Aston University

Aston University

Clinical Neurophysiology Practice

The programme provides existing practitioners with the skills and knowledge to become more autonomous in their roles and have the ability to improve and evaluate services for patients; to become an advanced practitioner. The PG Certificate in Neurophysiology is a post-graduate training programme for the NHS Accredited Specialist Scientific Practice Programme (ASSP). This provides the neurophysiology workforce with the ability to meet specific workforce needs in nerve conduction and EMG as well as paediatric and intensive care EEG. The modules are available by distance or blended learning, allowing students flexibility in the way that they study.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in clinical physiology or equivalent in a life Sciences based subject e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology, physiology, physical science subject is required or, when outside the UK, a degree or qualification deemed to be at least of equivalent standing; UK applications are welcome from in-service neurophysiology staff who do not meet the academic requirements; applicants must be registered with RCCP and need a recommendation/supporting letter from their head of department; candidates should have a minimum of 3 months service within a Neurophysiology department prior to starting the programme with exposure to the investigations within the selected module; international applicants are considered on a case by case basis; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

Course modules

PG Cert: Core modules: introduction to healthcare science; professional practice.
Optional modules (choose 1 from): nerve conduction and evoked potentials; EEG in practice.
PG Dip: Optional modules (choose 1 from): nerve conduction and evoked potentials; EEG in practice; evidence based practice; dissertation 1: research methods; (dissertation 2): research project.
MSc: dissertation 3: research project; leadership for health management; quality improvement.

Assessment methods

The majority of the teaching and learning material is delivered via the virtual learning environment (Blackboard 9). Students are provided with a study guide for modules which ensures they are aware of what material needs covering when. The mandatory modules are mostly assessed via coursework so students are able to benchmark their abilities early on and to develop their skills in managing their learning.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Credit (EU) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Credit (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Credit (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
LHS Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3000