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Course Type
Postgraduate, Module


Module Overview

This module will give you 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  


2000-word essay weighted at 50%

Short answer examination questions weighted at 50%

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Professor Antonio Belli 
Professor Zubair Ahmed

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