Course Type
Postgraduate, Module


Module Overview

This module will give students an understanding of evidence-based practice and its application to head and spinal cord injury, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, management and outcome of neurotrauma as isolated injuries or in the context of polytrauma.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of central nervous system (CNS) injuries, including CNS homeostasis, primary and secondary injury mechanisms, and neuroprotection.
  • Explain the management principles of neurotrauma, including the rationale for invasive neuromonitoring, the role of surgery and rehabilitation, and current evidence-based research practices in neurotrauma.
  • Critically evaluate the implications of polytrauma and systemic complications in the management and outcome of CNS trauma.

Module Attendance Required

One day a week – Thursdays 

Module Dates

Semester 2 – 2017/18 dates TBC


  • Short answer examination weighted at 100%

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Professor Antonio Belli



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