Single Module Level 6

Patient's Experience of Acute Neuroscience Care (Level 6, 20 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

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. It will help you to understand the relevant concepts and knowledge of care that underpin excellence in nursing practice within the field of neuroscience.


You will:

  • demonstrate the integration of theory and practice in the management and care of patients in neurosciences
  • enhance your own practice
  • explore principles of relevant strategies and interventions
Course details

All about the course

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 and 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.

What will I be doing?

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


  • Poster presentation 60%
  • Vive voce 40%

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

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.

Career Links

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.


What you need to know



    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You will be a qualified health and social care professional able to demonstrate your ability to study successfully at Level 6. 

    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 £925 per 20 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

    September 2025