From Neurons to Society

This is a coherent and integrated programme of study that takes you from theory to practical application with the development of practical skills within a sound theoretical background. The module facilitates analysis of your prior experience to enable exploration of this specialist area in the context of evidence based practice. Using the teaching and learning from clinical areas of neuropsychiatry as a theoretical foundation you will develop the practical application and synthesis of anatomical and physiological changes that present in neurological rehabilitation, within with the constraints of relevant philosophical and legal frameworks. You will build upon existing knowledge and experience to enable understanding and develop effective management of the complexities of clinical presentations that impact on clinical decision making.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the concepts of mind and the legal aspects of public policy for medical care and treatment as exemplified in the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Human Rights act
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of the normal structure and function of the human brain
  • Critically analyse relevant aspects of examination and history taking with the particular client group
  • Apply theory to practice to demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills in the assessment and management of neurological dysfunction in relation to neurological patients with neuropsychiatric conditions
  • Justify decision making within the process of patient assessment and management of neurological dysfunction in relation to neurological patients with neuropsychiatric conditions
  • Evaluate and progress the management intervention in neurological rehabilitation in relation to neurological patients with neuropsychiatric conditions

Credits

20 credits

Module Attendance Required

30 hours

Module Dates

Dates for the 2012/2013 academic year are yet to be agreed, please contact us for further information

Assessment

Term 1 - Short answer examination of 1 hour 50 % weighting.

Term 2 - A poster presentation to demonstrate one aspect of a clinical case history identifying the problems of the neuropsychiatric dysfunction and changes made in the assessment or management of the rehabilitation intervention 50% weighting.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Dr Jill Ramsay

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact the Programme Administrator:

Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 3126
Email: np-pgadmissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk  

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development