University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Clinical Neurology

This course, offering practical clinical exposure, enables you to apply the fundamentals of neuroanatomy and physiology to better understand the clinical features of patients with neurological disease and learn how insights from the laboratory are translated into benefits for patients. In small group teaching sessions and clinics, you'll have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to patients with neurological disease. In the final term you may take a research option (Route A) or a Clinical Neurology Experiential Learning Module (Route B). Students opting for Route A will choose from a range of clinical research projects based at SITraN or within the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Students opting for Route B will attend additional specialist clinics with patient-centred teaching from experts in the field who will emphasise recent advances in clinical practice.

Entry requirements

For route A a 2.1 BSc degree in a biomedical science/health care subject or an MBChB degree. For route B an MBChB degree and eligible for General Medical Council (GMC) registration. A disclosure barring service (DBS) check is required for the route A research project with patient contact or the route B Clinical Neurology Experiential Learning Module (CNELM).

Course modules

Core modules: applied neuroanatomy and clinical neuroscience; cerebrovascular disease and disorders of consciousness; neuroinflammation (CNS) and diseases of the PNS; neurodegeneration. Optional modules: route A research project: projects involving patient contact will require a DBS check and an Honorary contract with the local NHS trust. Route B: Clinical Neurology Experiential Learning Module (CNELM). Students will be expected to have covered core sub-speciality spread of cases.

Assessment methods

The research project (route A) is assessed from the written dissertation and research presentation examination. The CNELM (route B) is assessed by means of a portfolio (30 credits) and a 6,000-word dissertation (30 credits) on an aspect of the sub-speciality chosen for the module. The portfolio will contain a reflective log, anonymised details of cases seen, and work-based assessments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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