For experienced neuroscience care practitioners who wish to advance their clinical practice, develop their professional career and enhance their knowledge of research and evidence-based healthcare.
This programme aims to build on practitioners' neuroscience practice experience and equip practitioners engaged in advanced neuroscience practice with the critical thinking skills to evaluate issues related to neuroscience services, policy and clinical practice. The programme provides opportunities for students to acquire the requisite knowledge and expertise to meet the challenges encountered and opportunities presented by ever-expanding role responsibilities in practice within a neuroscience care setting. The programme also provides opportunities for students to develop a critical understanding of the theoretical and evidence-based underpinnings of specialist practice, health policy, health economics and ethical and legal challenges facing practitioners functioning at an advanced level within a neuroscience care arena. It also allows students to develop skills of critical reflection, and understand the political context of healthcare and how it influences practice.
It is a suitable programme for practitioners from a wide variety of neuroscience care areas, for example: neurological and neurosurgical units; intensive care units; stroke units; spinal injuries units; neurological rehabilitation departments; primary long-term care settings for people with neurological problems.
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King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Typically students take one year to complete a certificate, two years for a diploma and three years for an MSc. Maximum of six years PT.
Waterloo and Guy's campuses.
Students are experienced practitioners working in a variety of neuroscience care settings such as: neurological and neurosurgical units, intensive care units, stroke units, spinal injuries units, neurological rehabilitation departments, primary long-term care settings for people with neurological problems.
Year of entry 2013