation sciences with a special interest in neurorehabilitation.
The course focuses on developing practitioner’s ability to conduct and evaluate neurorehabilitation research. It offers the opportunity to acquire advanced theoretical knowledge, a deeper understanding of research and the ability to critically appraise scientific literature.
Brunel also offers some modules from this programme as a CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development). To find out more and to apply, please click here.
*Please note, this course does not provide clinical skills training or lead to registration from the UK professional governing bodies.
If you are interested in evaluating neurorehabilitation practice, or co-ordinating research in clinical settings, this MSc provides an in depth examination of research and practice in neurorehabilitation.
The course explores the neurosciences in health and disease, and takes a research-based approach to encourage critical and analytical thinking about current theory and practice in neurorehabilitation
It encourages you to critically evaluate how theoretical knowledge informs professional practice in neurorehabilitation and to integrate knowledge with your clinical experience and skills - providing the academic training necessary to advance your career or further post-graduate study in rehabilitation sciences.
The course explores the neurosciences in health and disease, and takes a research-based approach to encourage critical and analytical thinking about current theory and practice in neurorehabilitation.
The course consists of seven compulsory modules, plus the dissertation. The modules under the CATS are rated M level. Taught modules are 15 and 30 credits and the dissertation is 60 credits.
Following the successful completion of the taught modules of the programme, students are expected to undertake a research project for the dissertation relevant to their specialist areas within neurorehabilitation.
Neurophysiological Basis for Rehabilitation of Movement Functional Neuroscience for Rehabilitation Approaches to Research Principles and Practice of Evidence-Based Healthcare Clinical Applications in Neurorehabilitation Cognitive and Behavioural Issues in Neurorehabilitation Research Design Dissertation
Neurophysiological Basis for Rehabilitation of Movement Clinical Applications in Neurorehabilitation Functional Neuroscience for Rehabilitation Research Methods Principles and Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care Research Design
Neurophysiological Basis for Rehabilitation of Movement Clinical Applications in Neurorehabilitation Research Methods Principles and Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care Cognitive and Behavioural Issues in Neurorehabilitation Reseach Design
The MSc programme in Neurorehabilitation has been designed to encourage reflection, self-reliance and in depth learning, preparing students for the challenges of employment within a changing health and social care system.
Teaching, learning and assessment are designed to ensure that successful students are able to:
Search and critically appraise appropriate sources of knowledge and expertise within their specialist academic areas. Apply academic and key transferable skills. Reflect on own learning experience.
The taught modules are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week during the two 12-week university teaching terms, with students undertaking the dissertation following successful completion of the modules. Full-time mode of study requires two days per week, while part-time mode of study requires one day per week attendance on campus.
Student learning is supported by web-based resources on Blackboard Learn with provision of lecture and reading links and relevant resources to support learning.
Programme, and module descriptors delineate learning outcomes to ensure clarity and promote the active preparation of students.
All module blocks are compulsory to the programme and are tailored to the requirements of practitioners in neurorehabilitation.
Assessment is normally a mixture of written assignments, exams and the dissertation.
The College of Health and Life Sciences is one of the largest colleges in the University, and attracts funding from a range of national and international sources.
Students on the course benefit from our:
Research and teaching that is recognised by the government as being amongst the highest for health and social care in the UK Well established links with the research conducted within the College of Health and Life Sciences research centres. Insight from specialist guest lecturers The evaluation of clinical and experimental research in neurorehabilitation. Emphasis on interdisciplinary and integrated education.