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Advanced Clinical Practice (Neurological Rehabilitation) PgCert, PgDip and MSc

Course code

Various

Start date

September

Subject area

Advanced Clinical Practice

Mode of study

1 year full-time

1 year (staged study) part-time

3 years part-time

Fees

2021/22

UK / EU £8,485

International £19,855

Entry requirements

Degree in a relevant health profession with at least one year of clinical work experience

2020 changes

Click here to read about the changes we are making to our education delivery from September 2020, in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Overview

Are you an experienced allied health professional? Do you want to develop your expertise as a clinician in the area of neuroscience? This course will develop and enhance your clinical expertise, and teach you the fundamentals of research so that you can critically reflect on your practice in neurorehabilitation, your patients and yourself. You’ll explore links between research, theory, policy and practice, and how to apply them to optimise practice and service delivery. You'll become an effective leader and practitioner in the field of neurorehabilitation.

At Brunel, we understand the challenges of fitting study around work and family life. For this reason, we have designed this course to be flexible, so that it can fit around your current commitments. You can study full-time, part-time or even just take one or more CPPD modules for your professional development and return to complete your course at a later date.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

You’ll benefit from a course designed to incorporate a multidisciplinary perspective, that’s mapped against the Advanced Clinical Practice framework as set out by Health Education England. You’ll study key modules in clinical leadership and research. Alongside this, your specialist modules will cover areas specific to neurological rehabilitation; from broadening your knowledge relating to functional neuroscience for rehabilitation of movement, through to critically evaluating neuroscientific research in the treatment and management of neurological conditions.

You'll also be able to support your study learning portfolio by choosing from a range of optional modules from our Advanced Clinical Practice named specialist pathways; Cardiovascular HealthCritical Care, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy and Pelvic Health.

If you don’t want to commit to full or part-time study of the entire MSc, you can develop your educational portfolio over a longer period of time by undertaking staged study that leads to the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert); Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and MSc in separate stages.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time, 1 year (staged study) part-time or 3 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

The programme specification is in the process of being updated and may not be an accurate reflection of the programme.

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Careers and your future

On this course you’ll have learnt to analyse complex information, manage uncertainty, deal with abstract concepts and use critical reflective practice. These are all skills that will advance your career within the health and social care environment. You’ll have acquired the expertise to improve the lives of people with disease, trauma or disorders of the nervous system in a multi-disciplinary and holistic way.

This programme is ideal for clinicians with one or more years of experience, clinical leads, managers and research academics who are looking to develop and improve their expertise in neurology and rehabilitation.

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UK entry requirements

Must have a pre-registration degree in a relevant allied health profession with at least one year of specialist clinical work experience.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7 (min 6.5W, 6.5L, 6.5R, 6.5S)
  • Pearson: 64 (58 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 70% (65% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 100 (min 20 in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2021/22 entry

UK / EU

£8,485 full-time

£4,240 part-time

International

£19,855 full-time

£9,925 part-time

UK Staged Master £2,825 per stage.

International Staged Master £6,615 per stage.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

You’ll benefit from the expertise of award-winning academic staff who have extensive experience as clinicians and researchers. Almost all members of our teaching team are either currently working in the NHS or have had substantial clinical careers in various neurological specialities. They are active in research and often contribute to the development of national clinical guidelines, so you know you’re being taught by practising healthcare professionals with a high profile in the sector.

Our teaching approaches are diverse and you’ll benefit from a blend of online and face-to-face teaching. There’ll be lab workshops, pieces of small group work, debates, presentations and online discussion. Sharing knowledge and experience is encouraged as part of the programme so you’ll also benefit from extensive critical engagement with your peers.

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Assessment and feedback

The course uses a range of flexible and engaging approaches to assessment. Forms of assessment will include written assignments, online multiple choice and oral presentations.

Feedback is a crucial part of the learning cycle and is part of an ongoing process as you learn through interaction with tutors and fellow students as well as through more formal mechanisms.

The dissertation provides demonstration of an ability to synthesise and critically evaluate current research underpinning clinical practice, and to develop and undertake relevant research in an area of your choice as well as its dissemination. Some of our students have undertaken research in their own trusts or have joined research projects with Brunel members of staff.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.