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Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

01-AUG-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology Physiology (Human)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course summary

Become more autonomous in your role with a Postgraduate Certificate in Neurophysiology at Aston University. You’ll develop the ability to evaluate and improve services for patients whilst gaining a Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists accredited qualification.

Course outline and what you will study

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 modules are available by distance / blended learning, allowing you flexibility in the way that you study.

The PgCert in Neurophysiology is a postgraduate 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.

Your future career prospects

This programme sits within the Department of Health’s vision for the Healthcare Science workforce. The aim of which is to develop practitioners who can improve the scientific profile within healthcare and who have the requisite skills to enhance both the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the NHS. It is also aimed at NHS neurophysiology practitioners who wish to undertake an academic qualification as part of their professional development. Individual modules can be undertaken as part of the School’s flexible credit accumulation system leading to a post-graduate certificate, diploma or master's qualification.

The ageing population means that demand for assessment and treatment services is set to rise substantially over the coming years. Our graduates will be well placed to develop careers in hospitals, community-based practice and also relate to research areas.

The programme is designed to formally meet the requirements of the NHS and builds on Aston’s established links and extensive experience of health education.

Modules

The overall aim of this introductory module is to provide a broad knowledge and understanding of science and scientific knowledge, contextualised to the practice of healthcare science and the services provided by their healthcare science division/specialism.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

3,600

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

6,500

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or upper second 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. We welcome applications from candidates interested in our course who have the skills and capability to excel. All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on their qualifications, experience, references and motivation.