Keele University

Keele University

Neurological Rehabilitation

This course enables students to study the health care, management and rehabilitation of people with neurological and neuromuscular problems from a dynamic and expanding perspective. The course provides students with a sound academic core to their relevant clinical practice, encourages a broad approach to health provision, and gives a thorough understanding of research methodology. The overall philosophy is to encourage an analytical, questioning attitude, which in turn will lead to an increase in evidence-based practice together with innovation in clinical practice.

Entry requirements

The course is open to therapists, (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists), and other health professionals. Applicants should normally have a 1st or 2nd class honours degree (2.1 or 2.2) (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, or an equivalent professional qualification. In addition, applicants must normally have completed at least 12 months of professional work experience by 30 June prior to admission or be registered with the UK Professional Council or overseas equivalent. Registration with your Professional Council is strongly recommended; if this is not obtained then this may limit your choice of options since you will not be able to undertake practical clinical modules. For students whose 1st language is not English, evidence will be required of successful completion of an English language qualification such as TOEFL (minimum 600) or IELTS (minimum 6.5 with at least 6 in each sub-test). All applications are assessed on an individual basis. Applicants should ensure that their personal statements identify why they wish to study this course.

Course modules

Core modules: research methods in health; evidence-based practice; concepts of neurological rehabilitation; assistive technologies in neuromuscular rehabilitation; assessment and measurement. Option modules: motor control retraining of movement dysfunction; essentials of manual therapy assessment for peripheral joint dysfunction; introducing acupuncture; essentials of manual therapy assessment for spinal dysfunction; principles and practice of joint and soft tissue injection; musculoskeletal management at the interface; performance stability; applied clinical anatomy 1; applied clinical anatomy 2; dynamic ultrasound imaging; physiology of neuromusculoskeletal healthcare; independent study; psychosocial aspects of pain; physiology and pharmacology of pain.

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed by a variety of techniques chosen to reflect the aims and objectives and teaching methods of individual modules, for example: critical review papers, essays, portfolios, presentations, interactive practical examinations, assessment in the field and use of the virtual learning environment.

Sponsorship information

Students are often sponsored by their employee or Strategic Health Authority.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,640 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,640 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,640 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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