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Patient's Experience of Acute Neuroscience Care - Single module

Level 6 (20 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

UCAS Code:

Start Date(s): September


Part-time over one semester intake in September


Part-time - £840 per 20 credit module

In Brief:

  • Understand the relevant concepts and knowledge of care that underpin excellence in nursing practice within the field of neuroscience
  • Gives you the knowledge and skill to practice safely
  • Demonstrate the integration of theory and practice in the management and care of patients in neurosciences
  • A part-time only course
  • NHS funding available

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development.

This module explores:

  • The nurse's role, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, in providing holistic and individualised care for clients and their carer
  • Physical monitoring, diagnosis and treatment interventions in maintaining homeostasis
  • The physiological processes and responses affecting homeostasis in the acutely ill neuroscience patient
  • Principles of strategies and interventions used in the management of cognitive, behavioural and emotional problems in
  • Central nervous system
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Communication and swallowing disorders

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

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

If your first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of proficiency - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.

Applicant profile

We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Pat Killeen for further information.

Fees and Funding


Fees 2019-20

Type of Study Fee
Part-time £840 per 20 credit module

Fees 2018-19

Type of Study Fee
Part-time £840 per 20 credit module


This module includes lectures and seminars, reflection and learning sets, personal development plans, use of the University Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard) and individual tutorials.The module is taught part-time over one semester.


  • Poster presentation 60%
  • Vive voca 40%


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. You will be able to apply what you have learnt to clinical practice and improve the quality of your care.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service

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