Single Module Level 7

Acute Neuroscience Care - Advancing Practice (Level 7, 30 credits)




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

This module builds 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.


You will:

  • benefit from expertise from one of the largest neuroscience centres in the UK
  • have access to comptehensive study materials
  • be taught by clinical and academic experts
Course details

All about the course

The aims of this 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 our MSc Nursing programme.

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.

What will I be doing?

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%)

What you need to know

The course is 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.

    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    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

    Professional experience and registration: 

    • 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.  
    Alternative entry requirements

    Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

    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).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £1,470 per 30 credit module
    Part-time 2025/26 £1,530 per 30 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2024

    January 2025

    September 2025