Cognitive rehabilitation is a rapidly emerging field that integrates research and clinical practice within the field of cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience and applies it to the development and evaluation of evidence-based assessment and intervention. This course has been carefully designed to provide graduates from psychology, the life sciences and allied health professions with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to develop their clinical skills, academic rigor and research expertise. The interdisciplinary nature of the course will provide you with a strong background in brain anatomy and function, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive rehabilitation ensuring that you have training and practice in assessment, targeted rehabilitation and the ethical and professional aspects of working in a clinical setting.
The course team has extensive clinical expertise in Cognitive Rehabilitation, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology with excellent clinical and research links with teaching hospitals, charities and community organisations that support individuals with long term health conditions.
The focus on professional learning is supported with a work experience module that offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a clinical setting. A range of innovative assessments have been designed to reflect the real world demands of clinical settings and to provide students with applied skills for professional life.
An independent research project provides you with a chance to develop your specific areas of interest with the supervision of a member of staff with relevant clinical, academic and research expertise.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Core modules -CLINICAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE -COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY -COGNITIVE REHABILITATION INTERVENTIONS -DATA HANDLING FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY -PRINCIPLES OF COGNITIVE REHABILITATION -RESEARCH BASED PROJECT AND PORTFOLIO -SPECIALIST TOPICS FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
Option module -WORK EXPERIENCE IN A PSYCHOLOGICAL SETTING
This course is particularly suited to pursuing a career in a clinical setting, preparation for further psychology training (eg clinical psychology) or clinical research or meeting the requirements for appointment or promotion with certain employers. The course also develops generic higher education and career management skills that would be of use in a wide range of careers.
The course is open to graduates from psychology, life sciences, or allied health professions. Your application will be considered if you can demonstrate necessary experience or knowledge in essential biology, psychology or health. In addition to a fundamental understanding of basic neuroscience, you will also require some research skills, including some experience of experimental design, statistical analysis and report writing. You will need fluent written and spoken English to study at Postgraduate level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
Recipient: University of Westminster
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