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Physiotherapy Cognitive Psychology

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Students study the cognitive processes that underlie perception, memory, attention and executive function and the variety of clinical disorders that have distinct effects on cognitive processes; they also learn about the consequences of injuries to specific regions of the brain, cognitive changes associated with development through the lifespan and the impact of emotional, behavioural, social and psychological functioning; the course focuses on recent theoretical approaches to individualised holistic care based on cognitive assessment, realistic goal setting and the design and evaluation of evidence-based interventions that may help with restoration or compensation; students can choose a work experience module or select a more in-depth independent research project.

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Full time | Regent Street | 1 year | SEP-16

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Clinical Neuroscience - Core

This module gives you the opportunity to investigate in some depth the neuroscience of a range of clinical disorders, and to think critically about how this contributes to our overall understanding of cognition. You are encouraged to think critically about research in this field, with emphasis on treatment strategies. You will have this module in full time and part time mode.

Physiology and Anatomy of the Brain - Core

This module explores the neuroscience that underpins brain function, from the functions and processes of a single neuronal cell to the complex anatomy and mapping of the brain. It will encourage you to examine methods and techniques commonly used in neuroscience. You will have this module in full time and part time mode.

Research Project with Portfolio - Core

The Project in applied cognitive neuroscience is an extended piece of work on a relevant topic that you will select with the approval of the course leader. The topic will draw on knowledge, skills and methodological techniques covered by the course. This may involve an in-depth exploration of one aspect of the taught course or a related aspect not formally covered in depth. On completion of the project, you are required to submit a journal-style paper, a reflective commentary and a research portfolio. You will have this module in full time and part time mode.

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Entry requirements

1st degree in psychology, life sciences, or allied health professions; students should be able to demonstrate necessary experience or knowledge in essential biology, psychology or health; in addition to a fundamental understanding of basic neuroscience, students also require some research skills, including some experience of experimental design, statistical analysis and report writing; students need fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level; if an applicant's 1st language is not English, they need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

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