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Clinical Neurophysiology Practice MSc

Clinical Neurophysiology Practice MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Sciences Neuroscience / Neurobiology Physiology (Human)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is for you if you are an existing neurophysiologist and wish to obtain the skills and knowledge to become more autonomous in your role. You will gain an accredited qualification recognising your expertise and develop the ability to improve and evaluate services for patients – becoming an advanced practitioner. 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. You have the option of taking each of the three stages of this course in order (PgCert, PgDip then MSc), or it is possible to exit the course at any of the stages, enabling you to be flexible with your level of commitment at the outset. All teaching and learning materials are hosted on Blackboard as this is a blended learning course. 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.

This programme sits within the Department of Health’s vision for the Healthcare Science workforce. The aim 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 masters qualification. 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. Accredited by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists under the Modernising Scientific Careers Accredited Scientific Practice programme.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

In this module you will complete a research project that shows originality, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in neurosensory sciences. It will build on the learning from the second year research modules.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £9,900 per year for 2018 entry. There will be a slight increase in 2019 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students need to pay £9,900 per year for 2018 entry. There will be a slight increase in 2019 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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. All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on their qualifications, experience, references and motivation. Candidates should have a minimum of 6-months service within a Neurophysiology department prior to starting the programme with exposure to the investigations within the selected module.