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Acute Neuroscience Care - Advancing Practice - Single Module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work

Subject area - Nursing

Start Dates(s): September


Semester 1 (September) - part-time


Part-time - £1,230 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Module delivered by experts both clinical and academic
  • Draws on expertise from one the largest neuroscience centres in the UK
  • Access to a comprehensive study learning materials
  • Part-time study option

Course Summary

Aims of Module:

  • To enhance and apply the relevant concepts and knowledge of care that underpin excellence in care delivery within the neuroscience specialty
  • To extend your knowledge and skill and to explore and develop a critical over view of neuroscience practice
  • To critically apply theory and practice in the management and care of patients in neurosciences

This module can also be studied as part of the MSc Nursing programme.

Entry Requirements

  • Qualified practitioners currently registered with the NMC or relevant professional body
  • Experienced practitioners working in a variety of neuroscience care settings such as: neurological and neurosurgical units, intensive care units, stroke units, spinal injuries units, neurological rehabilitation departments, primary long-term care settings for people with neurological problems.  

Academic qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree with honours from a UK university

2. An equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere i.e. incorporating study at least comparable to 120 credits at honours level as so deemed by the Board of Faculty

3. A Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate from a UK University 

Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through NHS North West CPD-Apply

Supporting information:

You should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 6/7.

Personal statement:

Please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Suitable For

This module is suitable for healthcare professionals with appropriate academic qualifications and experiential learning.

This module aims to build on your neuroscience practice experience and knowledge to equip you to engage in advancing neuroscience practice and be able to assess, monitor and manage patients with acute neurological disease or injury.

Fees 2017-18

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,230 per 30 credit module

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system:

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.

Scholarships and Bursaries

The Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships for 2017-18 entry are currently under review and subject to change. A revised schedule of scholarships and bursaries will be published in Spring 2017.


The course is delivered part-time over one semester.  

42 hours - Lectures and seminars

10 hours - Personal tutoring

30 hours - Mentoring Clinical practice

218 hours - Personal learning incorporating action learning sets, independent self-directed study

Total learning hours = 300


  • Poster presentation (60%)
  • Vive voce (40%)


For experienced neuroscience care practitioners who wish to advance their clinical practice, develop their professional career and enhance their knowledge of research and evidence-based healthcare.

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